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    Ryan Trainer

    Advises on a range of matters including collections, insolvency, litigation and insurance

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OFFICE: Edmonton

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9153


      Restructuring & Insolvency
      Insurance & Risk Management

      Insurance & Risk Management

LAW SCHOOL: University of Manitoba

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2016)

Assistant: Lynae Anderson

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9162

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Ryan is a litigation associate who maintains a bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring, and commercial litigation practice.  He adopts a client-focused approach to his practice to provide practical and cost-effective results.

Ryan acts for secured lenders, trustees, receivers, insolvent corporations, commercial landlords in all manner of insolvency matters and has expertise in personal property security priority disputes and post-judgment enforcement matters.

Ryan appears frequently in the Court of Queen’s Bench and has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal and various administrative bodies.


  • J.D., University of Manitoba
  • B.A., University of Alberta (Honours)

Awards and Recognition:

  • One to Watch, Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2022

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel
  • Member, McLennan Ross United Way Committee
  • Robson Hall Business Law Group
  • Advises secured and unsecured creditors with collection and recovery efforts
  • Advises Receivers and Trustees in insolvency matters
  • Represents landlords where tenants are in default
  • Assisted senior counsel with restructuring company under Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

Select Cases

  • The Bowra Group Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed receiver and manager of Dalmac Energy Inc. et al
  • The Bowra Group Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed receiver of 1984732 Alberta Ltd.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed receiver Helical Pier Systems Ltd.
  • Counsel to clients in collection and general litigation matters
  • Counsel to clients in fraud and fraudulent transfer matters
  • Counsel to insurers in insurance matters, including director and office liability as well as personal injury claims


  • "Accommodation Due to Family Status - What Employers Need to Know", McLennan Ross Webinar, 2016



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