Matthew Gottlieb

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

Commentary from Chambers, Benchmark and our clients states that Matt — “… ranks among the market’s leading trial lawyers,” and “… is a prominent figure in Toronto's commercial litigation market. He is particularly respected for his insolvency disputes practice ... has a well-deserved reputation for his advocacy skills." And that "Matthew Gottlieb is an excellent lawyer." Matt was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Bet-the-Company Litigation by Best Lawyers 2022 and is ranked as one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada by Benchmark Litigation.

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. His practice includes corporate and commercial disputes, insolvency and restructuring mandates, and other business litigation. Straightforward and direct in his approach, Matt establishes trust and respect amongst clients, judges and opposing counsel. He has significant experience in trials, court applications and arbitrations. Matt has represented clients before all levels of Ontario Courts, the Supreme Court of Canada, and other courts and tribunals throughout Canada.

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

 

Community Involvement & Associations

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

Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1991
  • LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1989
  • Chambers Canada 2022: Band 2 - Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario);  Band 5 - Insolvency / Restructuring (Nationwide - Canada)
  • The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, 2022: “Lawyer of the Year” in Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, 2022: Administrative and Public Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Defamation and Media Law; Director and Officer Liability Practice; Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law; Real Estate Law

  • Benchmark Litigation, 2021: Top 50 Trial Lawyer in Canada

  • Benchmark Litigation Star, 2021: Commercial Litigation, Insolvency

  • Canadian Lexpert® Directory, 2021: Litigation - Corporate Commercial; Insolvency & Financial Restructuring; Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability; Litigation - Securities

  • Lexpert®/ American Lawyer Guide - Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2021: Insolvency & Financial Restructuring; Litigation - Corporate Commercial

  • Legal 500 Canada, 2021: Leading Lawyer - Dispute Resolution, Ontario; Restructuring and Insolvency, Ontario
  • The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, 2021: Administrative and Public Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Director and Officer Liability Practice; Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Canadian Lexpert® Directory, 2020: Insolvency Litigation; Litigation - Corporate Commercial; Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability; Litigation - Securities
  • Benchmark Litigation, 2020: Top 50 Trial Lawyer in Canada
  • Benchmark Litigation Star, 2020: Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Insolvency
  • Chambers Canada 2020: Band 2 - Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario); Recognised Practitioner - Restructuring/Insolvency (Nationwide – Canada)
  • The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, 2020: Administrative and Public Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Legal 500, 2020 Edition: Leading Lawyer - Dispute Resolution, Ontario; Restructuring and Insolvency, Ontario
  • 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