Vern W. DaRe

Vern DaRe
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Vern DaRe’s practice focuses exclusively on bankruptcy and insolvency law and creditor and debtor rights.

He has a broad range of experience which includes advising and appearing in court on behalf of receivers, trustees, monitors, secured creditors, landlords, equipment lessors, unsecured creditors and debtors in commercial reorganization, receivership, bankruptcy, liquidation and enforcement proceedings.

Vern is a frequent speaker at bankruptcy and insolvency conferences. He also writes extensively in the area of bankruptcy and insolvency law, and several of his articles have been cited by the courts. He is co-author with John Honsberger of Bankruptcy in Canada (5th ed.) and Debt Restructuring: Principles and Practice and is also a contributing editor of Falconbridge on Mortgages and O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms, chapters “Arrangements with Creditors” and “Bankruptcy and Insolvency”.

Vern was an Adjunct Law Professor for six years at the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, where he taught Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law. He was also an instructor in the Insolvency Law Section of the Ontario Bar Admission course. Before joining Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, Vern practised at major law firms and insolvency boutiques in Halifax and Toronto. He was also legal counsel with the Manitoba Law Reform Commission and prior to private practice clerked with the Chief Justice of the Italian Constitutional Court.

Education & Memberships


Admitted to the Ontario Bar (1991) and Nova Scotia Bar (1996)
Oxford University, B.C.L., Dip. in Law, 1993
London School of Economics and Political Science, M.Sc. (Economics), 1990
University of Toronto, LL.M., 1989
Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1985
University of Toronto, B.A., 1982