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Tom Friedland


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

Tel:   416.597.4218
Fax:   416.979.1234

Tom Friedland is a partner in the Litigation Group at Goodmans and has been with the firm since he was a summer student in 1988.  His litigation experience spans a wide range of corporate commercial, securities, environmental and municipal law matters.  He has represented clients at all levels of courts in Ontario (and many other Canadian jurisdictions), as well as before various administrative and regulatory boards and tribunals, including the Ontario, Alberta and Quebec Securities Commissions, the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario Assessment Review Board.  Tom also frequently represents clients in international and domestic arbitrations, as well as in successful mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

In corporate commercial and securities matters, Tom acts for clients involved in disputes across many different sectors, including clients in the hospitality, health care, oil and gas, alternative power, technology, real estate, land development, construction, pension fund, gaming and entertainment industries.  Tom has acted for over 50 different clients in obtaining court approval for plan of arrangement transactions across Canada, including several of the most significant commercial transactions in Canada over the last 20 years.  He has also acted in a number of poison pill hearings before securities commissions and courts.

In his municipal law practice, Tom has diverse experience acting for developers and land owners in Building Code Act disputes, appeals under the Municipal Act, Heritage Act matters, challenges to development charges by-laws, municipal property assessments and Divisional Court appeals and judicial review hearings arising from Ontario Municipal Board decisions.

In his environmental law practice, Tom regularly acts for clients involved in contaminated lands disputes and in regulatory matters involving the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

Education McGill University (B.C.L./LL.B., 1989)
University of Toronto (B.A., 1985)
Professional Affiliations

The Advocates’ Society
Canadian Bar Association

Year of Call

1991 Ontario
1991 Quebec