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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

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 Upper Canada as a Specialist in Health Law. He is also certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada 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 2018 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

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Community Involvement

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Memberships

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Education

  •  LL.B., University of Toronto, 1992

Credentials

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

Publications & Presentations

Presentation

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

Legal Issues Affecting Dentists Today, Torkin Manes Health Law Program
Nov 16, 2017
Presentation

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
Sep 20, 2015
Article

Judicial Review and Appeals from Administrative Decisions

(with Marshall Swadron) Administrative Law Practice Essentials 2014, The Law Society of Upper Canada
May 14, 2014
Presentation

Judicial Review and Appeals

Administrative Law Practice Essentials 2014, The Law Society of Upper Canada
May 14, 2014

News & Media

In the News

Regulator can determine dispute process, no procedural unfairness found, court rules — Neil Abramson speaks to The Lawyer's Daily

The Lawyer's Daily Counsel involved in the case said this ruling will have implications for regulators across Canada.
Sep 4, 2018
Firm News

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2019

The Best Lawyers in Canada We are pleased to announce that 22 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders.
Aug 21, 2018

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2018

We are pleased to announce that 20 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the latest edition of The Be...
Aug 22, 2017

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2017

We are pleased to announce that 18 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the latest edition of The Be...
Aug 22, 2016

Events

Legal Issues Affecting Dentists Today

Torkin Manes' continuing education seminar on topics of key relevance to dental practices.
Nov 1, 2017: 18:00 - 20:30

Ontario Pharmacists Association’s Third Party Audits and Regulatory Compliance Conference

Neil Abramson, Torkin Manes’ partner and renowned health law litigation lawyer, presented "A Prescription for the Legal Health of Your Pharmacy:...
Sep 20, 2015: 09:00 - Sep 19, 2015: 17:00

Does Your Practice Need a Check-up? Legal Issues Affecting Dentists Today

Complaints & Discipline: A Conversation Between the College & the Defense Irwin W. Fefergrad, Registrar, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of ...
Nov 7, 2012: 19:00 - 21:30

Practice Check-up - Legal Issues Affecting Veterinarians Today

NEW AND ONGOING CHALLENGES FOR YOUR CLINIC Associates and Staff: Employees or Independent Contractors? the legal risks of mis-characterizing your sta...
Nov 1, 2011: 16:30 - 23:00