Bay Adelaide Centre – West Tower
Suite 3400, 333 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2S7
Tel: +1 416 979 2211
Fax: +1 416 979 1234
Contact: Carrie Smit, Partner and Head of Tax Group
Based in Toronto, Goodmans LLP is a leading Canadian full-service business law firm of over 200 lawyers providing legal advice and representation to domestic and foreign business clients. Our tax practice is transaction-driven and focused on providing our clients with dynamic, strategic and practical tax advice in structuring and successfully completing their business transactions. Our tax lawyers have worked on many of Canada's most innovative deals.
Goodmans' core tax strength is its M&A tax practice and all of our partners practice in this area. We specialize in strategic acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity transactions and public company M&A, including going private transactions. Goodmans' tax group provides tax expertise and strategic advice in structuring and implementing sophisticated, innovative corporate finance transactions in domestic, cross-border and international equity and debt capital markets. Goodmans' tax group is also a part of Canada's leading restructuring and insolvency practice and has been consistently involved with Canada's most significant corporate restructurings, insolvencies and recapitalizations.
Goodmans' tax group has particular expertise with cross-border transactions. Much of our tax practice involves the inbound and outbound structuring of international business arrangements and investments, requiring us to work seamlessly with co-counsel in other jurisdictions.
Our market leading practice areas are further bolstered by top-quality expertise in tax dispute resolution and litigation, transfer pricing, commodity tax, executive compensation and trust, estate and personal domestic and international tax planning.
Mitchell Sherman, Partner
Maureen Berry, Partner
Alan Bowman, Partner
Glenn Ernst, Partner
Jon Northup, Partner
Jarrett Freeman, Partner
Neil Harris, Counsel
|Tier 1 - Canada|
|Blake, Cassels & Graydon|
|Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg|
|Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt|
|Tier 2 - Canada|
|Tier 3 - Canada|
|Norton Rose Fulbright|
|Tier 4 - Canada|
|Borden Ladner Gervais, Taxand Canada|
|Tier 5 - Canada|
|Aird & Berlis|
|Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer|
Goodmans' tax practice provides dynamic, strategic and practical tax advice in relation to M&A, corporate finance and restructuring transactions.
The firm's core practice is in M&A. Goodmans specialises in public company M&A, private equity transactions including going private transactions as well as strategic acquisitions and joint ventures.
In the past year, the firm's most significant M&A transactions have included advising Spectra Energy in its merger with Enbridge. The transaction marks the largest foreign takeover by a Canadian company and the largest takeover of a US energy company by a Canadian company. Furthermore, it has advised Vista Equity Partners on its acquisition of DH Corporation and Vista's merger of DH with its portfolio company, which will create the third largest financial services technology company in the world.
The tax team at Goodmans comprises seven partners and four other professionals, including practice lead Carrie Smit.