Ross McFadyen


Ross practises in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on insolvency and restructuring, and commercial disputes.

Ross McFadyen


Ross is a partner at TDS who practises in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on insolvency and restructuring, and commercial disputes. He has extensive experience in providing advice to clients with respect to proposal proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act, and in receivership matters, including acting as counsel for Court-appointed officers. In addition, Ross has acted for clients in connection with matters involving debt collection, shareholder rights and remedies, insurance and construction matters.

In addition to appearing before all levels of Courts in Manitoba, including the Manitoba Court of Appeal on numerous occasions, Ross has also acted as counsel in cases before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Saskatchewan and Alberta Courts of Queen’s Bench and the British Columbia Supreme Court. Ross has also appeared before a variety of administrative tribunals on behalf of his clients.

Ross articled with the firm starting in June of 2000, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in June of 2001. Thereafter, he was invited to become an associate. In 2009, Ross received admission to partnership with the firm. He is presently a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee, and was formerly a member of the Management Committee.

When not practising law, Ross is often involved in the sport of curling, both as a competitor and a coach. He has competed in a large number of provincial championships and has had the honour of representing Manitoba at national competitions on three different occasions. The pinnacle of his curling career came in 2006, when he represented Canada and won gold at the Kariuzawa International Curling Championship in Japan. Ross also enjoys golfing and fishing over the summer months when the curling ice is unavailable.

Additional Information

B.A., 1997, University of Manitoba
L.L.B., 2000, University of Manitoba

Manitoba, 2001

  • Recognized in the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the areas of Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Law and Litigation – Corporate Commercial Law
  • Ranked in Chambers Canada in 2024 in the specialty Litigation: General Commercial
  • Included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers™  in Canada in the field of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law (since 2023)
  • Recognized as a “Litigation Star” in multiple recent editions of Benchmark Canada, the guide to Canada’s leading litigation firms and attorneys
  • Lecturer, Basics of Insolvency Law, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, Continuing Legal Education Series, May 2016
  • Instructor, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, Manitoba Heavy Construction EXPO, March 21-22, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Insurance Law course, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, January 2012
  • Presenter – “Advising Commercial Landlords and Tenants in Insolvency” – January 2022, Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference
  • Presenter – “Disclaimer of Contracts in Insolvency Matters” – November 2021, Law Society of Manitoba, Pitblado Lectures
  • Presenter – “Insolvency Options for Small to Medium Sized Businesses” – October 2021, Manitoba Bar Association, Business Law and Insolvency Law Sections
  • Presenter – “Best Practices for Remote Hearings” – December 2020, Manitoba Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals
  • Presenter – “Directors’ Liability in Insolvency Situations” – January 2018, Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference
  • Presenter – Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, Manitoba Forum – May 2015, May 2017 and May 2018
  • Presenter – “Preventing, Managing and Resolving Shareholder Disputes” –January 2011, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba, Professional Development Course
  • Presenter and Author – “When the Family Business Fails” – November 2011, Law Society of Manitoba
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