Jonathan Feldman

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Jon Feldman is a partner and heads a business law group at Goodmans.  His practice focuses on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Jon has extensive experience acting for buyers and sellers in a wide range of industries in both private and public M&A transactions.

Jon’s market leading practice in Canada in the area of shareholder activism is highlighted by his involvement in a number of the most high profile proxy contests representing both dissident shareholders and boards of directors. Jon also provides strategic advice in litigation matters requiring corporate and securities law knowledge.

Before joining Goodmans in 2004, Jon was an associate in the M&A Group of White & Case LLP in New York, where he represented clients in a broad range of M&A transactions.

Jon is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by publications including: Chambers Canada (corporate/commercial – Ontario), The Legal 500 Canada (corporate M&A), IFLR1000 (M&A), Euromoney's Banking, finance and transaction Expert Guide (M&A), The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (M&A, private equity and corporate finance & securities), The Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (M&A), and Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate governance, M&A, corporate, leveraged buyouts and private equity). He is featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A, and has also been honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.


Professional Involvement

Jon frequently authors and lectures on Canadian M&A market developments, the evolution of shareholder rights plans and the rise of shareholder activism in Canada.

Jon is an active member of the community. He currently sits on the board of directors of the York School and Baycrest Foundation and is a co-founder of the Barrie to Baycrest 100km annual bike ride. He has been instrumental in helping raise over $10 million for the Baycrest hospital in Toronto.

Jon has served as an Adjunct Professor and as President of the Alumni Association at the University of Toronto Law School, and was awarded the Arbor Award for outstanding voluntary service by the University of Toronto.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • New York Bar Association