Frank Spizzirri, C.S.
Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
National Creditors Bar Association
Year of Call: 1995 (ON)
Law Society of Ontario, C.S. I Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law
Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, LL.M. I Masters in Tax Law, Executive Program
University of Ottawa Law School, LL.B. Cum Laude I English Common Law Program
University of Toronto, B.A. With Distinction I Political Science and History
Frank is counsel to AUDAXLAW. His practice is centred upon corporate advice, restructurings, debt recovery and dispute resolution. The corporate advisory work includes advising shareholders and directors on such matters as directors’ and officers’ liability and insurance, shareholder disputes, corporate financings, and risk management. His insolvency and restructuring experience includes acting for debtors seeking to restructure their business and operations, acting for insolvency professionals, and acting for creditors seeking recovery. Frank has extensive experience in debt recovery litigation, overturning fraudulent transactions, and shareholder disputes, as well as complex commercial matters. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in bankruptcy and insolvency law.
Frank is a prolific writer and speaker. He has spoken at and chaired many programs on bankruptcy and insolvency, debt recovery and commercial litigation in Canada and the United States. He has written numerous articles on insolvency and debt recovery and has published a book on Canadian insolvency law through the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).
Frank was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995. He is the current vice-Chair of the Insolvency Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and a past Chair of the Insolvency Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association. Frank is the education director and newsletter editor for the International Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute as well as a coordinating editor for its monthly Journal. He is also a member of the National Creditors Bar Association. Frank is fluent in English and Italian.
Frank has been an active member of the law communities in Canada and across the border. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the Insolvency Law Section at the Canadian Bar Association; in the past, he was also the Treasurer and Secretary. He is a Member at Large of the Ontario Bar Association where he previously served as Newsletter Editor as well as Vice-Chair, Past-Chair and Chair of the organization’s Insolvency Law Section. Since joining the American Bankruptcy Institute in 2014, Frank has been a contributing editor to its monthly Journal magazine as well as a member of its Newsletter Editor International Committee; in the past he held other positions including Past Education Co-Ordinator, Past Newsletter Editor and member of the Commercial Fraud Committee.
CBA National Insolvency Law Conference, Chicago
Co-Chair, September 2016
Annual Cross-Country Legal Update – CBA Pan-Canadian Insolvency Law Conference, Quebec City
Speaker and Author, October 2014
The Essential Update on Insolvency Law – OBA Insolvency Law Section Program
Co-Chair and Speaker, June 2014
Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Receivership Essentials – LSUC
Speaker and Co-Author, March 2014
Critical Developments in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law- OBA Institute
Speaker and Co-Author, February 2014