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Frank Highley

Counsel
Tel: 519-672-9330Fax: 519-672-5960

Email: highley@cohenhighley.com

Legal Assistant: Tracey Baker (baker@cohenhighley.com, ext. 339)

Frank’s practice includes extensive experience in bankruptcy, receivership, construction liens, secured transactions and priority disputes between secured lenders. He has extensive experience in the agricultural, retail and manufacturing sectors, and has experience in international insolvency transactions.

Frank’s experience includes acting for a debtor company in a CCAA filing, a debtor company in a fraudulent conveyance/oppression remedy matter, defending claims brought with respect to personal and corporate guarantees, and claims for breach of trust under the Construction Lien Act. Frank also acts for creditors and does work for various banking institutions and, in addition, acts for several large corporations with respect to their secured lending requirements.

Frank has also prepared papers, participated in seminars relating to and been involved in teaching situations at Western University, where he taught Commercial Law and Secured Transactions. He has also been a senior instructor in Debtor-Creditor Relations at the Ontario Bar Admission Course.

Areas of Expertise

Education & Experience

Frank graduated from the University of Windsor where, as Gold Medalist in 1970, he obtained a Baccalaureate Degree in Political Science and Economics, and subsequently a Bachelor of Laws Degree. He was called to the Bar in 1975.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex County Trustee and Receivers Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Member of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Task Force considering role and abolition of the Registrar in Bankruptcy
  • Served on Law Society of Upper Canada Standards Committee on Certification of Specialist in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law
  • Member of Board of Directors for Hospice of London
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors for Family Services London
  • Served as External Governor for Fanshawe College, and subsequently for 2 years as Chair of the Board of Governors