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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)

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

Feb 16, 2021

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

Best Practices for Commercial Landlords Facing Tenant Insolvencies

Feb 4, 2021

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

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

May 13, 2020

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

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

Mar 27, 2020

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

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

Apr 25, 2017

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

The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy

Mar 30, 2017

The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy

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

Jun 4, 2016

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)

May 24, 2016

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

Jan 28, 2016

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

TSX and TSXV provide guidance on new rights offering exemptions

Jan 22, 2016

TSX and TSXV provide guidance on new rights offering exemptions