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Daniel S. Melamed*

Tel: 416 777 5416 Fax: 1 888 587 9136
*Legal services provided through Daniel Melamed Professional Corporation

Daniel is a partner in our Family Law Group. Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Family Law Specialist, he is also fully qualified as a family law mediator and arbitrator.

As a mediator and arbitrator, Daniel has assisted clients and family law lawyers to resolve matters in a sensible, efficient and private manner. In family law matters of property, spousal and child support, Daniel has been involved in the determination of income, the valuation of multinational, privately held corporations, stock options and senior executive pensions. In addition, he has provided counsel regarding the forensic investigation of hidden offshore assets. His practice includes complex custody and access issues involving jurisdictional disputes, and blended and extended families, including grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Daniel is Preferred Counsel to The Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company, the insurance provider for lawyers in the Province of Ontario, where he is retained as counsel to defend family lawyers where negligence is claimed. He is also a member of the Family Rules Committee for the Province of Ontario. 

Awards & Recognition


Community Involvement






  • LL.B., University of Toronto Law School, 1986
  • B.A., Political Science and Economic History, University of Toronto, 1983


  • Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Family Law
  • Harvard Trained Mediator
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988

Publications & Presentations


Annual Family Law Update for Estates Lawyers

12th - 16th Annual Estates Summit, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, November 2009-2013
Nov 1, 2013

Domestic Contracts

Ontario Bar Association Institute for Family Law
Feb 1, 2013

News & Media

Firm News

Daniel Melamed of our Family Law Group speaks to the Globe & Mail about how to divorce-proof your family's wealth

The Globe & Mail 30 per cent of affluent Canadians polled said they didn’t trust their daughters- and sons-in-law to manage their heirs’ inheritance.
Feb 1, 2019
Firm News

Daniel Melamed and Laurie Pawlitza invited to speak before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-78

Daniel Melamed and Laurie Pawlitza, partners in our Family Law Group, have been chosen as two of the witnesses selected by the House of Commons' Stand...
Nov 14, 2018
Firm News

Torkin Manes Family Law Group secures top ranking in the 2019 edition of Chambers & Partners High Net Worth

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Torkin Manes is pleased to be ranked Band 1 by Chambers High Net Worth 2018 in the area of Family/Matrimonial Law in Canada.
Aug 22, 2018
Firm News

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2019

The Best Lawyers in Canada We are pleased to announce that 22 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders.
Aug 21, 2018


10th Annual Family Law Summit

Daniel Melamed will be chairing the 10th Annual Family Law Summit presented by the Law Society in April 2016.
Apr 11, 2016: 09:00 - Apr 12, 2016: 16:00

Incentivizing Employees – Choosing the Right “Option”

Our speakers will discuss the various forms of deferred employee compensation, including stock options, phantom shares, share appreciation rights plan...
Nov 17, 2015