Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

8 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP (“TGF”) is a specialty firm that occupies a unique space in the high-end legal services market in Canada. The firm is focused on two practice areas: (i) commercial litigation and (ii) restructuring and insolvency. TGF is widely recognized for its expertise in complex commercial litigation, restructuring, insolvency litigation, public-private partnership disputes, commercial real estate disputes, fraud claims, director & officer liability and securities related matters across a broad cross-section of industries. . Many of the firm’s cases have a cross-border component, and TGF is regularly involved in multi-jurisdictional restructuring and litigation matters. The number and significance of the mandates in which TGF plays a leading role is extraordinary for a firm of its size (29 lawyers; 12 partners; all operating out of one Toronto office).

TGF is known for finding creative and effective solutions to the most complex business disputes and achieving precedent-setting results. Clients include Canadian banks and other lenders, accounting firms, regulatory bodies such as the Ontario Securities Commission, public and private companies, individuals involved in significant D&O litigation, and all types of stakeholders in restructuring and insolvency litigation proceedings.

TGF partners regularly serve and lead the most influential organizations within the profession. Deborah E. Palter is a Past-President of The Advocates’ Society, the leading national association of litigation counsel in Canada. Robert I. Thornton is Past-President of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. D.J. Miller is Past-President of TMA Toronto, past member of the Global Executive Board of the Turnaround Management Association and currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the International Insolvency Institute. Leanne Williams is Past-President of TMA Toronto and formerly a member of the Executive of the OBA Insolvency Law Section.

TGF is one of only a handful of Canadian-based firms listed in the Top 100 Restructuring Firms worldwide in the annual ranking compiled by Global Restructuring Review (GRR) and has been included since the list was originally created. It is recognized by peers within the industry as a leading firm in the areas in which it practices.

Leanne Williams
Robert Thornton
Deborah Palter
Daniel Schwartz
Grant Moffat
D.J. Miller
Scott McGrath
Rebecca Kennedy
John Finnigan

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  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Securities Law

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