Carolyn Stamegna is a partner in a business law group at Goodmans. Her practice focuses on domestic and international transactions within the film and television, media and technology sectors. She represents domestic and foreign financial institutions, private financiers and investors and various Canadian public and private media companies, content creators and service providers. In addition, Carolyn advises clients in connection with outsourcing transactions in the media and financial services sectors.
Carolyn has been recognized as a leading entertainment lawyer by Chambers Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal Canada and Best Lawyers in Canada (2019 Toronto entertainment "Lawyer of the Year"), and as a leading media lawyer in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers and Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law.
Awards & Recognition
The Legal 500 Canada Leading Individual, Media and Entertainment 2023
Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law 2023
Who's Who Legal Recommended Global Leader, Entertainment 2023
Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized: Entertainment Law, Privacy and Data Security Law 2023
Who's Who Legal Recommended National Leader, Sports and Entertainment 2022
The Legal 500 Canada Leading Individual, Media and Entertainment 2022
Carolyn is a frequent speaker at national and international entertainment law, technology and finance conferences as well as the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School.
- York University, LL.M.
- McGill University, B.Comm.
- Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Tax designation
- Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- International Women’s Forum
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Intellectual PropertyThe Goodmans IP Team is proud to have been recognized in the 26th edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022.As a group, the Goodmans IP Team was recognized as follows:Intellectual Property…
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Communications and Media
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News & Events
Tara Parker, Carolyn Stamegna and David Zitzerman at The 2023 Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law ProgramTara Parker, Carolyn Stamegna and David Zitzerman will be speakers at two featured sessions at The Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law Program.Tuesday, February 14, 20239:00am - 4:45pm…
We are delighted to announce that The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada once again features Goodmans in their 2023 Guide.The Lexpert/ALM 500 Directory, produced in…
Banking and Financial ServicesWe are pleased to announce Goodmans LLP has once again received top tier recognition from The Legal 500 Canada in their 2023 Guide released today. Recognition from The Legal 500 is based on…