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Best Lawyers in Canada, Michelle Vigod - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2022

Best Lawyers in Canada, Michelle Vigod - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2022

Best Lawyers in Canada, Michelle Vigod - Recognized, Securities Law, 2022

IFLR 1000, Michelle Vigod - Rising Star Partner, Capital Markets: Debt, 2022

IFLR 1000, Michelle Vigod - Rising Star Partner, Capital Markets: Equity, 2022

IFLR 1000, Michelle Vigod - Rising Star Partner, M&A, 2022

Best Lawyers in Canada, Michelle Vigod - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2021

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Michelle Vigod - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2021

IFLR 1000, Michelle Vigod - Rising Star, Capital Markets: Debt, 2021

IFLR 1000, Michelle Vigod - Rising Star, Capital Markets: Equity, 2021

IFLR 1000, Michelle Vigod - Rising Star, M&A, 2021

Best Lawyers in Canada, Michelle Vigod - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2020

IFLR 1000, Michelle Vigod - Rising Star, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity, 2020

IFLR 1000, Michelle Vigod - Rising Star, M&A, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Michelle Vigod - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2020

Lexpert’s Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40, Michelle Vigod - Recognized, 2020

IFLR 1000, Michelle Vigod - Notable Practitioner, Corporate/M&A, 2018

Michelle Vigod

Partner

mvigod@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.849.6024
Fax:   416.979.1234

Michelle Vigod is a partner in a business law group at Goodmans. She has a broad transactional practice involving all aspects of corporate and securities law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance. Michelle advises public and private companies on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, take-over bids, capital raising, corporate reorganizations and private equity transactions.  

In addition to transactional work, Michelle provides ongoing advice to clients on matters relating to continuous disclosure obligations, corporate governance, legislative compliance and general corporate law.

Michelle’s recent transactional experience includes representing:

  • The Special Committee of the Board of Brookfield Property Partners in its $6.5 billion privatization transaction
  • Vertu Capital in connection with its sale of Firmex
  • Ceridian in connection with its acquisition of Ideal
  • Primo Water Corporation (formerly, Cott Corporation) in its acquisition of Primo Water for US$775 million, and on various matters including acquisitions, public offerings, private placements and other general corporate and securities law matters
  • ZMC Capital in connection with its acquisition of Second City
  • Brookfield Infrastructure in the sale of its interest in a Chilean transmission business for US$1.3 billion
  • Vista Equity Partners in its acquisition of DH Corporation and combination of D+H with its portfolio company, Misys, for $4.8 billion
  • Acasta Enterprises Inc. in connection with its qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health and Beauty Care Partnership, JemPak Corporation and Stellwagen Group with a total enterprise value of $1.1 billion
  • Highbridge Principal Strategies LLC in connection with its acquisition of a non-controlling equity interest in GFL Environmental Inc. and the reorganization of share capital of GFL Environmental Inc.
  • Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. in connection with its going-private transaction by Brookfield Asset Management, debt financings and other general corporate matters
     

RECOGNITION

In 2020, Michelle was honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. She has also been recognized as a leading practitioner by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Mergers and Acquisitions, IFLR 1000 for Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets: Debt and Equity, and by Best Lawyers in Canada for Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law and Securities Law.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Michelle is a member of the firm's technology group and is the co-chair of the firm's Women's Success Committee.

Michelle is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in the Global Professional Masters of Law Program where she teaches Business Organizations.

Michelle was called to the New York bar in 2009 and to the Ontario bar in 2012. Prior to joining Goodmans, Michelle was a corporate lawyer in the New York office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

 

Education University of Toronto (J.D., 2008)
McGill University (B.Comm., with great distinction, Finance and Strategy, 2003)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Women in Private Equity
Canadian Women in Capital Markets
American Bar Association

Year of Call

2009 New York
2012 Ontario