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Jeffrey I. Cohen*

Tel: 416 777 5422 Fax: 1 888 812 2562
*Legal services provided through Jeffrey I. Cohen Professional Corporation

Jeffrey is the managing partner at Torkin Manes and a member of the firm’s Business Law and Corporate Finance Groups. His practice is concentrated on mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, and financings. He works closely with our clients to gain an understanding of their businesses and business objectives, firmly believing that lawyers cannot provide advice on legal business issues in a vacuum.

Jeff has significant experience on a wide variety of business transactions and financings, providing valuable strategic advice to clients in relation to their legal needs, always focused on completing the transaction or task at hand while achieving the client's goals.

While maintaining an active role in the practice of law, Jeff has led the ongoing development, growth and success of Torkin Manes as its managing partner.

Consistent with his philosophy that there is tremendous value in obtaining an understanding of a client's business, Jeffrey currently sits on the Board of Directors or Advisory Board of several companies to which Torkin Manes provides legal services.

Awards & Recognition


Community Involvement





  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1984
  • B.A., McGill University, 1981


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1986

Publications & Presentations


Advising the Family-Owned Business

Thomson Reuters, Canada Law Book, loose leaf service publication; first published in 1999, with annual updates Editor and Contributing Author: Robert Halpern Assistant Editor and Contributing Author: Sandra Jackson Contributing Authors: Risa Awerbuck,...
Oct 16, 2013

Torkin Manes Focus: Fall 2008

Corporations Information Act Annual Returns are yearly information filings made by Ontario corporations and foreign business corporations licensed to ...
Sep 1, 2008
Jan 1, 2000

News & Media

Firm News

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Direc...
Apr 24, 2019
In the News

GFL Environmental Inc. acquires Deep Foundations Group of Companies

Lexpert Magazine On April 1, 2018, GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL) completed the acquisition of the parent of Deep Foundations Contractors Inc. and its subsidiary corpora...
Sep 18, 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
In the News

Spin Master acquires plush toy brand GUND

Lexpert Magazine On April 1, 2018, Spin Master, a leading global children’s entertainment company, purchased GUND, the oldest plush toy brand in the United ...
Jun 14, 2018