Winnipeg lawyer J.J. Burnell has been appointed to the 2019-2020 Canadian Bar Association Insolvency Law Section Executive as Secretary. She joins the executive with hopes of contributing to the growth of the section, providing representation for each province and giving every level of experience a voice. “We have an opportunity to engage and mentor young insolvency lawyers, to educate our fellow insolvency and non-insolvency lawyers and to advocate on behalf of our practice area,” J.J. said.
J.J. has a long history of supporting the CBA and MBA — she has been actively involved in both the CBA Insolvency Law section and the CBA Pension Benefits Law section in various capacities.
The CBA Insolvency Law Section advocates for bankruptcy law reform and offers timely legal education and professional development in this important area of law.
The Section liaises with:
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals
- International Bar Association
- INSOL International
- Superintendent of Bankruptcy
J.J. practises in the area of corporate recovery and insolvency law, as well as in pension and benefits law. She provides advice regarding corporate recovery strategies, debt restructuring, arrangements, proposals, loans, loan recovery and reinforcement, shareholder, director and employee issues, lender liability, bankruptcy and receivership generally. She advises corporations, banks, secondary lenders, venture capital firms, shareholders, creditors and debtors.