• BA (ACS), 1994
    University of Western Ontario
  • LLB, 1998
    Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • MBA, 1998
    York University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Stuart Brotman

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Stuart Brotman is the Chair of the firm's Global Insolvency and Restructuring Group. Stuart acts in all nature of insolvency proceedings including bankruptcy, receivership and restructuring proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Canada Business Corporations Act and other corporate legislation and has considerable experience in cross-border matters under the CCAA and Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Stuart regularly represents both private and public companies in court as well as in insolvency related commercial transactions. His clients span a broad range of stakeholders including debtors, creditors, suppliers, customers and other contracting parties (e.g., landlords and licensors) and monitors, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy. Stuart has argued cases before all levels of court in Ontario. He also represents prospective purchasers in pursuing and completing asset sales in domestic and cross-border insolvency proceedings.

Stuart is an active speaker and a regular contributor to texts and articles relating to insolvency and creditors' rights.

Honours and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Benchmark Canada 2017 as "Future Star" in Ontario
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015-2017 for Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Insolvency Litigation
  • Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining 2015/2016
  • Legal 500 Canada 2015 & 2016 for Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Chambers Global 2009-2017 for Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Chambers Canada 2017-2018 for Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Benchmark Litigation 2014 as "Local Litigation Star" in Ontario and "Litigation Star" for Insolvency in Canada
  • Global M&A Network's Top 100: Restructuring & Turnaround Professionals 2016


  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • Director, Past President, Turnaround Management Association (Toronto Chapter)
  • Member, International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association - Insolvency Section
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute