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Daniel Gormley


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

Tel:   416.597.4111
Fax:   416.979.1234

Dan Gormley is a partner and has practiced corporate/commercial law at Goodmans since 1986.  He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for his expertise in mergers and acquisitions and corporate/commercial law, by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for his expertise in private equity, energy (electricity) and mergers and acquisitions, and by The Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers.  His experience has included one year in the firm’s former New York office and extended assignments in London and Hong Kong.

Dan has in-depth merger and acquisition and financing experience in a number of sectors:

Financial Sector

  • Member of the 3-person Goodmans team that represented the Province of Ontario in connection with the restructurings of GM and Chrysler
  • Corporate counsel to OMERS Sponsors Corp., the governance body of the pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees
  • Lead counsel on The Maritime Life Assurance Company’s acquisitions of Aetna Life Insurance Company of Canada, Royal & Sun Alliance Company Life Insurance Company and Liberty Health
  • Lead corporate/ commercial counsel on the disposition of Confederation Life Insurance Company’s various blocks of insurance business (the largest financial institution insolvency in Canadian history)


  • Counsel to the City of Mississauga on the merger of its electricity utility Enersource with the electricity utilities of several other major Ontario municipalities to form Alectra, Inc.
  • Lead issuer’s counsel on “EDFIN”, the first pooled bond financing effected within the Ontario electricity market
  • Lead counsel on Lehman Brothers’ acquisition of SkyPower, Canada’s largest independent renewable energy developer (2007)
  • Lead counsel on restructuring of Interwind, the first major CCAA restructuring undertaken within Canada’s renewable energy industry (2009 – 2010)
  • Lead counsel on financing of the First Light 10MW solar park, the first utility-scale solar financing in Canada; have since financed another 60MW in solar capacity (2010 – 2011)


  • Lender’s counsel on financings of tours by The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and U2
  • Counsel on the divestiture of Labatt’s CPI concert business to MCA/Universal Concerts, and the sale of CPI’s merchandising division to BMG Music
  • Lead counsel on the Keg Restaurants Royalty Income Fund initial public offering
  • Counsel to Cineplex on the establishment of the Bank of Nova Scotia/Cineplex SCENE loyalty rewards program


Director, Outward Bound Canada
Director, Keg Spirit Foundation

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1984)
Year of Call

1986 Ontario