TMA Montreal chapter to celebrate FIRST Lifetime Achievement Awards winners

MONTREAL, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - The Montreal chapter of The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) will award its first "Lifetime Achievement Award" to McMillan LLP lawyers Max Mendelsohn and the Hon. Yoine Goldstein who have helped to shape Montreal's restructuring and insolvency practice over the years.

The awards will be presented on February 7, 2011 at noon at the Mount Stephen Club (1440 Drummond Street), Montreal.

This is the TMA's first awards event honoring the achievements of individual restructuring and insolvency practitioners in Montreal.

"Max Mendelsohn and Yoine Goldstein are very deserving award recipients having made significant contributions in our community. The Board of the Montreal chapter believes it is important to recognize their outstanding achievements," said Denis Hamel, Partner with Deloitte and TMA Montreal chapter president.

This event is the first of what is expected to be an annual awards ceremony recognizing key people and their accomplishments. It is part of the TMA's effort to promote the creative and beneficial position of restructuring professionals in Montreal's economy.

About the winners

  • Max Mendelsohn is a leader of the corporate restructuring and insolvency group at McMillan LLP where his practice focuses on advising financial institutions, trustees and reorganizing enterprises. He also frequently acts as a mediator and arbitrator in commercial disputes, sits on the Board of Directors of several corporations, and advises commercial enterprises. In his many years of practice, Max has developed a deserved reputation as a pragmatic dealmaker in Montreal's turnaround and restructuring market, as well as across Canada. He has served as mentor to many of the current members of the Montreal TMA chapter, and indeed to countless professionals in the field.
  • Yoine Goldstein is Senior Counsel at McMillan LLP and advises clients in the turnaround, restructuring and litigation areas of practice. The Honourable Yoine Goldstein was appointed to the Senate of Canada in August 2005 where he served for four years. He was elected Fellow to both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Bankruptcy. Over the span of a career in both private legal practice and as an active leader in public life, Yoine has garnered respect as a strong advocate and one of the leading bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers of his generation. He has been very active on the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Combined Jewish Appeal as well as with a number of charitable and human rights organizations.

About the TMA

Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,000 members in 47 chapters, including 32 in North America. The Turnaround Management Association is the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Its international headquarters is in Chicago. For more information on the TMA, please visit www.turnaround.org

SOURCE Turnaround Management Association

For further information:

Denis Hamel, CA-IFA, CIRP, CFE
Partner

Deloitte & Touche

President of the Board
TMA Montreal Chapter
514-393-7137
dehamel@deloitte.ca

David Eisenstadt
The Communications Group Inc.
1-800-267-4476 ext. 36
deisenstadt@tcgpr.com

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