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Chairman: Dale H. Lastman, C.M.
Number of partners worldwide: 114
Number of lawyers worldwide: 185
Goodmans is internationally recognised as one of Canada’s premier business law firms. Based in Toronto, Goodmans is a full-service business law firm with noted strengths in M&A, corporate finance, cross-border transactions, private equity, REITs, restructuring/insolvency, litigation, banking, tax, real estate, mining and other business-related specialities. The firm represents a broad range of clients, from entrepreneurial businesses to multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms, pension funds and governments and has a reputation for handling challenging problems that demand creative solutions.
■ Banking & Finance
■ Corporate Finance & Securities
■ Mining & Natural Resources
■ Municipal Planning & Property Tax
■ Private Equity
■ Real Estate
■ REITs & Income Securities
Main Areas of Practice:
Goodmans M&A group consistently plays a key role in many of the major Canadian and crossborder M&A deals, representing acquirors, targets, borrowers and issuers, or their lenders, underwriters and investors.
Corporate Finance & Securities:
Goodmans corporate finance & securities group handles initial/secondary public offerings, cross-border offerings, private placements, rights offerings, derivative and structured financings, spin-offs, asset securitisations, takeovers and mutual funds and other investment offerings. The team acts for issuers, investment dealers, merchant banks, investors and regulators.
REITs & Income Securities:
Goodmans REITs and income securities group has played a leading role in the establishment and development of Canada’s REIT and income securities sector, including the creation of the first operating REIT structure, the first REIT merger, the first cross-border REIT, the first 'pure play' real estate REIT in the seniors housing sector, the first IPO of a qualifying US REIT by a non-US entity in the world and the first multiple acquisition SPAC in the world.
Goodmans corporate restructuring group has been ranked by Chambers Global in Band 1 every year since 2001, including 17 years as the sole Canadian law firm with a Band 1 restructuring practice, with Chambers noting Goodmans impressive bench strength and consistent involvement in Canada’s most complex insolvencies.
Banking & Finance:
Goodmans banking and finance group handles all types of domestic, cross-border and international financings for both lenders and borrowers. The firm's expertise includes asset-based lending, project financings, securitisations, subordinated and mezzanine financings, debt restructurings and derivatives. The group advises banks and other financial institutions, regulators, borrowers, asset-based lenders, mezzanine funds and subordinated lenders, development banks and project finance participants.
Goodmans tax group is transaction-driven and focused on providing clients with strategic and practical tax advice. The group assists clients with successful domestic and international acquisition structures, cross-border transactions and corporate reorganisations, debt/equity financings, private equity transactions, structured financial products, real estate transactions and financings, commodity tax, tax compliance and litigation matters.
Goodmans litigation group handles complex domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional corporate commercial litigation and dispute resolution. The group acts on a range of disputes, involving securities, corporate governance, competition, class actions (defence), IP, IT, environmental, construction, technology, labour and employment and insolvency proceedings.
Goodmans real estate group is regarded as one of the leading real estate practices in Canada. The group represents private/public sector interests including many of Canada’s largest developers, owners and managers of real estate, contractors, consortiums, leading financial institutions, investment dealers, governments and crown corporations on a range of real estate and construction transactions.
This firm is also ranked in:Global 2021
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