Susan Garvie

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Susan Garvie is a partner in the Employment, Pensions and Executive Compensation and Mergers and Acquisitions Groups at Goodmans.

Susan has a commercial employment law practice in which she assists public and private clients with all employment-related issues including executive employment agreements and compensation as well as all employment aspects of purchase and sale transactions, including employment-related diligence, new hires, transfers and amendments of employment agreements, offers of continued employment, constructive dismissal, workplace reductions, executive compensation and equity incentive plans, restrictive covenants agreements, employment-related and successor employer issues in asset purchase agreements, share purchase agreements and similar transaction documents, collective agreements and unionized employee issues, as well as post-closing employment transition issues. She also advises clients on a broad range of human resources issues, including employment agreements, wrongful dismissals, severance arrangements and releases, employment standards, workplace harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination, COVID-19 safety, screening, testing and vaccination issues and policies, occupational health and safety issues, pay equity issues, diversity and inclusivity initiatives, drug and alcohol policies, disability issues, human rights issues and other employment policies.

Susan also has a transactional practice and has assisted a wide range of clients, both public and private companies, in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions.  She has developed strong expertise in Canadian private equity acquisitions and divestitures and cross-border matters, acting for various American clients looking to purchase Canadian companies. She draws on her experience in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate/commercial, financing, restructuring, employment, liquor licensing, and entertainment law to help her clients efficiently complete purchase and sale transactions, co-investments and other business structuring. Her corporate/commercial practice encompasses international mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, commercial contracts, corporate restructurings, and commercial employment law.

Susan has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of corporate law since 2020.


Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario