Western Law

LL.B.(University of Western Ontario)


Jay A. Carfagnini is a partner and heads the Corporate Restructuring Group at Goodmans. For ten consecutive years, Goodmans Corporate Restructuring Group has been ranked by Chambers Global as the sole Canadian law firm in Band 1 with the #1 restructuring practice in Canada. His practice focuses on banking and financing law, corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy and insolvency law. He has an extensive expertise in cross-border and international transactions, particularly in the interplay of Canadian restructuring proceedings with U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings and U.K. administration proceedings. Jay has been an active participant and advisor in most of the major restructurings in Canada in the past several years, including Nortel Networks, North Star Manufacturing/Atrium, Canwest Media, Chemtura, Indalex, Cover-All, Aleris, InterTAN Canada/Circuit City, AbitibiBowater, Tower Automotive, Quebecor World, Calpine Canada, MuscleTech, Laidlaw Inc., JTI-Macdonald Inc., Air Canada, Beloit Corporation, Harnischfeger Industries Inc., Kaiser Aluminum Group, Fleming Group/Core-Mark Int’l, Canadian Commercial Bank, Med-Chem Medical Supplies Services Group, Olympia & York Developments Limited, Dylex Limited, Atkins Nutritional (Canada), Krispy Kreme (Canada) and T. Eaton Co. Ltd.

Jay has been consistently identified as a leading practitioner of insolvency and restructuring law by several international legal publications including the Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Lexpert Magazine’s Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada and the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, IFLR 1000, PLC Which Lawyer?, PLC Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook and Best Lawyers in Canada (2011 Toronto Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Lawyer of the Year). Jay is also recognized as one of the "Most Highly Regarded Individuals – Global" for insolvency and restructuring by Law Business Research’s An International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers from 2005 to 2011 and by Euromoney’s Best of the Best as one of the top 25 insolvency and restructuring lawyers worldwide.

Jay is a member of the Ontario and Alberta bars, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the International Insolvency Institute, the Insolvency Institute of Canada and INSOL International. Jay is the Past Chair of the Canadian Insolvency Foundation. He is the co-editor of INSOL World, INSOL International’s quarterly journal and an occasional lecturer and author of articles on banking, securitization and corporate reorganization law.

Teaching In 2013-2014

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