Jonathan B. Ross Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2008 - British Columbia

Primary phone: +1 604-891-2778

Fax: +1 604-683-3558


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Primary office:  Vancouver

Jonathan B. Ross

Jonathan Ross is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office, practising primarily in the areas of commercial restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency. Jonathan also practises security realizations, including enforcement against personal property and real estate.

Jonathan's lender clients include Canadian chartered banks, credit unions, specialty lenders and individuals. His debtor clients have included large and mid-sized public and private companies, various small businesses and professionals in challenging financial circumstances. Jonathan has also acted for purchasers of distressed assets as well as insolvency professionals in their various roles in insolvency proceedings.

All of Jonathan's clients rely on him for timely and practical advice on everything from complex restructurings to bankruptcy to collection matters.

Jonathan joined the Vancouver office of Gowling WLG founding firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson in 2010. Previously, he practised and articled at a major Canadian firm in Vancouver.

While in law school, Jonathan served as vice-president (academic) of the University of British Columbia Law Students' Society. He is the founding commissioner of the Pavol Demitra Memorial Hockey Pool.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2008

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, British Columbia
  • 2007

    • Education
      University of British Columbia, LLB
  • 2003

    • Education
      University of Victoria, BA (with Distinction)


  • Canadian Bar Association (Insolvency Subsection)
  • International Association of restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Vancouver Insolvency Discussion Group

Co-author of "Fiduciary Duties of Directors and officers Relating to Corporate Opportunities" at the Canadian Mining Law and Finance Conference, 2008.

Previous speaking engagements

On-demand webinar
29 April 2020 COVID-19: Deal dynamics for M&A transactions arising out of the pandemic CLE/CPD:1 hour of Substantive credits toward the mandatory annual CPD requirement of the Law Society of Ontario.

Representative Work

Jonathan's representative engagements include:

  • Acting for a widely held private mining company as debtor in proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA)
  • Acting for secured creditors in the CCAA proceedings of League Asset Management, Aviawest Group, Wyndansea Oceanfront Golf Resort and Steels Industrial Products
  • Acting for secured creditors in the receivership proceedings of Parkside Resort Ltd.
  • Acting for trustees in bankruptcy and receivers in insolvency proceedings of Copper Sky, Tuscany Villas, Lakewind and Redcorp Ventures
  • Acting for a Hong Kong trustee in bankruptcy in regard to the estates' interest in a British Columbia real estate holding company
  • Acting for a United States Chapter 11 plan administrator in regard to the liquidation of estate assets in British Columbia and prosecuting a claim for the recovery of funds paid to Canadian residents
  • Regularly acting for three major Canadian chartered banks with regard to management and enforcement of special loans