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Jeremy Nemers

Associate Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2014

Having previously worked as an investment banker at a Montreal-based securities dealer, Jeremy draws experience from both sides of the legal-business relationship. This background helps him better understand what clients are seeking and enables him to provide clients with customized and practical solutions. Jeremy’s perceptive nature allows him to anticipate possible outcomes and consequences as matters evolve, allowing him to represent clients’ interests strategically and effectively.

Jeremy is a member of the firm’s Financial Services Group, practising in the areas of insolvency and restructuring law, with an emphasis on both the litigation and commercial aspects of turnarounds, reorganizations, liquidations, security enforcement, receiverships, plans of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, proposals and bankruptcies under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the purchase and sale of distressed assets and businesses.

Jeremy regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) on behalf of court-appointed officers, secured creditors, purchasers, debtors and others. He also regularly negotiates the sale and purchase of distressed assets and other related matters on behalf of these various stakeholder groups.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Fay Keen Prize in Family Law, 2013
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Taxation, 2012
  • Wilson Moot, First Place Team in Oral and Written Argument, 2012

Professional Involvement


  • Canadian/Ontario Bar Association
  • The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History

Selected Speaking Engagements

“Technology and Insolvency – Are We Ready?,” Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, February 1, 2019.

Selected Publications

“Regulatory Changes to the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006: Increased Brokerage Obligations for Non-Qualified Syndicated Mortgage Transactions,” Aird & Berlis Financial Services Flash, August 1, 2018.

"Pre-Bankruptcy Payment to Secured Creditor Escapes Statutory Deemed Trust," co-authored with Ian Aversa and Mark Strychar-Bodnar, Aird & Berlis LLP Financial Services Flash, January 8, 2016.

Co-author with Alyssa Keon, “Domain Name Security Interests: 'Control' Isn't 'Perfection'," Aird & Berlis LLP’s Collateral Matters (September 17, 2014) and Commercial Insolvency Reporter (February 2015).

Author, “Forum Selection: ‘Not A Matter of Flipping A Coin’,” delivered at the Transportation Lawyer’s Association Annual Conference and Canadian Transportation Lawyer’s Association Midyear Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida (May 2, 2014).

Co-author with Sanjeev Mitra, “Year in Review: Selected Bankruptcy and Insolvency Cases – 2013/14,” delivered at the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals Forum, Toronto, Ontario (May 15, 2014).

Co-author with Piper Morley, “Pens Down on Expert Report Revisions?” 6 D.M.P.L. (2d) (April 2014).

Co-author with Mathew Goldstein, “Highway 407 Toll Indebtedness: The Benefits of Being Discharged from Bankruptcy,” Aird & Berlis LLP’s Financial Services Flash (April 9, 2014).

Co-author with John Mascarin, “‘Context Matters’ – Privilege, Bad Faith and Closed-Door Council Meetings,” 6 D.M.P.L. (2d) (February 2014).


Insights EnergyInsider Feb 07, 2019 All’s “Well” That Ends “Well” The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd.
Publications Article Sep 11, 2015 2015 Annual Cross Country Check-Up (Ontario)


  • JD, University of Toronto, 2013 (Honours)
  • B.Comm. (Finance), McGill University, 2005 (Great Distinction)