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Marco P. Falco

Tel: 416 777 5421 Fax: 1 888 463 8131

Marco is a partner in the Litigation Department at Torkin Manes. He provides written advocacy and opinions on a range of topics in the civil litigation and corporate/commercial context. He has drafted legal memoranda, facta and materials for all levels of court, with an emphasis on applications for judicial review and civil appeals.

While his practice engages the full spectrum of legal services offered at Torkin Manes, his areas of focus include administrative law, commercial litigation, professional discipline, labour and employment law, corporate law, and insolvency.

Marco has published many articles on a host of legal issues and is Chief Editor of Torkin Manes LegalWatch. His legal articles and analyses have been cited in a leading national newspaper.

Marco is also actively engaged in the University of Toronto’s Alumni Mentorship programs, providing mentorship to students in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Faculty of Law.

In 2017, Marco was recognized as a leader in his field in The 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Awards & Recognition


Community Involvement



Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory



  • J.D., Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 2004
  • M.A., English, University of Toronto, 2000
  • B.A. (Honours, with High Distinction), English and Italian Literature, University of Toronto, 1999


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2005

Publications & Presentations

Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Defendant Knows Best: Reliance on an Expert’s “Superior Knowledge” as a basis for Postponing the Limitation Period

Torkin Manes LegalWatch One of the ways a limitation period can now be postponed in Ontario occurs where a plaintiff relies on the “superior knowledge” of the def...
Feb 20, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Beware the Unconscionable Clause: Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Stay Class Action Based on an Arbitration Agreement

Torkin Manes LegalWatch Arbitration often represents an efficient alternative to the Courts. The parties to a contract agree to by-pass the Court process in the hope that the...
Jan 22, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Call Off the Funeral: Ontario Divisional Court Revives “True Questions of Jurisdiction” in Judicial Review

Torkin Manes LegalWatch Over the last decade, Canadian Courts have struggled with the issue of when to apply the less deferential standard of review of “correctness&rdq...
Jan 2, 2019

What You Need to Know about Reconsiderations, Appeals and Judicial Review, OBA

Ontario Bar Association’s Adjudicative Tribunal Primer
Dec 10, 2018

News & Media

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
May 29, 2017

Torkin Manes Hosts U of T Explore It! Event

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, lawyers from Torkin Manes hosted the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts and Science Explore It! program at the f...
Feb 26, 2016

Marco Falco cited in the Alberta Law Review

Marco Falco’s article “Be Honest”: Supreme Court Of Canada Recognizes The Duty Of Honest Contractual Performance was cited in a...
Feb 24, 2016

Marco P. Falco interviewed for SNL article on Directors’ Liability for Environmental Contamination

Marco P. Falco recently discussed Directors’ Liability for Environmental Contamination with SNL. "What the Court of Appeals said, is that c...
Jan 15, 2016


The Duty of Honest Contractual Performance with Marco P. Falco - Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video

Marco P. Falco discusses the duty of honest contractual performance.
Feb 6, 2015

Honesty in Employment Contracts for HR Professionals with Marco P. Falco – Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video

Marco P. Falco discusses the duty of honest contractual performance for HR professionals as part of the Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video Series.
Feb 24, 2015


Adjudicative Tribunal Primer

Join Marco P. Falco on Tuesday, December 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Ontario Bar Association’s Adjudicative Tribunal Primer, where he will be discuss...
Dec 4, 2018: 12:30

The Canadian Bar Association’s Charity Law Symposium

Linda Godel and Marco P. Falco will be speaking at the upcoming annual CBA Charity Law Symposium on May 12, 2017.
May 12, 2017: 08:00 - 18:00