Robert I. Thornton
Founding Partner

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP

Robert I. Thornton, Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
100 Wellington St W, Suite 3200, PO Box 329, Toronto-Dominion Ctr
Toronto, ON M5K 1K7
Phone: (416) 304-0560
Fax: (416) 304-1313
E-mail: [email protected]

Bob is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost insolvency practitioners in Canada and is a partner of the restructuring and litigation boutique, Thornton Grout Finnigan. Bob is named “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for Toronto insolvency and financial restructuring law. The Best of the Best 2018 listed Bob as one of the top five insolvency and restructuring lawyers in Canada, and has described him as "exceptional" and "the most innovative in the field." Bob is recognized as a Band 1 "leading individual" in restructuring/insolvency by Chambers Global 2019, and has been lauded as "a leading light" and "pound for pound one of the top lawyers in town." Bob has acted in leading roles in the restructurings of JTI-Macdonald Corp., Carillion Group in Canada, Performance Sports Group Ltd., Stelco Inc., Pacific Exploration, GuestLogix Inc., Coopers & Lybrand, Mobilicity, Hollinger, AbitibiBowater, Fraser Papers, Calpine, and Air Canada, and the reorganization of BCE. Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and the Insolvency Institute of Canada and a member of INSOL International, The Advocates' Society, Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Insolvency Foundation, and Ontario Bar Association. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1984.

Year Called to the Bar:1984 (ON)
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