Robert I. Thornton
Founding Partner

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 a founding partner of TGF and is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost insolvency practitioners in Canada. Best Lawyers 2018 named Bob “Lawyer of the Year” in Canada for Toronto Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law. Euromoney's The Best of the Best 2018 listed Bob as one of the top five insolvency and restructuring lawyers in Canada. He has been lauded as "a leading light" and "pound for pound one of the top lawyers in town." Bob is currently acting for JTI-Macdonald Corp., an applicant in the CCAA restructuring of the tobacco industry in Canada, described by the presiding judge as one of the most complex restructurings in Canadian history. He is also acting for the Monitor in the restructurings of Carillion Group in Canada and Performance Sports Group Ltd. He played a leading role in the restructurings of Stelco Inc. (twice), Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation, GuestLogix Inc., Coopers & Lybrand, Mobilicity, Hollinger, AbitibiBowater, Calpine, Air Canada, and the reorganization of BCE. Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a Fellow, Director and Vice President of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1984.

Year Called to the Bar:1984 (ON)
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