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Cassels Brock welcomes new partners Buttery and Williams

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 12:48 PM | By Elisa Birnbaum


Cassels Brock announced the continued expansion of its client service offerings in restructuring and insolvency law with the addition of Mary Buttery and Lance Williams as partners in the firm’s Vancouver office.

Buttery has gained national recognition for her involvement in countless complex insolvency files. She regularly advises clients who are experiencing financial difficulty, or whose customers’ or suppliers’ insolvency affects their business, and has domestic and cross-border expertise in the mining, retail, real estate, forestry and natural resources sectors. She is also an experienced commercial litigator, and has appeared at all levels of court, including as lead counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark insolvency decision of Century Services Inc. v. Canada.

Williams has been involved in numerous significant cross-border and multi-jurisdictional insolvency files and lending transactions and is recognized for his work by Best Lawyers. He is frequently involved in proceedings pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and has particular experience regarding restructurings in the mining, forestry, oil and gas, retail operations, real estate and agriculture sectors. Williams also advises borrowers and lenders on secured lending transactions, including acting for major financial institutions and mezzanine and distressed lenders on asset based lending, real estate-backed loans and syndicated loans.