Natalie Renner

Partner

Natalie Renner

Natalie Renner

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2008

“Natalie is practical-minded, savvy and knows the ins and outs of insolvency.”
Industry Peer – Chambers Canada 2019

Natalie has a broad commercial practice focusing on insolvency, corporate reorganizations, asset sales and acquisitions, creditor rights enforcement and proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. She also advises on banking, finance and corporate matters. Her clients – including financial institutions, corporations, strategic investors and accounting firms – appreciate Natalie’s business-minded solutions and expertise at identifying and resolving their important concerns.

A frequent lecturer on insolvency and commercial law matters at the Osgoode Professional Development Program, the Osgoode Professional LLM Program and Osgoode Hall Law School, Natalie also teaches their Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course.

Natalie Renner

Partner

“Natalie is practical-minded, savvy and knows the ins and outs of insolvency.”
Industry Peer – Chambers Canada 2019

Natalie has a broad commercial practice focusing on insolvency, corporate reorganizations, asset sales and acquisitions, creditor rights enforcement and proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. She also advises on banking, finance and corporate matters. Her clients – including financial institutions, corporations, strategic investors and accounting firms – appreciate Natalie’s business-minded solutions and expertise at identifying and resolving their important concerns.

A frequent lecturer on insolvency and commercial law matters at the Osgoode Professional Development Program, the Osgoode Professional LLM Program and Osgoode Hall Law School, Natalie also teaches their Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course.

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McCain Foods Limited

Acted for McCain Foods Limited in its $70-million acquisition of Hillspring Farms Ltd., a Canadian farmer of potatoes, through a quick-flip sale in a receivership.

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KSV Kofman Inc. (now known as KSV Restructuring Inc.)

Acted for KSV Kofman Inc. (now known as KSV Restructuring Inc.) in its role as monitor of James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation, a Canadian licensed cannabis producer, in connection with proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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FCF Co. Ltd.

Acted as Canadian counsel for FCF Co., Ltd. in its US$928-million acquisition of all the assets of Clover Leaf Foods and Bumble Bee Foods, North America's largest branded shelf-stable seafood companies, under a sale proceeding conducted under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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Laurentian University of Sudbury

Acting as lender counsel to Laurentian University of Sudbury in its restructuring proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, an unprecedented occurrence for a publicly funded Canadian university.

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McKesson Canada Corporation

Acting for McKesson Canada Corporation in Purdue Pharma's voluntary proceedings under Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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KSV Restructuring Inc.

Acting for KSV Restructuring Inc. in its role as proposal trustee pursuant to Notices of Intentions filed by YG Limited Partnership and YSL Residences Inc., developer of Yonge Street Living Residences.

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FTI Consulting Canada Inc.

Acting for FTI Consulting Canada Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed monitor of Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited and its affiliated corporation, Imperial Tobacco Company Limited, in proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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GSO Capital Partners LP

Acted for GSO Capital Partners LP and its affiliates in the negotiation and establishment of two credit facilities, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Grafton-Fraser Inc., former owner of Tip Top Tailors and other men's retail chains across Canada, pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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A significant creditor

Acted for a significant creditor in connection with the Maple Bank of Canada's liquidation proceedings under the Winding-Up and Restructuring Act.

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Alvarez & Marsal

Acted for Alvarez & Marsal in its role as Monitor of Ben Moss Jewellers Western Canada, Ltd. in connection with proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Speaking Engagement
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Insolvency Insider, “2020: A Year of Firsts in Cannabis Insolvencies”; Webcast

Jan. 25, 2021

Bulletin
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Top Court Rules Bankrupt Corporations Can’t Evade Environmental Obligations

Feb. 05, 2019 - In a landmark decision released on January 31, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd. that the environmental remediation obligations of a bankrupt oil and gas company must be fulfilled in priority over all other claims, including…

Speaking Engagement
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International Insolvency Confederation, “Blockchain & Cannabis: What every IIC member needs to know”

Dec. 12, 2018

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Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Restructuring/Insolvency

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IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Restructuring and Insolvency

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Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring: Financial Restructuring; Insolvency Litigation

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2008

Education
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Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 2007
University of Toronto, BA, 2001

Professional Affiliations
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International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Ontario Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association

Teaching Engagements
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Since 2013, Natalie has lectured on insolvency and commercial law matters at the Osgoode Professional Development Program, the Osgoode Professional LLM Program and Osgoode Hall Law School. Natalie also teaches the Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course at Osgoode Hall Law School and has taught the business law section of the CanBarPrep Course.

