- Ontario (2018)
- New York (2015)
- McGill University, Faculty of Law (2015) B.C.L. L.L.B.
- McGill University (2009) B.A. (Philosophy)
is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.
Before joining Lenczner Slaght, Chris practiced in the litigation department of a major New York law firm. While practicing in the U.S., Chris represented clients in disputes pending before numerous state and federal courts, including the New York Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals, the Delaware Chancery Court, and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. Chris’s wide-ranging practice in New York included complex commercial disputes, media and entertainment litigation, class actions, trusts and estates litigation, securities litigation, and cross border disputes.
Chris graduated on the Dean’s Honour List from the McGill University Faculty of Law and won an academic award for the highest standing in civil procedure classes. While in law school, Chris participated in the Winkler Class Actions Moot, winning the competition and an award for best factum. Chris also represented McGill students accused of academic and non-academic offenses through the Student Advocacy program, and volunteered with the McGill Legal Information Clinic.
Counsel to the applicant Estate Trustee in a successful oppression application, and on appeal. The application judge ordered the wind up of the respondent corporation, based on grave breaches of fiduciary duties by the personal respondents, including the usurpation of a significant real estate opportunity. The divisional court affirmed the application judge’s remedy and findings.
Counsel to Sears Holdings Corporation in connection with four Canadian class actions and related CCAA insolvency proceedings in Canada.
Counsel to the GIP Primus, LP in oppression proceedings brought by the Monitor in the context of Algoma's CCAA proceeding.
Canada’s leading litigation firm is proud to have acted in one of Lexpert’s Top 10 Deals of 2018. Algoma Steel Inc. was featured in the February issue of Lexpert Magazine as one of the most impactful deals in Canada last year. Lenczner Slaght represented GIP Primus, L.P. and Brightwood Loan Services L.L.C. in connection with the sale of the port assets with a team consisting of Peter Griffin, Monique Jilesen, Scott Rollwagen, Matthew Lerner, Christopher Trivisonno, Robert Trenker.
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Chris's article appeared in the The Canadian Class Action Review Vol. 11, Issue 2, March 2016