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.