Jessica Chan

Tel: 437 836 1831 Fax: 1 866 296 8504


Jessica is an associate in our Business Law Group, where she focuses on acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, private equity and strategic commercial arrangements. In her role, Jessica works with companies on corporate, operational and governance matters, including shareholders agreements, limited partnership agreements and services agreements.

Clients benefit from Jessica’s practical and business-oriented approach, which allows her to successfully assist her clients in their transactions from inception to completion. Jessica is involved in creating and implementing deal structures, negotiating agreements, and successfully spearheading various share and asset deals to completion. She also advises clients, including manufacturers, distributors, brokers and developers, on general commercial and day-to-day business law matters.

Jessica brings to her practice past experience as a litigator and real estate lawyer, which she leverages to provide clients with a holistic approach to handling disputes and structuring deals. She holds a Masters of Publishing from Simon Fraser University and was previously the Editor-in-Chief of a successful national magazine for six years. Clients appreciate Jessica’s understanding of the particular business intricacies in the media, publishing and creative industries, which inform her advice and solutions to their business challenges. Jessica has acted as corporate counsel to start-ups and mid-sized companies in the information technology, data management, fashion, publishing and media arenas.

Jessica summered and articled with a major full-service firm in Atlantic Canada and was called to the Bars of Nova Scotia and Ontario in 2009. Prior to joining Torkin Manes, Jessica practised corporate law at a full service firm in Toronto.

Languages spoken: Mandarin and Taiwanese


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Nova Scotia Barristers Society


  • Juris Doctor, Dalhousie University, 2008
  • MPub, Simon Fraser University, 2005
  • BFA (Distinction), University of Victoria, 2003


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2009
  • Called to the Nova Scotia Bar, 2009