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Susan Garvie


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

Tel:   416.597.4141
Fax:   416.979.1234

Susan Garvie is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law and Employment and Labour Law Groups at Goodmans. She has a transactional practice and has assisted a wide range of clients, both public and private companies in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions.

Susan has developed a strong expertise in Canadian private equity acquisitions and divestitures as well as in cross-border matters, acting for various American clients looking to purchase Canadian companies. She draws on her experience in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate/commercial, financings, restructuring, employment and Investment Canada to help her clients efficiently complete both asset and share purchase and sale transactions as well as partnership agreements, co-investments and other business structuring. Her corporate commercial practice encompasses corporate law, commercial contracts, international mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, commercial employment law and advertising and marketing law.

Susan also has a commercial employment law practice in which she assists both public and private clients with all employment aspects of purchase and sale transactions, including employment related diligence, employment-related and successor employer issues in asset purchase agreements, share purchase agreements and similar transaction documents as well as employment agreements. She also advises clients on a broad range of human resources issues including advising employers and executives on employment agreements, disability issues, human rights issues, wrongful dismissals and severance arrangements.

Susan worked as a summer student at Goodmans LLP in 1986, articled in 1987 and joined the firm in 1989.

Education University of Toronto (LL.B., 1987)
University of Toronto (B.A., 1984)