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, Jeff currently sits on the Board of Directors or Advisory Board of several companies to which Torkin Manes provides legal services.

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Lexpert Ranked Lawyer 2023




Awards & Recognition

  • Chambers Canada Guide - Corporate/Commercial
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Corporate Mid-Market
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada © - Corporate Law


  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Venture Capital Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Board of Governors, UJA Federation
  • National Executive Board, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Past Member of Board of Directors, UJA Federation
  • Past Treasurer, UJA Federation
  • Past Chair, Business and Finance Committee, UJA Federation
  • Past Board Member of Toronto Private School

Publications & Presentations

Book Oct 16, 2013

Advising the Family-Owned Business

Thomson Reuters, Canada Law Book, loose leaf service publication; first published in 1999, with annual updates
Book Jan 1, 2000

Strategies for Getting the Acquisition Deal Done

Carswell, Co-author