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Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Private Funds, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2020

Chambers Canada, David Matlow - Ranked - Tier 1, Private Equity: Fund Formation - Nationwide, 2020

Lexpert Special Edition, David Matlow - Ranked - Canada's Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers, Finance and M&A, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2020

Chambers Canada, David Matlow - Ranked - Tier 1, Private Equity: Fund Formation - Nationwide, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Private Funds Law, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Private Funds Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2018

Chambers Canada, David Matlow - Ranked - Tier 1, Private Equity: Fund Formation - Nationwide, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, David Matlow - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2017

Lexpert Magazine, David Matlow - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2017

Lexpert Special Edition, David Matlow - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, David Matlow - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2016

Lexpert Magazine, David Matlow - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2015

Lexpert Special Edition, David Matlow - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2015

Lexpert Magazine, David Matlow - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2015

Lexpert Magazine, David Matlow - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2015

Lexpert Special Edition, David Matlow - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2014

Lexpert Magazine, David Matlow - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2014

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, David Matlow - Recognized, Banking Finance & Transactional (Private Equity), 2013

Lexpert Special Edition, David Matlow - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Private Equity, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell, David Matlow - BV Peer Review Rated, Corporate, Corporate Finance

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, David Matlow - Recognized, Banking Finance & Transactional (Mergers and Acquisitions), 2012

PLC Which Lawyer?, David Matlow - Recognized, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2012

IFLR 1000, David Matlow - Leading, Capital Markets, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Private Equity, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2009

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2009

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Securities Law, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Private Equity, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, David Matlow - Recommended, Private Equity: Fund Formation, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, David Matlow - Recognized, Equity/Capital Markets, 2008

PLC Cross-border Handbook, David Matlow - Recognized, Capital Markets, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate and Commercial Law, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Private Equity, 2008

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, David Matlow - Recognized, Private Equity, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2008

IFLR 1000, David Matlow - Leading, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2008

Chambers Global, David Matlow - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2007

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, David Matlow - Recommended, Finance: Equity Capital Markets, 2007

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance, 2007

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2007

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Private Equity, 2007

Lexpert Magazine, David Matlow - Ranked, 40 Corporate Lawyers to Watch, 2006

PLC Cross-border Handbook, David Matlow - Recommended, Equity Capital Markets, 2006

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate, 2006

Best Lawyers in Canada, David Matlow - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2006

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, David Matlow - Recognized, Canadian Corporate Mid-Market, 2006

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate, 2006

Chambers Global, David Matlow - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2006

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, David Matlow - Recommended, Finance: Equity Capital Markets, 2006

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, David Matlow - Recommended, Equity Capital Markets, 2005

Chambers Global, David Matlow - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Up and Coming, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2005

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, David Matlow - Recognized, Corporate Mid-Market, 2005

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, David Matlow - Recommended, Equity Capital Markets, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, David Matlow - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2004

David Matlow

Partner

dmatlow@goodmans.ca vCard
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.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

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

Sports

  • 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

RECOGNITION

David is recommended as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (corporate finance/securities, M&A, private equity), The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (corporate and corporate mid-market), The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (corporate finance and securities, M&A), The Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers, Chambers Global (corporate/M&A), IFLR 1000 (M&A) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate, M&A, securities and private equity).

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT AND PRO BONO

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