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McCarthy Tetrault LLP
2400 - 745 Thurlow St
Vancouver, V5N1P5
BC, Canada


Lance is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring group of McCarthy Tetrault LLP, providing clients with creative advice on complex insolvency and corporate finance matters, as well as innovative solutions to intricate restructuring issues. He frequently advises on debt restructuring, corporate reorganizations, plans of arrangement, loan workouts, fraudulent preference actions, foreclosures, bankruptcies, and receiverships. He frequently guides companies and stakeholders through proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, acting for trustees, debtors, directors and creditors, as well as the recognition or enforcement of foreign proceedings.


2021 – Present Partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Vancouver, BC 
2017 – 2021 Partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Vancouver, BC
2008 – 2017 Davis LLP/DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, Vancouver, BC
2006 – 2008 Oglivie LLP, Edmonton, AB

Master of Laws 2016 (Osgoode Hall, York University)
Bachelor of Laws 2007 (University of Saskatchewan)
Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) 2004 (University of Alberta)

Law Society of Alberta
Law Society of British Columbia
Law Society of Saskatchewan
Law Society of Yukon
Canadian Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association
International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals
Insolvency Institute of Canada