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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

Involve legal advisers early in corporate acquisition, sale process For sellers, preparation is essential to success in a corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction — and engaging advisers in the ear...
Jul 9, 2019
In the News

Sammy Redlick speaks to Advocate Daily about the warning signs companies need to steer clear of in the acquisition process While profitability and a healthy balance sheet are often top of mind for companies looking at potential acquisition targets, they should also be...
Jun 17, 2019
Firm News

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Direc...
Apr 24, 2019
In the News

GTY Technology acquires Bonfire Interactive Ltd., Questica Inc. and Questica USCDN Inc.

Lexpert Magazine On February 19, 2019, GTY Technology Holdings Inc. (“GTY”), a special purpose acquisition company traded on the NASDAQ and which was formed to consumm...
Apr 2, 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