8 The Best Lawyers in Canada™ awards
3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards
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 enjoys and its wide range of clients including financial institutions and other lenders, regulatory agencies, private and public companies 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. Its mandates reflect TGF’s unique position in the Canadian market, and the delivery of top restructuring and litigation advice to clients.
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 play leading roles and are regularly involved in all major insolvency proceedings within the jurisdiction, 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 leadership roles that TGF lawyers have been elected by their peers to hold in professional organizations. Lawyers at TGF currently include the President of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, President of The Advocates’ Society, members of the Executive Board of TMA Global, TMA Toronto and other professional organizations, editors and contributing editors of professional publications, and serving as guest lecturer in the Faculties of Law at three Ontario law schools.
- Class Action Litigation
- Corporate and Commercial Litigation
- Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
- Legal Malpractice Law
- Securities Law
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