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Noah Zucker practises primarily in the areas of commercial insolvency and banking law. He acts for creditors, debtors, court-appointed officers and other stakeholders in matters ranging from complex corporate reorganizations to personal bankruptcies. Noah also represents clients in other civil or commercial disputes and advises on deals, always striving to find practical, business-oriented solutions to difficult problems.
Noah appears regularly before the Superior Court of Québec and has been involved in cases before the provincial and federal courts of appeal as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.
Prior to joining us, Noah spent several years at another leading national law firm. He also clerked, during his legal studies, at the Québec Court of Appeal for the Honorable Nicole Duval Hesler, then Chief Justice of Québec.
- Quebec 2013
The matters in which Mr. Zucker has acted include the following:
- Enviroplast: acted as part of a team representing the principal secured creditor in receivership proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA).
- The SM Group: acted as part of a team representing one of the applicants in a "creditor-led" process under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) involving the restructuring of an engineering consultancy firm.
- Armoires Fabritek: acted as part of a team representing a Canadian charter bank as senior secured and interim lender in the BIA restructuring of a furniture manufacturer.
- Carpet Art Deco: acted as part of a team representing a Canadian charter bank in BIA proceedings geared towards the orderly liquidation of a carpet manufacturer's assets.
- Groupe Hexagone: acted as part of a team representing various unsecured creditors in the CCAA restructuring of a major construction company.
- La Vue: acted as part of a team representing a CCAA "super-monitor" in the restructuring of a chain of optometry clinics.
- BGA Financial Group: acted as part of a team representing a trustee in bankruptcy in proceedings commenced by an insurance company following a multi-million-dollar fraud.
- Laura's Shoppe: acted as part of a team representing the monitor in the restructuring of a women's clothing retailer under the CCAA.
Mr. Zucker also notably acted as part of a team representing a group of creditors on a motion that was litigated up to the Supreme Court of Canada and which resulted in a landmark CCAA decision dealing with the scope of the supervising court's discretionary authority, the limits on creditors' voting rights and the role of litigation funding in the insolvency context (9354-9186 Québec inc. v. Callidus Capital Corp., 2020 SCC 10).
- Noah Zucker, Gabriel Faure and Jocelyn T. Perreault, "Creditor Activism in CCAA Proceedings: Beyond the Vote" in Jill Corraini and Justice Blair Nixon, eds., Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2019 (Toronto: Carswell, 2020) 761.
- Gabriel Faure and Noah Zucker, "La convocation de témoins extraprovinciaux : vers une meilleure harmonisation avec le reste du Canada?" (2015) 74 R. du B. 73.
- "Reversal of Fortune: The Rise of Creditor Driven CCAAs" (co-presenter) The 17th Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, 2020.
- Canadian Bar Association
- Member-at-Large - Insolvency Section executive committee
- Turn Around Management Association (TMA)
- Lord Reading Law Society
- Young Bar of Montreal