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Sheldon Freeman


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

Tel:   416.597.6256
Fax:   416.979.1234

Sheldon Freeman is a partner in a business law group at Goodmans. He has developed a leading practice in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law. He is recognized for his successes in completing sophisticated transactions with efficiency and precision, and has a reputation for resolving complex issues in a practical manner. Sheldon is also known for his regular involvement in high-profile transactions and expertise in corporate governance. 

Sheldon’s strong corporate and securities law practice and significant expertise in completing a wide range of multi-faceted transactions have provided him with numerous opportunities to act on behalf of underwriters and issuers in IPOs and subsequent offerings.

Sheldon has built a substantial general corporate practice, advising various clients on issues ranging from formation to shareholder disputes and liquidity events. He is placed in the top tier of his peers in terms of his exposure to complex, high-profile proxy contests, public take-over bids and other merger and acquisition transactions, many of which were highly contested.


Sheldon is recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of corporate, leveraged buyouts and private equity, mergers and acquisitions and securities law, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for corporate finance & securities and M&A and the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2022.


Sheldon is a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). SAC advises the OSC on legislative and policy initiatives and capital markets trends.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1995)
Wilfrid Laurier University (B.A., Political Science, Diploma in Business Administration, 1987)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario

Year of Call

1997 Ontario