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    S. Harlan Schonfeld CPA, CA, CIRP

    Harlan is a fully credentialed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT), and a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP) with more than 35 years of experience in financial services. As a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, and the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP), he maintains a complete breadth of knowledge regarding the Canadian and international financial landscape.

    Professional affiliations

    Harlan Schonfeld's areas of specialization in insolvency, restructuring and advisory services include:

    • Past president of the Ontario board, Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals
    • Former board director, CAIRP
    • Past chair of the Intervention Committee, CAIRP

    Areas of specialization within insolvency, restructuring, and advisory services

    • Commercial bankruptcy
    • Reorganizing proposals under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
    • Trustee services pursuant to Construction Lien Act
    • Court and private appointment receiverships
    • Liquidation of companies under federal and provincial business corporation’s statutes

    Harlan also generously donates his time to various charities, recently becoming President of Family Service Toronto.

    James Merryweather, CPA, CGA

    As a results-oriented professional with a customer service approach, Jim cares about getting the job done right.  He began his career with Irving Oil in New Brunswick, where he was assigned increasingly greater responsibilities and challenges within accounting, eventually becoming Corporate Accountant and Assistant Comptroller. In 1999, armed with his CGA designation, Jim ventured west to the Ontario telecommunications frontier where he became the Director of Accounting for C1 Communication Inc, an entrepreneurial venture which failed but led to his first contact with Schonfeld Inc. After moving to Toronto Hydro Energy Services as Director of Accounting, Jim decided to join the Schonfeld Inc. team in 2002. Now Jim uses his accounting knowledge to address bankruptcy, receiverships, Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings, and proposals in a wide variety of industries ranging from retail and transportation to entertainment and industrial contract services.

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