"Ranked as the sole #1 restructuring practice in Canada for thirteen consecutive years." - 2014 Chambers Global
Goodmans Expertise

Corporate Restructuring

Goodmans’ corporate restructuring group has become one of the largest and best in Canada by developing cross-functional abilities and building a diverse track-record.  Over the years, our lawyers have acted for every major stakeholder in every type of restructuring in the country.  The scope of our credentials in restructuring is unmatched.*

Our group is well-versed in complex issues which frequently arise in the course of reorganizing or restructuring corporations and the scope of our client list is remarkable.  It includes debtors, banks and bank syndicates, noteholders, equity sponsors and purchasers, shareholders and directors, funds, accounting firms, creditors’ and noteholders’ committees, and governments.  Many of these clients are public and private corporations, Canadian and U.S. financial institutions, and international corporations.  We are widely-regarded for our success advising on cross-border restructurings, and are well-known to key U.S. players.  The group has participated, in a significant manner, in most major insolvency cases in Canada.

Since our lawyers have acted for all sides in restructuring situations, they have gained a truly complete understanding of the intricacies involved, and can work literally from every vantage point.  The group’s philosophy is to partner with clients as business and legal advisors to effectively address objectives and deliver the right solutions. We offer an unparalleled, multi-disciplinary team of restructuring professionals from a range of practice specialties including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, banking, tax, litigation, real estate and regulatory law who provide advice, creative solutions and a dedicated commitment to meet clients’ needs.

For the thirteenth year in a row, the Goodmans Corporate Restructuring Team has been ranked by Chambers Global as the sole Canadian law firm in Band 1 with the #1 restructuring practice in Canada.  The guide's rankings reflect evaluations by clients and peers who cited the Goodmans restructuring team for its exceptional calibre and involvement in a broad range of restructuring and recapitalization transactions. The Goodmans restructuring team has achieved the guide's highest ranking every year since 2001, with Chambers noting Goodmans' impressive bench strength and consistent involvement in Canada's most complex insolvencies.  The team continues to be "lauded for its tremendous depth" with the most restructuring partners ranked by Chambers in 2014.

Other international legal publications also rank Goodmans as the leading Canadian law firm in restructuring and insolvency law.  The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has ranked Goodmans the only “most frequently recommended” law firm for insolvency and corporate restructuring for the past nine years.  For ten consecutive years, Goodmans has been ranked Tier 1 by IFLR 1000 and according to the international publication, Goodmans is the "leading insolvency practice".  Best Lawyers in Canada has ranked Goodmans the #1 firm in Toronto for restructuring from 2009 to 2014.