Shannon Gotfrit

Shannon Gotfrit

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.8127
New York: 212.880.6127
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

JD, 2006
University of Toronto
BA (summa cum laude), 2003
McMaster University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2013 New York, 2008

Overview

Shannon Gotfrit’s practice focuses on corporate law with an emphasis on private equity. She represents fund sponsors on all aspects of the fund formation and capital raising process. Shannon also represents public pension plans and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity, venture capital and hedge funds.

Shannon regularly represents the following investors: Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, OPSEU Pension Trust, The Pension Fund Society of The Bank of Montreal, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, as well as other pension fund and sovereign wealth clients in connection with their investments in private investment funds.

Shannon has also worked with Northleaf Capital Partners, CBRE Caledon Capital, Imperial Capital, GreenSoil Investments and OMERS Ventures to establish and raise capital for their private investment funds.

Recognition

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, private equity fund formations (2018)

Insights

SEC Actions Update and Emerging Best Practices

Deloitte CFO Conference

Professional Involvement

Before joining Torys, Shannon worked at a major U.S. law firm, where her practice included the general representation of fund sponsors in connection with the formation, marketing and ongoing operations of private equity funds, fund-of-funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds.