Neil Sheehy

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Neil Sheehy is a partner and former head of a business law group at Goodmans, and a current member of the Compensation Committee.

Neil is a Contact Partner with respect to the firm’s membership in the World Law Group, a Chambers ranked Elite, international network of law firms.  Neil currently serves on the WLG Membership Committee and is a past President and past member of the Board of Directors of the network.

Neil’s practice involves all areas of corporate law, with a particular focus on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and private equity transactions. Neil has represented a broad range of clients on cross-border transactions in which he acts for clients purchasing or selling businesses in Canada as well as for issuers undertaking public offerings and private placements of securities in Canada. On an ongoing basis, Neil advises many companies in connection with securities compliance, corporate governance and general corporate/commercial matters.

Neil was recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as “2022 Lawyer of the Year” in Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law and as a leading lawyer in the 2022 and 2023 editions for Corporate Governance Practice, Corporate law, M&A law, Securities law, and Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity law. Neil has also been recommended in Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A and the Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences. 

Featured Work

Neil's representative transactions include acting for:
Private Equity and M&A
  • OMERS Private Equity Inc. and various portfolio companies in numerous private equity transactions, including the acquisition and sale of and acquisitions by Golf Town Canada Inc., Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp. and Logibec Inc. and the sale of and acquisitions by MMM Group Limited
  • Advent International in connection with numerous private equity transactions, including its acquisition of RGL Reservoir Management and NCS Multistage, Inc.
  • Kilmer Group in connection with its acquisition of Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited and the acquisition and sale of Tribal Clothing, Game TV and Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp.
  • Standard Communications Inc. in connection with its sale to Astral Media Inc.
Corporate Finance


Professional Affiliations

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