Jay A. Swartz
Senior Counsel

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

155 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3J7
Phone: (416) 863-5520
Fax: (416) 863-0871
E-mail: [email protected]

Jay is recognized by clients and peers as one of the top insolvency lawyers in Canada. He has a diverse commercial practice, with particular emphasis on corporate restructuring, private company acquisitions, banking and debt financing, financial product development, structured finance and private equity funds. He is lead counsel in many Canadian and cross-border insolvencies. Jay is experienced in the formation of private investment funds, regulation of banks and financial institutions and corporate governance. He has helped develop asset-backed securities and derivative businesses in Canada. Jay is a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. He received the OBA Murray Klein Award for Excellence in Insolvency Law in 2017. Select Recognition: The Best Lawyers in Canada’s Toronto Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Lawyer of the Year 2017 and Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year 2015; Chambers Canada; IFLR1000; The Legal 500 Canada; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Banking and Capital Markets; Who’s Who Legal: Canada.

Year Called to the Bar:1975 (ON)
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