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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

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Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Expertise

Education

  • 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

Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2005

Publications & Presentations

Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Is Section 5(1)(a)(iv) of Ontario’s Limitations Act the new “Special Circumstances”?

Torkin Manes LegalWatch When Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002 came into force in 2004, the Courts made serious efforts to ensure that the new two-year limitation period ...
May 21, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Is Corporate Successor Liability a Dead Doctrine in Canada?

Torkin Manes LegalWatch The American doctrine of successor liability has long been the source of fear for the parties to an asset purchase agreement.   The doctrin...
Apr 22, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Why Canadian Courts Hesitate to Recognize “True Questions of Jurisdiction”

Torkin Manes LegalWatch Canadian Courts have always been reluctant to intervene in arbitral decisions. Judicial intervention in an arbitration, either by way of a review or a...
Mar 27, 2019
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

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

Videos

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

Events

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