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Neill May is a partner, a member of the Executive Committee and a former Co-Chair of the Corporate Securities Group at Goodmans. His practice focuses on all aspects of securities law, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Neill has developed a reputation for expertise in securities law and for his ability to negotiate and complete complex and innovative transactions.

Neill has counselled participants in numerous public and private M&A transactions and has represented clients on both sides of friendly and hostile takeover bids. He has also structured and implemented a vast range of corporate reorganizations and financing transactions, including domestic and cross-border public offerings, and private strategic and venture capital financings.

Neill is recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as most frequently recommended in corporate finance & securities, M&A, corporate commercial, corporate mid-market, and private equity, and repeatedly recommended for mining law. He has also been recommended by The Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (M&A, private equity, corporate finance, corporate commercial and corporate mid-market), Chambers Global (corporate/M&A and private equity: buyouts), Chambers Canada (corporate/commercial and private equity: buyouts), Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading M&A LawyersIFLR1000 (M&A), Who's Who Legal (capital markets & thought leader in M&A), The Legal 500 Canada (M&A), The Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate, leveraged buyouts & private equity, M&A, mining, natural resources, private funds and securities), and as a leading practitioner in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A, and Lexpert Special Edition: Mining.

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Professional Involvement

Neill is a former member of the Toronto Stock Exchange Listing Advisory Committee and the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee and Small Business Advisory Committee. He has co-authored reports for the Ontario Securities Commission Task Force on small business financing. Neill is a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto - Faculty of Law and heads the firm’s continuing legal education committee.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario