Goodmans is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s pre-eminent business law firms. Based in Toronto, the firm has market-leading expertise in M&A, corporate and transaction finance, private equity, real estate, tax, restructuring, litigation and other business-related specialties.
The firm represents a broad range of Canadian and foreign clients, from entrepreneurial businesses to multinational corporations, financial institutions, pension funds and governments and has a reputation for handling challenging problems, often international in scope, that demand creative solutions.
At Goodmans, our lawyers excel in their fields to help our clients excel in theirs – ensuring exceptional levels of service and business success. We deliver intelligent results, responsiveness, energy, talent and determination to get the deal done.
Our firm is consistently recognized by leading industry guides. Below are a few recent accolades:
Client service & value:
“They are extremely responsive and trustworthy and provide sound judgement. They have a bounty of experience as well as having excellent staff support in their delivery of work product." − Chambers Canada, 2019
“Highly engaged, responsive and commercial’, Goodmans’ Toronto-based practice attracts superlative praise for its 'exceptional roster of partners and associates’ and its 'great breadth and depth of knowledge across a range of corporate issues”. − The Legal 500 Canada 2019
“Based on the law firms that I have worked with to-date, Goodmans is by far the best firm from a value perspective. Aside from the strong competence and personable nature of the individuals at Goodmans, the firm 'gets it’." − IFLR1000 2019.
Recent Firm News & Legal Updates
While everyone can agree that artificial intelligence (AI) is the next big thing, the technology is still in its infancy and many industry-specific applications remain somewhat far off on the horizon.
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its second and final decision in Third Eye Capital Corporation v. Ressources Dianor Inc./Dianor Resources Inc., providing increased clarity on when interests in or against land can be extinguished through vesting orders in insolvency proceedings.
Last week the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada launched a “Consultation on transborder dataflows”,in which it proposes to totally reverse its policy position on cross-border data transfers by organizations subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.