Torkin Manes LLP is a full service, mid-sized law firm based in downtown Toronto. Internationally, we are a founding member of the International Alliance of Law Firms (IALF), an international association of law firms. Our diverse clientele ranges from public and private corporations, to professional practices, to individuals. We are unique in the Toronto marketplace for having not only a highly experienced Business Law group but also one of the best Family Law groups in Canada. Our Litigation expertise is both wide and deep, ranging from Commercial Litigation to Traumatic Injury.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF PRACTICE
Corporate: (Contact: Jeffrey I. Cohen and Matthew Tevlin) We provide our clients with practical and strategic advice on business transactions and on all aspects of structuring and operating businesses. We assist foreign businesses in establishing business operations in Canada.
Securities Law: (Contact: Allan S. Bronstein) We represent private and public issuers in raising capital and with matters of regulatory compliance. We have experience in dealing with regulatory bodies and stock exchanges throughout Canada.
Financial Services and Corporate Recovery: (Contact: S. Fay Sulley) We have an in-depth understanding of the financial marketplace and represent institutional and other lenders and borrowers in all aspects of secured loan transactions. We also provide advice on regulatory issues concerning the banking industry generally. We represent creditors and debtors in times of crisis regarding reorganizations, restructurings, workouts and insolvency matters, working to create effective solutions.
Commercial Real Estate: (Contact: Leonard D. Rodness) Members of our Group are recognized as leaders in the profession in commercial transactions, leasing title and conveyancing, the financing of real property and planning and development law. We integrate our real estate expertise with business law, planning law, tax law, mortgage and financing law, creditor and debtor law, partnership and syndication law, landlord and tenant law and litigation — all as they relate to real estate transactions and consulting.
Commercial and Civil Litigation: (Contact: Neil M. Abramson) Torkin Manes’ Litigation Group is well known for its many areas of expertise, ranging from complex commercial litigation to traumatic injury. Our litigators are recognized leaders in such specialized areas as shareholder and partner disputes, commercial arbitrations, construction litigation, mortgage enforcement and real estate disputes, professional liability, health law, medical malpractice and the civil prosecution of sexual assault cases. We help our clients fully evaluate their options, the risks and anticipated costs while aggressively pursuing their causes in court or in settlement negotiations.
Labour Relations and Employment Law: (Contact: Thomas A. Stefanik) We assist clients in all aspects of the legal relationship between employer and employee. We represent a broad range of both unionized and non-unionized clients in the private and public sector. Our lawyers conduct collective bargaining, and regularly appear as counsel before all labour relations and employment administrative tribunals and the courts.
Insurance Law: (Contact: Mark B. Harrington) Our Insurance Defence Group has extensive experience defending liability claims in property, casualty and environmental claims, including litigating fraudulent or questionable claims, bodily injury defence, accident benefits, commercial liability, arson and claims against professionals.
Family Law: (Contact: Robert M. Halpern) Our Family Law Department is one of the largest and most experienced in Ontario, with substantial expertise in both trial and appellate work. We can assist in property, custody, and access disputes, paternity disputes, adoption, marriage contracts, child and spousal support claims, separation and co-habitation agreements, divorce and annulment, same sex issues and child protection. We also offer Mediation and Arbitration services.
Construction Litigation: (Contact: Gregory D. Hersen) Our group has extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of construction litigation, acting for owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors in disputes before all levels of Court.
Tax, Trusts and Estates: (Contact: Marc Weisman, Risa Awerbuck) Our Tax Group helps clients develop plans that are sensitive to the tax and other issues affecting investments, business, partners, shareholders, trusts and families. Our Tax Group works together with our Trusts and Estates Group, which helps clients with the corporate and personal aspects of estate planning, as well as estate administration and litigation.
Other Areas of Expertise: We offer cross-disciplinary services in commercial lending, health law, solicitors’ errors and omissions defence, security enforcement, and not-for-profit and charities.