John L. Finnigan

John L. Finnigan

Founding Partner at Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
(416) 304-0558
(416) 304-1313
100 Wellington St W, Suite 3200, PO Box 329, Toronto-Dominion Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
John has a broad practice in complex commercial litigation which includes significant experience in insolvency and restructuring litigation. As one of the founders of Thornton Grout Finnigan (TGF), John is called upon for the firm’s most pressing litigation matters, leveraging his depth of knowledge with clients throughout Canada’s diverse corporate marketplace. John has been lauded as “a spectacular lawyer in huge insolvency proceedings” and “a very credible, no-nonsense litigator who is extremely effective in court” in Chambers Global. In addition to being a skilled litigator, John is known for his strong rapport with clients, and being attentive and good-natured in a range of challenging legal and business situations. Outside of his legal practice, John was a founder of the Canadian Chapter of Worldwide Orphans Foundation of Canada, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of orphans throughout the world.
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Nortel Networks Corporation (Nortel Canada) is the Canadian parent company of what was one of the largest telecommunications businesses in the world. In early 2009, formal insolvency proceedings were commenced in Canada, the United States and England, among other places. Nortel’s worldwide business was liquidated through a number of Court-approved sales of its business units and a US$4.5-billion sale of its residual patents, resulting in US$7.3 billion of global sale proceeds to be allocated amongst the Nortel debtor companies in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Nelson Education Ltd. (Nelson), Canada’s leading education publishing company, completed a sale of substantially all of its assets to 682534 N.B. Inc., now operating as Nelson Education Ltd., in exchange for the compromise and release of approximately US$270 million of first lien secured debt obligations.