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Firm News

Torkin Manes is proud to present the 15th Annual Canadian Lawyer InHouse General Counsel Roundtable

Hosted by Torkin Manes, the 15th annual Canadian Lawyer InHouse Roundtable focuses on the issue of risk management from the perspective of in-house co...
Sep 21, 2020
In the News

Loretta Merritt quoted in several publications on Roman Catholic diocese appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

Loretta P. Merritt Canadian Lawyer Loretta Merritt was quoted in several publications regarding her client, Irene Deschenes' decades-long legal battle. Deschenes was sexually abused by ...
Sep 17, 2020
Firm News

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized by Chambers & Partners

We are pleased to announce that 8 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders in their respective fields by Chambers & Partners.
Sep 10, 2020
Firm News

Anthony Scane has been invited to join the Construction Lawyers Society of America

Anthony Scane Anthony Scane, of our construction law group, has been invited to join the Construction Lawyers Society of America.
Sep 9, 2020


Hunter Forman to speak at The Cannabis Alliance Summit

Hunter Forman Hunter Forman, of Torkin Manes' Cannabis Law Group, to speak on a panel regarding out of state funding at The Cannabis Alliance Summit on September 25...
Date of Event: Sep 25, 2020

Christine Ashbourne and Adam Black to speak at The Advocates' Society: Technology for Family Lawyers

Christine Ashbourne and Adam N. Black Christine Ashbourne and Adam Black to speak at The Advocates' Society: Technology for Family Lawyers, Acing Technology in the Family Law Courtroom on ...
Date of Event: Sep 22, 2020

Loretta Merritt will be speaking at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2020 Fall Conference

Loretta P. Merritt Loretta Merritt will be speaking at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association fall conference on October 23, 2020. She will be presenting "Sexual Abuse: D...
Date of Event: Oct 23, 2020

Lindsay Kantor to speak at The Investigators' Guide to Testifying in Non-Criminal Legal Proceedings

Lindsay Kantor Lindsay Kantor will be speaking at the Osgoode Professional Development program, The Investigators' Guide to Testifying in Non-Criminal Legal Proceedi...
Date of Event: Oct 21, 2020

Publications & Presentations


Shareholder actions for loss of share value: Evolution of Ontario corporate law

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily Does a shareholder have a personal cause of action where harm is done to her personally as a result of a loss in company share value? This is the seco...
Sep 24, 2020

Clouds without borders: the dangers of non-localized cloud contracts

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer It’s an exciting time in your organization. Your business has completed its due diligence and has found the perfect service provider, located in anoth...
Sep 23, 2020

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cannabis Retail Space

Andrew J. Wilder and Jonathan Mahoney Business of Cannabis The end of the lottery process in Ontario and the opening-up of cannabis retail to the public at the beginning of 2020 has led to many more cannabis r...
Sep 22, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

How do Canadian Courts Determine a Statute’s Purpose? The Role of “Soft Law”

Marco P. Falco One of the key factors a Court has to take into account when interpreting legislation is the Act’s purpose.
Sep 21, 2020


These relationship red flags are pretty accurate signs you're headed for a breakup

Laurie H. Pawlitza It’s rare that a relationship breakdown comes as a complete surprise. In fact, in hindsight, most spouses have a Spidey sense about their pending brea...
Jul 11, 2019

Laurie Pawlitza on the biggest mistakes couples make when they separate

Laurie H. Pawlitza Laurie Pawlitza of our Family Law Group breaks down the biggest mistakes people make when separating. Hint: there’s little be gained by being vindicti...
Jul 4, 2019

Laurie Pawlitza on the top five things you need to know about marriage contracts

Laurie H. Pawlitza As you might imagine, a marriage contract — an agreement that says what will happen in the event that you separate — is rarely seen as a romantic gest...
Jun 25, 2019
LegalPoint Videos

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

Peter C. Straszynski 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