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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2019
- Awards & Recognition
- Professional Involvement
- Representative Matters
- Selected Speaking Engagements
- Selected Publications
Tamie guides clients through high-pressure corporate emergencies with her clear, strong and level-headed advice. She is an assertive and driven insolvency litigator who has extensive experience navigating contentious multi-million dollar corporate restructuring disputes across all types of industries. Tamie regularly works on Canada’s largest and most challenging debt and equity reorganizations, cross-jurisdictional asset recoveries, corporate misconduct litigation and distressed transaction files.
Tamie is a member of the firm’s Financial Services (Insolvency & Restructuring) and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Groups. Her practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring law with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation. Tamie litigates under both the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, and acts on behalf of banks, lenders, creditors, regulators and court-appointed officers, among other parties. She also has experience on the commercial aspects of work-outs, liquidations, turnarounds and security enforcement proceedings.
Tamie maintains a side-practice specializing in Canadian cryptocurrency and crypto-asset law, and has advocated for victims, creditors and equity-holders in two of North America’s largest crypto-platform insolvencies, Voyager and Quadriga. She has also advised technology and media companies on crypto-asset advertising and securities regulations.
Tamie has published peer-reviewed papers across various leading academic journals, including the Annual Review of Insolvency Law and the Banking and Finance Law Review, and has spoken at both industry events and Canadian law schools on insolvency-related topics. She regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) and has worked on matters before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Tamie has been appointed to the firm’s Student Committee since her third year of practice, and is an active participant in ongoing firm mentorship programs.
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)
- Turnaround Management Association
- International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Toronto Lawyers’ Association
- The Advocates’ Society
- Volunteer, Pro Bono Clinic (Toronto Metropolitan University), 2018 – 2021
- Clinic Co-Director and Volunteer, Advocates for Injured Workers, 2015 – 2018
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 a court-appointed trustee upon application by the Superintendent of Financial Services to protect the interests of over 1,000 investors in a $131-million indebtedness relating to syndicated mortgages.
Counsel to various corporate investors with claims against an Ontario-based investment firm with $2 billion in assets under receivership.
Counsel on the representative counsel team in the $220 million insolvency proceedings of the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange, acting on behalf of over 78,000 victims, and co-wrote the public letter advocating for a criminal investigation and exhumation by Canadian police.
Counsel on the representative counsel team of an $82 million indebtedness of syndicated mortgages, acting on behalf of over 200 investors.
Counsel to a court-appointed receiver in the receivership of a cannabis company for an approximate $16.2 million debt.
Counsel to various banks, credit unions, 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 large multinational social media company advising on their cryptocurrency advertising policy.
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.
Selection of Key Cases:
2023 ONSC 753 – Acted for the Applicants in obtaining creditor protection for various First Nations-owned entities with collective liabilities of under $100 million
2022 ONSC 4555 – Acted for the court-appointed Monitor in a stay extension request
2022 ONCA 328 – Acted for the court-appointed Receiver where appellants challenged the ongoing receivership (appeal dismissed)
CV-19-627184-00CL (31-2560674), CV-19-627185-00CL (31-2560984) and CV-19-627186-00CL (31-2560986), March 1, 2021 Endorsement – Acted as representative counsel in first Canadian case where cryptocurrency was recognized as “property” divisible among a bankrupt’s creditors
Selected Speaking Engagements
Speaker, "Crypto Winter and Restructuring Law: A Discussion of Canadian Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Options for Digital Asset Companies,” Canadian Blockchain Consortium, March 2, 2023 ( Virtual Presentation).
Guest Host, “Recovering Cryptocurrency Assets in an Insolvency,” Turnaround Management Association - Toronto Chapter, February 16, 2023 ( Virtual Podcast).
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 Hall Law School, November 10, 2021 (Toronto, Ontario).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Co-Author, “Distinguishing the Appointment of an Interim Receiver: Unique Statutory Tests under Sections 47 and 243 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act Are Clarified in Fluorspar” Toronto Law Journal (Toronto: TLA), January 2023.
Co-Author, "How to Find Stolen Cryptocurrency: Litigation Tools Used by Insolvency Professionals in Dooga," Banking and Finance Law Review, Vol. 39.1 (Thomson Reuters), 2022.
Author, “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.
Author, “The Early Bird Catches The Worm: Limited Consequences To Breaching The Stay in Carillion Canada Inc., Re” Ontario Bar Association, October 27, 2022.
Co-author, “Hitting the Brakes: Analyzing Accelerated Interest Clauses in the Appellate Decision of First National Financial GP Corporation," Ontario Bar Association, September 20, 2022.
- 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