Goodmans LLP is recognized internationally as one of Canada's premier transaction law firms because the firm’s lawyers and clients are industry leaders. The firm’s lawyers excel in their fields to help clients excel in theirs – both ensuring ever-higher levels of service and business success. The firm offers a unique combination of skills – spanning business law and litigation; public and private; tradition and innovation. With a strategic entrepreneurial history and deal-making mindset, Goodmans lawyers deliver intelligent solutions, responsiveness, energy, talent, and determination to get the deal done. It’s more than just legal services; it’s strategic business advice. Clients appreciate the firm’s dedication to exceptional service, community partnership and mutual respect. That’s why so many clients have been with the firm since their businesses began – for over 30 years in some cases. Even now, with clients among Canada’s largest corporations, financial institutions and multinationals, the firm honours its roots – in client service and in community service.
Jay A. Carfagnini is a partner and heads the Corporate Restructuring Group at Goodmans. For 15 consecutive years, Goodmans Corporate Restructuring Group has been ranked by Chambers Global as the sole Canadian law firm in Band 1 with the number one restructuring practice in Canada. His practice focuses on banking and financing law, corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy and insolvency law. He has an extensive expertise in cross-border and international transactions, particularly in the interplay of Canadian restructuring proceedings with U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings and U.K. administration proceedings. Jay has been an active participant and advisor in most of the major restructurings in Canada in the past several years.
Robert J. Chadwick is a partner and a member of the Executive Committee at Goodmans. He practices in the areas of banking, corporate and commercial law, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and private equity law with a focus on insolvency and reorganization. He also has expertise in national, cross-border and international transactions. Rob has participated in significant financings and acquisitions and other transactional matters in various industries on behalf of a diverse group of clients. He has been an advisor in many of the major Canadian and cross-border commercial matters and restructurings. He is also an advisor to a number of boards of directors of companies in Canada.
Brendan O’Neill is a partner in the Corporate Restructuring Group at Goodmans. Brendan has experience in cross-border and transnational insolvencies and restructurings, U.S. Chapter 11 reorganizations, Canadian CCAA and CBCA restructurings, out-of-court restructurings and workouts, mass tort restructurings, bankruptcy-based acquisitions, bankruptcy-based litigation and near-insolvency investing scenarios. Brendan has represented debtors, secured and unsecured lenders and creditors, official and unofficial creditors’ committees, bondholders, shareholders and investors focused on distressed situations.