Margo R. Siminovitch
Margo is an associate of the firm and mainly practices in the areas of litigation related to professional responsibility, bankruptcy and insolvency law and general commercial litigation. Prior to starting her litigation practice in Montreal, she was an attorney with the Federal Department of Justice specialized in health care related issues. She was a senior lawyer representing individual and corporate plaintiffs throughout the litigation initiated in 1993/1994 following the bankruptcy of Castor Holdings which resulted, in 2014, in a final determination of professional negligence against the Canadian firm and partners of Coopers & Lybrand. FFMP was awarded the largest “special fee” in Quebec’s legal history for its exceptional work representing the test case plaintiff in the Castor litigation.
- Professional Responsibility
- Civil and Commercial Litigation
- Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring
- University of Toronto (B.Sc. 1978)
- McGill University (B.C.L., L.L.B. 1993)
- Publications on subjects related to her professional practice.
- Speaker to the Canadian Bar Association about the unique challenges of complex litigation
RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
- Faculty of Medicine Scholarship, 1977
- Cheryl Rosa Teresa Doran Award, 1993
- Board of Notaries Prize, 1993
- POLAJ Prize, 1993
- Province of Quebec, Canadian Bar Association
Margo is the Executive Director of the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Canada’s largest and most prestigious prize in theatre, awarded annually to a theatre artist working in either English or French