Josh is a Partner with Cox & Palmer in our Saint John office.  He acts for individuals, owner-managed businesses, corporations, financial institutions and other organizations in a wide range of business and financial transactions.

He has acted as lead counsel for both lenders and debtors in CCAA, receivership and bankruptcy proceedings and on numerous business and financial matters, including syndicated loans, operating and term loans, corporate reorganizations, asset and share acquisitions and IP licensing.  He is also the Co-Chair of his firm’s Regional Banking Group and Regional Business Development Group.


  • Lead Counsel for Canadian Financial Institution in the Atcon matter, a multi-jurisdictional CCAA proceeding
  • Lead Counsel for Debtor in the Atlantic Yarns matter, a multi-jurisdictional CCAA proceeding
  • Lead Counsel for Monitors, Trustees and Receivers in various proceedings throughout Atlantic Canada
  • Co-Lead Counsel in multiple large syndicated loan financings
  • Counsel for US and Canadian financial institutions in a variety of matters

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick (2004)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick


  • University of New Brunswick (B.B.A., 2002)
  • University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2003)
  • Trade-mark Agent

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Co-Chair –  Commercial Law Bench Bar Committee of the Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Member – Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • Member – International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals
  • Past Chair – New Brunswick Young Lawyers section Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Chair – Canadian Bar Association Law Day, New Brunswick

Activities Within Firm

  • Managing Partner – Saint John Office (2012-2016)

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Director – Canadian Automobile Association, Atlantic (present)
  • Member – Atlantic Salmon Federation, Federation Dinner Committee (present)
  • Past Secretary/Director – Symphony New Brunswick Foundation Inc.
  • Past Director – Friends of Hestia House & Second Stage Housing, The Foundation Inc.

Lectures & Presentations

  • Panel Presentation Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, Toronto, Ontario (2015)
  • Mid-Market Commercial Insolvency Update – Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (May 2011)
  • Panel discussion of “Regional Hot Topics” in Insolvency and Restructuring – Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (May 2010)

Law Society Memberships

  • York-Sunbury Law Society
  • Saint John Law Society
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Bar Association


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