"Ranked as the sole #1 restructuring practice in Canada for fifteen consecutive years." - 2016 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 corporate restructuring practice has acted for all sides in restructuring situations. They are known for their successful representation of a diverse client base that includes a variety of domestic and international stakeholders including debtors, court-appointed Monitors, noteholders, industry regulators, governments, private equity firms, lenders and investor committees in major restructurings across Canada’s major industry sectors including for example, oil & gas, mining, media, technology, retail and telecoms. 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 16th year in a row, Goodmans’ Corporate Restructuring Team has been ranked by Chambers Global 2017 as the #1 restructuring practice in Canada. Since 2001, Goodmans’ restructuring practice has been the sole recipient of the guide’s highest ranking. With more lawyers listed than any other firm in the category of Restructuring / Insolvency, Chambers continues to recognize the team for its leading position in exploring strategic alternatives for a broad range of clients. Our success is directly attributable to the strong support of our clients.

Chambers Canada 2017 also recognized the firm as having the sole #1 restructuring practice in Canada in the publication’s 2nd edition. Clients said that Goodmans is the “number one firm in the country for restructuring. They have an amazing array of lawyers and fabulous bench strength”.

Other international legal publications also rank Goodmans as the leading Canadian law firm in restructuring and insolvency law. The Legal 500 Canada 2017 ranks Goodmans the only Tier 1 firm for restructuring and insolvency saying that “Goodmans is recognized as the most innovative restructuring group in the country and the group’s talented and deep bench is clearly the best, according to many”.  The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has ranked Goodmans the only “most frequently recommended” law firm for insolvency and corporate restructuring for the past 14 years and IFLR 1000 has also ranked the Goodmans team as Tier 1 for 12 consecutive years.  Best Lawyers in Canada has ranked Goodmans the #1 firm in Toronto for restructuring since 2009. Goodmans was voted the “2017 Law Firm of the Year in Canada for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law” in the inaugural Best Lawyers in Canada Law Firm of the Year Awards. These awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide.