What is an Ontario Bankruptcy Trustee?

Who Licenses a Bankruptcy Trustee in Ontario?

As an Ontario Licensed Insolvency Trustee, serving the Toronto area, David Sklar & Associates is licensed by the federal government to file and administer bankruptcies (personal and corporate), consumer proposals, and division I proposals (personal and corporate).

We are licensed by the Office of Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB), which is a branch of the federal government that oversees the application of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA). In addition to setting and enforcing the guidelines and standards for handling insolvency estates – the OSB maintains the public records.

It is important to note that ONLY Trustees in Bankruptcy can file and administer bankruptcies, consumer proposals and division I proposals in the province of Ontario.

Trustees Protect the Rights of All Parties

Trustees in Bankruptcy are officers of the Court and we have a legal obligation to protect the rights of all the parties involved in the insolvency process.

We do not ‘represent the creditors’ as some would have you believe, rather we work hard to ensure the insolvency process is accurate and legal under the BIA, as well as fair to all parties.

Because we are licensed by the OSB, we have an obligation to inform debtors who seek our help about all of the alternatives that are available to them. If we can find a way for a person to get out of debt without filing a bankruptcy or a proposal – we gladly let them know.

What Does a Bankruptcy Trustee Do?

In addition to meeting with debtors to see what their options for getting out of debt are – we:

  • Administer the insolvency process from beginning through to discharge
  • File the documentation required by the OSB
  • Ensure the accuracy of the creditors’ and debtors’ claims
  • Notify the creditors of a debtor’s filing
  • Manage the process to ensure the debtors and creditors are honouring the terms of the filing
  • Accept and manage debtors’ required payments into their estate
  • Where appropriate, apply for a debtor’s discharge at the end of the insolvency process
  • Provide credit counselling to debtors to give them the tools to better manage their finances

When we are overseeing a bankruptcy, where there are assets that need to be distributed to creditors, we hold the proceeds from those assets in trust and distribute them to the creditors. There are a number of assets that are exempt from bankruptcy as determined by the BIA and the Ontario Execution Act.

In addition to a number of other duties, we attend all meetings called for by creditors/OSB/court, oversee the vote of creditors on proposals, and ensure the debtor has access to any mediation services they may require as part of their insolvency.

Who to Call if You Need a Trustee’s Help?

As mentioned above, only Trustees in Bankruptcy can file and administer bankruptcies, consumer proposals and division I proposals in the province of Ontario.

If you live in the Greater Toronto Area and/or Southern Ontario and think you might need the services of a bankruptcy trustee, please call us at 416-498-9200 to book your Free, no-obligation, confidential consultation with one of our caring professionals.

If you live outside of the Toronto area, the OSB has a Trustee Registry that will help you to find a bankruptcy trustee in your area.

 

Take Your First Step Towards A Debt Free Life

If you are overwhelmed by debt and live in the Toronto area, call us at 416-498-9200 to book a FREE, confidential appointment. We will review your financial situation in detail and discuss all of your options with you. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below and our team will reach out to you. 

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Very professional service. Before contacting David Sklar & Associates i contacted bunch of other firms they seemed fishy. After I spoke with Jason Sklar at Hamilton Office I discovered professionalism with hope. I was explained every step of my situation with solution professionally. Thank you David Sklar & Associates.
Wajay Awan
07:29 12 Oct 21
I met David a few months ago and i am glad I did. He has helped me all the way through my bankruptcy with good advice and explained every step of the process. David is a very down to earth and very professional. Anytime I've had a question I was able to reach out to David by phone or email and he always got back to me. If your struggling with your bills and need a way to get help, I strongly recommend David Sklar &Associates to help you. My experience with them on 1-5scale would be a 5;; My life is so much better now, thanks to David Sklar.
Bruce Locke
16:13 08 Oct 21
I have had the privilege of being supported by Jackie S, at David Sklar n Associate.She was helpful, professional and friendly. I was able to get the help I needed at a difficult time in my life. I would recommend anyone who needs support with working out their debts to ask for Jackie, she will be waiting to assist however she can to help you through your debts. She works with a team who is always ready and responsive.Thank you Jackie and your team:)
Denise Simpson
15:17 09 Sep 21
My experience with Ashley Carter at David Sklar and Associates was very pleasant and professional. The process was made easy by Ashley with her help in answering my questions and concerns.
Alex Lamparter
13:07 03 Sep 21
Ashley she was extremely helpful,super friendly and understanding my situation. I am very please for the service I received and I will recommend this Company to anyone in need of consolidating. Thanks so so much.
Nicole Minister
17:43 02 Sep 21
I finally pulled the trigger and seek help from this team. I tried to pay my debt in the way it should be until the pandemic made it even worst and couldn't keep up with my payments anymore. Jackie is an amazing person, I told her the problem, she gave me the solution and gave me a variety of options and walked me through the process. That simple. Thank you so much.
rr 28
12:44 21 Aug 21
Dealing with Jackie made the process so much more comfortable. From my first phone call with her I never felt like I was being looked down on. Jackie made this as easy as being in this situation could be.
Vi Smith
18:09 13 Aug 21
I have to say, I never thought that such process could have been so quick and easy. But then again I guess that's what happens when you deal with professionals. I dealt personally with Rodha Lewis, who was very attentive to my personal issue and very professional on her work. She's someone who will actually take her take and talk to you about the process and help you as much as she can. I am very grateful to her and very appreciative of her work. I couldn't have dealt with someone better. Thank you very much Rodha for your work.
fidel Cruz
14:35 24 Jun 21
I just completed my proposal and I am thrilled. Rhoda was delightful to work with. She helped me end the phone calls and start rebuilding my life. I highly recommend the services here and will always recommend to anyone who asks. Definitely seek out their services if you are in need of some help.
Maria Curbelo
13:43 23 Jun 21
Very professional and fast service! Also, personable!.. they don't treat you like a number, but like a person.From the time I first contacted them, until I was set up there has been not more than 7 days.I dealt with Jackie, she was great!
Jelena Petrovic
18:06 20 Jun 21
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