Gordon G. Plottel

Partner | Vancouver


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Protection for suppliers

The BC Supreme Court’s decision in Soccer Express Trading Corp. (Re), 2020 BCSC 749 shows some possible protections for critical suppliers under the CCAA When a company files for protection from its creditors, a supplier to that company who has...


Deliberate acts of damage by lessees and the murky world of insurance exclusions

The BC Supreme Court provides some clarity When an insurance policy exclusion does not come close to being easily intelligible, an insurer may not be entitled to rely on it to exclude coverage for acts of intentional damage by a...


Counsel Comments: Integris Credit Union v. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation

BC Take Five Newsletter, OnPoint Legal Research

This case addressed a long-standing tension between receivers and creditors who are unwilling participants in a receivership. A receiver’s role is to enforce security by taking control and possession of all of a debtors’ property and ultimately selling the property...


Receiver v. Lessor: Who Gets the Equipment? Limitations on Property Under a Receiver’s Control

Court appointed receivers commonly assume control over all of a debtor’s property.  In assuming that control, the receiver may collect various pieces of the debtor’s leased equipment, and include that equipment in a sale of the debtor’s assets.  Further, the...


Some Bankruptcy Law Issues Affecting Division of Assets and Support Under the Family Law Act


Maximizing Lessors’ Deficiency Claims

Canadian Equipment Finance, July/August 2013, 24-25

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Debt Recovery in Challenging Economic Times

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When is a Lease a “True Lease”?

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