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Andrew J. Wilder

Tel: 416 777 5402 Fax: 1 888 587 5762

Andrew is a partner at Torkin Manes and heads up both the Corporate Finance and the Cannabis Law Groups.

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience assisting early stage and established businesses structure and execute public and private corporate finance, M&A and securities transactions. He has been engaged by domestic and international clients in many sectors including cannabis, investment banking, tech, consulting, advertising, social media and several others.

With the legalization of medical and now recreational cannabis in Canada and the steady liberalization of cannabis laws around the world, Andrew has been advising his clients on how to best maneuver within this emerging industry. In addition to his extensive understanding of the regulatory framework across Canada, Andrew has a deep understanding of the industry, an extensive network of relationships, and regularly writes and provides input and perspectives for published articles. 

His expertise in this sector includes acquisitions and dispositions, corporate governance, raising capital and debt, public listings, joint ventures, a wide range of commercial contracts and navigating the complex regulatory framework, including working with Health Canada. As Chair of the Cannabis Law Group, Andrew has assembled a multidisciplinary group of professionals to provide clients with timely advice in this fast-paced industry.

Andrew prides himself on delivering exceptional client service and strives to provide timely, cost-effective legal advice to his clients. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewjwilder or on LinkedIn at

Community Involvement





  • LL.B., University of Ottawa Law School, 1994
  • B.A., Economics, University of Western Ontario, 1990


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1996

Publications & Presentations

Jun 21, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Retail Cannabis in Ontario - What Will Be Required to Obtain a Retail Store?

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The Current Landscape in Ontario October 17th, 2018 marked a historic moment for Canada as the federal Cannabis Act came into effect, legalizing recre...
Oct 30, 2018

Cannabis Opportunities and Legal Issues

2018 Ally Law Americas Regional Meeting
Oct 29, 2018

Mandatory staff positions, security clearances under the Cannabis Act

Grow Opportunity Magazine On July 11, 2018, the Cannabis Regulations to support the coming into force of the federal Cannabis Act were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
Aug 17, 2018

News & Media

Torkin Manes’ Cannabis Law Group Successfully Assists on 25% of All Ontario Retail Cannabis License Applications

The Torkin Manes Cannabis Law Group is pleased to announce that it has successfully assisted on one quarter of all of the Ontario retail cannabis lice...
Apr 30, 2019
In the News

Andrew Wilder quoted in Marijuana Business Daily regarding a change to the Bermuda laws

Marijuana Business Daily Andrew Wilder, Chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Torkin Manes, was quoted in Marijuana Business Daily regarding a change to the Bermuda laws to allow...
Jan 4, 2019
In the News

Andrew Wilder speaks to about why the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is afraid of Canadians doing business with American cannabis companies Andrew Wilder, Cannabis Law Group Chair, was quoted today in’s article that considers why the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) afraid of Can...
Oct 18, 2018
In the News

Spin Master Corp. completes $150M secondary offering

Lexpert Magazine On May 24, 2017, Spin Master Corp. (Spin Master) (TSX: TOY) completed a secondary offering of 3,681,000 subordinate voting shares at a price of $40.75...
Dec 14, 2017


Andrew Wilder to speak at The Business of Marijuana Conference in Michigan

Andrew Wilder of our Cannabis Law Group will be speaking at the The Seminar Group’s upcoming The Business of Marijuana in Michigan conferen...
Jun 21, 2019

Andrew Wilder to speak at the ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference, March 27th in Toronto

Join Andrew Wilder, Chair of our Cannabis Law Group, at the 2019 ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference where he will speak on a panel with Phil...
Mar 27, 2019