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Neill May


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

Tel:   416.597.4187
Fax:   416.979.1234

Neill May is a partner, Co-Chair of the Corporate Securities Group and a member of the Executive Committee at Goodmans. His practice focuses on all aspects of securities law, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Neill has developed a reputation for expertise in securities law and for his ability to negotiate and complete complex and innovative transactions.

Neill has counselled participants in numerous public and private M&A transactions, and has represented clients on both sides of friendly and hostile takeover bids. He has also structured and implemented a vast range of corporate reorganizations and financing transactions, including domestic and cross border public offerings, and private strategic and venture capital financings.

Neill is recommended as a leading practitioner of corporate finance law by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, is recognized as a leading practitioner in the Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, and has been recommended by The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global (corporate/M&A), Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers, IFLR 1000 (M&A) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate). Neill joined Goodmans in 1992 and has been a partner since 1998.

Neill is a former member of the Toronto Stock Exchange Listing Advisory Committee and the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee and Small Business Advisory Committee.  He has co-authored reports for the Ontario Securities Commission Task Force on small business financing. Neill is a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto - Faculty of Law and heads Goodmans’ continuing legal education committee.

Education University of Toronto (LL.B., 1990)
Year of Call

1992 Ontario