Lorne W. Segal
Lorne Segal is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practicing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, banking and finance, corporate commercial, private equity and capital markets. Representing private and public companies of all sizes — from owner-operated businesses to multinational corporates — Lorne combines strong technical skills with a practical approach and sound business judgment to help his clients succeed.
In the areas of M&A, corporate commercial and private equity, Lorne has expertise in various sectors, including defense, security, aerospace, tech, life sciences, food & agriculture, telecommunications, retail, heavy and light manufacturing, mining, distribution, pharmaceuticals, recycling, software, textiles, telemarketing and financial services.
In the banking and finance sector, Lorne represents domestic and foreign banks, insurance companies, merchant banks, private equity and venture capitalists in mid-market and larger transactions. In the area of restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, Lorne represents creditors, debtors, investors, and trustees/receivers. His expertise includes distressed M&A.
Recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by clients and peers, Lorne is listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a top-ranked professional in the areas of M&A, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring (Financial Restructuring), Corporate Commercial Law, and Corporate Mid-Market. Lorne was named in 2018 as an Acritas Star in the 2018 Global Acritas Rankings based on interviews with 4,300 general counsel and legal sector clients around the world. Lorne is also recognized in the 2018 edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law.
Lorne completed a four-year term as Gowling WLG's Firm Managing Partner, Internal and as a member of the firm’s executive committee. He previously served on the firm’s board of trustees. Lorne has completed the Rotman / Telfer Corporate Directors Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds an ICD.D designation.
An active member of the Ottawa community, Lorne is a member of the Ottawa Jewish Community School Board of Directors. He co-chaired the 2018 Jewish Federation of Ottawa Campaign Kickoff, and is a past board member of Ronald McDonald House and the Soloway Jewish Community Centre.