A Message from Farber’s Joint Managing Partners

Farber News
March 20, 2020
A Message from Farber’s Joint Managing Partners

Farber’s hallmark has always been, and will continue to be, a commitment to its people, their families, our clients and communities. In times of great uncertainty this commitment remains true. Find out how our Joint Managing Partners, Alan Farber and Gary Lifman are responding to COVID-19.


As Joint Managing Partners, we have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all our employees amid COVID-19. At the same time, we have also made an unwavering commitment to support our clients—both through good times and challenging ones.

Although we are a multidisciplinary business and financial advisory practice, our roots are grounded in insolvency & restructuring. Therefore, managing turbulent situations is a crucial part of our DNA and expertise.

To say these are extraordinary circumstances would be an understatement, however, we have taken every measure to bolster our capabilities and infrastructure—ensuring our business, along with a consistent level of client support, continues to forge ahead.

COVID-19 Update & Protocols

We released an announcement which outlines our preliminary safety updates and protocols. As you can see, we are well-positioned to weather the storm while staying functional from a technological, human resource and finance perspective.

Here are some highlights:

  • transitioned to mandatory remote working for our staff members
  • shifted from in-person meetings to videoconferencing and web-based communications
  • updated our international travel policies for all staff members
  • postponed all Farber events scheduled until further notice while planning a series of web-based offerings

Emotional Intelligence

Our greatest asset is our people. We know all leaders reading this will agree. With that in mind, our Circle & Square team released a very insightful perspective on how to best gauge the mood and morale within your organization. We encourage you to read and share with your teams.

I know we are all busy trying to operate with a ‘business as usual’ mindset, however these are unusual times, and urge you to check-in with your teams—on a regular basis—to help everyone cope and manage the situation from an emotional and mental health standpoint.

COVID-19 Resource Centre

While the situation is unprecedented and constantly evolving, accessing the right resources and trusted Farber contacts is important. We’ve created a COVID-19 Resource Centre which we think will be helpful. As always, feel free to reach out to any of our professionals if you need any guidance or have questions.

Staying informed: To ensure you get the latest information, please consider signing up to receive the most recent updates as they become available.

Making business work better, together. ™

Alan Farber and Gary Lifman

COVID-19 Resource Centre

We’ve created and gathered resources to help you navigate these turbulent times. Visit our COVID-19 Resource Centre. Learn more.


Key Contacts:

Alan Farber

Alan Farber
Joint Managing Partner
afarber@farbergroup.com
T:
416.496.3700

Gary Lifman

Gary Lifman
Joint Managing Partner
glifman@farbergroup.com
T:
416.496.3703