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David Matlow


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4147
Fax:   416.979.1234

David Matlow is a partner in a business law group at Goodmans. His practice is transaction based, involving all aspects of corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on private equity fund formation and secondary transactions, as well as on sports matters.

David also assists companies and sports organizations with their governance matters and, in respect of family-owned businesses, inter-generational shareholder arrangements.


David’s representative work includes acting for:

Private Equity

  • Clairvest Group Inc. in the formation of Clairvest Equity Partners VI Limited Partnerships, a US$850 million fund
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in numerous commitments to private equity funds in North America and internationally
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in numerous secondary purchases and sales of interests in private equity funds


  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. with respect to the expansion of Major League Soccer into Canada to form Toronto FC
  • the major investor with respect to the expansion of Major League Rugby into Toronto to form the Toronto Arrows

Securities Matters

  • RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust with respect to various matters
  • Clairvest Group Inc. with respect to various matters


David is recommended as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (corporate finance/securities, corporate commercial law, M&A, private equity), The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (private equity), the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2022, Chambers Canada (investment funds: fund formation), Euromoney's Banking, finance and transaction Expert Guide and Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate, M&A, securities, private funds and leveraged buyouts and private equity).


David is the immediate past Chair of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Jewish Archives and the iCenter for Israel Education and the National Marketing Committee of State of Israel Bonds (Canada). He was the co-chair of Toronto’s 2015 United Jewish Appeal Campaign.  David produced a 52-minute documentary film entitled “My Herzl” and owns the world’s largest collection of Theodor Herzl memorabilia, which he has exhibited and spoken about in Canada, the United States and Israel.

Education University of Toronto (LL.B., 1984)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association