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Bio

Ross practices 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 Receivers.  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 Management and Compensation Committees.

 

When not practicing 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 over the summer months when the curling ice is unavailable.

  • Primary Practice Area

    Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Restructuring

  • Services

    Litigation & Dispute Resolution

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Financial Services

    Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Restructuring

    Insurance

    Injunctions

    Construction

  • Education

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

  • Industries

    Agribusiness

    Start-ups

    Construction

    Financial Services

    Insurance

  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, 2001

  • Legal Teachings

    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

     

    Lecturer, Basics of Insolvency Law, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP Continuing Legal Education Series, May 2016

  • Speaking Engagements

    Instructor, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, Manitoba Heavy Construction EXPO, March 21-22, 2012

    Presenter - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba, Professional Development Course - “Preventing, Managing and Resolving Shareholder Disputes” - January 2011

    Presenter and Author - Law Society of Manitoba - “When the Family Business Fails” - November 2011

    Presenter - Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals Manitoba Forum - May 2015, May 2017 and May 2018

    Presenter - "Directors' Liability in Insolvency Situations" - Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference, January 2018

    Presenter – Manitoba Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals – Best Practice for Remote Hearings, December 2020