Yoine Goldstein, (The Honourable) 

Yoine Goldstein, (The Honourable)

Montréal
1000 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite 2700
, Montréal QC H3A 3G4

t: 514.987.5027
e: yoine.goldstein@mcmillan.ca

overview

Senator Yoine Goldstein is a leading member of Canada's legal community and one of the most respected lawyers in Canada. He is the only Canadian lawyer to have been elected a Fellow of both the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Throughout his distinguished career, Yoine Goldstein has been recognized across Canada and worldwide for his knowledge of insolvency a subject about which he has published and lectured extensively. In acknowledgement of his expertise in the insolvency field Mr. Goldstein was appointed chair of the Federal Personal Insolvency Task Force. He was appointed special counsel to the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Senator Goldstein has been actively involved with the Montreal, Quebec and Canadian Bars, numerous Insolvency Committees and task forces, and is an active member of Canada's Jewish community, which he has served in numerous leadership positions. Over the years, Mr. Goldstein has received a host of professional and volunteer awards and is a long-serving member on numerous foundations.

Yoine Goldstein sat in the Senate as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Education

  • Université de Lyon, Université de Lyon (with great distinction) - Doctorate - 1960
  • Université de Lyon, Université de Lyon Faculty of Law, diplôme d'études comparatives de droit - 1959
  • McGill University, Faculty of Law, Chief Justice Greenshields Scholar - 1958
  • McGill University, Faculty of Law, BCL (Hons.) - 1958
  • McGill University, BA - 1955

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Quebec bar - 1961

Practices

restructuring and insolvency

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Appointed to the Senate of Canada, August 2005
  • The Insolvency Institute of Canada, founding Director and member of the National Executive Committee
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member of Committee on Insolvency, 1968-1980; Founding Director and Québec Chairman, Québec Section on Bankruptcy, 1985-1989
  • Lord Reading Law Society - President, 1972-1973
  • Federal Personal Insolvency Task Force - President, 2000, until completion and tabling of the Report
  • Quebec Bar Association

Community Involvement

Recipient, Bronfman Medal for Community Service, 1998

Federation of Jewish Community Services of Montréal (now Federation/CJA): (Montréal Jewish Community Umbrella Organization)

  • President, 1995-1997
  • First Vice-President, 1993-1995
  • Vice-President, 1987-1993
  • Secretary and Officer, 1985-1988
  • Member of Board of Trustees, 1997-1981

Jewish National Fund: (provider of funds to employ otherwise unemployable people and immigrants in Israel)

  • Vice-President, 1988 to date
  • National Treasurer and Chairman of Budget and Finance Committee, 1986-1988
  • National Vice-President, 1980-1982
  • National Treasurer, 1976-1978
  • Québec Chairman, 1976-1978

Canadian Jewish Congress: (the ‘parliament' of the Canadian Jewish Community)

  • Honorary Legal Counsel and Officer, 1977-1983

Combined Jewish Appeal: (the fundraising arm of the Jewish Community of Montréal)

  • Associate Chairman, 1977-1985

Montréal International: (N.G.O. organization to encourage international trade and commerce between Montréal and area businesses, and all other areas of the world)

  • President, Montréal-Israel Table, 1997 to date

Fondation de la tolerance: (a not-for-profit organization which finances and teaches tolerance to high school students throughout Québec via the use of various media)

  • Founding member and Co-President, 2000 to date

Québec Press Council: (the voluntary, non-government agency, which encourages high journalistic standards in Québec)

  • Member of Council and of Judicial Committee, 1979-1983

UIAFC: (the national umbrella organization of the Canadian Jewish Communities)

  • President, 2001-2003

Montréal Jewish Community Foundation: (a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to creating resources for otherwise unmet community needs in the areas of poverty relief and culture)

  • President, 2005-2006

Jewish Agency for Israel, Jerusalem (the volunteer body which determines human and funding priorities in Israel)

  • Board of Governors, 1995 to date
  • Chair, Companies Division, 1997-2000
  • Chair, Assets and Liabilities Committee 2000 to date

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, New York (an American N.G.O. which cares for the disadvantages in 56 countries and is supported by the US government and various foundations)

  • Board of Governors, 1999 to present
  • Member of Executive, 2001 to present
  • Chair of Central Asia Committee, 2002 to present

Member of and honorary legal counsel to various Boards of Directors of charitable organizations

Awards & Rankings

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 as a leading practitioner in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012
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Senator Yoine Goldstein is a leading member of Canada's legal community and one of the most respected lawyers in Canada. He is the only Canadian lawyer to have been elected a Fellow of both the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Throughout his distinguished career, Yoine Goldstein has been recognized across Canada and worldwide for his knowledge of insolvency a subject about which he has published and lectured extensively. In acknowledgement of his expertise in the insolvency field Mr. Goldstein was appointed chair of the Federal Personal Insolvency Task Force. He was appointed special counsel to the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Senator Goldstein has been actively involved with the Montreal, Quebec and Canadian Bars, numerous Insolvency Committees and task forces, and is an active member of Canada's Jewish community, which he has served in numerous leadership positions. Over the years, Mr. Goldstein has received a host of professional and volunteer awards and is a long-serving member on numerous foundations.

Yoine Goldstein sat in the Senate as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.