Profile

Adam is an associate in the Family Law Group at Torkin Manes. His practice encompasses all aspects of family law, with particular focus on complex property, income and support issues. Adam prides himself on engaging deeply with his clients in order to fully understand their unique personal, family, business and financial situations, strategically advance their interests through negotiation, litigation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and structure client-centered solutions that best serve them in all aspects of their lives.

Adam teaches negotiation at Osgoode Hall Law School and trial advocacy at Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program. At Osgoode, he also mentors law students who have aspirations in family law, and at Ryerson, he also assesses lawyer licensing candidates in litigation skills and other competencies. Adam has also co-chaired multiple legal education programs for lawyers on oral advocacy and expert evidence at the Ontario Bar Association.

Prior to joining Torkin Manes, Adam practised family law with several other prominent Toronto law firms. In his personal time, he maintains a strong interest in classical music and opera, and has conducted orchestras in Canada, France and the Czech Republic.

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Alumnus Mentor, Osgoode Mentor Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2020 to present)
  • Chair of Board & Director, Start Proud / Fier départ (formerly Out On Bay Street Inc.) (Chair of Board: 2012 to 2013; Director: 2011 to 2013)
  • Intake Officer, Family Law Project, Ontario Court of Justice (2010 to 2011)
  • Upper-year Advisor, Osgoode Mentor Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2009 to 2011)
  • President & Vice-President, Osgoode Business Law Society, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (President: 2010 to 2011; Vice-President: 2009 to 2010)
  • Law Liaison, Start Proud / Fier départ (formerly Out On Bay Street Inc.) (2010 to 2011)
  • Judge, Osgoode Cup National Undergraduate Mooting Competition, Osgoode Hall Law School (2010 & 2011)

Publications & Presentations

Presentation May 4, 2021

Lawyer as Negotiator

Instructor / Negotiation Coach, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2016 to present)
Presentation May 4, 2021

Law Practice Program

Advisor & Assessor, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON (2020 to present)
Book May 31, 2018

Co-author, Chapter 1: Entitlement to Child and Spousal Support.

Support Rights and Obligations Under Ontario Family Law, edited by Robert M. Halpern, 1-46. Toronto: Thomson Reuters
Presentation Nov 10, 2016

Oral Advocacy Bootcamp

Program Co-Chair & Moderator, Ontario Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2011
  • International Law Course, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010
  • B.Mus. (Honours), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2007

Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2012