Derek Lai CPA, CMA, CIRP, LIT Partner, Senior Vice President of Crowe MacKay & Company Ltd.

Derek Lai at Crowe MacKay

Contact Info

T: 604.697.5257


1100 - 1177 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4T5T: (604) 687 4511F: (604) 687 5805


Derek is best described as experienced, effective and knowledgeable. While these attributes have established Derek as a frontrunner in the industry, it is his demeanor and ability to make his clients feel comfortable that have earned him the title of trusted advisor. Well-informed not just of the insolvency process, but also of the many other parties involved, Derek ensures a smooth process that gains the confidence of those he serves.

Derek practices exclusively in the area of insolvency and corporate restructuring and strives to offer service that is responsive, honest and creative. His commercial insolvency experience includes private and court-appointed receiverships, bankruptcies and CCAAs. In addition, he has assisted financial institutions and debtors in conducting corporate financial, operational and viability assessments.

Derek has been involved in a number of insolvency engagements in a variety of industries and has also been called upon to assist in a range of forensic accounting and litigation support matters relating to fraud, misappropriation of funds and matrimonial disputes.

Academic Information

  • Derek is a Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional and a Trustee in Bankruptcy
  • In addition, he holds a Financial Management diploma specializing in Corporate Finance with the British Columbia Institute of Technology

Community Affiliations

  • Derek is presently a Director of the British Columbia Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Professionals
  • He is also Director and Treasurer of the Young Insolvency Professionals Society of British Columbia & Alberta


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