Richard W. Schwartz

  • Called to the Manitoba Bar, 1983
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada (the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide) for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring matters
  • Listed in Lexpert (a comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada) as a leading Insolvency Litigation practitioner

Areas of Practice


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba, 1982
  • Bachelor of Arts (Administrative Studies), University of Winnipeg, 1977


  • Partner since 1992
  • Regularly engaged by PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., MNPLLP, Keith G. Collins Ltd., the Professional Liability Claims Fund, various financial institutions, and other international, national, and local companies and firms
  • Frequently appears in both levels of the superior court in Manitoba, and twice before the Supreme Court of Canada

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Manitoba and the Canadian Bar Associations, past chair of the Bankruptcy & Insolvency section of the MBA, and a past member of the executive committee of the Bankruptcy & Insolvency section of the CBA
  • Counsel for the Manitoba Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (MAIRP)
  • Frequent lecturer at MAIRP and CAIRP (the national association of insolvency professionals) functions and seminars
  • Former member of the CAIRP Small Practice Committee
  • Member of INSOL International
  • Member of the Canadian Insolvency Foundation
  • Member of the editorial board of the National Creditor/Debtor Review
  • Member of the Manitoba Bankruptcy Court Practices Committee
  • Learning Group Facilitator for the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education
  • Member of the Law Society of Manitoba's practice review panel