Torys LLP is a full-service business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montréal. Torys is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading law firms. From our New York office we support Canadian clients doing business in the United States as well as U.S. based organizations.
BDO Consulting, a division of BDO USA, LLP, provides litigation, investigation, business restructuring, valuation, and risk advisory services to clients in the United States and internationally. Our highly experienced and well-credentialed professionals draw upon a range of industry knowledge and completed consulting engagements throughout the U.S. and internationally to provide clients with unparalleled service.
BDO Consulting leverages the global industry and accounting knowledge of the BDO International network, providing rapid, strategic advice to assist our clients with financial advisory, business restructuring, out-of-court workouts, litigation, dispute resolution, risk management, financial solvency, and regulatory compliance issues. BDO Consulting provides financial advisory services on behalf of debtors, lenders, bondholders, unsecured creditors, stockholders, investors, trustees and examiners. Our business restructuring services include turnaround, interim crisis management services, profit improvement, bankruptcy/out-of-court workouts, and litigation services.
William Gray is head of the firm’s U.S. Restructuring Practice. He represents financial institutions, creditors, borrowers, acquirers and committees in complex restructurings, bankruptcy mergers and acquisitions, and major litigations. The practice also encompasses representation of DIP lenders, asset-based lenders and providers of chapter 11 exit financing. Presently, Bill acts as special counsel to the Nortel (US) companies in their chapter 11 reorganization cases.
During the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, Bill advised a number of U.S. and Canadian banks, financial institutions and pension funds with regard to their lending relationships, brokerage and security agreements, and other transactional interactions with troubled U.S. financial institutions, including Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Bear Stearns. Bill was heavily involved on behalf of major financial institutions in a number of restructuring matters arising out of the collapse of the Russian economy in 1998. As an example, he represented certain investment funds, managed by McGinnis Advisors, which had invested in Russia-based derivative securities in their chapter 11 cases in Texas.
David Berliner is a Partner in BDO Consulting, a CPA, CIRA and CTP with more than 25 years of experience in matters involving business restructurings, bankruptcy & insolvency, bankruptcy litigation and forensic investigations. He has been involved in bankruptcies and work-out situations representing unsecured creditors, debtors, and lenders, various bankruptcy litigation matters and has provided testimony at depositions and in bankruptcy court. Mr. Berliner has significant experience in bankruptcy and restructuring matters involving the retail, manufacturing, distribution and service industries.