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Business Law

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The Business Law Group at Torkin Manes excels in experience with midmarket, entrepreneurial clients who treat us as their trusted advisors and stay with us as they grow. We advise them on next-phase strategies throughout the life cycle of their companies, helping them establish new businesses or grow their existing businesses, carry out corporate and tax reorganizations, finance transactions, establish partnerships and joint ventures, undertake mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and devise exit strategies. We represent private and public corporations, from family-owned or closely-held enterprises to large, multinational corporations, as well as entrepreneurial individuals, financial institutions, private equity firms, securities dealers and advisers, and investment funds.

We have significant experience in cross-border work, both inbound and outbound. Our Group assists clients with commercial negotiations, establishment of Canadian affiliates, international licensing agreements, financing and the establishment of tax-effective business structures, in Canada and elsewhere. To assist those exploring the prospect of expanding their businesses into Canada, we offer Doing Business in Canada: A Legal Overview. Torkin Manes is a founding member of Ally Law, an international network of select law firms that enables us to help our clients obtain excellent legal service and counsel in over 40 jurisdictions worldwide. We are also able to render services to other Ally Law members' clients from around the globe.

Our Business Law Group is comprised of experienced and well-respected lawyers who are recognized by the profession and the business community as leaders with the expertise to provide practical, cost-effective solutions to business clients' needs. The Group’s abilities are enhanced by our team of highly experienced law clerks and assistants who become familiar with our clients to deliver the range of services they require. We work closely with our colleagues in other practice areas across the firm to ensure that all of our clients’ legal needs receive prompt, seamless attention.

Some of our many Business Law services include:

  • Business succession planning
  • Corporate financings
  • Corporate governance advice
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • CPC transactions
  • Due diligence
  • Establishing business entities in Canada
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures
  • Partnership and shareholder agreements
  • Private equity transactions
  • Public corporations

Publications & Presentations


Renewables in Ontario - Small stay FIT; Large to Compete

Global Renewable News, Volume 4 - Issue 19, October 2013
Apr 5, 2019

Doing Business in Canada — A Legal Overview

Doing Business in Canada — A Legal Overview We believe that foreign investment benefits both Canadians and the global economy.
Jan 25, 2019

What You Missed During Tax Season 2018

Torkin Manes Webinar On Wednesday, May 16th Torkin Manes held a webinar on the key issues that you may have missed during tax season. Topics included: Recent tax changes...
May 16, 2018

News & Media

In the News

Kobi Bessin speaks to Advocate Daily on how advance preparation can help drive an efficient business sales process Selling a business is a significant undertaking — but by doing advance preparation in-house in collaboration with a team of advisers, owner/mana...
Sep 20, 2019
Firm News

Torkin Manes shortlisted by Chambers Canada for the 2019 Regional Law Firm of the Year Award

Chambers Canada Torkin Manes is honoured to be shortlisted by Chambers & Partners in the category of Regional Law Firm of the Year for the 2019 Chambers Canada Aw...
Sep 18, 2019

Torkin Manes named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Chambers Canada Awards

Chambers and Partners Torkin Manes is proud to announce that our firm has been recognized as the Regional Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners at the 201...
Sep 17, 2019
In the News

Chaim Sapirman speaks to Advocate Daily about the benefits of a trusted legal adviser in the early stages of the acquisition process In the early stages of the acquisition process, a trusted legal adviser can play a vital role not only in helping companies evaluate the various aspec...
Sep 6, 2019


Incentivizing Employees – Choosing the Right “Option”

Our speakers will discuss the various forms of deferred employee compensation, including stock options, phantom shares, share appreciation rights plan...
Nov 17, 2015

Law Society of Ontario — Due Diligence in Buying or Selling a Small Business

When buying or selling a small business, due diligence is a critical step. And as a lawyer, you play a critical role. Do you understand exactly what t...
May 1, 2015

M & A Trends for Private Companies and their Shareholders

A review of current issues in mergers and acquisitions
Nov 18, 2014: 08:30 - 11:00

Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation - What you need to know

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into force on July 1, 2014. CASL will affect every business and organization that communicates using email...
Mar 19, 2014: 08:00 - 09:30