BA (Toronto), LLB (Osgoode)
Mr. Lastman is Chair of Goodmans LLP. He practices corporate, commercial and securities law and provides counsel in connection with public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and business restructurings. Mr. Lastman is a Director of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., the Governor of the Toronto Argonauts for the CFL and serves as an Alternate Governor for the NHL and NBA. He also sits on the board of directors of Roots Canada Ltd., RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and the CAMH Foundation.
In 2014, Mr. Lastman was appointed by the Minister of National Defence as an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy. He has also been awarded the rank of an Honorary Detective by the Toronto Police Service. In 2012, he was recognized among “Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People” by Toronto Life Magazine. Mr. Lastman was honoured as one of the ICRF’s 2010 “Men of Distinction” for his philanthropic efforts and contributions to the community and in 2011 and 2012, was presented with the ICRF’s Chairman’s Award. He is a Director of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40”, a recipient of the Award and its “Best of the Best” Canadian Leadership Award.
Mr. Lastman is recognized as a leading practitioner by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (corporate/M&A) and has been recommended by Chambers Global (corporate/M&A), Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers, IFLR 1000 (M&A), The Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (corporate finance) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate/M&A /securities).
Mr. Lastman is a lecturer in securities law at Osgoode Hall Law School and was the recipient of the “Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence”. In 2014, he became a Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Law Practice Program at Ryerson University.