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Financial Support for Technology Companies in Canada
August-31-2019

What Makes a “Utility Token”? - SEC Delivers Rare No-Action Letter to Token Issuer
August-27-2019

Ontario Securities Commission Approves Settlement with Crypto Consulting Firm
August-08-2019

Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Fall Under Canadian Financial Reporting Regime
July-16-2019

Canadian Securities Administrator to Consider Regulatory Framework for Crypto Assets
June-18-2019

SEC Sues Canadian Company for Conducting Illegal Token Offering
June-05-2019

CVCA Releases Q1 2019 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview
May-30-2019

Canadian Securities Regulators Propose to Regulate Crypto-Asset Platforms
April-01-2019

CVCA Releases Q4 2018 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview
March-19-2019

OSC Cites Public Interest Concerns to Refuse Prospectus Receipt for Bitcoin-Fund
February-27-2019

Canadian Government Announces Third Stream of VCCI with $50 Million Investment in CleanTech
February-01-2019

Canadian Venture Capital Funding in Canada Surges in 2018
February-01-2019

Marriott Data Breach Highlights Importance of a Proactive Cybersecurity Strategy
December-10-2018

CVCA Releases Q3 2018 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview
November-29-2018

Update on Venture Capital Activity in Canada
October-31-2018

Lessons From the SEC’s Recent Settlements With Unregistered Cryptocurrency Firms
October-11-2018

Focus on Substance Over Form - CSA Provides Further Guidance on Token Offerings
June-12-2018

Planning for an IPO in Canada
May-23-2018

Cryptocurrency in Canada
May-22-2018

Venture Capital Funding in Canada Surges in Q1 2018
May-01-2018

CVCA Releases 2017 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview
March-12-2018

Canadian Government Announces Winners of $950 Million “Supercluster” Initiative
February-21-2018

Regulatory Authorities to Know Before Doing Business in Crypto
February-12-2018

Read This Before Your ICO: Minimizing the Risk of a Securities Token
January-17-2018

Canada Promotes Gender Balance through new Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative
December-21-2017

The FCC repeals net neutrality – What it means for Canadian companies
December-19-2017

ICO Wars: The SEC Strikes Back
December-18-2017

Read this Before Your ICO: Exploring the SAFT Framework for Compliant Token Sales in Canada
December-06-2017

TransPerfect: Litigation Highlights Importance of Shareholders’ Agreement for Start-Ups
November-28-2017

“A Regulatory Super Sandbox” - Ontario Finance Minister Announces Eased Regulations for Financial Startups
November-09-2017

Venture Capital Funding in Canada Surges in Q3 2017
October-30-2017

Cryptocurrencies: Further Legal Developments
September-12-2017

Initial Coin Offerings in Canada: The CSA Weighs In
August-30-2017

Global Effects of Google’s Interlocutory Injunction
July-04-2017

Canadian Government Announces Details of $950 Million “Supercluster” Initiative
May-30-2017

Ontario Budget Supports the Technology Sector
May-09-2017

Venture Capital Funding Rises Year-Over-Year in Q1 2017
April-28-2017

Europe Opens Up Banking Sector to Fintech Companies
March-20-2017

First Penalty Imposed on an Individual Over Violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
March-16-2017

Report Released on Unlocking Innovation to Drive Scale and Growth in Canada
February-09-2017

Recent Lessons for Technology M&A
February-07-2017

2016 Venture Capital Activity Remained Strong in Canada Despite a Global Downturn
February-01-2017

CSA Provides Guidance on Disclosure of Cyber Security Risks
January-24-2017

Three Major Developments in the Regulation of Canadian FinTech Companies
October-25-2016

OSC Announces Launch of Innovation Hub for Fintech Companies
October-04-2016

DMZ at Ryerson University Launches Advisory Council
October-03-2016

CVCA Publishes Submission to Innovation and Growth Agenda
September-26-2016

TMX Group Introduces the Advancing Innovation Roundtable
September-22-2016

Competition Bureau Initiates FinTech Market Study
May-20-2016

Peer-to-Peer Lending and the Future of Alternative Finance in Canada
May-19-2016

Square's Lawsuit Settlement a Cautionary Tale for Tech Companies
May-11-2016

CSA Provides Revised Guidance on Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
February-10-2016

2013 - Canadian Public Mining Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Survey
August-01-2013

Introduction of Ontario Limited Liability Legislation for Income Trusts
May-23-2003

Limited Liability Legislation for Ontario Income Trusts
March-31-2003

Allan Goodman

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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4243
Fax:   416.979.1234

Allan Goodman is a partner in a business law group, and co-heads the Technology Group at Goodmans. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters.

Allan acts for a broad range of issuers and underwriters on corporate finance transactions, including public offerings and private placements. Allan also provides advice to boards of directors and special committees with respect to governance and compliance matters.

Allan leads the firm’s emerging business initiative, in its role as “legal counsel in residence” at the DMZ at Ryerson University, one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups. Through this initiative, Allan provides legal advice and mentorship to some of Canada’s most promising startups.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Allan’s representative work includes acting for:

Technology

  • Match Group with respect to its acquisition of PlentyOfFish Media Inc., a Canadian internet dating service
  • Ceridian HCM Holding Inc., a global human capital management software company, in its initial public offering of common shares
  • Eventbrite in connection with its acquisition of Picatic, a Canadian online ticketing company
  • HomeAdvisor.com, a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp, with respect to its acquisition of HomeStars, the leading Canadian home services platform connecting homeowners with service providers

Corporate Finance

  • Cura Partners in connection with its convertible debenture financing
  • underwriters in connection with various H&R REIT equity and debenture offerings
  • National Bank, as lead underwriter for a bought deal for Solium Capital Inc.
  • the syndicate of agents in OMERS Realty Corporation's private placement of debentures
  • underwriters in connection with a bought deal offering of common shares by Mogo Finance Technology Inc.
  • ArcTern Ventures in connection with its interest in GreenMantra Technologies

Public M&A

  • Cura Partners in connection with its $1 billion sale to Curaleaf and the sale of its CBD business to Sentia Wellness
  • Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. in connection with its $450 million sale to Onex Corporation
  • Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. in its going private transaction with Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

RECOGNITION

Allan is recognized as a leading lawyer in Canada by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and by Best Lawyers in Canada.
 

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1991)
York University (M.B.A., 1988)
York University (B.B.A., 1987)
Osgoode Professional Development (Certificate in Mining Law)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association