Dale H. Lastman,C.M.,O.Ont.
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7
Chair of Goodmans LLP. Practices corporate, commercial and securities law and provides counsel in connection with public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and business restructurings. Dale is a Director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd and serves as an Alternate Governor of the NHL and NBA. In 2019, Dale was elected Chair of the Board of Governors of the CFL. In addition, he serves as the Governor representing the Toronto Argonauts. Dale is actively involved in community and charitable organizations and is a Director and former Chair of Baycrest Health Sciences and a Honorary Trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children. He has extensive experience on corporate boards, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Roots Corporation.
Dale is a Member of the Order of Canada and Order of Ontario. In 2014, Dale was appointed by the Minister of National Defence as an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. He has also been awarded the rank of an Honorary Detective by the Toronto Police Service. Dale has been recognized among "Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People" by Toronto Life Magazine. He was honoured as one of the ICRF’s 2010 “Men of Distinction” for his philanthropic efforts and contributions to the community and in 2011 and 2012, was presented with the ICRF’s Chairman’s Award. Dale is a recipient of Canada’s "Top 40 Under 40" Award and its “Best of the Best” Canadian Leadership Award.
Dale is recognized as an Eminent Practitioner by Chambers Global (corporate/M&A), and is recommended as a leading practitioner by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (corporate/M&A), Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers, IFLR 1000 (M&A), The Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (corporate finance) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate / M&A / Securities / Corporate Governance Practices / Sports Law). Dale was recognized as the Canadian Lawyer of the Year in M&A and Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Finance Monthly Law Awards and is currently recognized by Corporate Law Experts as its exclusively recommended lawyer in Canada.
For over 30 years, Dale was one of Osgoode Hall Law School's longest serving lecturers in securities law. During his tenure, he received the Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence as well as the Alumni Gold Key award for outstanding professional achievement and contribution to the legal community. In 2014, Dale was named Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Law Practice Program at Ryerson University.
|Education|| Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B. (Bronze Medalist), 1982)
University of Toronto (B.A., 1979)