William (Bill) Gorman

Goodmans LLP

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

Partner. Practises corporate and securities law, focusing on corporate finance and M&A. Represents public and private companies and real estate investment trusts. Also 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 REIT sector. 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 (Corporate Finance & Securities and Corporate Mid-Market), Lexpert®’s Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers in The Globe & Mail’s ROB Magazine and by Chambers Global (corporate/M&A). 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 and is involved in the firm’s CLE and has presented at numerous conferences. 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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Corporate Finance & Securities
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Corporate Mid-Market
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