MLT Aikins LLP – Calgary and Edmonton Insolvency and Restructuring Group

Our insolvency and restructuring team provides counsel with broad experience focused on insolvency and restructuring law.  We represent clients across a variety of industries including retail, agriculture, food services, transportation, construction, real estate, manufacturing, and professional. We act as counsel to lenders, trustees, debtors, directors and officers.


Ryan Zahara

Ryan Zahara | Calgary Lawyer

Ryan has been involved in numerous restructuring proceedings under the Companies Creditors’ Arrangement Act (CCAA) and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA). Ryan also regularly acts on behalf of court-appointed officers in insolvency proceedings, including receivers, monitors and trustees. Ryan has represented clients from a wide range of industries including retail, real estate, mining, oil and gas and manufacturing.

Ryan appears regularly before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Appeal and has appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared before the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench.

Ryan also advises on commercial litigation issues, including corporate foreclosures, enforcement actions and construction disputes.

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Catrina Webster

Catrina Webster | Calgary Lawyer

Catrina Webster’s practice involves all aspects of corporate and commercial litigation with a focus on restructuring and insolvency. Catrina has appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta. She has also represented clients at mediations and settlement conferences.

Prior to joining MLT Aikins, Catrina was an associate in the Calgary office of an international law firm. In addition, she worked for a large oil and gas company.

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Dana Nowak

Dana Nowak

Dana Nowak practises civil litigation with a focus on commercial bankruptcy and insolvency, personal property security law, construction law, suretyship, and real property disputes. Dana has represented clients before the Alberta Provincial Court, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Court of Appeal of Alberta, Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, the Yukon Supreme Court and the Yukon Court of Appeal.

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Mandi Deren-Dubé

Mandi Deren-Dubé | Edmonton Lawyer

Mandi Deren-Dubé is a litigator who focuses on corporate and commercial disputes, employment advising and employment disputes, and commercial insolvency matters.

Mandi advises and represents businesses with all types of disputes, including but not limited to breaches of contract; employment issues; fraud, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty investigations and claims; shareholder disputes; and commercial debt collections and foreclosure matters. She takes a practical and results-based approach to solving problems for her clients.

Her insolvency and restructuring practice consists of representing secured and unsecured creditors with realizations and enforcement of security. She also assists companies in financial distress and represents shareholders and directors of insolvent corporations in navigating the insolvency process, including by defending claims against directors and officers and advising regarding shareholder disputes.

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Evan Halbert

Evan Halbert | AB Lawyer

Evan Halbert carries on a commercial practice with a focus on lending as well as bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

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