Howard Burshtein*

Tel: 416 777 5456 Fax: 1 888 732 6506
*Legal services provided through Howard Burshtein Professional Corporation


Howard’s practice is focused on all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions.

He has acted on numerous transactions involving the purchase, sale and structuring of domestic and international businesses and professional practices. He represents firms and individual professionals, including physicians, dentists, pharmacists, accountants, lawyers, architects and engineers. Working with Torkin Manes’ Tax Group, he helps owners and professionals to structure their businesses and practices to maximize their short- and long-term goals.

The other major component of Howard’s practice is focused on international transactions, as many of his clients are based in the United States and elsewhere. He has undertaken many acquisitions and divestitures of Canadian businesses for clients based in the US, UK, Italy, Australia and Belgium. As well, he is often called on to assist foreign clients in establishing new businesses in Canada. Howard also represents several life insurance and property/casualty insurance brokerage firms.

Lexpert-ranked Lawyer

Awards & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Corporate Law (2021 - 2023) 


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The French Language Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Big Brother
  • Multiple Sclerosis Super Cities Walk Coordinator
  • Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue:
  • Director (2005-2009), Chair of Constitution/Governance Committee (2005 - 2011)

Publications & Presentations

Presentation Nov 16, 2017

Not Collecting Co-Payments – What’s the Risk?

Legal Issues Affecting Dentists Today, Torkin Manes Health Law Program
Presentation Nov 18, 2014

Tidying Up Your Corporate House

M & A Trends for Private Companies and their Shareholders, Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar
Presentation Nov 20, 2012

How to Structure Your Group Practice to Maximize Value

Torkin Manes Legal Symposium for Dentists
Presentation Nov 1, 2009

Buying and Selling Your Practice

Torkin Manes Legal Symposium for Dentists


  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 1984
  • M.B.A. (Marketing), University of Toronto, 1981
  • B.Comm. (Finance), McGill University, 1979


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1986