Careers

TGF is a dynamic law firm committed to hiring exceptional team players. We offer a rare opportunity to deal with top quality files through both hands-on experience and ample mentoring. At TGF, you will be part of a comprehensive and rewarding team of exceptional experience. We have an open-door policy in order to address all questions or concerns that may arise, and we believe that this open-door policy exposes people to differing styles of practice and assists in developing the practical business side of the law. TGF’s team of high-calibre individuals is the bedrock of our unique, supportive and collegial culture that stands out among our competitors.

If you feel you have what it takes to thrive at TGF, we encourage you to reach out to us. We are always on the lookout.

Contact

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
Suite 3200, 100 Wellington Street West
P.O. Box 329, Toronto-Dominion Centre
Toronto, ON M5K 1K7 Canada

Telephone: 416.304.1616Telephone: 416.304.1616 Email: careers@tgf.ca

TGF is a litigation and restructuring powerhouse that is always looking for exceptional lawyers to join its team. If you value excellence and thought leadership and want to practice at your full potential in a dynamic environment, we’d be interested in hearing from you. The demands of our practice require the ability to work well under pressure and have strong organizational and communication skills. A sense of humour is certainly an asset. For more information contact:     

Deborah Palter
Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
Suite 3200, 100 Wellington Street West
P.O. Box 329, Toronto-Dominion Centre
Toronto, ON M5K 1K7 Canada

Telephone: 416.304.0148Telephone: 416.304.0148 Facsimile: 416.304.1313
Email: dpalter@tgf.ca

General Inquiries

If you have strong commercial litigation or bankruptcy/insolvency experience, please feel free to send a resume via electronic mail, facsimile, regular mail or courier to:

Roger Rosemin
Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
Suite 3200, 100 Wellington Street West
P.O. Box 329, Toronto-Dominion Centre
Toronto, ON M5K 1K7 Canada

Telephone: 416.304.1015
Facsimile: 416.304.1313
Email: rgrosemin@tgf.ca

All resumes will be kept on file for a period of 3 months.

TGF is a dynamic law firm committed to training students to become exceptional lawyers. We provide top quality files, hands-on experience, direct client contact and ample supervision. At TGF, students can expect to receive a comprehensive and rewarding learning experience.

TGF typically hires one articling student per year. Our articling program is focused on active student participation. As such, students are given a great deal of responsibility early on in their careers. Students can expect to:

  • Draft pleadings and facta
  • Prepare motion materials
  • Appear in court on opposed and unopposed matters
  • Conduct legal research
  • Have carriage of their own small matters

Supervision and Rotation

Although students will have the ability to work with all lawyers in the firm, students are assigned two articling principals – one for the insolvency practice and one for the litigation practice. This ensures that students receive a broad exposure to both areas of law.

Compensation

We provide compensation that is competitive with large, national law firms in Toronto.

 

Restructuring Associates (All Levels)

Do you want to take your career to the next level? We’re looking for highly motivated associates at all levels to join our insolvency and restructuring team. Whether you have experience or are interested in leveraging your litigation, corporate, lending or similar skills in a specialized field, TGF may be your best career move. If you enjoy a challenge and want to develop expertise in one of the most exciting areas of law in one of the busiest practices in the country, TGF may be the ideal fit for you.

Specific areas of practice will include representing creditors, debtor companies, court-appointed officers and all other types of stakeholders in various restructuring contexts, inside or outside of court proceedings, preparing court materials and attending on Commercial List matters independently and as part of a team, and all aspects of restructuring transactions.

If you are looking for a firm comprised of mentors who are at the top of their field and are committed to assisting you in taking your career to the highest level, we’d like to hear from you. Ideal candidates will have:

  • an interest in insolvency, or transferable skills from another practice area
  • an ability to use problem solving skills to find creative solutions to complex issues
  • a commitment to promoting integrity, leadership and excellence
  • an entrepreneurial spirit, be a team player and have an ability to excel in a fast-paced, challenging work environment
  • an ability and desire to work independently and as part of a team to achieve the goals of the client

Interested candidates should forward a resumé, transcript and references in strict confidence to the attention of Leanne M. Williams by e-mail at lwilliams@tgf.ca, or facsimile: 416.304.1313, or by regular mail to:

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP, Suite 3200, 100 Wellington St. West,

P.O. Box 329, Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1K7

We thank in advance all those interested in this position, however; only those granted an interview will be contacted.

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Commercial Litigation Law Clerk

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP “TGF” is a dynamic and progressive law firm practicing exclusively in restructuring and commercial litigation in Downtown Toronto. TGF currently has an opportunity for a Commercial Litigation Law Clerk with at least 5 years experience to join our litigation group.

The Position

The successful candidate will be tech savvy and use their excellent organizational skills and attention to detail to support the commercial litigation group in large document intensive projects and complex, often fast‐moving litigation. In this role, they will grow their understanding of eDiscovery methodologies and provide general support to all litigation mandates.

What you Bring

  • Strong e‐Discovery skills with experience using Relativity or DISCO
  • Experience in commercial litigation, with experience in Commercial List and construction matters
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure and provincial Practice Directions
  • Excellent technical proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, ACL, iManage, and Teraview
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to multi‐task and work well under pressure
  • Strong problem‐solving skills along with the ability to work with little instruction or supervision
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to contribute to a positive team environment

Requirements

 TGF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. We offer a competitive compensation package together with a unique opportunity to work for a dynamic firm in a collegial environment.

Please e‐mail your resume to careers@tgf.ca.   

No agencies please. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Legal Assistant

Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP “TGF” is a dynamic and progressive firm practicing exclusively in bankruptcy/insolvency and commercial litigation.  We are looking for a mid-level Legal Assistant to work in our Litigation area.

Position Summary

The Legal Assistant role requires a polished, confident and reliable assistant with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be tech savvy, detailed oriented, organized, and able to work well under pressure.

In addition, the successful candidate must be team-oriented and have an uncompromising standard of excellence to provide the highest level of service to our clients. 

Responsibilities

  • Drafting, preparing and proofreading correspondence, accounts and various transactional documents and forms.
  • Preparing court documents, booking court appointments, examinations and client meetings.
  • Dealing with and responding to client inquiries expeditiously and conducting follow up as required.
  • Processing incoming and outgoing mail, including maintenance of email accounts and managing files; maintaining precedent systems as may be required within the Firm protocol for knowledge management.
  • Maintaining and organizing files in a timely manner both electronic and hard copy as required.
  • General administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and meetings, photocopying materials, booking meeting rooms and making travel arrangements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Legal Administration and/or Law Clerk Diploma preferred.
  • Solid work experience in a legal environment.
  • Working knowledge of legal procedures, with a sound understanding of corporate transaction documents.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent technical proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of accounting/docketing systems and data management systems (PCLaw and iManage).
  • A professional client and telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational/follow up skills demonstrating attention to detail, proof-reading and accuracy
  • A motivated team player able to work well with others of varying ages and backgrounds; willing to support and stand in for colleagues to cover absences.
  • Strong problem solving skills along with the ability to work with little instruction or supervision.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to contribute to a positive team environment.

TGF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. TGF offers a competitive compensation package together with a unique opportunity to work for a young dynamic firm in a collegial environment.

Please e-mail your resume to careers@tgf.ca.