Ken is a partner in the Business Law and Financial Services groups. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of banking and insolvency law, debtor/creditor rights, financial reorganization and restructuring, and secured financing transactions. His clients include many of the stakeholders affected by or involved in formal and informal insolvency proceedings and financial restructuring, including lenders, debtors, suppliers and other trade creditors, landlords, property managers, trustees in bankruptcy, and private and court-appointed receivers, monitors, and other Court appointed officers. Ken has also been involved in many cross-border insolvency proceedings, and has acted for Chapter 11 unsecured creditor committees in the context of Canadian insolvency proceedings.
Much of Ken’s work is on the creditor side. Working with banks and other lenders, Ken understands that the best way for his clients to protect and enhance their position is to work, whenever possible, with the debtor to restructure the lending and security arrangements for the benefit of all stakeholders. Ken is recognized in the lending industry for his ability to creatively navigate through complex files, such as those involving fraud, shareholder/family disputes, and inter-creditor priority issues. Industries that Ken has been involved in include financial, media and entertainment, golf courses, jewelry, trucking, building, real estate, hi tech, medical, and auto and other manufacturing sectors.
Ken is very interested in the non-billable side of running a law firm. He has served on many Minden Gross committees including Credit and Marketing. Additionally, Ken served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Meritas for six years, prior to serving as chairman from 2007 to 2009. From 2011 to 2013, Ken once again served on the Executive Committee of Meritas, as a Vice Chair, and Chair of the Ad hoc Governance Committee. Meritas honoured Ken's commitment by awarding him the prestigious Grahovac Award in 2014.
During his high school and university days, Ken drove a taxi in New York City and played the keyboard in a rock and roll band. Ken has traveled extensively for business and pleasure, and has lived in a number of different regions. Now his travels are a bit more leisurely and often spent exploring wineries throughout the world.