David Matlow serves as counsel in a business law group at Goodmans. His practice is transaction based, involving all aspects of corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on private equity fund formation and secondary transactions, as well as on sports matters.
David also assists companies and sports organizations with their governance matters and, in respect of family-owned businesses, inter-generational shareholder arrangements.
David is recommended as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (corporate finance/securities, corporate commercial law, M&A, private equity), The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (private equity), the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2023, Chambers Canada (investment funds: fund formation), Euromoney's Banking, finance and transaction Expert Guide and Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate, M&A, securities, private funds and leveraged buyouts and private equity).
David’s representative work includes acting for:
- Clairvest Group Inc. in the formation of Clairvest Equity Partners VI Limited Partnerships, a US$850 million fund
- Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in numerous commitments to private equity funds in North America and internationally
- Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in numerous secondary purchases and sales of interests in private equity funds
- Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. with respect to the expansion of Major League Soccer into Canada to form Toronto FC
- the major investor with respect to the expansion of Major League Rugby into Toronto to form the Toronto Arrows
- RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust with respect to various matters
- Clairvest Group Inc. with respect to various matters
Awards & Recognition
Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A Canada's Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers 2023
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity 2023
Chambers Canada Band 1, Investment Funds: Fund Formation 2023
Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized: Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Funds Law, Securities Law 2023
Legal Media Group's Expert Guides Recognized, Banking, Finance and Transactional 2022
Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized: Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Funds Law, Securities Law 2022
David is the immediate past Chair of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Jewish Archives and the Center for Israel Education and the National Marketing Committee of State of Israel Bonds (Canada).
He was the co-chair of Toronto’s 2015 United Jewish Appeal Campaign. David produced a 52-minute documentary film entitled “My Herzl” and owns the world’s largest collection of Theodor Herzl memorabilia, which he has exhibited and spoken about in Canada, the United States and Israel.
- University of Toronto, LL.B., 1984
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
Call to Bar
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Funds: Private Equity, Hedge and All Core Structures, WileyDavid Matlow authored the Canada Chapter of "Funds: Private Equity, Hedge and All Core Structures", published by Wiley.Funds: Private Equity, Hedge and All Core Structures is a practical…
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Banking and Financial Services
Goodmans Partners Recognized in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2023We are delighted to announce the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2023 once again features Goodmans partners among Canada's experts.Congratulations to our 29 featured partners:Alan…
Banking and Financial Services
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 Continues to Recognize GoodmansWe are proud to announce we have once again been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023.85 Goodmans lawyers have been recognized as top-tier in their fields and leaders across…
Goodmans Recognized in the 2023 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in CanadaWe 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…