Dale H. Lastman
Dale H. Lastman , CM, OOnt
Chair at Goodmans LLP
(416) 597-4129
(416) 979-1234
333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
Chairman of Goodmans LLP. Practises corporate/commercial and securities law. Counsel in public offerings, M&A, and business restructurings. Director of MLSE Ltd. and an Alternate Governor for the NHL and NBA. From 2019 to 2022, served as Chair of the Board of Governors of the CFL and currently serves as the Governor representing the Toronto Argonauts. Actively involved in community and charitable organizations. Director and former Chair of Baycrest Health Sciences and a Honorary Trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children. Extensive experience on corporate boards, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of RioCan REIT and Roots Corp. Member of the Order of Canada and Order of Ontario and an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. Awarded the rank of an Honorary Detective by the Toronto Police Service and an Honorary Big by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto. Recognized among Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People by Toronto Life. Honoured as one of ICRF’s Men of Distinction for his philanthropic efforts and contributions to the community and recipient of the ICRF’s Chairman’s Award in 2011 and 2012. Recognized as a leading lawyer in numerous publications around the world including Chambers, The Legal 500 Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Law Experts, and Euromoney.
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On October 5, 2016, Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (PNCC) (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B) and Postmedia Network Inc.’s (“PNI” and together with PNCC, the “Company” or “Postmedia”) completed a recapitalization transaction.
The Kilmer Group jointly with Bell Canada acquired the Toronto Argonauts Football Club of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from sports entrepreneur David Braley. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Roots Canada Ltd. (Roots) completed the sale of a majority stake in Roots to Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. (Searchlight), with the co-founders Michael Budman and Don Green retaining a significant equity ownership. This investment will support the brand’s next phase of growth. The terms of the agreement were undisclosed.
Postmedia Network Inc. (Postmedia) completed the acquisition of Sun Media Corporation’s (Sun Media) English language newspapers and speciality publications, as well as digital properties including the Sun chain of dailies, consisting of The Toronto Sun, The Ottawa Sun, The Winnipeg Sun, The Calgary Sun and The Edmonton Sun, as well as The London Free Press and the free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver, from Quebecor Media Inc. (the Sun Media Acquisition).
BCE Inc. completed its privatization of Bell Aliant Inc. and the integration of its Atlantic Canada affiliate into BCE’s national operations, following its successful offer to purchase all of the outstanding publicly-held Bell Aliant common shares for a combination of cash and BCE common shares valued at approximately $3.95 billion.