Meyer, Kelsey

Kelsey J. Meyer


Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3323

Kelsey Meyer advises and represents clients with respect to commercial litigation matters, with a particular focus on bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring matters. She also represents clients with respect to property tax assessment complaints.

Kelsey's practice encompasses a broad range of commercial litigation, including energy litigation, product liability litigation, debtor-creditor disputes, construction, fraud, contractual disputes, professional negligence matters, environmental regulation litigation and foreclosures.

With respect to insolvency matters, Kelsey acts for creditors, debtors, and court-appointed monitors, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in large and complex insolvencies and restructurings, including proceedings pursuant to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada), the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada), and cross-border insolvency proceedings.

Kelsey appears before all levels of Court in Alberta, and has appeared before the Assessment Review Board, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (now the Alberta Energy Regulator), the Alberta Utilities Commission and the National Energy Board.

Kelsey is a member of the Calgary Bar Association, the Turnaround Management Association and the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

Kelsey has presented to clients on energy and insolvency issues, and has authored articles regarding insolvency and environmental matters. She has a proven track record of hard work, dedication and commitment to her clients, and she consistently works to achieve the highest standards of client service. Kelsey takes a practical approach to litigation, and advises her clients with a results-based approach, focusing on the most pragmatic, timely and cost-efficient means of achieving the clients' goals.

Kelsey joined Bennett Jones as an articling student in 2002.

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  • Lead litigation counsel in the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings of Argent Energy Trust and related parties, involving cross-border insolvency proceedings pursuant to Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, which resulted in a successful sale of substantially all of the assets of the debtor companies being approved by the Canadian and U.S. courts.
  • Co-counsel for Wood Group Mustang (Canada) Inc. in defence of an $85 million claim relating to the failure of an underground emulsion pipeline.
  • Canadian counsel for C&J Energy Production Services-Canada Ltd. and Mobile Data Technologies Ltd. in proceedings pursuant to Part IV of the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, involving foreign recognition by the Canadian court of U.S. Chapter 11 insolvency proceedings, including Canadian recognition of a plan of reorganization.

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  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Leading Lawyers to Watch, Insolvency & Financial Structuring - Insolvency Litigation

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