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Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
100 Wellington Street West. Suite 3200
Toronto-Dominion Centre
P.O. Box 329
Toronto, ON M5K 1K7

Firm Details

    Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP (“TGF”) is a Canadian boutique law firm with an office located in the financial district of Toronto, Ontario, practicing exclusively in two areas: (i) insolvency and restructuring, and (ii) litigation. As one of the first Canadian firms to recognize the value provided by a high-end boutique model, TGF was founded in a spirit of innovation with a view to providing a more focused and efficient vehicle for delivering legal services to sophisticated clients. TGF is a mix of senior restructuring and litigation lawyers with a full range of experience gained by years of practice, both inside and outside major full service law firms, combined with talented and energetic younger lawyers who thrive in the entrepreneurial environment of a boutique firm. 

    The firm’s reputation and expertise is reflected in the series of high profile retainers it has enjoyed over the years and its wide range of clients, including financial institutions, regulatory agencies, publicly traded corporations and officers and directors. The firm’s focus is to identify, with precision, the client’s goals and work to achieve these in partnership with them. TGF delivers practical, business-oriented advice in a dynamic and time sensitive environment. Our retainers reflect TGF’s unique position in the delivery of the highest quality restructuring and litigation services to sophisticated clients in a specialized market.  

    TGF is widely recognized for its leading national and international restructuring practice. The TGF Restructuring Group applies its deep experience in restructuring to finding creative and business-oriented solutions that have led to strong, long-lasting relationships with its clients. TGF lawyers have been involved in almost all major insolvency proceedings within this jurisdiction over the last twenty years covering virtually every business sector. 

    The TGF Litigation Group has arrived at the top of the commercial litigation bar by focusing on representing sophisticated parties in complex commercial disputes. TGF’s work begins with developing a clear understanding of the client’s business goals, and then developing a strategy to ensure that those goals are met through an efficient and effective use of the TGF team. TGF litigators craft assertive and creative materials at every stage of the dispute resolution process.  

    TGF has ongoing, informal relationships with tax, corporate, real estate, pension/employment and securities lawyers within Canada and in a number of jurisdictions worldwide who are utilized on a regular and reciprocal basis. The quality of these relationships and the flexibility of a focused boutique allows TGF to retain specialists in other fields who we believe are the most experienced and appropriate to retain as our agent on any aspect of a file, subject always to the client’s prior approval.  

    The recognition of TGF’s skill and experience is reflected in the leading role TGF lawyers have been invited to assume in professional development initiatives. Lawyers at TGF include editors and contributing editors of professional publications and a leading text book used by practitioners, as well as instructors in the Faculties of Law at three Ontario law schools. 


Daniel Schwartz
Paul Guy
Deborah Palter
John Finnigan
John Porter
Rebecca Kennedy
D.J. Miller
Grant Moffat
Leanne Williams
Robert Thornton

Firm Practice Areas

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

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