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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 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 an extensive 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  Intellectual Property
Banking and Finance Law  Litigation 
Charities and Not For Profit  Mergers and Acquisitions 
Cleantech Mining and Natural Resources 
Commercial Real Estate  Municipal, Planning and Property Tax
Commodity Tax/Customs  Outsourcing
Communications  Pensions
Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment  Personal Tax & Estates 
Construction Law  Privacy Law
Corporate and Commercial  Private Equity
Corporate Finance and Securities Procurement, Public/Private Partnerships and Alternative Finance
Corporate Restructuring  Property Assessment and Taxation
Crisis Response 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


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

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