Torkin Manes LLP

Torkin Manes LLP

Torkin Manes LLP is a full-service law firm based in downtown Toronto. Founded in 1974, we have built our firm by focusing on the core principles that we believe make a great law firm: a deep and personal understanding of clients’ business needs; a results-oriented approach to practice that provides practical, smart, and cost-effective advice; and, above all, responsiveness to our clients.

Our professionals provide legal counsel to individuals, public and private companies, and buyers and sellers of independent businesses. Our clients range from owner-operators and founders to investment funds and high net worth individuals, who value and trust our deep knowledge, experience and expertise in the Canadian mid-market. We advise our clients on day-to-day legal matters, as well as during the most transformative transactions and critical disputes of their businesses and lives. When clients require legal services in other jurisdictions, we leverage our affiliation with Ally Law, an international network of select law firms of which Torkin Manes is a founding member, to facilitate the procurement of excellent legal service and counsel worldwide.

Our client-driven approach has brought professional accolades. Torkin Manes is ranked the #1 Ontario Regional Law Firm by Canadian Lawyer Magazine and is consistently shortlisted as one of Canada's Regional Law Firms of the Year by Chambers and Partners. Our Construction, Corporate & Commercial, Family Law and Real Estate Groups are all recognized on the Globe & Mail’s Best Law Firms in Canada list.

Many of our lawyers are well known throughout the profession and community at large as highly respected leaders in their practice areas, as well as teachers, authors and advocates for the Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association. In addition to our firm rankings, a significant number of our lawyers are recognized by leading legal surveys and directories, including Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, Chambers High Net Worth Guide, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in Canada. As a full-service law firm, Torkin Manes offers qualified expertise spanning multiple areas of practice, with specialists across all areas of the law.

We are Committed to Exceptional Client Service

At Torkin Manes, we are invested in seeing our clients develop and prosper. As trusted advisors and legal counsel, we make it our priority to listen to our clients and work collaboratively alongside them to maximize our understanding of their legal needs based on their unique circumstances. Whether the matter is personal or business related, we appreciate that legal services do not conform to a “one size fits all” model. We devote time at the outset of every engagement to ensure we tailor our services in a manner that maximizes favourable outcomes for our clients.

Prior to advising on business matters, we immerse ourselves into not only the organization itself, but also the industry in which it belongs to ensure we gain as much insight as possible to optimize and personalize the top tier legal counsel we offer.

It is our job as external counsel for clients to always feel like they can trust us, confide in us and expect to receive the best legal advice. Our clients’ best interests always remain our top priority.

Our areas of expertise include:


  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Corporate Finance & Securities
  • Franchise
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Labour & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy & Data Management
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Tax
  • Technology


  • Commercial Leasing
  • Condominium Law/Subdivision
  • Secured Lending & Mortgage Remedies


  • Health Professionals
  • Residential Care Facilities


  • Administrative Proceedings
  • Appellate and Judicial Review Advocacy
  • Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation


  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Estates & Trusts Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Not-for-Profit & Charities
  • Tax Planning
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Torkin Manes LLP in Mondaq ...
151 Yonge St, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5C 2W7
(416) 863-1188
(416) 863-0305