Press release:

Hayes McNeill & Partners Ltd. joins Grant Thornton Limited

Vancouver Island / Ontario / Halifax, December 12, 2016

Partners Ltd.’s personal insolvency and corporate recovery services on Vancouver Island join Grant Thornton Limited.


As of December 1, 2016, Hayes McNeill & Partners Ltd.’s personal insolvency and corporate recovery services on Vancouver Island has joined Grant Thornton Limited.


Through this union, the team of people joining Grant Thornton Limited will be better positioned to address the needs of consumers and businesses experiencing financial difficulties, while having access to enhanced services, with a broader range of local and global resources. It will also bring the added benefit of a new combination of leadership, experience and enriched national services.


“We remain the same team of committed Licensed Insolvency Trustees and Estate Managers available to help consumers and businesses to resolve their debt challenges, just under a different name,” said David McNeill, CIRP, LIT, President, Hayes McNeill & Partners Ltd. “We are pleased to be joining Grant Thornton Limited as they are a likeminded national firm that shares our appreciation and commitment to our clientele and communities.”


“We are honoured to welcome the team of 13 people, three of whom are Licensed Insolvency Trustees, from Hayes McNeill & Partners Ltd.” said Robert Hunt, CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT, Managing Partner of the Consumer Insolvency Business Unit of Grant Thornton Limited. “Their collective knowledge, experience and dedication to excellent service truly make them a great addition to Grant Thornton Limited.”


Hayes McNeill & Partners Ltd. has been operating as a full service insolvency firm since 1972, bringing substantial experience in the field of insolvency, providing a wide range of solutions for both individuals and businesses experiencing difficult financial times as well as for lenders concerned about the collection of loans they’ve advanced. They operate out of four offices located on Vancouver Island: Victoria, Port Alberni, Duncan and Nanaimo.


Hayes McNeill & Partners Ltd. was the insolvency services provider of Hayes Stewart Little & Co. which joined Grant Thornton LLP on October 1, 2016.


About Grant Thornton Limited


Grant Thornton Limited operates the consumer and corporate insolvency practice of Grant Thornton LLP. Its staff are passionate about making a difference for their clients, colleagues and communities across Canada. The organization believes everyone deserves a financial fresh start, while being treated with dignity and respect. Grant Thornton Limited’s Licensed Insolvency Trustees are professionals authorized to provide government-regulated insolvency proceedings for consumers and businesses experiencing financial challenges.  One of Grant Thornton Limited’s goals is to help Canadians to get a financial fresh start.  For more information, visit: www.GTHayesMcNeill.com    


About Grant Thornton LLP in Canada


Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. 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 and correspondent firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide. A listing of Grant Thornton offices and contact information can be found at: www.GrantThornton.ca.


For further information or to arrange an interview:


Amy Mulhern
Manager, National Media Relations
Grant Thornton LLP
T +1-416-360-4970 / M +1-416-550-8466
E amy.mulhern@ca.gt.com