Deborah E. Palter is a partner at Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP and practises in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on disputes of complex commercial agreements. Deborah regularly acts for individuals, corporations and major financial institutions providing creative advice and strategies for resolving complicated business disputes. Her significant mandates include matters involving breach of contract allegations, director and officer liability, private equity transactions, banking litigation, commercial real estate disputes, fraud claims and securities related issues. Deborah has been recognized as a leading lawyer in several publications. She regularly appears in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) and sits on the Commercial List Users Committee. Deborah is a Director of The Advocates' Society and is a frequent speaker at continuing professional development programs. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1996 and the Bar of New York in 1997.