Colin’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of corporate commercial and insolvency law. In the corporate commercial space, Colin routinely assists companies with incorporating, structuring the business, governance issues, purchasing and selling assets, issuing and transferring shares, and drafting agreements. His insolvency practice sees him advise clients on Canada’s bankruptcy and restructuring regimes under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Colin handles litigation on a variety of corporate commercial and insolvency matters including court-controlled restructuring processes, debt collection, asset recovery, breach of contract claims and business disputes.
Colin’s clients range from small and medium sized businesses to major financial institutions. He grew up in a family of entrepreneurship, helping manage and grow family businesses prior to attending law school. Colin draws on this experience to understand the nature of his clients’ business and offer advice that is timely, efficient and practical. Leveraging his broader experience in insolvency law and commercial litigation, he offers a holistic approach to achieving client goals, considering future objectives and potential hurdles. Colin is motivated to help clients succeed, and alleviate their roadblocks, pain points and frustrations.
During law school, Colin received a number of prizes and scholarships. He enjoys supporting work in the community, having been involved with Pro Bono Students Canada from 2017 to 2019. He has is an avid supporter and fundraiser for the Jordan Boyd Celebrity Hockey Challenge, a local event founded in 2013 that raises funds and awareness for inherited heart disease.
Outside of the office, Colin enjoys staying active with a variety of sports and activities. During the warmer months, he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, fly-fishing for Atlantic Salmon, or working on his short-game at the golf course. In the winter months, he keeps busy playing hockey, or cheering on the Montreal Canadiens.
Oct 14, 2021
We are pleased to introduce our new 2021 associate lawyers to the McInnes Cooper team: Nicolette Belliveau, Colin Boyd, Tom Creagh, Savannah…
Oct 5, 2020
On October 2, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the existence and application of the anti-deprivation rule in Canadian bankruptcy law.…