Deborah E. Palter
Deborah E. Palter
Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
Tel: 416.304.0148


Deborah is an advocate practising in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on disputes of complex commercial agreements. She is recognized as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Litigation – Corporate Commercial), Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation) and Benchmark Canada.

Deborah regularly acts for individuals, corporations and financial institutions providing creative advice and strategies for resolving complicated business disputes. Deborah routinely advises and represents clients on cases involving complex commercial agreements, director and officer liability, banking litigation, commercial real estate disputes, fraud claims, shareholder and partnership disputes and securities-related issues. She regularly appears as counsel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) and in the negotiation, mediation and private arbitration of commercial disputes.

Deborah sat on the Commercial List Users' Committee (2015-2019) and is a frequent speaker and moderator at Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs.

University of Windsor, LL.B, 1994
University of Detroit, Mercy, J.D. 1994

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1996
New York, 1997

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