William (Bill) Gorman

Goodmans LLP

333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7
Phone: (416) 597-4118
Fax: (416) 979-1234
E-mail: wgorman@goodmans.ca

Partner. Practises corporate law, focusing on corporate finance and M&A. Represents public and private companies and real estate investment trusts. Regularly represents underwriters for public offerings of debt and equity securities. Has structured and implemented many debt and equity financings, including domestic and cross-border public offerings, and has been extensively involved in the development of the Canadian SPAC and REIT sectors. Represents issuers and underwriters in IPOs and follow-on financings and has acted on a number of income fund conversions and restructurings. Recognized as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers in The Globe & Mail’s ROB magazine, Chambers Global (corporate/M&A), The Best Lawyers in Canada and as a Rising Star for M&A by IFLR 1000. Served on the OSC’s Small Business Advisory Committee (2011–2012) and on the OSC’s Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee (2008–2010). Editor and contributor to Real Property Association of Canada’s Canadian REIT Handbook. Prior to joining Goodmans, acted as legal counsel in the Corporate Finance Branch of the OSC.

Year Called to the Bar:1998 (ON)
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Consistently Recommended
Corporate Finance & Securities
Repeatedly Recommended
Corporate Mid-Market
Mergers & Acquisitions