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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 recognized as a leading practitioner of corporate finance law and is repeatedly recommended for mining law by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He 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), The Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate) and is also recognized as a leading practitioner in the Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining. 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