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Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2021

Chambers Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Tier 1, Tax - Nationwide, 2021

The Legal 500 Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Leading Lawyer, Tax, 2020

The Legal 500 Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recommended, Tax, 2020

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2020

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Band 1, Tax, 2020

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

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2020

Chambers Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Tier 1, Tax - Nationwide, 2020

Chambers Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Tier 1, Tax - Nationwide, 2019

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Tier 1, Tax, 2019

Who's Who Legal, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized Thought Leader, Corporate Tax, 2019

Who's Who Legal, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized Global Leader, Corporate Tax - Advisory, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Leading Individual, Tax, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recommended, Tax, 2019

Lexpert Magazine, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, Tax, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2018

Chambers Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Tier 1, Tax - Nationwide, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, Tax, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, Mitchell Sherman - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Tax, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2017

Chambers Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Tier 1, Tax, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2017

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

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2016

Chambers Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Tier 1, Tax, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2016

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2016

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Tier 1, Tax, 2016

The Legal 500 Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Leading Individual, Tax, 2016

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

Lexpert Magazine, Mitchell Sherman - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Tax, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2015

The Tax Directors Handbook, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Leading 250 Tax Lawyers, Tax, 2015

The Legal 500 Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Leading Individual, Tax, 2015

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2015

Euromoney's Guide to the Best of the Best , Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax, 2015

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Tier 1, Tax, 2015

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

Lexpert Magazine, Mitchell Sherman - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Tax, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2015

Who's Who Legal, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2014

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax, 2014

The Tax Directors Handbook, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Leading 250 Tax Lawyers, Tax, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2014

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2014

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Tier 1, Tax, 2014

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

Lexpert Magazine, Mitchell Sherman - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Tax, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2013

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2013

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked, Tax, 2013

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

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2013

Lexpert Magazine, Mitchell Sherman - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Tax, 2013

The Tax Directors Handbook, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Leading 250 Tax Lawyers, Tax, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell, Mitchell Sherman - BV Peer Review Rated, Taxation, International Tax Planning

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2012

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2012

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked, Tax, 2012

The Tax Directors Handbook, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Leading 250 Tax Lawyers, Tax, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2012

Who's Who Legal, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2012

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax, 2012

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2011

Who's Who Legal, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2011

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2011

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked, Tax, 2011

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2011

Lexpert Magazine, Mitchell Sherman - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Tax, 2011

Who's Who Legal, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2010

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2010

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked, Tax, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2009

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Corporate Tax, 2009

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax, 2009

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked, Tax, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Mitchell Sherman - Recommended, Tax: Ontario, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Mitchell Sherman - Recommended, Tax, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax Law, 2008

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked, Tax, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2007

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked, Tax, 2007

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Mitchell Sherman - Recommended, Tax, 2007

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax, 2007

World Tax, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked - Leading Individual - M&A and Cross-Border Structuring, Tax, 2006

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Ranked, Tax, 2006

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Mitchell Sherman - Recommended, Tax, 2006

Best Lawyers in Canada, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2006

Chambers Global, Mitchell Sherman - Up and Coming, Tax, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Mitchell Sherman - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Tax, 2005

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Mitchell Sherman - Recognized, Tax, 2004

Mitchell Sherman

Partner

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

Tel:   416.597.4189
Fax:   416.979.1234

Mitchell Sherman is a partner in the Tax Group at Goodmans. His taxation practice encompasses all aspects of income taxation that arise in corporate and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate reorganizations, real estate, domestic and international debt financings and debt restructurings.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Mitch’s representative work includes acting for:

  • Onex Corporation in its agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of WestJet Airlines Ltd.
  • Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. in its acquisition of Mitel Networks Corporation
  • Insight Productions, a leading television production company, in the sale of a majority stake to Boat Rocker Media
  • 9 Story Media Group’s acquisition of Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate, and 9 Story Media Group’s acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, a leader in children’s media across content creation, TV production, digital applications and consumer products
  • Spectra Energy Corp’s merger with Enbridge Inc. (enterprise value of $165 billion)
  • InterOil Inc.’s $2.5 billion acquisition by Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Leadon Investment Inc. in its acquisition of a Canadian hotel portfolio, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, for $1.1 billion
  • Mood Media Corporation’s going private transaction involving Apollo Global Management LLC and GSO Capital Partners as sponsors

RECOGNITION

Mitch is recognized as a leading practitioner of tax law by Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisors, Best Lawyers in Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, The Legal 500’s 2018 Tax Directors Handbook 250 (TDH250), and Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal Canada.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Mitch has authored numerous papers and has spoken extensively on income tax matters. He is a past-Chair and member of the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association/Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Joint Committee on Taxation. He is a contributor to the Corporate Finance and International Tax publications.

Education University of Toronto (J.D., 1987)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association, Past Chair of the National Taxation section
Canadian Tax Foundation
International Fiscal Association

Year of Call

1989 Ontario