Jeremy Bornstein

Jeremy Bornstein
Telephone: 416 869 5386
Fax: 416 640 3001

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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Jeremy Bornstein is an associate in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Group. His practice focuses on corporate restructurings including both domestic and cross-border insolvencies. He represents debtor companies, creditors, court officers and purchasers of distressed assets by delivering creative solutions to maximize stakeholder outcomes. Jeremy's experience in strategic and operational business roles in a capital constrained environment allows him to deliver a highly practical approach to solving clients' challenges.

He was formerly a member of the firm’s private company group, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate commercial matters. This included asset and share transactions, private equity and venture capital investments as well as negotiating and drafting agreements.

Key files include acting for:

  • Payless ShoeSource in connection with its Canadian liquidation
  • UK Pensioners in the Nortel insolvency
  • First Lien Lenders of Walter Energy, Inc. in connection with its cross-border restructuring
  • The vendors in the liquidation of Davie Shipyards
  • Flipp in a Series B financing round with Insight Venture Partners
  • Xtreme Labs in the sale of the company to Pivotal
  • The principal investor in a $780 million purchase of a hotel chain across Canada
Between his roles in the firm’s Restructuring and Private Company groups, Jeremy joined a US-based healthcare services start-up as a member of the executive team. His mandate included both general counsel and business growth strategy and execution responsibilities. During his tenure the company raised over $10 million and grew revenues from less than $1 million to over $4 million per year. The company was named to the Inc. 500, list of fastest growing companies in America as #1 in Healthcare in Massachusetts and #211 overall.
Jeremy joined the firm as a summer student in 2011. He graduated from Western University’s J.D. program, where he was named to the Dean’s Honour List. Jeremy holds both an H.B.A. from the Ivey Business School and a B.A. in Political Science from Western University. Prior to joining Cassels, Jeremy worked as a business analyst for a global management consulting firm, as a business development consultant for a global enterprise software company and as a Corporal in the Canadian Forces reserves.


Western University, J.D., 2013

Western University, HBA (Business Administration), 2008

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Return to Certainty: Supreme Court of Canada Provides Clarity to GST/HST Deemed Trust and the Liability of Secured Creditors for Funds Received

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