Chair of Goodmans LLP. Practices corporate, commercial and securities law and provides counsel in connection with public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and business restructurings. Dale is a Director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd and serves as an Alternate Governor of the NHL and NBA. From 2019-2022, Dale served as Chair of the Board of Governors of the CFL and currently serves as the Governor representing the Toronto Argonauts. Dale is actively involved in community and charitable organizations and is a Director and former Chair of Baycrest Health Sciences and an Honorary Trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children. He has extensive experience on corporate boards, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Roots Corporation.
Dale is a Member of the Order of Canada and Order of Ontario. In 2014, Dale was appointed by the Minister of National Defence as an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. He has also been awarded the rank of an Honorary Detective by the Toronto Police Service and an Honorary Big by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto. Dale has been recognized among "Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People" by Toronto Life Magazine. He was honoured as one of the ICRF’s 2010 "Men of Distinction" for his philanthropic efforts and contributions to the community and was presented with the ICRF’s Chairman’s Award in 2011 and 2012. Dale is a recipient of Canada "Top 40 Under 40" and its “Best of the Best” Canadian Leadership Award.
Dale is recognized as an Eminent Practitioner by Chambers & Partners (corporate/M&A), and has been recommended as a leading practitioner by The Legal 500 Canada (corporate and M&A), The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (corporate/M&A), Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal (M&A and sports), The Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (corporate commercial and M&A), Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate / M&A / securities / corporate governance practice) and as its 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" in Sports Law. Dale has been recognized by the Finance Monthly Law Awards as the "Canadian Lawyer of the Year" in M&A and "Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year", and by Corporate Law Experts as its exclusively recommended lawyer in Canada.
Awards & Recognition
Chambers Global Eminent Practitioner, Corporate and M&A 2024
Chambers Canada Eminent Practitioner, Corporate/Commercial Ontario 2024
Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions 2024
Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Law, Sports Law 2024
Chambers Global Eminent Practitioner, Corporate/M&A 2023
Who's Who Legal Recognized National Leader, Sports and Entertainment, M&A, and Corporate Governance 2023
- Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1982, Bronze Medalist
- University of Toronto, B.A., 1979
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Banking and Financial ServicesWe are proud to announce Goodmans LLP has once again received top-tier recognition from Chambers and Partners in the Chambers Global 2024 Guide released today. Recognition from…
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…