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Stuart Brotman Toronto Lawyer

Stuart Brotman *

Partner | Leader, Insolvency & Restructuring Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2000
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation

Stuart Brotman is Leader of the firm's Insolvency and Restructuring Group. Acting in all nature of insolvency proceedings, Stuart assists clients in bankruptcy, receivership and restructuring under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Winding Up and Restructuring Act.

Stuart has considerable cross-border experience, having advised clients under the CCAA and Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Advising both private and public companies, these clients include a broad range of stakeholders, including debtors, creditors, suppliers, customers and other contracting parties and monitors, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy. He also frequently represents prospective purchasers in pursuing and completing asset sales in domestic and cross-border insolvency proceedings.

Stuart is regularly involved in lending transactions, advising primarily on recovery and intercreditor issues. He has particular experience with the interaction between traditional bank financing and alternative financing in the mining sector (eg., streaming and royalties). Stuart also maintains an active commercial litigation practice.

An active speaker, Stuart regularly writes and presents on topics related to insolvency and creditors’ rights. Stuart is a member of the prestigious Insolvency Institute of Canada. His expertise is recognized by Chambers Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, among other publications.


  • Recognized in Ontario as a Litigation Star in Insolvency, Benchmark Litigation Canada 2017 to 2021
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, Lexpert 2015 to 2021
  • Recognized nationwide in Restructuring/ Insolvency, Chambers Canada 2017 to 2021
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  • LLB Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • MBA York University
  • BA (ASC) University of Western Ontario

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • Past President and Director, 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
  • Member, Advocates' Society


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