Referral network for women lawyers adds list for licensed insolvency trustees

ReferToHer launched in June 2019 and expanded to corporate lists this January

Referral network for women lawyers adds list for licensed insolvency trustees

ReferToHer™, a referral network for women lawyers created by Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, is launching a new list for experienced female Licensed Insolvency Trustees.

Licensed Insolvency Trustees work together with counsel and make court appearances in connection with complex bankruptcy and insolvency matters, issues which may be especially relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Shara Roy and Sana Halwani, who co-created the referral network, in a news release.

“In a traditionally male dominated industry, the women on this list are breaking barriers and diversifying the practice,” said Roy and Halwani, who are both partners at Lenczner Slaght, in the news release.

Licensed Insolvency Trustees furnish advice and services to organizations undergoing financial and debt-related challenges and may interact with insolvency and restructuring lawyers for the purpose of referring client matters between each other.

“The addition of female Licensed Insolvency Trustees who focus on corporate restructuring is a positive step forward in expanding the options for both businesses and lenders who are seeking reliable advice on insolvency matters,” said Gillian Goldblatt, a Licensed Insolvency Trustee at Spergel Corporate.

Lenczner Slaght’s initiative, established in June 2019, seeks to ensure that women lawyers are kept top-of-mind as often as their male counterparts in the legal profession so that they can work toward business success. The series of lists refer to experienced women lawyers, arranged by practice groups. In January 2020, the firm collaborated with McCarthy Tétrault LLP to develop corporate referral lists.

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