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. Regularly represents issuers and underwriters on public offerings of equity, preferred shares and debt securities on domestic and cross border transactions. Has been extensively involved in the development of the Canadian REIT sector and more recently, the Canadian SPAC sector. Represents issuers and underwriters in IPOs and has acted on a number of restructuring transactions. 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®/ROB Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers in The Globe & Mail’s ROB Magazine, Chambers Canada (capital markets), The Best Lawyers in Canada and as a Rising Star for M&A and capital markets by IFLR1000. 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 The 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