Kourtney Rylands 

Kourtney Rylands

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.355.3326
e: kourtney.rylands@mcmillan.ca

overview

Kourtney Rylands is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Business Law practice groups. Her Corporate Restructuring practice focuses on security enforcement, receiverships, reorganizations, bankruptcies, and liquidations. Kourtney has advised banks, financial institutions, borrowers, court appointed receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in domestic and cross-border security enforcement and restructuring proceedings, in a broad range of industries, including oil and gas, construction, life sciences, applied technology, manufacturing, agriculture, and retail.

Kourtney’s Business Law practice focuses on advising clients on corporate/commercial law at all stages in a company’s life cycle, from startup, through growth to exit. Her experience in corporate restructuring also allows her to provide practical advice to corporate clients on how to structure their business. Kourtney’s transactional experience includes domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Kourtney is also a member of the McMillan Startups initiative, providing tips, tools and programs for entrepreneurs and their startup ventures. Find out more and read blog updates at mcmillanstartups.ca.

Prior to law Kourtney gained business and client service experience with the provincial and federal governments.

Publications

The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Insolvency Proceedings Annual Review of Insolvency Law
Appeal Dismissed: Decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Re Redwater Confirms Paramountcy of BIA
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy
Pre-Packs under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act: Has the Push for Efficiency Undermined Fairness
Redwater Appeal Creates Continued Uncertainty for Insolvent Oil and Gas Companies in Alberta
New Rules for Asset Sales by Insolvent Producers (at least for now)
Compromise with the Alberta Energy Regulator: Navigating a Receivership in Alberta's Oil Patch
TSX and TSXV provide guidance on new rights offering exemptions
Knock-for-Knock Indemnification Clauses in the Oil and Gas Industry

Education

  • University of Calgary, J.D. - 2014
  • University of Calgary, B.A. Political Science - 2011
  • University of Calgary, B.A. Psychology - 2011

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2015

Practices

business formation
business law
capital markets
corporate finance
financial services
mergers and acquisitions
restructuring and insolvency

Industries

banking
energy
private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment
startups and emerging companies

Kourtney Rylands is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Business Law practice groups. Her Corporate Restructuring practice focuses on security enforcement, receiverships, reorganizations, bankruptcies, and liquidations. Kourtney has advised banks, financial institutions, borrowers, court appointed receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in domestic and cross-border security enforcement and restructuring proceedings, in a broad range of industries, including oil and gas, construction, life sciences, applied technology, manufacturing, agriculture, and retail.

Kourtney’s Business Law practice focuses on advising clients on corporate/commercial law at all stages in a company’s life cycle, from startup, through growth to exit. Her experience in corporate restructuring also allows her to provide practical advice to corporate clients on how to structure their business. Kourtney’s transactional experience includes domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Kourtney is also a member of the McMillan Startups initiative, providing tips, tools and programs for entrepreneurs and their startup ventures. Find out more and read blog updates at mcmillanstartups.ca.

Prior to law Kourtney gained business and client service experience with the provincial and federal governments.

February 2018
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Insolvency Proceedings Annual Review of Insolvency Law

Annual Review of Insolvency Law

Co-authored with Wael Rostom
March 2017
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy

Insolvency and Restructuring Bulletin

February 2017
Pre-Packs under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act: Has the Push for Efficiency Undermined Fairness

Annual Review of Insolvency Law
Co-authored with Tushara Weerasooriya, Adam Maerov, and Caireen Hanert