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Steven L. Graff



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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1991

Steven Graff joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1994. He is a member of the firm's Financial Services and Litigation Groups.


Steven practises in the area of financial services and primarily in bankruptcy and insolvency. He has strong ties in the financial sector and acts as counsel for many of the Canadian Schedule I banks and other financial institutions. He has also had the opportunity to represent several U.S. private equity investors concerning their positions in various Canadian insolvencies and restructurings. In addition, he acts on behalf of many of the well-known professional advisory firms in their roles as monitors, trustees in bankruptcy and receivers. He advises landlords, municipalities, trade suppliers and debtors in all aspects of insolvency law, including bankruptcy, proposals, reorganizations, enforcement of security, and in protecting rights outside of insolvency proceedings.

Steven also acts on behalf of a number of the above institutions in their credit origination matters by structuring and papering their financing transactions.

Steven previously practised in the field of corporate/commercial litigation where he litigated a wide range of cases of a sophisticated commercial nature, including cases involving insolvency and restructuring, securities issues, shareholder disputes and criminal rates of interest, among others.

Special Designation

Recommended by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a top practitioner in Restructuring/Insolvency (Canada)

Noted in The Legal 500 Canada for his expertise in the practice area of Restructuring and Insolvency

Teaching Engagements

Taught the insolvency section of the Bar Admission Course for nine years

Guest lecturer at the University of Toronto on negotiations in insolvencies

MembershipsTurnaround Management Association

EducationLL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1989
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, University of Toronto