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Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law

Goldblatt Partners represents unions and employees in complex bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings commenced by employers under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).

Time is frequently of the essence in bankruptcy and insolvency law proceedings and our experience in guiding and assisting unions through these processes, when collective agreements and pensions and statutory termination, severance, or vacation pay entitlements are under attack, is invaluable. We work closely with a union’s leadership and affected members to identify and offer advice on the array of issues that typically arise during the course of often lengthy BIA and CCAA proceedings, help them navigate the ever-changing landscape of insolvency proceedings, identify the options that will advance their interests, and set realistic and achievable objectives.

We have acted on behalf of unions, salaried employees and other unrepresented individuals, as well as retirees in a number of Canada’s largest and most significant CCAA proceedings over the course of the past decade involving:

  • Air Canada
  • Nortel Networks Corporation
  • Algoma Steel Inc.
  • Ivaco Inc.
  • Slater Steel Inc.
  • Fraser Papers Inc.
  • Collins & Aikman Automotive Canada Inc.
  • Abitibi-Bowater
  • Royal Crest Lifecare Group Inc.
  • Indalex Limited