Howard F. Manis has been practicing bankruptcy and insolvency law (creditors’ and debtors’ rights) and commercial litigation since his call to the Bar in 1993.
He provides legal advice to trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, banks and other financial institutions, landlords, trade suppliers and debtors (both corporate and individuals) in all aspects of insolvency law, including bankruptcy, proposals, reorganizations and restructurings, enforcement of security, and in protecting rights outside of insolvency proceedings. His practice also comprises secured and unsecured debt enforcement for private and institutional lenders and manufacturers and distributors in the sporting goods industry.
In addition, Howard has a strong commercial litigation expertise where he regularly acts for both plaintiffs and defendants on behalf of corporations and private individuals in a wide range of sophisticated commercial disputes, including but not limited to, securities issues, shareholder disputes and interpretations of business agreements.
Howard regularly gives seminars on a wide range of topics in his areas of practice.
Howard has three daughters and loves spending quality time with his family. He is actively involved in many sports including spinning, baseball, and hockey, and recently competed in the Maccabiah Games in Israel, where he won a Silver Medal with Team Canada. Having been born and raised in Montreal, Howard is also a lifelong, die-hard Habs fan.