Adam D. Crane

Legal Assistant: Sharon Creaser

Adam Crane is a Partner and the Chair of the Financial Recovery and Insolvency Group. Adam provides legal services in the areas of bankruptcy & insolvency, restructuring, financial recovery, commercial litigation (construction, insurance, product liability, civil fraud, shareholder disputes and business disputes), commercial and residential mortgage enforcement, and builders' liens.

Adam Crane was named to Benchmark Litigation's Under 40 Hot List in 2017, which honors the achievements of Canada’s most accomplished legal partners under 40 and is compiled through a process of peer review and case examination. He was selected as International Advisory Experts Debt Recovery Lawyer of the Year in Canada, 2018.

  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (Osgoode Hall Law School, 2015)
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2011
  • J.D. (Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, 2010)
  • B.A. (Acadia University, 2005)

Adam Crane acts as legal counsel for creditors and debtors in insolvency, restructuring and financial recovery matters, including:

  • Canadian financial institutions and chartered banks
  • Credit unions
  • Corporations (international, national, regional and local)
  • National and international debt buyers
  • Collection agencies
  • Private lenders
  • Mortgage Investment Corporations (MICs)
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Insurance companies
  • Individuals

Adam Crane also acts as independent counsel for insolvency firms and licensed insolvency trustees in the following matters:

  • Bankruptcies
  • Court appointed receiverships, interim receiverships and private receiverships
  • Proposals under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • Monitorships in Companies’ Creditor Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings

Adam’s legal services revolve around the following debt and debt instruments:

  • Commercial and residential mortgages, collateral mortgages and debentures
  • Business loans and lines of credit
  • Personal guarantees
  • General security agreements (personal property security)
  • Promissory notes
  • Credit card debts
  • Builders lien and mechanics liens
  • Insurance subrogation claims
  • Contracts
  • Automobile financings
  • Equipment financings

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities

  • Past Director and VP of Technical Development, Lacrosse Nova Scotia
  • Founder and Past Member, Intellectual Property Law Association of Dalhousie 
  • “Of Mice and “Man”: Patentability of Genetic Material and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” (2009) 18 Dal. J. Leg. Stud.

Qualifications

  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (Osgoode Hall Law School, 2015)
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2011
  • J.D. (Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, 2010)
  • B.A. (Acadia University, 2005)

Experience

Adam Crane acts as legal counsel for creditors and debtors in insolvency, restructuring and financial recovery matters, including:

  • Canadian financial institutions and chartered banks
  • Credit unions
  • Corporations (international, national, regional and local)
  • National and international debt buyers
  • Collection agencies
  • Private lenders
  • Mortgage Investment Corporations (MICs)
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Insurance companies
  • Individuals

Adam Crane also acts as independent counsel for insolvency firms and licensed insolvency trustees in the following matters:

  • Bankruptcies
  • Court appointed receiverships, interim receiverships and private receiverships
  • Proposals under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • Monitorships in Companies’ Creditor Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings

Adam’s legal services revolve around the following debt and debt instruments:

  • Commercial and residential mortgages, collateral mortgages and debentures
  • Business loans and lines of credit
  • Personal guarantees
  • General security agreements (personal property security)
  • Promissory notes
  • Credit card debts
  • Builders lien and mechanics liens
  • Insurance subrogation claims
  • Contracts
  • Automobile financings
  • Equipment financings

Activities & Affiliations

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Personal, Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Past Director and VP of Technical Development, Lacrosse Nova Scotia
  • Founder and Past Member, Intellectual Property Law Association of Dalhousie

Publications & Presentations

  • “Of Mice and “Man”: Patentability of Genetic Material and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” (2009) 18 Dal. J. Leg. Stud.