From left: Gesta Abols, Jonathan Feldman and Allan Leibel
From left: Gesta Abols, Jonathan Feldman and Allan Leibel

Exciting new buildings are top of mind for our alumni at Goodmans LLP. That’s because the firm recently moved its Toronto offices into a bright, modern space in the Bay Adelaide Centre. And the impact has not gone unnoticed, says Jonathan Feldman, JD 1999.

“It’s refreshed everyone’s practice. The space is state-of-the-art and it’s been a real motivator and inspiration to our firm. We can very much appreciate why the Faculty of Law is eager to do the same.”

Feldman continues to have close ties to his alma mater, and is now on the executive of the Law Alumni Association, in large part because of his appreciation and connection to the law school.

“I have a lot to be grateful for. A lot of our success can be attributed to our great education, and Goodmans partners who are Faculty of Law alumni identified the building campaign as a worthwhile cause to support.”

Even during his school days, he remembers how dated and tired the facilities were.

“The buildings were just OK, and many times we felt the library was overcrowded. We definitely could have used new classrooms,” says Feldman. “The new building will align the student and faculty experience with what’s required in the 21st century. It will be state-of-the-art in every respect.”

Feldman says the firm believes its support is an investment in the greater community—and in the future. “Strong institutions can only benefit the legal profession. And down the road, perhaps my children will benefit, as all our children can.”

The Jackman Law Building’s official groundbreaking ceremony has come and gone, but the excitement for the project continues. “It was a great way to kick off the next stage of this project. We are very honoured and pleased to be a part of this campaign. Goodmans wishes all future students and faculty continued success in the new building.”