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Key Contacts
Allen, Monique Senior Law Clerk
Block, Dan Partner
Brodkin, Andrew Partner
Buck, Matthew Scientist
Cappe, Daniel Partner
Clarizio, Dino Partner
Cohen, Daniel Partner
Cohen, Kirby Associate
Conforti, Joe Partner
Conklin, David Partner
Cosentino, Joseph Partner
Creery, Monica Research Lawyer
Crofoot, Kenneth Partner
De Luca, Nando Partner
Deria, Awale Associate
Dunn, Mark Partner
Ebdon, Lisa Law Clerk
Fox, Carlie Associate
Friedland, Tom Partner
Hackett, Ben Partner
Halfin, Brad Partner
Ierullo, Christina Law Clerk
Jacobson, Tamryn Partner
Kauffman, Suzy Partner
King, Meghan Associate
Koch, Michael Partner
Kolla, Peter Partner
Kussner, Francy Partner
Lederman, David Partner
Leonard, Mark Associate
Mark, Alan Partner
Naiberg, Richard Partner
Ouanounou, Melanie Partner
Radomski, Harry Counsel
Rahimpour, Rosa Scientist
Rosenthal, Julie Partner
Roth, Nicole Senior Law Clerk
Ruby, Peter Partner
Scopa, Jordan D. Partner
Scott, Carl Patent Agent
Shogilev, Sandon Partner
Smith, Graham Partner
Stothart, Sarah Associate
Tilak, Jaclyn Associate
Topolski, Jerry Partner
Tuzi, Rick Consultant
Wilson, Michael Partner
Wise, Howard Partner
Woodford, Caitlin Associate


With recognized leaders in Canadian litigation law, Goodmans’ litigators have won some of the most important and high-profile cases that have recently been decided in the Supreme Court of Canada, including the litigation involving the proposed acquisition of BCE Inc., the litigation associated with the successful restructuring of Canadian third party structured asset backed commercial paper, and the Danier Leather class action.  Goodmans also continues to be a leader in the area of pharmaceutical litigation.  Its recent successes include invalidating the Canadian patent associated with the medicine Plavix.  Our litigation group has a reputation for being tenacious, energetic and fearless in the courtroom and are prepared to do whatever it takes to meet our clients’ objectives.

Many of our clients are large corporations in litigious industries.  Our litigation group covers the full spectrum of disputes, and have litigated virtually everything - with experts in civil litigation, securities, corporate commercial, IP, insolvency and restructuring, construction, libel/slander, employment, technology, real estate and more.

We have acted in numerous matters involving shareholder disputes and hostile take-over bids for public companies; cases involving asset or share purchase agreements, shareholder class actions involving allegations of securities fraud, as well as in proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission involving such allegations.

Members of the group have acted as counsel on many matters involving commercial and contractual disputes, injunctions, joint venture disputes, reinsurance and insurance disputes, real estate (including nuisance and environmental associated claims) and leasing disputes, employment disputes, enforcement of restrictive covenants involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duties, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets, technology disputes, disputes over infringements of patents and passing off, partnership disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, pension litigation, government litigation, and urgent relief as part of applications for judicial review.

Goodmans’ litigators regularly appear in all levels of court, including provincial and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. We also represent our clients before a variety of administrative and regulatory tribunals.  Recognizing that many cases settle, our litigators are true negotiation advocates and have had tremendous success in mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution strategies.  However, when litigation is necessary, we pursue our clients’ objectives while continually evaluating risks, expenses and options.