Sharon C. Geraghty

Sharon C. Geraghty

Toronto: 416.865.8138
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 1986
University of British Columbia
BA (Hons.), 1983
University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1988


Sharon Geraghty is a leading practitioner in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law. She has led domestic and cross-border acquisitions, takeover bids and amalgamations in both public and private markets. Sharon regularly acts for multinational corporations in a wide range of industries. Her clients include two of Canada's leading financial institutions, Canada's largest stock exchange and one of Canada's largest communications and media companies. Sharon also advises companies, directors and shareholders on corporate governance and securities compliance matters.

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Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law (2008-2017)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Ontario, corporate/commercial (2016-2017)

Chambers & Partners' Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessLeading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2008-2017)

Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in CanadaLeading practitioner in corporate commercial law, corporate finance & securities and M&A (2014-2017)

Legal Media Group/Euromoney's IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading Canadian lawyer in corporate and M&A (2008-2017)

The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and M&A (2014-2016)

Expert Guides' Women in Business Law Guide—Leading practitioner in M&A (2016)

Law Business Research's Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets and M&A (2010-2017)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert DirectoryLeading lawyer in corporate commercial law, corporate finance and securities, M&A and private equity (2008-2014)

Women of InfluenceCanada’s Top 25 Women of Influence (2013 and 2014)

Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year (2014)

Lexpert's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading practitioner in corporate commercial law, corporate finance and securities, and M&A (2010-2013)

Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?Recommended Canadian lawyer in corporate/M&A (2010-2012)

Lexpert's Special Law Inserts appearing in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business MagazineMost frequently recommended lawyer in corporate commercial, and corporate finance and securities (2011)

Lexpert's Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Leading cross-border practitioner in M&A (2009-2010)

LawDay, 2009Leading lawyer in M&A, corporate and securities



Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, YWCA Women of Distinction Planning Committee
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Trinity College (University of Toronto)
  • Major Gifts Cabinet, United Way of Greater Toronto (former member)