"37 Goodmans lawyers across 13 practice areas ranked as among the best lawyers in Canada." - 2016 Chambers Global
Goodmans About Us

Selected Rankings and Accolades

Goodmans is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s pre-eminent business law firms.  Based in Toronto, the firm has market-leading expertise in M&A, corporate and transaction finance, private equity, real estate, tax, restructuring, litigation and other business-related specialties.

The firm represents a broad range of Canadian and foreign clients, from entrepreneurial businesses to multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms, pension funds and governments and has a reputation for handling challenging problems, often international in scope, that demand creative solutions.

Our lawyers are consistently recognized by leading industry arbiters, and in various surveys of clients and peers conducted by Lexpert, Lexpert/American Lawyer Media, Chambers and Partners, Euromoney, International Financial Law Review, Law Business Research, Best Lawyers in Canada and The Legal 500.

Below is a sampling of our recent accolades:

  • The 2016 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada lists 27 Goodmans partners among the leading Canadian lawyers excelling in 19 practice areas of law.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 recognizes 80 Goodmans lawyers as being top-tier in their fields and leaders in 31 distinct areas of law.
  • Chambers Global 2016 ranks 37 individual Goodmans lawyers among Canada’s finest.  For the 15th consecutive year, our Restructuring/Insolvency Group stands alone as Number 1 in Canada. Goodmans was also named a leading law firm in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence), Dispute Resolution: Ontario, Real Estate, Tax and Telecoms, Media and Broadcasting.
  • The 2016 International Financial Law Review 1000 ranks our Capital Markets, M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency practices top tier and also recognizes our strength in Banking and Finance and Project Finance.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 ranks 86 Goodmans lawyers across 39 practice areas, as among the best lawyers in Canada.
  • The Legal 500 Canada (2016) recognizes Goodmans in 13 practice areas. The firm was ranked Tier 1 in the areas of Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Real Estate and Restructuring and Insolvency.  Goodmans’ Restructuring/Insolvency Group stands alone again as Number 1 in Canada.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2015 recognizes 30 Goodmans lawyers across 17 practice areas, as among the best lawyers in Canada.
  • Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (2016) has ranked Goodmans in their top category, Highly Recommended, in Ontario and has also recognized seven of the firm’s litigators as “Litigation Stars” and two as “Future Stars”.