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Allan Goodman quoted in "New crypto-currency rules come as enforcement ramps up", Law Times
June-26-2019

Allan Goodman at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV): An Alternative Source of Funding You Should Know About
May-16-2019

Allan Goodman and Peter Ruby at The CVCA Exchange
March-27-2019

Allan Goodman quoted in "Ontario securities regulator looking into digital platform Quadriga", Thomson Reuters
February-08-2019

Allan Goodman and Michael Partridge quoted in "Millions in cryptocurrencies vanish, while regulators meddle with mortgages", Financial Post
February-06-2019

Allan Goodman and Michael Partridge at Thomson Reuters' Seed Financing Options: Convertible Notes, Equity and Cryptocurrency
September-25-2018

Allan Goodman quoted in "Regulators move on cryptocurrencies", Investment Executive
November-14-2017

Allan Goodman interviewed in "Investors need to be careful on the short-selling news they're seeing: Securities lawyer", on BNN
October-13-2017

Allan Goodman interviewed in "Google ruling a cautionary tale for tech giants operating in Europe: Lawyer", on BNN
June-27-2017

Goodmans Presents: In Conversation with Brandon Lee, Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco: Helping Canadian Tech Companies Access Silicon Valley
June-20-2017

Allan Goodman at the CPD Finance Conference 2017 - Good Agreements Prevent Disagreements
June-05-2017

The Future of Venture Capital in Canada: Next Steps
April-12-2017

Allan Goodman interviewed in "How Ottawa can support the making of the next Blackberry", on BNN
December-20-2016

Goodmans and the DMZ - Providing Strategic Advice to Start-Ups
November-11-2016

Allan Goodman quoted in "Canadian competition body to examine FinTech sector", E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy
June-01-2016

Allan Goodman at the TSX Fintech Investor Day
May-19-2016

The DMZ and Goodmans LLP Partner to Provide Entrepreneurs with Legal Support
May-18-2016

Goodmans Presents: Key Issues for Technology M&A - How to Ensure a Successful Match
February-17-2016

Allan Goodman and Dan Gormley at the EDA Finance Forum
July-17-2013

BNN interviews Allan Goodman
April-09-2012

Allan Goodman interviewed on BNN
July-06-2011

Allan Goodman

Partner

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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