Earnout Deals and Insolvency: The Bold Way They Need To Intersect Due to Coronavirus

2 Feb 2021, 11:00 AM

1 CPD hours


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Course Description

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, sponsorship or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225.

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About the Instructor(s)

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Ira Smith


Ira graduated with his Masters of Business Administration in 1977 from York University Faculty of Administrative Studies (now the Schulich School of Business). Upon graduation, Ira joined the firm of Thorne, Riddell & Co. (now KPMG) to begin his career to obtain his designation as a Chartered Accountant (“CA”). Ira obtained his CA designation in 1979, and began his insolvency career immediately thereafter with the firm Price Waterhouse Limited (now PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.).

Ira obtained his Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional designation in 1984 and his licensed insolvency trustee (formerly known as trustee in bankruptcy) licence issued by the Government of Canada in 1985.

Since 1979, Ira has been involved in a wide range of insolvency and restructuring matters, in a wide array of industries, acting on behalf of both debtors and creditors. Ira’s special focus and interest is in the entrepreneurial market, with experience in a variety of industries, including, retail, manufacturing, real estate, construction, hospitality and mining industry insolvencies, both in restructuring and liquidating. Ira was admitted into the PW (now PwC) partnership in 1988 and he remained as an active insolvency partner until March 31, 2005.

On April 1, 2005, Ira formed his own insolvency advisory boutique, Ira Smith Trustee & Receiver Inc. Ira’s reputation and experience in the insolvency community has led to the successful growth of his firm, which concentrates on the corporate mid-market, but also provides a full array of services in both corporate and personal insolvency matters.

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