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Barry S. Arbus, QC

Tel: 416 777 5423  Fax: 1 888 603 4592
Email: barbus@torkinmanes.com

Barry is a senior partner in our Business Law Group, with a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, especially international transactions. He has represented both purchasers and vendors in numerous Canadian-based business transactions and acts as counsel to numerous European, American and international clients who are establishing businesses in Canada and acquiring Canadian-based operations. He also represents Canadian-based industries seeking to expand internationally.

Barry is a certified mediator and arbitrator and actively mediates and arbitrates business disputes.

Barry has served on the Board of Directors of several companies and a number of charitable organizations.

  • M&A Trends for Private Companies and Their Shareholders

    Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

  • Beyond the Border: A guide to assisting clients grow their businesses in a cross-border environment

    Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

  • Rest in Peace: Exploring Legal Issues Surrounding Death and Taxes

    Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

  • Look Before Your Leap: Six Issues to Consider Before Buying a Business

    Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

  • Family Feud II: Strategies to Ensure the Continued Success of the Family-Owned Business

    Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

  • On the Road to Recovery

    Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

  • Strategies to Preserve Wealth

    Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

  • Strategies to Preserve Wealth and Leave a Legacy

    Investment Advisors

  • Divorce, Death, Downsizing, Disability & Debt

    Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

  • Dealing with your Business in Uncertain Financial Times

    Torkin Manes Seminar for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

More Speaking & Writing
  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Past President - International Alliance of Law Firms
  • International Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Queen Elizabeth Medal in Recognition for Community Service
  • Founding Director, Committee for Vietnamese Boat People
  • President, Kidney Foundation of Canada
  • Vice-President, Finance – Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
  • Vice-President, Starlight Foundation of Canada
  • Lawyers Division, United Jewish Appeal
  • Chairman, Forest Hill Brown/Cottingham Baseball-Soccer Youth League
  • Top Fundraiser five successive years – Becel Ride for Heart
  • Board Member, Hypertension Canada

Services

Credentials

  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1981
  • Called to the Ontario Bar with Honours, 1967

Education

  • Certificate of Achievement in Alternate Dispute Resolution, University of Windsor, 2005
  • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, 1977
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1965
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1962