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

Deborah is a partner 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), The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation) and Benchmark Canada.

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 director and officer liability, private equity transactions, commercial real estate disputes and securities related issues. She regularly appears in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List).

Deborah is Secretary of The Advocates’ Society. She has served as Chair of the Society’s Education Committee and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Advocacy and Practice. She sat on the Commercial List Users Committee (2015-2018). Deborah is a frequent speaker at continuing professional development (CPD) programs and is active in mentoring young lawyers.

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

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1996
New York, 1997

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