Goodmans LLP

Goodmans is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading and most innovative 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 provide an above-the-line value - both in strategic advice and expertise provided on files. It really distinguishes them. They are practical business counsel as well as legal; they understand the business context and are a partner to us."
− Chambers Canada, 2020

“Goodmans provided high quality, efficient and practical counsel at all stages of the project. Goodmans Lawyers consistently demonstrated high levels of engagement, responsiveness, industry expertise, and a unique mix of firmness and flexibility which perfectly suits our ever evolving needs."
− IFLR1000 2020

“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

Recent Firm News & Legal Updates

Legal Update
On August 12, 2021, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released proposed guidance on financial statement disclosure required for acquisitions completed before or concurrently with an IPO.
Handbooks & Guides

Members of WLG’s Venture Capital Group discussed SPAC transactions during a recent Q&A. Here is some of what they discussed.

Legal Update
Ontario’s Bill 213 – the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020 (the “Act”) – recently received Royal Assent, and its provisions, as they pertain to Ontario’s Business Corporations Act (the “OBCA”), will come into force on July 5, 2021.

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

Ontario - Canada

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Business Development Committee
Business Development Committee
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Corporate Social Responsibility Forum
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Key Contact Partners Forum
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Membership Committee
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Practice Groups
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
International Trade Law
International Trade Law
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
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Compliance & Investigations