AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Bart is a Partner at SIMPSONWIGLE LAW and is a member of the litigation and bankruptcy/insolvency practice groups.
As a member of the bankruptcy/insolvency practice group, Bart provides strategic advice and representation to institutional lender clients such as banks and credit unions as well as private corporations on all aspects of recovery for secured and unsecured loans. Bart also acts for licensed insolvency trustees, debtors, and other stakeholders in the insolvency and restructuring process. This involves the management of litigation and providing legal opinions on risk management and asset preservation strategies.
As a member of the litigation practice group, Bart’s focus is on commercial and business disputes between shareholders and partners, enforcement of commercial leases, disputes about the sale of commercial and residential property, and enforcement of contracts and other rights through court injunctions.
A SEASONED APPROACH
“With extensive experience in operating a small business, I am familiar with, and appreciate, the challenges business owners face when confronted with litigation-related issues. I explain the litigation process and am upfront about cost and possible outcomes. My clients are encouraged to take an active role in planning and strategizing throughout the course of the lawyer-client relationship. Technology plays an important role in this because I am vigilant about using new tools and resources to deliver legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.”
WHAT SETS BART APART
"Details are important to me but so too is an overall strategy that fulfills my clients’ needs and expectations. I collaborate with other lawyers within and outside of the firm to maximize the likelihood of achieving my clients’ intended outcome.
A TRUSTED LEGAL RESOURCE
“On bankruptcy and insolvency matters, I am a trusted legal resource to other lawyers and other lawyers routinely refer their own clients to me for advice and representation.”
ACTIVE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
Bart dedicates his time to speaking and presenting on bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial litigation topics at law association events, continuing legal education seminars and writing for local newspapers. He also regularly participates in community and charitable events within and outside of the legal profession.
- Called to the Bar in Ontario, 2010
- LL.B. University of Ottawa
- M.A. University of Toronto
- B.A. York University
- Law Society of Ontario
- Hamilton Law Association
- Halton County Law Association
- Ontario Bar Association