Canada: Jim Riley Joins Goodmans LLP
Last Updated: September 20 2006

Goodmans LLP is pleased to announce that Jim Riley is joining the firm effective September 25, 2006 as partner.

"We are absolutely delighted that Jim has made the decision to join Goodmans," said Dale Lastman, the firm’s Co-Chairman. "Jim is immensely respected in the business and legal community, and his incredible depth of experience will be invaluable to our clients. He is a fantastic addition to the Goodmans partnership."

A top-tier lawyer, Jim is recognized in Chambers Global’s The World’s Leading Lawyers (mergers, acquisitions and banking), Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (banking, corporate commercial, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, asset-backed lending and insolvency restructuring) and Euromoney’s Guide – The World’s Leading Banking Lawyers, Capital Markets Lawyers, Structured Finance Lawyers and Best of the Best.

Mr. Riley’s practice includes corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, banking, insolvency and financial intermediary regulation. Jim has acted as counsel to acquirers, targets and banking syndicates in several public take-over and private and negotiated merger transactions.

"Although the decision to move was difficult, I have long admired the entrepreneurial spirit and the remarkable culture of Goodmans," said Jim Riley. "I am tremendously inspired by the growth opportunities ahead of me."

Goodmans LLP is ranked among the top business law firms in Canada with over 200 lawyers. We provide strategic business and legal counsel to a broad range of Canadian, U.S. and foreign enterprises, from sole proprietorships to multinational corporations, banks and governments across virtually every sector of the economy. Our lawyers are consistently recognized by leading industry publications published by Chambers and Partners, Lexpert, Lexpert/American Lawyer Media, Global Counsel, Euromoney and Law Business Research, among others. For more about Goodmans, visit www.goodmans.ca. For information contact: Dale Lastman.

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