Matthew Gottlieb

T 416 644 5353 F 416 598 3730
E mgottlieb@lolg.ca

Matt’s extensive track record of success in complex, high-stakes disputes explains why he has been recognized as one of Canada’s top litigation lawyers.  He ensures that matters are resolved efficiently and in strategic alignment with clients’ long-term goals. Straightforward and direct in his approach, Matt establishes trust and respect amongst clients, judges and opposing counsel.

Matt’s practice includes corporate and commercial disputes, insolvency and restructuring mandates, and other business litigation.  Matt has represented clients before all levels of Ontario Courts, the Supreme Court of Canada, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada. He has also appeared before the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Securities Commission and the Toronto Stock Exchange, among other tribunals.

Matt has acted as counsel in many major proceedings, including those on behalf of Nortel Networks (UK), Aon, Sleep Country Canada, KingSett Capital, Pfizer Inc. and a large number of court officers. Matt has significant experience in trials, court applications and arbitrations.

He is a frequent instructor at many litigation-related seminars held by the Law Society of Ontario, The Advocates’ Society and other organizations.

In 2018 and 2019, Matt was acknowledged as one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada (Benchmark Litigation). Chambers Global notes that Matt “is a highly skilled cross-examiner who is at ease in the courtroom and has a good rapport with judges” and that “Matthew Gottlieb stands out for his experience in financial restructuring and insolvency litigation”.

Community Involvement & Associations

  • The Law Society of Upper Canada, instructor
  • The Advocates’ Society, instructor
  • The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Insolvency Institute of Canada, Fellow
  • Board of Governors of the Friends of Simon Wisenthal Centre

Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1991
  • LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1989

 

  • The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, 2020: Administrative and Public Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Benchmark Litigation, 2019: Top 50 Trial Lawyer in Canada
  • Benchmark Litigation Star, 2019: Commercial Litigation, Insolvency
  • Canadian Lexpert® Directory 2019: Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, Litigation - Corporate Commercial
  • Lexpert® American Lawyer Guide - Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2019: Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, Litigation - Corporate Commercial
  • Who's Who Legal: Litigation, 2019; Global Litigation; Global Restructuring & Insolvency; Litigation, Canada
  • Benchmark Litigation Star, 2018: Commercial Litigation, Insolvency
  • Chambers Canada, Band 2, 2018: Dispute Resolution
  • Lexpert Directory, 2018: Corporate Commercial Litigation, Insolvency Litigation, Directors & Officers Liability and Securities Litigation
  • Who's Who Legal 2018: Global Litigation, Global Restructuring & Insolvency; Litigation, Canada
  • Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2016
  • Chambers Canada, Band 2, 2017: Dispute Resolution
  • Who's Who Legal, 2017: Litigation - Canada
  • Benchmark Litigation Star, 2015: Insolvency
  • Best Lawyers® in Canada 2015: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, Defamation and Media Law, Director and Officer Liability Practice, Legal Malpractice Law, Securities Law, and Class Action Litigation
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, 2015