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.


Lexpert Ranked Badge  - 2020

Awards & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Trusts and Estates (2020 - 2023)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Estate & Personal Tax Planning - Estate & Tax Planning (2020)


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Estates and Trusts Law Section


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


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988