Joe Conforti


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Joe Conforti is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group and heads the Employment, Pensions and Executive Compensation Group at Goodmans. His practice covers all aspects of human resources management for public and private sector employers and executives in diverse industry groups. With a focus on commercial transactions, Joe regularly provides strategic guidance regarding the employment and labour aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and insolvencies, as well as establishing Canadian operations.

Joe also provides ongoing employment services and human resources advice, including with respect to negotiating and drafting executive employment and consulting agreements; preparing bonus and compensation plans; implementing severance arrangements, corporate policies and procedures; compliance with occupational health and safety, human rights, employment standards, workplace privacy and other legal requirements; harassment and other workplace investigations; and restrictive covenants.

Joe appears regularly before the courts and at administrative tribunals and private arbitrations.

Joe has expertise in the area of defamation law, providing pre-publication and pre-broadcast advice to print, broadcast and internet media and conducted libel as well as copyright, trade-mark and confidential information litigation.

Joe is recognized as a leading employment lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert DirectoryThe Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and Best Lawyers in Canada.


Professional Involvement

Joe has published several articles and spoken extensively at seminars and continuing legal education conferences about workplace issues.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)
  • The Advocates' Society
  • The Canadian-Italian Advocates Organization