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George Benchetrit

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Email: george@chaitons.com

A partner at Chaitons LLP, George brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of corporate restructurings, bankruptcy and insolvency, and commercial litigation. He also has extensive experience in litigation proceedings involving allegations of commercial fraud and other improprieties.

George represents and advises a broad range of lenders, bondholders, indenture trustees and other stakeholders in proceedings commenced under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActCompanies’ Creditors Arrangement ActPersonal Property Security ActBusiness Corporations Act and other commercial and insolvency-related statutes. He regularly acts as independent counsel to court-appointed receivers, trustees in bankruptcy and court-appointed inspectors. He also regularly represents shareholders of private companies in the context of disputes, both in court proceedings and in alternative dispute processes.

George is widely recognized within the business and legal communities for his expertise in insolvency-related litigation. He is currently recognized as a leading insolvency litigation lawyer in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and is recognized in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for his experience in handling insolvency-related litigation.

George is currently the Chair of the Insolvency Section of the Ontario Bar Association and an Executive Member of the National Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Credentials

  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in 1993
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B (1991)
  • McGill University, B.A. in Economics (1988)
  • Ontario Bar Association, Chair of the Insolvency Section
  • National Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Executive Member
  • George regularly lectures at continuing legal education programs for lawyers and on various legal topics of interests to his corporate and professional clients
George represents and advises a broad range of lenders, bondholders, indenture trustees and other stakeholders in proceedings commenced under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, Personal Property Security Act, Business Corporations Act and other commercial and insolvency-related statutes. He regularly acts as independent counsel to court-appointed receivers, trustees in bankruptcy and court-appointed inspectors. He also regularly represents officers, directors and shareholders of private companies in the context of disputes, both in court proceedings and in alternative dispute processes.

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