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Kourtney Rylands practises restructuring and insolvency law.

With expertise in security enforcement, receiverships, reorganizations, bankruptcies and liquidations, Kourtney advises banks, financial institutions, borrowers, court appointed receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in domestic and cross-border security enforcement and restructuring proceedings.

Kourtney’s transactional experience includes domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and distressed M&A. Her experience in corporate restructuring allows her to provide practical advice to clients looking to acquire distressed companies.

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



Representative Matters

  • Counsel for Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals as intervener in Redwater appeal to Alberta Court of Appeal
  • Counsel to the senior secured lender in respect of the receivership proceedings of Virginia Hills
  • Counsel to a senior secured lender in respect of the CCAA proceedings of the Strategic Group
  • Counsel to a senior secured lender to a number of construction and oil and gas service companies in connection with receivership proceedings

News


Education & Admissions

2015
Called to the Alberta bar
2014
JDUniversity of Calgary
2011
BA, Political ScienceUniversity of Calgary
2011
BA, PsychologyUniversity of Calgary

Insights by Kourtney Rylands (10 Posts)

Featured Insight

Best practices for commercial landlords facing tenant insolvencies (adapted to the Province of Québec)

Many commercial landlords are increasingly alarmed that COVID-19 may cause a surge in tenant bankruptcies or restructurings.

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Feb 16, 2021
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Best Practices for Commercial Landlords Facing Tenant Insolvencies

Many commercial landlords are increasingly alarmed that COVID-19 may cause a surge in tenant bankruptcies or restructurings.

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Feb 4, 2021
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9 Things You Should Do Right Now to Protect Your Franchise System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips to help franchisors mitigate risks that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for future emergency business interruptions

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May 13, 2020
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Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Appeal in “Canada North” CCAA Priming Charges vs. Payroll Deductions Case

Canada North, CCAA, payroll deductions, deemed trust, priority, Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, Supreme
Court of Canada

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Mar 27, 2020
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Appeal Dismissed: Decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Re Redwater Confirms Paramountcy of BIA

Appeal Dismissed: Decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Re Redwater Confirms Paramountcy of BIA

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Apr 25, 2017
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The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy

The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy

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Mar 30, 2017
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Redwater Appeal Creates Continued Uncertainty for Insolvent Oil and Gas Companies in Alberta

Redwater Appeal Creates Continued Uncertainty for Insolvent Oil and Gas Companies in Alberta

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Jun 4, 2016
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New Rules for Asset Sales by Insolvent Producers (at least for now)

New Rules for Asset Sales by Insolvent Producers (at least for now)

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May 24, 2016
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Compromise with the Alberta Energy Regulator: Navigating a Receivership in Alberta’s Oil Patch

Compromise with the Alberta Energy Regulator: Navigating a Receivership in Alberta's Oil Patch

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Jan 28, 2016
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TSX and TSXV provide guidance on new rights offering exemptions

TSX and TSXV provide guidance on new rights offering exemptions

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Jan 22, 2016