TORONTO/HALIFAX, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - National accounting, tax and
advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP announced today that effective
December 1, 2011, New Brunswick-based insolvency and restructuring firm
A. C. Poirier & Associates Inc. will join Grant Thornton.
"We are pleased to welcome A.C. Poirier & Associates to the Grant
Thornton team," said Phil Noble, Executive Partner and Chief Executive
Officer, Grant Thornton LLP. "Not only have they established a strong
reputation in the Atlantic region, but they share our passion and
dedication to serving clients. As the newest members of this firm, they
will join us in our shared commitment to a culture of excellence in
client service and to serving the communities across Canada in which we
work and live."
A.C. Poirier & Associates Inc. is a respected firm with a significant
recovery and reorganization practice. Their head office is located in
Saint John, New Brunswick, with four other offices in the province
(Moncton, Fredericton, Grand Falls, and Bathurst). They also have
offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Charlottetown, Prince Edward
Island. The partners in the firm are seasoned professionals with
extensive corporate and consumer insolvency experience. They bring
passion and caring to their work with clients and are recognized
leaders in providing solutions to financially challenged individuals
"We are excited to be able to bring the strength of the Grant Thornton
brand to the work that we do and to align ourselves with a firm that
shares our interest in maintaining a strong local presence and delivery
of services," adds Ann Poirier and Paul Stehelin, partners in A.C.
Poirier & Associates. "We believe this is the natural next step in our
shared growth, and we look forward to continuing to serve individuals
and businesses in Atlantic Canada under the new banner."
"This merger adds to our already strong presence in New Brunswick.
Together we will be stronger in the marketplace, benefiting our
respective clients and people," said Kevin Ladner, Regional Managing
Partner, Atlantic Canada, Grant Thornton LLP. "Joining with A.C.
Poirier & Associates Inc. will allow us to strengthen our Recovery and
Reorganization capability and provide a platform to build the personal
bankruptcy practice in the Atlantic region. They also add to our
growing Recovery and Reorganization presence across Canada by joining
over 300 dedicated R&R professionals from coast to coast, including
Grant Thornton Canada's presence in Quebec by way of Raymond Chabot
Grant Thornton, and bolstering our leadership position."
About Grant Thornton in Canada
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm
providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public
organizations. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant
Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people
in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of
Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in close
to 100 countries worldwide.
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