Carolyn Stamegna is a partner in a business law group at Goodmans. Her practice focuses on domestic and international transactions in the film and television, media, and technology sectors. She represents domestic and foreign financial institutions, private financiers and investors, 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 extensive experience leading domestic and multi-jurisdictional production, corporate and structured finance transactions, international co-production, and co-venture arrangements. Her expertise includes structuring of production companies, entertainment ventures, acquisitions of content, and providing advice on the exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights.
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 2024
Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment 2024
Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized, Entertainment Law, Privacy and Data Security Law 2024
Who's Who Legal Global Elite Thought Leader, Entertainment 2024
Who's Who Legal Recognized National Leader, Sports and Entertainment 2023
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law 2023
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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We are delighted to announce that The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada once again features Goodmans in their 2024 Guide.The Lexpert/ALM 500, produced in collaboration…
Banking and Financial ServicesWe are pleased to share Goodmans lawyers have been recognized across Who's Who Legal's National Guide: Canada 2023. WWL National Guides identify national or regional leaders in a sector, industry…
Banking and Financial ServicesWe are pleased to announce Goodmans LLP has once again received top tier recognition from The Legal 500 Canada in their 2024 Guide released today. Recognition from The Legal 500 is based on…