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A Look at Look-Sees: Understanding Lender-Initiated Business Reviews of Distressed Businesses
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In these difficult and uncertain times, a powerful tool for secured lenders is the independent business review of a distressed debtor. These look-sees or viability assessments can provide a lender with key financial, operational and strategic information as well as valuable recommendations from the insolvency professional conducting the review. As these recommendations drive lender decision making, they can significantly impact a debtor.

This webinar takes an in-depth dive into business reviews with an experienced licensed insolvency trustee providing on the ground insight and two senior lawyers addressing the legal issues, including preserving confidentiality, reducing lender liability, and considering conflicts of interest.  This timely webinar provides practical information for secured lenders, debtors and insolvency professionals.

Speakers:
Speaker
Stephanie Wanke
Lawyer Editor, Practical Law Canada, Insolvency & Restructuring
Stephanie Wanke joined Practical Law Canada after practicing as a partner with Miller Thomson LLP in the area of insolvency and restructuring. She has represented creditors, court officers and debtors in a variety of complex insolvency matters, including CCAA proceedings, receiverships, proposals, bankruptcies, and foreclosures. Stephanie continues to be a frequent speaker on insolvency issues. She has been recognized by her peers in Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 and 2021 in the area of insolvency and restructuring
Speaker
Matt McCulloch
Partner and Principal, Ernst & Young Inc.
Matt McCulloch is a Partner and Senior Vice President within EY-Parthenon (EYP) in the Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy (TRS) practice, focusing on corporate restructurings and insolvencies primarily within Western Canada.   Matt co-leads EYP’s Alberta TRS practice. He has been providing restructuring services to business in financial difficulty for over 20 years and has experience in a broad range of engagements, including large corporate bankruptcies, receiverships (private and court appointments), proposals and CCAA applications for various companies from numerous different industries.  Matt has also helped thousands of individuals navigate through personal restructurings and insolvencies.  Matt is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Chartered Professional Accountant and member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada.
Speaker
Lydia Salvi
Practice Lead, Practical Law Canada, Finance
Lydia Salvi joined Practical Law Canada after practicing as a senior transactional lawyer in the Financial Services Groups of Baker & McKenzie LLP and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, specializing in corporate and commercial lending in Canada, the United States and internationally. Lydia represented financial institutions, funds, aviation financiers and corporations in acquisition financings, asset based financings, syndicated financings, private equity investments, equipment financing and distressed investing. Lydia is the former Chair of the Business Law Sections of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. She is the Co-Director of Programs on the Ontario Network Board of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). Lydia is Practice Lead of Practical Law Canada’s Finance Service.
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