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Risa Awerbuck

Tel: 416 777 5425 Fax: 1 888 587 5765

Risa is a partner at Torkin Manes. She focuses her practice on estate planning, including the preparation of wills, powers of attorney and trusts, and estate administration. Risa advises clients on strategies to minimize income tax and Estate Administration Tax and attends to the structuring and implementation of the plan.

Risa works closely with the firm’s corporate and tax lawyers and the clients’ advisors in advising business owners with respect to business succession planning. As well, Risa works in collaboration with the firm’s litigation lawyers in estate litigation matters, including will challenges, applications to the court for direction, passing of accounts and appointment of guardians of property. Risa takes a personal approach to her practice to ensure that her clients’ family and financial objectives are achieved in a manner that is practical, timely and efficient and addresses her clients’ needs and concerns.

Awards & Recognition





  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1986


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988

Publications & Presentations

Oct 23, 2018

Open Border - Hidden Risks

Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar
Nov 17, 2016

News & Media

Firm News

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2020

The Best Lawyers in Canada We are pleased to announce that 24 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the latest edition of T...
Aug 21, 2019


Risa Awerbuck to participate in webinar with Pro Bono Ontario on Powers of Attorney: What you and Your Clients Need to Know

This training will empower lawyers seeking to participate in Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline.
Oct 30, 2018: 12:00 - Oct 19, 2018: 13:00

What You Need to Know for 2019 Regarding Tax, Estate Planning and Real Estate

This seminar is for accountants, business owners, managers, financial advisors and bankers. There is no charge for this seminar. 8:00 - 8:30 &nb...
Nov 6, 2018: 08:00 - 10:00

Open Border - Hidden Risks

Canada and the United States share one of the most unobstructed borders in the world. Many companies and families are active on both sides of the 49th...
Nov 17, 2016: 09:00 - 11:00