Our History

Farber was formed in 1979 and has evolved to become a leading independent business advisory firm delivering a wide range of strategic, financial, and operating solutions to our clients across the country and around the globe. We’ve accomplished a lot over the past forty years. Explore our milestones and see where we came from and where we’re headed.

Years
of
Achievements

1979

A. FARBER ASSOCIATES LTD. IS FORMED

Alan Farber—who came to Canada from South Africa in 1975—establishes A. Farber Associates Ltd. as a corporate insolvency and restructuring business. The company operates out of his home with only two employees.

1981

Official first office

A. Farber Associates Ltd. opens its first office at 4950 Yonge Street, above a doughnut store. Pictured here is another original humble office before moving to the Sheppard location.

1990

Gary Lifman joins Farber

A. Farber Associates Ltd. expands its service offering to focus on personal insolvency files. Gary Lifman, the current Joint Managing Partner, joins the firm as a partner.

Gary Lifman

1996

FARBER GROWS & EXPANDS

A. Farber Associates Ltd. grows to 30 employees and, by 1996, moves once again to 1200 Sheppard Avenue East.

1999

20 years in business

The firm celebrates 20 years in business and, in 2000, grows further with the acquisition of Watkins Wilson Associates, which includes 30 new employees and offices in British Columbia.

2003

Farber Financial Group is formed

Farber Financial Group forms to manage corporate business. In addition, Klein Farber Corporate Finance Inc. is established to develop the Corporate Finance practice.

2004

Farber celebrates a Silver jubilee

Farber Financial Group celebrates its 25th anniversary. The firm now has 75 employees.

2006

CORPORATE OFFICE OPENS IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO

The firm opens its downtown Toronto offices at 150 York Street, in the heart of the financial district where our Toronto corporate office remains today.

2008

GLOBAL REACH WITH BEGBIES GLOBAL NETWORK (BGN)

Farber Financial Group joins Begbies Global Network (BGN), now BTG Global Advisory, an international network of specialist financial advisory alliances.

2010

GROWTH CONTINUES WITH 30 OFFICES

With more than 30 offices across Ontario and 118 people, the firm has become one of the largest independent insolvency firms in Canada.

2017

Rebrands to 'Farber'

Farber expands west and opens a corporate office in Vancouver, BC. IT consultant Litcom joins as a new member company, and the firm’s corporate division rebrands to simply “Farber”.

2018

EXPANSION CONTINUES INTO ALBERTA

Farber opens offices in Calgary and Edmonton, and now has more than 50 offices across Canada and over 200 employees.