Preet Gill is trusted by clients to develop novel solutions to complex litigation and transactional issues, with a focus on debt restructurings. She has been lauded for her legal acumen, analytical ability and subtle and strategic approach, which offer a distinct advantage to clients facing difficult legal problems.
As national co-head of the complex legal research and opinions group, Preet analyzes and finds solutions for intricate, novel and complex legal issues in transactional, litigation and insolvency and restructuring contexts, with a specific focus on CCAA and CBCA restructurings. She also prepares expert legal opinions and written advocacy, focusing on appellate-level facta, for lawyers and clients of the firm in numerous areas of practice.
Preet has been part of the Bennett Jones team representing various parties in a significant number of insolvency and restructuring proceedings, including: Calfrac Well Services, Stoneway Capital, Sears Canada, Payless Shoes, Concordia International, Danier Leather, Connacher Oil and Gas, Bumble Bee/Clover Leaf Seafoods, NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation, Target Canada, Bonavista Energy Corporation, Bellatrix Exportation and Nortel Networks.
Preet also has extensive experience in significant commercial, civil fraud and auditor liability cases, including Sino-Forest Corporation (both the CCAA proceedings and subsequent fraud trial) and Lavender v Miller Bernstein (Ontario Court of Appeal). She has appeared before all levels of Court.
In 2022, Preet was awarded the Lexpert Rising Star Award honouring leading lawyers under 40 in Canada, and has been frequently cited in Lexpert's Big Suits and Big Deals. She has also been named a Lexpert Leading Lawyer to Watch in Insolvency & Financial Restructuring.
Preet has been interviewed by Lexpert magazine in connection with numerous articles written on international class actions, by The Globe and Mail and The Lawyer's Daily on her work in connection with legal issues arising out of COVID-19 and by Canadian Lawyer for her expertise on the intersection of insolvency and directors' duties.
Preet serves as Chair of the Toronto Student Committee, overseeing all student recruitment and the student program for the Toronto office. She also sits on a number of other partnership committees at the firm, including the Opinions Committee and the Conflicts Committee. In addition to being a mentor at the firm, Preet is part of the mentoring program for the South Asian Bar Association and South Asian Women in the Law.
Preet is widely published in a number of publications, including the Annual Review of Insolvency Law, the National Creditor Debtor Review, the Banking & Finance Law Review, Ultimate Corporate Counsel Guide, The Lawyer's Daily, the Canadian Securities Law News, the Commercial Insolvency Reporter, the Federated Press Corporate Liability Journal, The Winston Report, the Corporate Securities and Financial Law Report, the Ontario Bar Association's Taxation Law Newsletter, the Federated Press Tax Litigation Journal and The Oatley-McLeish Guide to Personal Injury Practice in Motor Vehicle Cases. Preet is an author in Directors' Duties in Canada, 6th ed., published by CCH Canadian Limited.