Timothy Dunn

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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1993
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1991
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Philosophy), University of Toronto, 1988
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Tim is a partner in our Business Restructuring and Insolvency group. His practice focuses on advising owner managed private corporations, together with traditional and non-traditional financial institutions, the accounting firms that provide services to these institutions, and their respective corporate and individual clients.

Over the past 30 years, Tim's practice has evolved from one that focused exclusively on insolvency law and the legal issues that arise in corporate debt restructuring, to one that includes providing strategic advice in connection with the ever-increasing challenges and risks faced by lenders, borrowers, and their financial advisors.

Tim is regularly called upon to provide trusted advice on all aspects of commercial insolvency, debt restructuring and crisis management. His clients include traditional and non-traditional lenders, borrowers, suppliers, landlords, trustees in bankruptcy, Court and privately-appointed receivers and interim receivers, court-appointed monitors, and guarantors of debt owed by corporations in financial distress.

Clients seek Tim out for his reputation in providing practical business and legal solutions, especially in crisis situations. By adopting a holistic approach rather than focusing only on the law, Tim enables clients to make timely, well-informed, and intelligent business decisions that achieve results and mitigate risk. He has become one of Canada’s “go-to” financial services advisors and one of a select few lawyers who are sought out by both the lender and debtor communities.

Tim is a frequent lecturer at professional institutes, legal associations, and banking and business community programs.

Tim is an instrument-rated private pilot, flying single engine land and sea planes. He is currently working toward a commercial pilot’s license.

Industry Expertise

  • Aviation
  • Cannabis Law

Core Specialties

  • Financial Services
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Cross-border and domestic insolvency transactions
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Negotiating distressed loans and security agreements
  • Forbearance arrangements
  • Reputation Risk Management
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1991
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Philosophy), University of Toronto, 1988
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1993




  • Canadian Insolvency Foundation
  • Canadian Turnaround Management Association
  • Credit Institute of Canada
  • INSOL International
  • International Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Owners and Pilots Association
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute


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