George Benchetrit


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A partner at Chaitons LLP, George brings more than 25 years of experience in the areas of corporate restructurings, bankruptcy and insolvency, and commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes and other complex business litigation.

George is widely recognized for his expertise within the business and legal communities. He is currently recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading insolvency litigation lawyer, in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for his experience in handling insolvency-related litigation, and in The Best Lawyers in Canada for his work in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law.

  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in 1993
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B (1991)
  • McGill University, B.A. in Economics (1988)
  • Ontario Bar Association, Past Chair of the Insolvency Section
  • Member, Insolvency Institute of Canada

George represents and advises a broad range of lenders, bondholders, indenture trustees and other stakeholders in Canadian and cross-border proceedings commenced under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, Personal Property Security Act, Business Corporations Act and other commercial and insolvency-related statutes. He regularly acts as independent counsel to court-appointed receivers, trustees in bankruptcy and court-appointed inspectors, and has been appointed by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as representative counsel on behalf of retail investors in court proceedings involving some of the largest Canadian syndicated mortgage administrations. He also regularly represents shareholders of private companies in the context of disputes, both in court proceedings and in alternative dispute processes, and private litigants in a broad array of complex commercial litigation spanning various areas and industries, including fraud investigations, real estate related disputes, shareholder remedies and debtor-creditor enforcement.

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