Steven Weisz

Member

Recent News:

Cozen O’Connor Announces New Group Chairs, Office Managing Partners, Other Promotions

The firm announced several new practice group chairs, office managing partners, and leaders of firm committees and initiatives

Steve concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and insolvency law. Bringing over three decades of experience as a leader in his field, Steve skillfully guides his clients through all aspects of complex domestic and multinational insolvencies.

Steve prides himself on taking a pragmatic, cost-efficient approach to even the most complex multidimensional and multidisciplinary issues. He regularly represents purchasers of distressed debt and assets, debtors, directors, court-appointed officers, and major stakeholders of insolvent businesses  often, on an urgent basis.

Prior to joining the firm, Steve was a founding member of Weisz Fell Kour, a boutique law firm providing services exclusively in commercial restructuring, litigation, and business law in Toronto. Before founding his firm, Steve was a leader of the insolvency and restructuring group at a national law firm.

Steve has been recognized as a leader in insolvency law by Chambers and Partners, Lexpert, Best Lawyers, ILFR, and Who's Who Legal. He is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC) and the IIC's Social Media and Intervention Committees. He is general editor of the National Creditor Debtor Review, as well as a former executive of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and past president of the Toronto Chapter of TMA. He regularly speaks at industry conferences and seminars on insolvency law and litigation matters, participates in the mentoring program at the University of Toronto Law School, and is a guest lecturer for the LLM Commercial Law program at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Steve earned his LL.B. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and his B.A. in economics and Math from the University of Toronto – Trinity College.

In his free time, Steve also dedicates his efforts to the United Jewish Appeal, Prostate Cancer Canada, and the Bay Street Fore a Cause Foundation, a nonprofit organization of Bay Street professionals who raise funds to support underprivileged children in the GTA. He is also a participant and supporter of the Ride2ConquerCancer, an annual two-day cycling event from Toronto to Niagara Falls in support of cancer research at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.

News

Cozen O’Connor Announces New Group Chairs, Office Managing Partners, Other Promotions

February 15, 2024

The firm announced several new practice group chairs, office managing partners, and leaders of firm committees and initiatives

Corporate LiveWire Virutal Round Table on Bankruptcy & Restructuring

December 06, 2023

Steven Weisz and Heidi Esslinger participate in Corporate LiveWire's Round Table on Bankruptcy & Restructuring.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Chambers Canada

October 13, 2023

Shane Hardy (Intellectual Property), Michael G. Osborne (Competition/Antitrust: Litigators), and Steven J. Weisz (Restructuring/Insolvency) were also recognized in the 2023 Chambers Global rankings.

Ten Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch in Canada

August 24, 2023

Ten Cozen O’Connor lawyers from the firm’s Toronto and Vancouver offices were selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada

Four Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named to the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

March 14, 2023

Shane Hardy, Michael Osborne, Steven Weisz, and Kevin Zimka were named to the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for 2023.

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Chambers Global Rankings

February 22, 2023

Chambers Global has recognized six Cozen O’Connor attorneys: Susan Eisenberg (Miami – Labor & Employment), Geoffrey Ferrer (New York – Transportation & Trade), Shane Hardy (Toronto – Intellectual Property), Michael Osborne (Toronto – Antitrust & Competition), Joseph Tilson (Chicago – Labor & Employment), and Steven Weisz (Toronto – Bankruptcy & Restructuring) as worldwide leaders in their respective practices.

Cozen O’Connor’s Steven Weisz Recognized in 2022 Edition of Euromoney’s Expert Guides: Banking, Finance, and Transactional Law

October 25, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, October 25, 2022 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that bankruptcy attorney Steven Weisz, a member in the firm’s Toronto office, has been recognized by Euromoney in its 2022 edition of Expert Guides: Banking, Finance, and Transactional Law. Steve is listed as one of the leading attorneys internationally in the Restructuring and Insolvency category.

Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice and Multiple Attorneys Recognized in IFLR1000 2022 Edition

October 24, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Corporate Practice and multiple attorneys in the firm’s Corporate and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring practices have been recognized by IFLR1000 in its 2022 edition.

Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Chambers Canada Rankings

October 14, 2022

Chambers Canada has recognized two Cozen O’Connor attorneys, Shane Hardy and Steven J. Weisz, as leaders in their respective practices.

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch in Canada

August 30, 2022

Best Lawyers selected five Cozen O’Connor lawyers from the firm’s Toronto and Vancouver offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada and one attorney from the Vancouver office for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Veteran Restructuring/Insolvency Litigator Steven J. Weisz Joins Cozen O’Connor’s Bankruptcy Group in Toronto

June 13, 2022

Weisz will play a key role in further expanding Cozen O’Connor’s restructuring and insolvency practice to serve both domestic and international clients with business operations in Canada and the United States.

Publications

Canada "Withdraws" from Further Comment on the SIB Liquidation

December 21, 2023

Heidi Esslinger and Steven Weisz discuss the McDonald v. Toronto-Dominion Bank decision in the December 2023 edition of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Cross-Border Update

October 24, 2023 - New York, NY

Education

  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1989
  • University of Toronto, B.A., 1986

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in Canada, 2015-2024

Chambers Canada, 2016-2023

Chambers Global, 2009-2024

Expert Guides: Banking, Finance and Transactional Law, 2009-2022

IFLR1000, Highly Regarded, 2009-2023

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, 2012-2023

Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2023

  • Ontario