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Tamie Dolny

Associate

Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2019

Tamie is a passionate and skilled advocate. She prides herself on finding cost-effective solutions for her clients, and has extensive experience navigating debt enforcement, asset recovery, fraud litigation and contentious complex restructuring disputes.

Tamie is a member of the firm’s Financial Services and Litigation Groups. Her practice includes insolvency and restructuring law with a focus on bankruptcy and corporate-commercial litigation. Tamie conducts litigation under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, and acts on behalf of various clients, including banks, asset-based lenders, creditors and various court-appointed officers. She has specialized knowledge from working with insolvent parties in emerging industries such as cryptocurrencies and cannabis, and has worked extensively on behalf of creditors engaged in the civil prosecution of fraud through bankruptcy proceedings.

She regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) and has assisted senior counsel on matters before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Awards & Recognition

  • First Place Appellant Team (Cassels Brock Cup), University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Sir Bertram Windle Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto
  • Faculty of Arts and Science Graduate Admissions Award, University of Toronto
  • Silver Medalist at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
  • Department of English Book Prize (Most Outstanding 3rd Year), University of Toronto
  • Department of English Prize (Excellent Performance by a 2nd/3rd Year), University of Toronto
  • C.L. Burton In-Course Scholarship, University of Toronto
  • Dean’s List, University of Toronto
  • Nomination: Avie Bennett Prize in Canadian Literature by Dr. Lynn Crosbie, University of Toronto
  • Western Scholarship of Excellence
  • NCF-Canon Envirothon Scholarship (1st Municipal, 1st Provincial and Top 10 North American Team) 

Professional Involvement

Memberships

  • Turnaround Management Association
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers’ Association
  • The Advocates’ Society

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Clinic (Ryerson University), 2018 – 2021
  • Clinic Co-Director and Volunteer, Advocates for Injured Workers, 2015 – 2018

Representative Matters

Counsel to various Schedule 1 banks, secured creditors and asset-based lenders with respect to enforcement of their lending facilities, including in quasi-criminal litigation, asset tracing and fraud recovery matters.

Counsel to a multinational private equity corporation with $354.6 million in collective liabilities during its restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

Counsel to various investors with claims of over $200 million against an Ontario-based investment firm with $2 billion in assets under receivership.

Counsel to a large multinational social media company advising on their cryptocurrency advertising policy.

Counsel to a court-appointed trustee upon application by the Superintendent of Financial Services to protect the interests of ~1,000 investors in a $131-million indebtedness relating to syndicated mortgages.

Counsel on the representative counsel team in the $220 million insolvency proceedings of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, acting on behalf of over 78,000 victims.

Counsel on the representative counsel team of an $82 million indebtedness of syndicated mortgages, acting on behalf of over 200 investors.

Counsel to a large Western Canada bank in a receivership granted over certain pharmacies accused of drug trafficking involvement, with a total original indebtedness valued at over $25 million.

Counsel to a court-appointed receiver in the receivership of a cannabis company for an approximate $16.2 million debt.

Selected Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Money Laundering and Insolvency Law: A Needle in a Haystack,” Annual Review of Insolvency Law, February 4, 2022 (Toronto, Ontario).

Speaker, “Bankruptcy 101,” Osgoode’s Bankruptcy and Insolvency Club, Osgoode Law School, November 10, 2021 (Toronto, Ontario).

Selected Publications

Finding Needles in Haystacks: Statutory Reform Recommendations for Quasi-Criminal Insolvencies Involving Online Money Laundering,” Jill Corraini & the Honourable D Blair Nixon, eds, Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2021 (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2022).

Education

  • JD, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2018
  • Exchange Semester, University of Manchester School of Law, 2017
  • MA, University of Toronto, 2015
  • BA (Honours with High Distinction), University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College, 2014