Lexpert Ranked Law Firm

Goodmans LLP is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s preeminent business law firms.  With a strategic entrepreneurial bent and a deal-making mindset, Goodmans’ lawyers deliver intelligent solutions with the responsiveness, energy, talent, and determination it takes to get the deal done. Clients appreciate our dedication to exceptional service, community partnership and mutual respect. That’s a key reason why so many have been with the firm since their businesses began. Even now, with clients among Canada’s largest corporations, financial institutions and multinationals, the firm honours its roots by maintaining its values.

Goodmans is a full-service business law firm of approximately 200 lawyers offering market leading expertise in M&A, corporate and transaction finance, private equity, REITs and income securities, 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, private equity firms, pension funds and governments and has a reputation for handling challenging problems, often international in scope, that demand creative solutions.


Asia Practice  Litigation 
Banking and Finance Law  Mergers and Acquisitions 
Charities and Not For Profit  Mining and Natural Resources 
Cleantech Municipal, Planning and Property Tax 
Commercial Real Estate  Outsourcing
Commodity Tax/Customs  Pensions
Communications  Personal Tax & Estates
Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment  Privacy Law 
Construction Law  Private Equity
Corporate and Commercial  Procurement, Public/Private Partnerships and Alternative Finance
Corporate Finance and Securities Property Assessment and Taxation
Corporate Restructuring  REITs and Income Securities
Employment and Labour Shareholder Rights and Activism
Energy Law  Structured Finance and Derivatives
Entertainment  Tax
Environmental Law  Tax Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Health Care Law Technology
Hospitality Law  White Collar Risk Management and Investigations
Intellectual Property


333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 2S7
Phone: (416) 979-2211
Fax: (416) 979-1234

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Sponsored Content in Lexpert Publications

  • Venture capital activity in Canada has grown considerably recently. According to Thomson Reuters, total venture capital invested in Canadian companies doubled to $2.6 billion from 2010 to 2015. The ...
  • On May 31, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled in In re: Appraisal of Dell Inc. that the “fair value” of Dell’s common stock at the time of its 2013 management-led buyout (MBO) was $17.62 per ...
  • The interim denial by the Canadian government of BHP Billiton’s (BHP) 2010 hostile bid for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (Potash) caught many M&A advisors off-guard.
  • Canada — like other jurisdictions — has continued to see a significant amount of shareholder activism. This is partly due to a growing recognition on the part of activist investors — particularly ...

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  • After the disappointing jurisprudential results experienced by Canadian business in 2015, the landscape more than evened out this past year — which is not to say that Canadian appellate courts ...
  • On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership (“Apollo”) and JemPak Corporation (“JemPak”), two ...
  • Overall in 2016, there were several outbound deals, including Fortis’s acquisition of Michigan-based ITC Holdings and Enbridge’s acquisition of Spectra Energy. Lawyers told us that their “Canadian ...
  • On December 6, 2016, Alberta Oilsands Inc. (“AOS”) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Marquee Energy Ltd. (“Old Marquee”) pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under ...
  • Commercial real estate as a practice area has radically changed in recent years, as insatiable demand for downtown living ushers in a new wave of mixed-used developments.
  • Confrontation to collaboration to unanimity. Bitter public backlash to creditor consensus. Reputational risk to effective damage control. These are the hallmarks of Target Canada Co.’s restructuring, ...
  • As if it somehow anticipated the Panama Papers leak the following month, the Liberal government announced in March that it would increase its budget allotment for the chronically underfunded Canada ...
  • The federal government’s commitment to fight against base erosion and profit shifting and an evolving duty of care for tax authorities are all on the radar of tax lawyers
  • Canadian securities law has seen a raft of recent changes, including a new national securities model, a take-over bid regime, proxy regime reform, a push for proxy advisor regulation and new listing ...
  • Canada’s unique “bought deal” structures, like Milestone’s Apartment REIT’s recent upsized $165 million offering, have retained their attractiveness despite the vagaries of current economic and ...
  • Provincial squabbling, Québec’s court challenge and questions about the extent of the new government’s commitment are raising questions
  • The Canadian Securities Administrators’ amendments to the Canadian take-over bid regime will dramatically alter processes and strategies in the hostile M&A marketplace.
  • The winners steered deals through incredible complexities, promoted growth and innovation, created value for stakeholders and brought best practices to a new level.
  • The acquisition of Plenty of Fish by The Match Group was a rare gem. Founder Markus Frind had built his company into one of the world’s largest dating sites, and he’d done so without any equity ...
  • As the definition of “Canadian” expanded, last year’s top deals highlighted the importance of infrastructure and real estate as well as vendors making strategic dispositions
  • Since the financial crisis, there’s been a definite trend in both Canada and the US toward upfront negotiation of acquisition finance terms that were traditionally reserved for the definitive ...
  • Canada’s top court has enunciated a new legal duty in contract negotiations. Its effects are wide-ranging and controversial
  • In Bhasin v. Hrynew, the SCC tried to make Canadian contract law more settled, fair and closely aligned with parties’ reasonable expectations. But does the decision clarify the law or muddy the ...
  • Ordinarily news that a Toronto-area man settled with the Ontario Securities Commission for acting on a tip that returned a 635-per-cent profit would seem unexceptional. Except Anand Hariharan is not ...
  • Environmental and social risks are proving to be an additional hurdle for Canadian extractive companies squeezed for credit in an economic cycle marked by falling oil and commodity prices. “Canadian ...
Goodmans LLP is a Lexpert-Ranked Firm in the following practice areas
Banking & Financial Institutions Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Class Actions Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Computer & IT Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Construction Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Corporate Commercial Law Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Corporate Finance & Securities Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Corporate Tax Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Derivative Instruments Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Entertainment Law Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Intellectual Property Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Corporate Commercial Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Litigation - Intellectual Property Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Litigation - Securities Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Mergers & Acquisitions Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Mining Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Professional Liability Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Project Finance Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Property Development Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Property Leasing Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Technology Transactions Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Telecommunications Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
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