E. Patrick Shea, LSM, CS
Patrick Shea is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practising in the area of commercial law with a particular focus on the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency.
A certified specialist in bankruptcy and insolvency law, Patrick has acted for a variety of clients in large corporate restructuring and insolvency matters in the entertainment, retail, automotive, airline, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industrial sectors. He has also advised the Government of Canada and the Government of Jamaica on the reform of their insolvency laws.
Patrick was an instructor for the business law and insolvency portions of the Bar Admission Course run by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a member of the executive for the Ontario Bar Association's Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section and the Canadian Bar Association's Insolvency Section, and was the chair of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association's Insolvency Committee. He currently sits as a member of both the Canadian Bar Association's National Sections Council and its Legislation and Law Reform Committee.
Patrick lived and worked in Japan for a number of years where he was an active member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan and a member of the CCCJ’s Events Committee.
Patrick is a licensed pilot and soaring instructor, and a former officer in the Canadian Forces reserves. He sits on the board of the Air Cadet League of Canada's Ontario Provincial Committee and volunteers as a pilot with the Air Cadet Gliding Program.
Patrick is a Member of the Order of St. John and in 2012 was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2015, he was awarded the Law Society Medal, the Law Society of Upper Canada's highest award.