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Dale H. Lastman, C.M.

Chair

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

Tel:   416.597.4129
Fax:   416.979.1234

Chair of Goodmans LLP.  Practices corporate, commercial and securities law and provides counsel in connection with public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and business restructurings. Dale is a Director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd and serves as an Alternate Governor of the NHL and NBA. In 2019, Dale was elected Chair of the Board of Governors of the CFL. He also serves as the Governor representing the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL. In 2018, Dale was appointed Chair of the Baycrest Board of Directors. In addition, he serves as an Honorary Trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children, and sits on the Board of Directors of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Roots Corporation.

In 2017, Dale was named a Member of the Order of Canada.  In 2014, Dale was appointed by the Minister of National Defence as an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy.  He has also been awarded the rank of an Honorary Detective by the Toronto Police Service.  Dale has been recognized among "Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People" by Toronto Life Magazine.  He was honoured as one of the ICRF’s 2010 “Men of Distinction” for his philanthropic efforts and contributions to the community and in 2011 and 2012, was presented with the ICRF’s Chairman’s Award.   Dale is a recipient of Canada’s "Top 40 Under 40" Award and its “Best of the Best” Canadian Leadership Award. 

Dale is recognized as a leading practitioner by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (corporate/M&A) and has been recommended by Chambers Global (corporate/M&A), Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers, IFLR 1000 (M&A), The Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (corporate finance) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate/M&A /securities).  Dale was recognized as the Canadian Lawyer of the Year in M&A and Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Finance Monthly Law Awards and is currently recognized by Corporate Law Experts as its exclusively recommended lawyer in Canada.

For over 30 years, Dale was one of Osgoode Hall Law School's longest serving lecturers in securities law.  During his tenure, he received the Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence as well as the Alumni Gold Key award for outstanding professional achievement and contribution to the legal community.  In 2014, Dale was named Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Law Practice Program at Ryerson University.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B. (Bronze Medalist), 1982)
University of Toronto (B.A., 1979)