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Jeffrey J. Simpson

Tel: 416 777 5413 Fax: 1 888 587 9143

Jeff is a partner in our Banking, Finance and Insolvency Group, specializing in matters before the Toronto Commercial List, a specialized division of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice established to deal with complex commercial matters. Jeff represents both debtors and creditors.

Jeff has considerable expertise in shareholder’s disputes, receivership law and reorganization proceedings under both the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA). Whether representing creditors, debtors, banks or suppliers, Jeff works toward a successful reorganization wherever possible. Sometimes, however, this is not possible, and receivership is the only solution. Jeff’s expertise in receivership law is well recognized.

Jeff has appeared before all levels of Ontario Courts on insolvency and commercial litigation cases of all types, including matters involving the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA), mortgage enforcement and the law of guarantee.

Jeff is also thoroughly versed in all aspects of security enforcement and realization in Ontario, in both real estate and personal property matters.

Many of Jeff’s cases have involved the real estate, retail apparel and manufacturing industries, where he has significant experience and expertise.

Jeff’s Commercial List experience has led him to develop two significant subspecialties:

• shareholders’ disputes/corporate oppression cases; and

• solicitors’ negligence cases involving allegations of solicitors’ errors committed in a commercial, lending or insolvency context.

Community Involvement





  • LL.B., McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1995
  • B.A. (Honours) History, McGill University, 1991


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1997

Publications & Presentations

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

The Supreme Court of Canada Overturns the Federal Court of Appeal Decision in Callidus Capital: Secured Lenders in Canada can Breathe a Little Easier

Torkin Manes LegalPoint Almost one year ago, in an article entitled “Are Forbearance Agreements on the Endangered Species List?  The Effect of Canada v. Callidus C...
Nov 13, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Are Forbearance Agreements on the Endangered Species List: The Effect of Canada v. Callidus Capital on Lenders’ Dealings with Insolvent Borrowers

“And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse…” - William Shakespeare, The Life and Death of King...
Nov 20, 2017
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

The Supreme Court of Canada Rules on When Lenders May Share Personal Information Without Violating Federal Privacy Legislation

Introduction: Privacy Legislation and Secured Lenders Privacy legislation, exemplified in Canada by the federal Personal Information Protection and El...
Nov 30, 2016

News & Media

Cross-country Legal Acts Tough to Follow

The Lawyers Weekly When lawyers hear about 'cross-border law,' they typically think of statutes and regulations that vary from one country to another...But what about cr...
Nov 11, 2011


The Law Society of Upper Canada’s 6th Annual Business Law Summit

Linda Godel and Jeff Simpson will present at The Law Society of Upper Canada’s 6th Annual Business Law Summit on May 12, 2016. They will be...
May 12, 2016: 09:00 - 16:00