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Valerie A. Edwards

Tel: 416 777 5406 Fax: 1 888 732 6508

Valerie is a senior member of our Litigation Group and is a highly respected member of the litigation bar. In addition to her extensive experience as trial counsel, she has appeared as appellate counsel before both the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. With more than 25 years of experience at the Bar, Valerie has demonstrated established expertise in damages analysis, including business loss claims, business and share valuations, and real property valuations. She has experience in commercial litigation, including partnership and shareholder lawsuits, contract disputes, real estate litigation matters, and lawsuits involving fiduciaries and departing employees. She also has an extensive professional liability practice.

Valerie is a frequent speaker at Continuing Education Seminars sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association on various substantive law and procedural issues. She is also a former lecturer at the University of Toronto and with the Bar Admission Section (Civil Litigation and Risk Management) of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

 

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Awards & Recognition

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Memberships

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Expertise

Education

  • LL.B., University of Toronto Law School, 1981
  • B.A., History and Economics, University of Toronto, 1977

Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1983

Publications & Presentations

Article

Crossing the line on legal advice

This article originally appeared in the September 18th, 2015 issue of The Lawyers Weekly.
Sep 18, 2015
Presentation

When Can a Purchaser Refuse to Close?

Co-author, The Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures 2002: Real Property Law: Conquering the Complexities (pp. 765-768)
Jan 2, 2002
Book

Manes' Organized Advocacy

Co-author, published by Carswell, 1985 and previously 1983.
Jan 2, 1985

News & Media

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

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in The 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Apr 12, 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

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
May 29, 2017