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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.


Steve is a senior member of the firm's Financial Services Group. His practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency, distressed lending and acquisitions. He also advises on a wide range of financing transactions. In addition, Steve manages an active corporate and litigation practice.

Steve has strong ties in the financial sector and acts as counsel for many of the Canadian Schedule I banks and other financial institutions on restructuring, security enforcement and recovery matters. He has also had the opportunity to represent 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. Steve has also represented several private debt and equity investors concerning their positions in various Canadian insolvencies and restructurings. Additionally, he acts on behalf of many of the well-known professional advisory firms in their roles as monitor, trustee in bankruptcy or receiver.

On the finance side, Steve is active in both asset-based lending as well as traditional cash flow lending on behalf of several institutional lenders.

Special Designation

Recommended by Chambers Canada: Canada'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

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

Recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of Insolvency & Financial Restructuring

Teaching Engagements

Instructor, Ontario Bar Admission Course Insolvency Section for nine years

Guest Lecturer, University of Toronto, Negotiations in Insolvency Matters 

MembershipsCanadian Bar Association (Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Section)
Turnaround Management Association

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