“Natalie is practical-minded, savvy and knows the ins and outs of insolvency.”
Industry Peer – Chambers Canada 2019

Natalie has a broad commercial practice focusing on insolvency, corporate reorganizations, asset sales and acquisitions, creditor rights enforcement and proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. She also advises on banking, finance and corporate matters. Her clients – including financial institutions, corporations, strategic investors and accounting firms – appreciate Natalie’s business-minded solutions and expertise at identifying and resolving their important concerns.

A frequent lecturer on insolvency and commercial law matters at the Osgoode Professional Development Program, the Osgoode Professional LLM Program and Osgoode Hall Law School, Natalie also teaches their Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course.

McCain Foods Limited

Acted for McCain Foods Limited in its $70-million acquisition of Hillspring Farms Ltd., a Canadian farmer of potatoes, through a quick-flip sale in a receivership.

KSV Kofman Inc. (now known as KSV Restructuring Inc.)

Acted for KSV Kofman Inc. (now known as KSV Restructuring Inc.) in its role as monitor of James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation, a Canadian licensed cannabis producer, in connection with proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

FCF Co. Ltd.

Acted as Canadian counsel for FCF Co., Ltd. in its US$928-million acquisition of all the assets of Clover Leaf Foods and Bumble Bee Foods, North America's largest branded shelf-stable seafood companies, under a sale proceeding conducted under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Laurentian University of Sudbury

Acting as lender counsel to Laurentian University of Sudbury in its restructuring proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, an unprecedented occurrence for a publicly funded Canadian university.

McKesson Canada Corporation

Acting for McKesson Canada Corporation in Purdue Pharma's voluntary proceedings under Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

KSV Restructuring Inc.

Acting for KSV Restructuring Inc. in its role as proposal trustee pursuant to Notices of Intentions filed by YG Limited Partnership and YSL Residences Inc., developer of Yonge Street Living Residences.

FTI Consulting Canada Inc.

Acting for FTI Consulting Canada Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed monitor of Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited and its affiliated corporation, Imperial Tobacco Company Limited, in proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

GSO Capital Partners LP

Acted for GSO Capital Partners LP and its affiliates in the negotiation and establishment of two credit facilities, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Grafton-Fraser Inc., former owner of Tip Top Tailors and other men's retail chains across Canada, pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

A significant creditor

Acted for a significant creditor in connection with the Maple Bank of Canada's liquidation proceedings under the Winding-Up and Restructuring Act.

Alvarez & Marsal

Acted for Alvarez & Marsal in its role as Monitor of Ben Moss Jewellers Western Canada, Ltd. in connection with proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Speaking Engagement

Insolvency Insider, “2020: A Year of Firsts in Cannabis Insolvencies”; Webcast

Jan. 25, 2021

Bulletin

Top Court Rules Bankrupt Corporations Can’t Evade Environmental Obligations

Feb. 05, 2019 - In a landmark decision released on January 31, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd. that the environmental remediation obligations of a bankrupt oil and gas company must be fulfilled in priority over all other claims, including…

Speaking Engagement

International Insolvency Confederation, “Blockchain & Cannabis: What every IIC member needs to know”

Dec. 12, 2018

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Restructuring/Insolvency

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Restructuring and Insolvency

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring: Financial Restructuring; Insolvency Litigation

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2008

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 2007
University of Toronto, BA, 2001

Professional Affiliations

International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Ontario Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association

Teaching Engagements

Since 2013, Natalie has lectured on insolvency and commercial law matters at the Osgoode Professional Development Program, the Osgoode Professional LLM Program and Osgoode Hall Law School. Natalie also teaches the Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course at Osgoode Hall Law School and has taught the business law section of the CanBarPrep Course.