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Bernadette Corpuz

Tel: 416 360 4730 Fax: 1 888 683 6540

Bernadette is a partner in our Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. Bernadette has been extensively involved in private company work and corporate governance including mergers and acquisitions, share and asset purchases, joint ventures and other investment vehicles such as limited partnerships, corporations and trusts. 

She has considerable experience advising stakeholders in the power industry including distributors, generators, commercial users and municipal shareholders.   With the continuing focus on renewable and clean energy, Bernadette also advises in district energy, energy efficiency and climate change.

Prior to joining Torkin Manes, Bernadette practised at a national law firm. She was also previously  general counsel to a major electricity distributor where she was responsible for directing all legal affairs of the corporation and its subsidiaries, and as part of the executive team, provided legal and governance advice to senior management and the board of directors.

Community Involvement





  • LL.B, University of Windsor
  • J.D., University of Detroit Mercy
  • MBA, McMaster University


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2001

Publications & Presentations


Renewables in Ontario - Small stay FIT; Large to Compete

Global Renewable News, Volume 4 - Issue 19, October 2013
Apr 5, 2019

News & Media

Firm News

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2020

The Best Lawyers in Canada We are pleased to announce that 25 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the latest edition of T...
Aug 21, 2019
In the News

Bernadette Corpuz profiled in feature on Women in Power Law

The Distributor Bernadette Corpuz, a partner in our Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups, was featured in the Spring 2016 issue of The D...
Apr 21, 2016