Aird & Berlis Welcomes New Associates Adrienne Ho and Shaun F. Parsons

We are pleased to announce that Adrienne Ho and Shaun F. Parsons have joined the firm as associates in our Financial Services Group.

Adrienne is a strategic thinker who is passionate about solving her clients’ legal problems. She excels at distilling complex facts and technical legal arguments into practical, business-oriented advice.

Adrienne specializes in working with stakeholders in restructuring and insolvency mandates. She has experience with out-of-court restructurings as well as with BIA, CCAA and cross-border proceedings across a variety of industries. She has acted for banks, debtors and sureties, and she was appointed Amicus Curiae in a receivership proceeding.

Adrienne is recognized for her publications related to the practice of law. Her article, “The Treatment of Ipso Facto Clauses in Canada,” has been cited by the Court of Appeal of Alberta, the Superior Court of Quebec, the Supreme Court of Canada (in dissent) and the Supreme Court of India in proceedings involving insolvency matters. Adrienne also enjoys speaking about law, having presented at the Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference and the Canadian Bar Association National Insolvency Law Conference.

Shaun is a practical and solution-orientated advocate. With a background in research and drafting, he applies both an analytical and creative lens to addressing his clients’ legal challenges. In fast-paced restructuring mandates,  Shaun is able to see the big picture and manages immediate concerns while keeping broader goals in mind.

Shaun is experienced in complex matters, ranging from insolvency proceedings and fraud to commercial disputes. In his insolvency practice, Shaun acts for debtors, financial institutions, creditors, court officers and other insolvency professionals.

Shaun is the Vice President of the Ontario Bar Association’s Insolvency law section. His work has been published in the Journal of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professional’s Rebuilding Success magazine.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Adrienne and Shaun to the firm.