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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 the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations as well as the proposed Cannabis Act. 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

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
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Retail Cannabis in Ontario - What Will Be Required to Obtain a Retail Store?

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The Current Landscape in Ontario October 17th, 2018 marked a historic moment for Canada as the federal Cannabis Act came into effect, legalizing recre...
Oct 30, 2018
Article

How We Got Here – The Road to Legalization of Cannabis in Canada

CannaInvestor Magazine In this month’s CannaInvestor Magazine, Matt Maurer sets out the road to legalization that Canada took to arrive at the legalization of adult-us...
Oct 12, 2018
Article

26 Cannabis Companies Sign Supply Agreements With Province of Ontario

Slaw.ca Matt Maurer reviews the announcement by the Ontario Cannabis Store that it has entered into supply agreements with 26 federally licensed producers aft...
Aug 21, 2018

News & Media

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
In the News

Matt Maurer Quoted in the Ottawa Citizen on marketing practices of licensed producers

Ottawa Citizen Matt Maurer, Cannabis Law Group Vice-Chair, was quoted today in the Ottawa Citizen in its article “Cannabis companies ramp up marketing as Healt...
Oct 12, 2018

Matt Maurer speaks to CBC regarding Canadian cannabis industry professionals’ ability to travel to the United States

CBC News Cannabis law group Vice-Chair Matt Maurer was interviewed by the CBC today for its article “Canadian pot industry workers will be able to enter U.S. f...
Oct 12, 2018
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to Business of Cannabis about Ontario’s new cannabis laws

Business of Cannabis Cannabis Law Group Vice-Chair Matt Maurer was interviewed by Jay Rosenthal of the Business of Cannabis’ 4:19 Show today about the changes recent...
Sep 27, 2018