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McCarthy Tetrault LLP
BC, Canada


Lance is a partner in our Bankruptcy and Restructuring group, providing clients with creative advice on complex insolvency and corporate finance matters, as well as innovative solutions to intricate restructuring issues. As a member of the British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Yukon bars, he is uniquely situated to steer clients through cross-jurisdictional issues, possessing expertise in 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.

With experience in a diverse range of industries, Lance has advised clients operating in the technology, mining, cannabis, real estate and forestry sectors.


2017 –  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