Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Specialist
Member of the Québec Bar since 1993 and holding diplomas in both civil law and common law from McGill University and member of the New York Bar since 1994, as well as the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, Jean-Philippe Gervais has over 20 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation, particularly in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency nationally and internationally. He has appeared and pleaded before all the Courts of the Province of Québec, as well as before the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also advised clients involved in transnational litigation, more particularly in insolvency and restructuring matters.
In the course of his practice, he has acted for all parties involved in the insolvency process : bankruptcy trustees, debtors both corporate and individual, secured and ordinary creditors, unions and individual salaried employees. He has been involved in important bankruptcy and restructuring files, both under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Jean-Philippe Gervais has also developed a particular expertise in the field of the ethical liability of bankruptcy trustees, and was directly involved in most major files of this nature over the past 20 years. He has also participated as speaker and instructor in numerous conferences organized by the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Institute and private trustee firms.
In addition to this specialized practice, Jean-Philippe Gervais also acts in matters related to general civil and property disputes, banking litigation, estate matters and general liability claims, having pleaded in particular several important files over the past 20 years related to the liability of directors under the Companies Act and the Business Corporations Act.
Before joining CMKZ in 2017, Me Gervais practiced in his own firm.
- Called to the Bar of New York, 1994
- Called to the Bar of Quebec, 1993
- Bachelor’s Degree in Common Law, Université McGill, 1992
- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Law, Université McGill, 1992
Current Professional Associations
- Member, Bar of Québec
- Member, New York State Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association
- Les personnes morales et la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés, J.-P. Gervais, (1993) 38 McGill L.J. 263