Clients turn to Stephanie for her deep knowledge of private law issues, primarily in the context of transactions and litigation. As a full professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, she is highly regarded for her leading research and teaching in the areas of insolvency, contract, corporate governance and commercial law.
Clients trust her insightful advice and, as an affiliated scholar with our firm, Stephanie brings valuable experience to our clients’ complex matters. Before joining the Osgoode faculty, she was a law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and practised in the Insolvency Group at another Toronto law firm.
She has significant expertise in commercial law reform. Governments and self-regulatory organizations regularly consult Stephanie for guidance on insolvency and commercial law matters. As a frequent guest speaker, Stephanie presents her research work and serves as a visiting professor at major law faculties globally.
In the News
Stephanie Ben-Ishai Speaks to Your Morning About Uptick in Canadian Bankruptcy Filings
Jan. 09, 2020 - In an interview with CTV’s Your Morning, affiliated scholar Stephanie Ben-Ishai discusses the recent increase in consumer bankruptcies, the repercussions of filing and the importance of access to bankruptcy. Watch the interview.
Berkeley, University of California, 2017 Canadian Studies Colloquium, “Millennials in Crisis: Myth Busting Millennial Debt Narratives”; Berkeley, CA
Mar. 22, 2017
Payday Lending in Canada: 10 Years Later, co-author
Jan. 30, 2017 - Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2016 (Toronto: Carswell)
Osgoode Hall Law School, Creating Opportunities Summit, “Millennials in Debt”; Toronto, ON
Jan. 16, 2017
Private Lines of Credit for Law Students and Medical Students: A Canadian Perspective, co-author
Jan. 01, 2017 - Banking and Finance Law Review
The American Bankruptcy Institute Recommendations on Chapter 11: Some Canadian Thoughts
Dec. 31, 2016 - Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 57, No. 3
Insolvency Institute of Canada, 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting, “The American Bankruptcy Institute Recommendations on Chapter 11: Some Canadian Thoughts”; Southampton, Bermuda
Nov. 04, 2016
IRC Comparative Consumer Overindebtedness, Law & Society 2016 General Meeting, “Private Student Loan Debt of Law, MBA and Medical Students”; New Orleans, LA
June 04, 2016
University of Kent, Kent Law School, “Poor Person’s Bankruptcy – North American Perspectives”; Canterbury, UK
Apr. 28, 2016
Chair and commentator, Osgoode Hall Law School, Osgoode Graduate Students Conference, Policy, Finance and Private Justice Panel; Toronto, ON
Feb. 18, 2016