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Jerritt R. Pawlyk


Jerritt Pawlyk is a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Group and an experienced advocate and ‎advisor for clients across many industries. ‎

For over 15 years, Jerritt has represented clients in all aspects of the insolvency process. He has acted ‎extensively for lenders, distressed companies, receivers, creditors, trustees, monitors and other court ‎appointed professionals in all types of proceedings across various industries. In particular, Jerritt has ‎gained a unique understanding of the restructuring of real estate projects and companies, including ‎creative uses of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act to achieve favourable results for his clients. ‎

In addition to his restructuring work, Jerritt also advises on builders’ liens and other construction related ‎issues, as well as commercial litigation, especially when these issues intersect with Insolvency.‎

Bar admissionsAlberta, 2006


  • Counsel to the Monitor Ernst & Young Inc. in the CCAA proceedings of Midnight Integrated Financial Inc. et al
  • Counsel to Abbey Resources Corp. in its proceedings under the CCAA
  • Represents a secured creditor and Critical Supplier in the CCAA proceedings of Dominion Diamond ‎Mines
  • Represents a secured creditor in the CCAA proceedings of JMB Crushing Systems Inc.‎
  • Counsel to the primary lender in the Receivership of Destiny Bioscience Global Corp. ‎
  • Acts for a secured lender in the Receivership of Westpoint Capital Corporation
  • Represented the first secured lender in the CCAA proceedings of Kolsy Homes Ltd. and Rivairo Capital ‎Corporation
  • Represented a primary lender in the Receivership of Reid Built Homes
  • Acted for the Court Appointed Monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Rotating Right Inc. ‎
  • Represented a major multi-jurisdictional Landlord in the CCAA proceeding of Advanced Engineering ‎Products Group
  • Counsel to a Landlord in the CCAA proceedings of Nortel Networks
  • Acted for multiple condominium corporations in the CCAA proceedings of the Medican Group of ‎Companies ‎
  • Acted for secured equipment finance company in the CCAA proceedings of Cow Harbour Construction
  • English
  • LL.B., University of Alberta, 2005‎
  • B.A., University of Alberta, 2001‎


  • The Legal 500 Canada (Restructuring), 2022


  • Co-Author, "Alberta Court of Queen's Bench reaffirms validity of "priority flip" upon bankruptcy and casts doubt on ability of provinces to preserve pre-bankruptcy priorities," National Insolvency Review, Volume 40, Number 1, February 2023
  • Co-Author, The Hothouse of Real-Time Regulation:‎ Emerging Law Under CCAA Section 11.1, 20th Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2022 
  • Co-Author, “Transitioning from LIBOR in North America”, October, 2020‎
  • Author, “Crypto-Assets in North America”, July 2020‎

Media Mentions

  • Quoted, "Smoking Hot: Canada Worked Out," The Global Restructuring Review, February 9, 2021
  • Quoted, "DLA Piper hires in Canada," The Global Restructuring Review, January 7, 2021

Community Involvement

  • Past-president, Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society

Memberships And Affiliations

  • INSOL International
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Canadian Bar Association