Cliff practices in the areas of banking, commercial litigation, and insolvency.
He does corporate and commercial lending, secured transactions, banking back office advising–risk management (preventing problems), discrete document creation, review, and updating, bank defence work, and security enforcement.
Cliff is legal counsel to secured and unsecured creditors, licensed insolvency trustees, and receivers.
Cliff acted for a natural gas aggregator in the CCAA proceedings of a large natural gas producer. He was retained on behalf of the over 16,000 unionized employees in the insolvency and restructuring of a major airline. Cliff was legal counsel for the court-ordered creditors’ committee in the CCAA proceedings of a large national golf equipment retailer.
He recently taught the Unsecured Creditors’ Remedies and the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law courses in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. Cliff taught the Business Law course in the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University.
Nova Scotia 1981
Queen’s Counsel 1996
BA St. Francis Xavier University
LLB Dalhousie University
LLM Osgoode Hall Law School of York University