Jeremy Bornstein

Associate | 
Toronto

Jeremy Bornstein is an associate in the Restructuring & Insolvency Group at Cassels. Jeremy’s practice focuses on corporate restructurings including both domestic and cross-border insolvencies. He represents debtor companies, creditors, court officers and purchasers of distressed assets by delivering creative solutions to maximize stakeholder outcomes. Jeremy’s experience in strategic and operational business roles in a capital constrained environment allows him to deliver a highly practical approach to solving clients’ challenges. He was formerly a member of the firm’s private company group, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate commercial matters. This included asset and share transactions, private equity, and venture capital investments as well as negotiating and drafting agreements.

Jeremy’s key files include acting for:

  • Payless ShoeSource in connection with its Canadian liquidation
  • UK Pensioners in the Nortel insolvency proceedings
  • First Lien Lenders of Walter Energy, Inc. in connection with its cross-border restructuring
  • Proposal Trustee in connection with the restructuring of VistaCare Communications
  • Vendors in the liquidation of Davie Shipyards

Between his roles in the firm’s Restructuring and Private Company groups, Jeremy joined a US-based healthcare services start-up as a member of the executive team. His mandate included general counsel and business growth strategy and execution. During his tenure the company raised over $10 million and was named to the Inc. 500, list of fastest growing companies in America for 2018 as #1 in Healthcare in Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Cassels, Jeremy worked as a business analyst for a global management consulting firm, as a business development consultant for a global enterprise software company and served as a Corporal in the Canadian Forces reserves.