"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 14th year in a row, Goodmans’ Corporate Restructuring Team has been ranked by Chambers Global 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.

Other international legal publications also rank Goodmans as the leading Canadian law firm in restructuring and insolvency law. The Legal 500 Canada 2015 ranks Goodmans the only Tier 1 firm for restructuring and insolvency saying that Goodmans is recognized as “absolutely A-star” and its practitioners are considered “the cream of the crop for restructuring matters, from senior partners right down to junior level”. The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has ranked Goodmans the only “most frequently recommended” law firm for insolvency and corporate restructuring for the past ten years and IFLR 1000 has also ranked the Goodmans’ team as Tier 1 for ten consecutive years.  Best Lawyers in Canada has ranked Goodmans the #1 firm in Toronto for restructuring since 2009.