40 King St W, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987 (BC); 1991 (ON)
Gordon (Gord) Goodman is a partner at Cassels. His practice focuses on providing corporate and regulatory advice to insurance clients, including advice with respect to corporate governance, transactions, licensing, and other regulatory matters. His clients include life and general insurance companies, insurance agents and brokers, reinsurance companies, and other financial services clients. Gord’s experience also includes mergers & acquisitions, portfolio transfers, demutualization, corporate reorganizations, formation of insurers, federal and provincial licensing, corporate governance, compliance matters, and working with regulators. He regularly advises on insurance policies, reinsurance contracts, and other types of agreements, and assists clients with product development and distribution issues. Gord is also recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Canada, Who’s WhoLegal, and The Best Lawyers of Canada. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1987 and the Ontario Bar in 1991.
On July 1, 2017, Trimont Financial Ltd. (Trimont), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. (Wawanesa), acquired Western Financial Group Inc. and Western Life Assurance Co. (collectively, Western) from Desjardins Financial Corp. Inc. (Desjardins), a Desjardins Group subsidiary.
On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership (“Apollo”) and JemPak Corporation (“JemPak”), two of North America’s leading private-label consumer staples businesses, and Stellwagen Group (“Stellwagen”), a best-in-class commercial aviation finance advisory and asset management business, based in Ireland and the United States. Concurrent with closing, Acasta completed ...