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William (Bill) Gorman


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

Tel:   416.597.4118
Fax:   416.979.1234

Bill Gorman is a partner at Goodmans. His practice focuses on all aspects of corporate law, with particular emphasis on corporate finance and public and private mergers and acquisitions. Bill has developed a reputation for expertise in corporate and securities law and for his ability to negotiate and complete complex and innovative transactions. Bill regularly represents public companies and underwriters as well as private companies and limited partnerships. Bill is recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of corporate finance and securities by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. He is also recognized as an up and coming lawyer by Chambers Global in the area of Corporate/M&A.

Bill has structured and implemented a vast range of debt and equity financing transactions, including domestic and cross-border public offerings, and has been extensively involved in the development of the Canadian REIT and income fund sector. Bill regularly represents issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings and follow-on financings.  Bill has also acted on a number of income fund conversion and restructuring transactions. Bill also regularly acts as counsel to participants in public and private merger and acquisition transactions including acquisitions and dispositions for private equity sponsors.

From 2011 to 2012, Bill served on the OSC’s Small Business Advisory Committee and from 2008 to 2010, he served on the OSC’s Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee. Bill is also an editor and significant contributor to the Canadian REIT Handbook published by the Real Property Association of Canada and is actively involved in the firm’s continuing education programs and has presented at numerous conferences. In July 2018, Bill was appointed as a member of the OSC’s Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee.

Bill joined Goodmans in 2000 and has been a partner since 2005. Prior to joining Goodmans, Bill acted as legal counsel in the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission.

Education University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1996)
University of Alberta (B.Comm., 1992)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario

Year of Call

1998 Ontario