Awards & Recognition

Goodmans is honoured to be recognized by leading industry publications and directories, and to be commended by our clients around the world.

We're proud of our achievements and pleased to share them here – to give you a sense of what you can expect from us.

Please visit our Expertise page for a detailed awards & recognition overview of each of our practice areas.

Recent Rankings


Chambers Global 2022
 recognizes 33 Goodmans lawyers among Canada’s finest and the firm as leading in the areas of Corporate Restructuring, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, IT, IP, Litigation, International & Cross Border Transactions, Tax, Telecoms and Media and Broadcasting.

Chambers Canada 2023


Chambers Canada 2023 
recognizes 65 lawyers among Canada’s finest with 19 Band 1 rankings across lawyers and practices including Corporate/Commercial: The Elite (Ontario), Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Ontario), IP: Litigation, Media & Entertainment, REITs, Hospitality and Restructuring/Insolvency.


IFLR1000 2022
 recognizes 41 Goodmans lawyers across 11 practice areas. The firm received Tier 1 rankings in M&A and Restructuring & Insolvency, and was recognized for strengths in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity, Project Finance, and Project Development: Energy and Infrastructure.




The Legal 500 Canada
 2023 recognizes 77 Goodmans lawyers across 16 practice areas. The firm received Tier 1 rankings in the areas of Corporate M&A, Entertainment and Restructuring, while also recognized for its strength in Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution: Ontario, IP, Construction, Real Estate and Tax.

Best Lawyers Badge

Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 recognizes 100+ Goodmans lawyers across 41 practice areas and 7 lawyers on its “Ones to Watch” list. Partners Dale H. Lastman, John Connon and Tara Parker were also honoured as "Lawyer of the Year" in their practice areas while the firm was named Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Law Firm of the Year”.

Benchmark Canada 2022 recognizes Goodmans Dispute Resolution team and ten of our litigators as “Litigation Stars” and "Future Stars". At the Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards 2022, Goodmans won an 'Impact Case Award' for Cineplex v. Cineworld and Partner Alan Mark was named 'Ontario Litigator of the Year'.

The 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory recognizes 89 Goodmans lawyers as being top-tier in 31 areas of law.

The 2022 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada recognizes 22 Goodmans lawyers as "Most Frequently Recommended" across 17 areas.

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Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2022 recognizes 41 Goodmans lawyers across 15 practice areas. Partners Andrew Brodkin, Stephen Halperin, Juli Morrow, Harry Radomski, Peter Ruby, Carrie Smit, Carolyn Stamegna and David Zitzerman were additionally honoured as “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in their distinct areas of practice.

  • 65 lawyers ranked among Canada’s finest, including 19 Band 1 honours across lawyers and practices. — Chambers Canada, 2023