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Neil M. Abramson*

Tel: 416 777 5454 Fax: 1 888 603 4589
*Legal services provided through Neil M. Abramson Law Professional Corporation

Profile

Neil is the Chair of Torkin Manes' Litigation Department and a member of the Torkin Manes Advisory Committee. He also chairs the firm's Health Professionals Group. Neil acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of legal disputes including contracts, torts, employment law and personal injury.

He is particularly experienced in providing counsel to and litigating on behalf of not-for-profit and charitable corporations.

Neil has a large number of reported decisions to his credit; however, his practice is particularly focused on health law and he is one of the few lawyers certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Health Law. He is also certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. This makes Neil one of only a handful of lawyers in Ontario who is a Certified Specialist in both health law and civil litigation.

Neil routinely represents physicians, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians and other regulated health professionals. He regularly defends clients in hearings before the Discipline Committees of the various Colleges regulating health professionals in Ontario, and appears on appeal before all levels of court. He has also acted for many medical staff associations and for physicians in numerous hospital privilege disputes.

Neil has been recognized by his peers in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for Health Law and is on the Canadian Dental Protective Association’s list of approved counsel.

Awards & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Health Law (2017 — present)

Memberships

  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association - Health Law Section (Past member of National Executive)
  • The Medico-Legal Society (Past Member of the Governing Council)
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Health Law Section (Past member of the Executive)

Community Involvement

  • Immediate Past President, Temple Sinai Congregation Toronto
  • Former Director, The Leo Baeck Day School, Toronto

Publications & Presentations

Presentation Nov 16, 2017

Complaints & Discipline - A Conversation Between the College & the Defense

Legal Issues Affecting Dentists Today, Torkin Manes Health Law Program
Presentation Sep 20, 2015

A Prescription for the Legal Health of Your Pharmacy: ODB Audits and College Complaints/Discipline Hearings

Ontario Pharmacists Association's Third Party Audits and Regulatory Compliance Conference
Article May 14, 2014

Judicial Review and Appeals from Administrative Decisions

(with Marshall Swadron) Administrative Law Practice Essentials 2014, The Law Society of Upper Canada

Education

  •  LL.B., University of Toronto, 1992

Credentials

  • Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation
  • Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Health Law
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1994