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. 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