Danielle Maréchal


 | Calgary

Danielle Maréchal is a partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency Group at Cassels. Danielle routinely acts for lenders, court-appointed officials (receivers, monitors, trustees), landlords, purchasers, debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, directors, trustees, receivers and monitors. She advises clients on corporate reorganizations, bankruptcies, receiverships, foreclosures, lease realizations and loan workouts. She is also experienced in secured and unsecured financings, including interim and takeout financing within insolvency proceedings, and securitization within forbearance arrangements. Danielle brings a practical, proactive and strategic approach to the resolution of complicated disputes.

Danielle’s representative work includes acting as counsel for:

  • The Receiver of Redwater Energy Corporation, including in the landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision
  • The Monitor in CCAA proceedings of Lutheran Church–Canada, the Alberta-British Columbia District and related entities
  • An interim lender in the CCAA proceedings of Canada North Group, including in a precedent setting decision regarding the priority of CCAA charges relative to CRA deemed trust claim
  • The Receiver of Big Eagle Group

Danielle received her J.D. from Dalhousie University and completed her B.Sc. in biological science and her M.Sc. in cancer biology at the University of Calgary. While in law school, Danielle participated in the 2013 Corporate Securities Moot and worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate biology courses at Dalhousie University. Prior to joining Cassels, Danielle was an associate and completed her articles at an international firm.

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law)
  • Calgary Legal Guidance Immigration Program, Former Volunteer
  • Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project, Former Volunteer
  • Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot, Member (2013)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Dalhousie, Former Executive
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Board Member
  • Queen’s Bench Amicus Program, Former Volunteer
  • J.D., Dalhousie University, 2013
  • M.Sc. (Cancer Biology), University of Calgary, 2010
  • B.Sc. (Biological Sciences), University of Calgary, 2007
  • Alberta, 2014