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Susan Garvie


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

Tel:   416.597.4141
Fax:   416.979.1234

Susan Garvie is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law, and Employment and Labour Law Groups at Goodmans. She has a transactional practice and has assisted a wide range of clients, both public and private companies, in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions.

Susan has developed a strong expertise in Canadian private equity acquisitions and divestitures and cross-border matters, acting for various American clients looking to purchase Canadian companies. She draws on her experience in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate/commercial, financing, restructuring, employment, liquor licensing, entertainment law and with the Investment Canada Act to help her clients efficiently complete purchase and sale transactions, partnership agreements, co-investments and other business structuring. Her corporate/commercial practice encompasses international mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, commercial contracts, corporate restructurings, and commercial employment law.

Susan also has a commercial employment law practice in which she assists public and private clients with all employment aspects of purchase and sale transactions, including employment-related diligence, executive and non-executive employment agreements and offers of continued employment, executive compensation and equity incentive plans, restrictive covenants agreements, employment-related and successor employer issues in asset purchase agreements, share purchase agreements and similar transaction documents, collective agreements and unionized employee issues, as well as post-closing employment transition issues. She also advises clients on a broad range of human resources issues, including advising employers and executives on employment agreements, wrongful dismissals and severance arrangements and releases, employment standards, workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, occupational health and safety issues, pay equity issues, drug and alcohol policies, disability issues, human rights issues and employment policies.


Susan was selected by her peers for her work in corporate law awarded by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (14th Edition).

Education University of Toronto (LL.B., 1987)
University of Toronto (B.A., 1984)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario