Jean Anderson


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Jean Anderson serves as counsel in the Banking and Financial Services Group of Goodmans. Her practice focuses on financing, corporate transactions and regulatory matters.

With more than 35 years of legal experience, she has developed extensive expertise in the areas of project finance, structured finance, asset-based lending, P3 finance, debt restructuring and complex domestic and cross-border financings and regulatory matters relating to foreign and domestic financial institutions. Clients represented include Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Monroe Capital, Hitachi Capital, OMERS, Citizens Bank, US Bank, UBS, AB Private Credit, Carlyle Global Credit and Clearwater Seafoods.

Jean is recognized in The Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Lexpert Guide to Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (banking and asset-based lending), Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, IFLR 1000, Euromoney’s Guide to The World’s Leading Banking Finance & Transactional Lawyers and The World’s Leading Women in Business Law (banking), Law Business Research’s International Who’s Who Legal of Banking Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Canada (banking and structured finance and the “2015 Toronto Asset-Based Lending Lawyer of the Year”).  In 2009 Jean received the Lexpert Zenith Award, recognizing her as one of Canada’s leading women lawyers. 

She served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal. Prior to joining Goodmans in 2000, Jean was a partner at another major Toronto law firm.  


Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association