The Honourable Mark Schrager was appointed to the Quebec Court of Appeal on June 13, 2014. He was appointed a judge of the Quebec Superior Court for the District of Montreal on February 3, 2011. From September 2012 until June 2014, he served as coordinator of the Commercial Division of the Superior Court.
Justice Schrager has served as a member of the board of directors of the Conference of Superior Court Judges of Quebec and as a member of the organizing committee for the insolvency conference offered by the National Judicial Institute. Justice Schrager was the delegate of the Superior Court to the liaison committee of the Montreal Bar concerning the Commercial Division as well as the committee on access to justice in English.
Before his appointment to the judiciary, Justice Schrager practiced law in Montreal, where he was a partner in the firm of Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg since 2004. From 1980 to 2004, he was a lawyer and partner in the firm of Goldstein, Flanz and Fishman. His primary practice areas were insolvency and financial restructuring, commercial litigation and asset based lending.
His professional achievements in insolvency have been recognized in several publications including Lexpertã and Best Lawyers in Canada. He was also a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada.
He sat on the board of directors of the Lord Reading Law Society and was the president during 2007-2008.
Justice Schrager obtained a diploma of collegial studies from McGill University in 1973. In 1976, he obtained a bachelor of law (LL.L.) with honours from the University of Montreal and was the recipient of several prizes including the Governor General’s gold medal for placing first overall during the three years of law studies. In 1978, he received a Commonwealth Scholarship tenable at Oxford University, where he obtained a Master’s degree (B.C.L. Oxon) in 1980. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1977.