"Ranked as the #1 restructuring practice in Canada for eighteen consecutive years." - Chambers Global  
Goodmans Expertise

Corporate Restructuring

Goodmans is Canada's #1 and most experienced restructuring group, and the leading special situations practice in Canada to act independently for companies. With more lawyers listed than any other firm in the category of Restructuring / Insolvency, Chambers continues to recognize the team for its leading position in exploring strategic alternatives for a broad range of clients.

Our Corporate Restructuring Group has become the largest and best in Canada by developing cross-functional abilities and consistently building a diverse track-record of successful results for our sophisticated clients. Over the years, our lawyers have acted for every major type of stakeholder in every type of restructuring in the country. The scope and caliber of our credentials in restructuring is unmatched.

Our Corporate Restructuring Group has acted for all sides in restructuring situations. We are known for our successful representation of a diverse client base that includes a variety of domestic and international stakeholders including debtors, court-appointed monitors, noteholders, industry regulators, governments, private equity firms, lenders, distressed purchasers and investor committees in major restructurings across Canada’s major industry sectors including for example, oil & gas, mining, media, technology, retail, pharmaceutical and telecoms. We are widely-regarded for our success advising on cross-border restructurings, and are well-known to key U.S. players. With limited exceptions, the Group has participated, in a significant manner, in all of the major insolvency cases in Canada.

Our Group’s philosophy is to partner with clients as business and legal advisors to effectively address objectives and deliver the right solutions. We offer an unparalleled, multi-disciplinary team of restructuring professionals from a range of practice specialties including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, banking, tax, litigation, real estate and regulatory law who provide advice, creative solutions and a dedicated commitment to meet client needs in real time.

Other international legal publications also rank Goodmans as the leading Canadian law firm in restructuring and insolvency law. Chambers Canada has recognized the firm as having the #1 restructuring practice in Canada since the publication was launched in 2016.  Clients say that Goodmans is the “the leading restructuring and insolvency practice in the country”. The Legal 500 Canada 2020 recognizes the Goodmans team as “the best in the business” for restructuring and clients say that they impress with their “unrivalled strength in depth”. Since its first edition, the team has been ranked the sole #1 restructuring practice nationwide. IFLR 1000 has ranked Goodmans as Tier 1 for 14 consecutive years and clients say that "Goodmans has the strongest and deepest team in Canada. They are the number one restructuring law firm in the country.”  Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 has ranked Goodmans the #1 firm in Toronto for restructuring since 2009 and has also named Goodmans "Law Firm of the Year" in Canada for the  for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law.

Please contact our Corporate Restructuring Group partners to discuss how we can help you with your business objectives.