Melinda Vine


Melinda Vine is a Partner within the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Group at Harrison Pensa. Her main areas of focus are insolvency and bankruptcy with an emphasis on collections, receiverships and restructurings as well as construction law.

In addition to providing advice to businesses and individuals with respect to both pre-bankruptcy and post-bankruptcy asset recovery and/or protection, Melinda assists financial institutions with enhancing and enforcing security interests and priority disputes. In her practice, Melinda routinely advises secured and unsecured creditors, large debtor corporations, trustees in bankruptcy and receivers, as to their rights, remedies and obligations in respect of commercial insolvencies.

Melinda has also extensive experience in various commercial disputes, including acting as counsel in commercial litigation matters, contract interpretation and enforcement issues, creditors’ rights and relief cases, debt collection, security enforcement, and banking law issues. Her professional involvement and experience range from providing legal opinions at the early stage of commercial disputes to bringing actions to suit. In addition to bankruptcy and insolvency law, Melinda also provides advice and litigates in the field of construction law and construction liens.

Melinda joined Harrison Pensa in 2007 and became a Partner in 2016.


Utilizing the Trustee in Bankruptcy to Expedite the Construction Lien Process” — Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2021.

Bachelor of Arts, University of Guelph
Bachelor of Laws, Western University
Masters of Laws, Osgoode Hall, York University

Assistant: Cathy Coleiro


Law Clerk: Lindsay Ferguson


Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy; Litigation and Dispute Resolution