Benjamin Zarnett

Goodmans LLP

333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7
Phone: (416) 597-4204
Fax: (416) 979-1234

Partner. Practises as trial and appellate counsel, emphasizing commercial cases involving public companies, financial institutions and governments. Has practised before the SCC, FCC, all levels of courts in Ontario and many administrative tribunals. Lead counsel in some of the most important, high-profile cases that have been decided in Canada, including the litigation involving the Nortel asset allocation dispute, the Indalex priority dispute, the Asset Backed Commercial Paper restructuring case, the litigation concerning the acquisition of BCE Inc, and the Danier Leather securities class action. Awarded 2006 Law Society Medal (highest honor) by LSUC, the 2007 Award of Distinction by TLA for outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the 2009 OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation. Named “Toronto Litigator of the Year” for Bet-the-Company (2013/2010), Corporate/Commercial (2012), Class Action (2011/2015), Product Liability (2016) and Director/Officer Liability (2017) by Best Lawyers in Canada. Named “Ontario Litigator of the Year” in 2013 by Benchmark Canada. Recognized as 1 of 3 “Star Individuals” for dispute resolution by Chambers. Past President of the TAS(O). ACTL Fellow. Extensive list of publications and public speeches. Ontario Bar (1977).

Year Called to the Bar:1977 (ON)
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