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Matt Maurer

Tel: 416 777 5452 Fax: 1 888 463 8130

Matt is a partner at Torkin Manes and Vice Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law Group. He is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer in our Litigation Group with over a decade of experience advocating on behalf of his corporate clients.

Matt provides regulatory advice to a wide range of cannabis industry stakeholders, including licensed producers, producer applicants, owners of businesses that provide ancillary services to the cannabis industry, entrepreneurs with start-up aspirations, and foreign businesses who are looking to enter the Canadian market or enter into partnerships with established Canadian cannabis businesses.

Matt has developed considerable knowledge and expertise under a variety of pieces of cannabis-related legislation including the Federal Cannabis Act and its predecessors. Matt prides himself on staying abreast of developing cannabis related legislation at the provincial and municipal levels across the entire country which allows him to service clients throughout Canada and internationally.

Within his litigation practice, Matt has grown his litigation practice focusing on the real estate industry, in addition to litigating business and commercial disputes. He is frequently sought out by developers, owners, brokers, agents, property investors, landlords, commercial tenants, and contractors to advance their business interests in high stakes litigation. Matt was selected by Real Estate Professional Magazine as one of its Young Guns for 2015.

Matt is a regular contributor to print and online media publications on issues pertaining to legal developments within the cannabis industry as well as corporate litigation and real estate disputes. Matt sits on the Editorial Board of the Cannabis Law Journal, and frequently publishes articles for Cannainvestor Magazine and Slaw.ca.

Awards & Recognition

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Memberships

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Education

  • LLB., Queen’s University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Philosophy), University of Toronto, 2003

Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar 2007

Publications & Presentations

Presentation

Litigating in the Legalized Cannabis Era

Ontario Bar Association's Institute — Litigating in a New Era
Feb 5, 2019
Presentation

What Canada has learned since October 17

Lift & Co.’s 4th annual Cannabis Business Conference
Jan 11, 2019
Article

Promotional problems — the challenge of promoting cannabis products, services and accessories

Grow Opportunity Magazine Everyone in the industry had fair warning that promoting cannabis products, services and accessories was going to be exceptionally difficult from a re...
Nov 28, 2018
Article

Significant details about Ontario cannabis retail revealed by provincial government

Yesterday, the Ontario Government released a number of significant details about Ontario cannabis retail.
Nov 15, 2018

News & Media

In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to CBC News on the allegations toward Bonify Medical Cannabis

CBC News Ex-management of a Winnipeg-based cannabis producer hired a broker to buy what turned out to be illegal product and led Health Canada to pull the comp...
Feb 7, 2019
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to Canadian Lawyer about Canada's cannabis supply issues after legalization

Canadian Lawyer Canada is not alone in dealing with supply issues after legalization
Dec 6, 2018
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to The Lawyer’s Daily on whether or not the U.S. government will eventually legalize cannabis nationwide

The Lawyer's Daily On Dec. 6, anyone will be able to smoke recreational pot legally in Detroit after Michigan voters approved a measure to legalize recreational marijuan...
Nov 28, 2018

Matt Maurer quoted in the Toronto Star about Canada’s cannabis shortages

Toronto Star Matt Maurer, vice-chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Torkin Manes, was quoted in the Toronto Star about the current cannabis shortages and how they ar...
Nov 9, 2018

Events

Matt Maurer to speak at the OBA's Litigating in a New Era program

Join Matt Maurer, vice-chair of our Cannabis Law Group, for his panel discussion on Litigating in the Legalized Cannabis Era at the Ontario Bar Associ...
Feb 5, 2019: 00:00

Matt Maurer to speak at 2019 Cannabis Marketing Summit in Toronto

Matt Maurer of our Cannabis Law Group will be speaking at the upcoming Cannabis Marketing Summit, being held on Thursday, January 17th in Toronto.&nbs...
Jan 17, 2019