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At Torkin Manes, we are dedicated to delivering our knowledge and expertise to our clients through various resources and insights. We welcome you to review and utilize the resources we proudly offer. These include our news, events, publications (including Legal Point, Legal Watch, Legal Source) and videos.

News

In the News

Young couples living together to save on housing costs need to sign this often overlooked pact — Laurie Pawlitz speaks to the Globe & Mail on the importance of cohabitation agreements

The Globe & Mail There are many common-law couples who haven’t signed anything – and who stand to lose a lot in the event of a separation.
Nov 15, 2018
Firm News

Daniel Melamed invited to speak before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-78

Daniel Melamed, a partner in our Family Law Group, has been chosen as one of the witnesses selected by the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Jus...
Nov 14, 2018

Matt Maurer quoted in the Toronto Star about Canada’s cannabis shortages

Toronto Star Matt Maurer, vice-chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Torkin Manes, was quoted in the Toronto Star about the current cannabis shortages and how they ar...
Nov 9, 2018
In the News

Torkin Manes Partner Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon Named a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star

Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon has been selected as a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Sonu ...
Nov 9, 2018

Events

Adjudicative Tribunal Primer

Join Marco P. Falco on Tuesday, December 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Ontario Bar Association’s Adjudicative Tribunal Primer, where he will be discuss...
Dec 4, 2018: 12:30

Managing Cybersecurity Risk

Please join us for a continuing education seminar on the following topics of key relevance to your business. For more information or to register, plea...
Nov 14, 2018: 08:00 - 11:30

Risa Awerbuck to participate in webinar with Pro Bono Ontario on Powers of Attorney: What you and Your Clients Need to Know

This training will empower lawyers seeking to participate in Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline.
Oct 30, 2018: 12:00 - Oct 19, 2018: 13:00

What You Need to Know for 2019 Regarding Tax, Estate Planning and Real Estate

This seminar is for accountants, business owners, managers, financial advisors and bankers. There is no charge for this seminar. 8:00 - 8:30 &nb...
Nov 6, 2018: 08:00 - 10:00

Publications & Presentations

Article

Significant details about Ontario cannabis retail revealed by provincial government

Yesterday, the Ontario Government released a number of significant details about Ontario cannabis retail.
Nov 15, 2018
Article

Fire Code Charges Withdrawn Against Foster Home Operator

Torkin Manes LegalPoint On February 24, 2017, a foster home operated by Connor Homes was engulfed in flames after one of the youth living in the home deliberately started a f...
Nov 15, 2018
Article

How your company can wind up on the hook for your support obligations

Special to the National Post The veil that protects the corporation can be pierced and the corporation may find itself liable for its shareholders' debts.
Nov 14, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

What Role Does “Fairness” Play in Statutory Interpretation?

Torkin Manes LegalWatch For decades, the modern approach to statutory interpretation has required judges to discern legislative intent by examining the words of an Act in the...
Nov 13, 2018

Videos

LegalPoint Videos

Marijuana and the Canadian Workplace - Peter Straszynski – Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video

Peter Straszynski explains the workplace challenges of accommodating the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes, and recommends a number of steps...
Sep 22, 2016
LegalPoint Videos

Working from Home – Legal Issues You May Not Have Considered - Tom Stefanik – Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video

Tom Stefanik discusses a number of key legal issues that employers should consider when deciding whether or not to allow employees to telecommute...
Sep 22, 2016
LegalPoint Videos

Gender Identity and Expression in the Workplace – Peter Straszynski – Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video

Peter Straszynski describes the recently-recognized rights of trans people and outlines a number of steps employers can take to ensure that their work...
Sep 21, 2016
LegalPoint Videos

The Unexpected Costs of “Contractors” – Peter Straszynski – Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video

Peter Straszynski  discusses a recent court case that demonstrates the risks of mischaracterizing workers as independent contractors.
Sep 20, 2016