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Allan Goodman quoted in "Vention latest Canadian technology company to raise $100-million despite rapidly cooling market", Globe and Mail

Allan Goodman and David Coll-Black at World Law Group's Understanding SPAC Transactions: What it Takes to be "SPAC Ready"

Allan Goodman Moderates "Venture Capital: Global State of the Market" at World Law Group 2020 Fall eConference

Allan Goodman speaking at COVID-19: M&A Trends and Opportunistic Dealmaking

Allan Goodman, Luke Bell and Tom Spelt speaking at Webinar: Employment and Contract Law in the Wake of COVID-19

Goodmans Presents: The Winding Road of an Entrepreneur

Allan Goodman quoted in "New crypto-currency rules come as enforcement ramps up", Law Times

Allan Goodman at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV): An Alternative Source of Funding You Should Know About

Allan Goodman and Peter Ruby at The CVCA Exchange

Allan Goodman quoted in "Ontario securities regulator looking into digital platform Quadriga", Thomson Reuters

Allan Goodman and Michael Partridge quoted in "Millions in cryptocurrencies vanish, while regulators meddle with mortgages", Financial Post

Allan Goodman and Michael Partridge at Thomson Reuters' Seed Financing Options: Convertible Notes, Equity and Cryptocurrency

Allan Goodman quoted in "Regulators move on cryptocurrencies", Investment Executive

Allan Goodman interviewed in "Investors need to be careful on the short-selling news they're seeing: Securities lawyer", on BNN

Allan Goodman interviewed in "Google ruling a cautionary tale for tech giants operating in Europe: Lawyer", on BNN

Goodmans Presents: In Conversation with Brandon Lee, Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco: Helping Canadian Tech Companies Access Silicon Valley

Allan Goodman at the CPD Finance Conference 2017 - Good Agreements Prevent Disagreements

The Future of Venture Capital in Canada: Next Steps

Allan Goodman interviewed in "How Ottawa can support the making of the next Blackberry", on BNN

Goodmans and the DMZ - Providing Strategic Advice to Start-Ups

Allan Goodman quoted in "Canadian competition body to examine FinTech sector", E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy

Allan Goodman at the TSX Fintech Investor Day

The DMZ and Goodmans LLP Partner to Provide Entrepreneurs with Legal Support

Goodmans Presents: Key Issues for Technology M&A - How to Ensure a Successful Match

Allan Goodman and Dan Gormley at the EDA Finance Forum

BNN interviews Allan Goodman

Allan Goodman interviewed on BNN

Allan Goodman


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Allan Goodman is a partner in a business law group, and co-heads the Technology Group at Goodmans. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters.

Allan acts for a broad range of issuers and underwriters on corporate finance transactions, including public offerings and private placements. Allan also provides advice to boards of directors and special committees with respect to governance and compliance matters.

Allan leads the firm’s emerging business initiative, in its role as “legal counsel in residence” at the DMZ at Ryerson University, one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups. Through this initiative, Allan provides legal advice and mentorship to some of Canada’s most promising startups.


Allan’s representative work includes acting for:


  • Match Group with respect to its acquisition of PlentyOfFish Media Inc., a Canadian internet dating service
  • Ceridian HCM Holding Inc., a global human capital management software company, in its initial public offering of common shares
  • Eventbrite in connection with its acquisition of Picatic, a Canadian online ticketing company
  • HomeAdvisor.com, a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp, with respect to its acquisition of HomeStars, the leading Canadian home services platform connecting homeowners with service providers

Corporate Finance

  • Cura Partners in connection with its convertible debenture financing
  • underwriters in connection with various H&R REIT equity and debenture offerings
  • National Bank, as lead underwriter for a bought deal for Solium Capital Inc.
  • the syndicate of agents in OMERS Realty Corporation's private placement of debentures
  • underwriters in connection with a bought deal offering of common shares by Mogo Finance Technology Inc.
  • ArcTern Ventures in connection with its investment in GreenMantra Technologies

Public M&A

  • Cura Partners in connection with its $1 billion sale to Curaleaf and the sale of its CBD business to Sentia Wellness
  • Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. in connection with its $450 million sale to Onex Corporation
  • Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. in its going private transaction with Brookfield Asset Management Inc.


Allan is recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous publications including: Best Lawyers in Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, IFLR 1000, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (corporate finance and securities, M&A) and the 2022 Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1991)
York University (M.B.A., 1988)
York University (B.B.A., 1987)
Osgoode Professional Development (Certificate in Mining Law)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association