Michelle Tobin Partner

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Saskatchewan, 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Saskatchewan, 1985
  • Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1989

Professional Associations

  • The Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Saskatoon Bar Association
  • Saskatchewan Bankruptcy Practice Committee
  • Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan
  • Member, Business and Professional Women’s Club Saskatoon Inc.

Community Involvement

  • Past Committee Volunteer, Premier’s Annual Business Dinner
  • Past Board Member, Big Brothers Association
  • Volunteer Legal Advisor, Big Brothers Association
  • Volunteer Legal Advisor, Friends of the Broadway Theatre

Representative Work

Michelle has acted as counsel in a variety of Saskatchewan and interprovincial financings and collections and in a variety of insolvency and restructuring matters, including, but not limited to:

  • structuring and securing of $600 million in loans made by a syndicate to an interprovincial grain processing operation
  • structuring and securing of $250 million in loans made by a syndicate to an interprovincial cattle operation
  • structuring and securing of $100 million in loans made by a syndicate to an interprovincial cattle operation
  • structuring and securing of $36 million in loans to a feedlot operation
  • structuring and securing of $16 million in loans to a farm implement dealer
  • numerous restructurings of a variety of agricultural operations under the Farm Debt Mediation and Farm Land Security Board Mediation processes
  • restructuring of a property developer under the CCAA
  • restructuring of several large cattle operations, each with multiple lenders
  • receivership of an interprovincial poultry operation
  • receivership of a mustard processing facility
  • receivership of a door and window manufacturer
  • Court monitored liquidation of a company that owned a fibre network, through which internet services were provided
  • asserting creditor claims in various CCAA and BIA proceedings
  • numerous bankruptcies of retail businesses and a variety of commercial operations

Primary Practice

Michelle has acted as counsel in a variety of Saskatchewan and interprovincial financings and collections and in a variety of insolvency and restructuring matters, including, but not limited to:

  • structuring and securing of $600 million in loans made by a syndicate to an interprovincial grain processing operation
  • structuring and securing of $250 million in loans made by a syndicate to an interprovincial cattle operation
  • structuring and securing of $100 million in loans made by a syndicate to an interprovincial cattle operation
  • structuring and securing of $36 million in loans to a feedlot operation
  • structuring and securing of $16 million in loans to a farm implement dealer
  • numerous restructurings of a variety of agricultural operations under the Farm Debt Mediation and Farm Land Security Board Mediation processes
  • restructuring of a property developer under the CCAA
  • restructuring of several large cattle operations, each with multiple lenders
  • receivership of an interprovincial poultry operation
  • receivership of a mustard processing facility
  • receivership of a door and window manufacturer
  • Court monitored liquidation of a company that owned a fibre network, through which internet services were provided
  • asserting creditor claims in various CCAA and BIA proceedings
  • numerous bankruptcies of retail businesses and a variety of commercial operations

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