Richard W. Schwartz


Rick is recognized for his considerable experience and knowledge in bankruptcy and insolvency matters and commercial litigation. He is listed in Best Lawyers, the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide, for his work in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring matters. He is also listed in Lexpert, a comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada, as a leading Insolvency Litigation practitioner. Rick is regularly engaged by organizations including PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., MNP Ltd., Keith G. Collins Ltd., the Professional Liability Claims Fund, and other financial institutions and corporations. He frequently appears at all levels of Court in Manitoba and has twice appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Rick is a frequent lecturer at forums and conferences organized by the Manitoba Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals and the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals. He is or has been a member of various other professional organizations, including INSOL International, the Canadian Insolvency Foundation, the editorial board of the National Creditor/Debtor Review, the Manitoba Bankruptcy Court Practices Committee, and the Law Society of Manitoba’s practice review panel.

direct: 204.944.3232
fax: 204.947.2593

Legal Assistant

Daniel Rodriguez
direct: 204.944.3735
fax: 204.947.2593

Bar Admission

Called to the Manitoba Bar, 1983

Professional Activities

Partner at Tapper Cuddy LLP since 1992

Member, Manitoba Bar Association

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Past Chair, Bankruptcy & Insolvency section, Manitoba Bar Association

Past Member, Executive Committee of the Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Canadian Bar Association

Counsel, Manitoba Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (MAIRP)

Frequent Lecturer, MAIRP and CAIRP (the national association of insolvency professionals) functions and seminars

Former Member, CAIRP Small Practice Committee

Member, INSOL International

Member, Canadian Insolvency Foundation

Member, editorial board of the National Creditor/Debtor Review

Member, Manitoba Bankruptcy Court Practices Committee

Learning Group Facilitator, Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education

Member, Law Society of Manitoba’s practice review panel”

Practice Areas


Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba, 1982

Bachelor of Arts (Administrative Studies), University of Winnipeg, 1977

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