Adam N. Black

Tel: 416 643 8808 Fax: 1 888 312 0068


Adam is a partner at Torkin Manes. He practises in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody and access, property, support, and domestic contracts. Adam’s focus on efficient resolution guides his practice and advice to his clients. Concurrently, Adam advocates effectively to achieve a result that is aligned with his clients’ interests.

Adam regularly appears in courts throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Adam is a member of the Advisory Board for the Osgoode Certificate in Family Law Skills and Practice (a seven-day, intensive program featuring a faculty of over 15 family court judges and 25 senior practitioners).  As an Advisory Board member, Adam was part of an expert team responsible for the program’s concept, design and execution. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by Lexology as a Legal Influencer for the Future of Legal Services - Canada (2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Family Law (2018 - present)
  • Finalist in Lexpert magazine’s “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40” in 2015


  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Public Affairs Liaison, Family Law Executive Committee 2011 & 2012
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member-at-Large 2013
  • Ontario Bar Association - Justice Effectiveness Taskforce (2012)
  • Ontario Bar Association - Family Law Section, 2010-12 Chair, Government & Stakeholder Relations
  • Ontario Bar Association - Sexual Orientation and Gender Equality Committee
  • Toronto Lawyers’ Association

Community Involvement

  • Canadian Opera Company, Ensemble Circle (2011 – 2012)


  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 2006
  • B.Comm. (Honours), Ryerson University, 2002


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2007