Photo of Howard Burshtein

Howard Burshtein

Tel: 416 777 5456  Fax: 1 888 732 6506

Howard’s practice is focused on all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions.

He has acted on numerous transactions involving the purchase, sale and structuring of domestic and international businesses and professional practices. He represents firms and individual professionals, including physicians, dentists, pharmacists, accountants, lawyers, architects and engineers. Working with Torkin Manes’ Tax Group, he helps owners and professionals to structure their businesses and practices to maximize their short- and long-term goals.

The other major component of Howard’s practice is focused on international transactions, as many of his clients are based in the United States and elsewhere. He has undertaken many acquisitions and divestitures of Canadian businesses for clients based in the US, UK, Italy, Australia and Belgium. As well, he is often called on to assist foreign clients in establishing new businesses in Canada. Howard also represents several life insurance and property/casualty insurance brokerage firms.

  • Not Collecting Co-Payments – What’s the Risk?

    Legal Issues Affecting Dentists Today, Torkin Manes Health Law Program

  • Tidying Up Your Corporate House

    M & A Trends for Private Companies and their Shareholders, Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

  • How to Structure Your Group Practice to Maximize Value

    Torkin Manes Legal Symposium for Dentists

  • Buying and Selling Your Practice

    Torkin Manes Legal Symposium for Dentists

  • Wealth Planning

    Seminar – Markham

  • Doing Business in Canada

    Seminar – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

  • Venture Financing: The Dos and Don’ts
  • Succession Planning

    Ontario Associate of Architects’ Annual Conference

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The French Language Lawyers Association
  • Big Brother
  • Multiple Sclerosis Super Cities Walk Coordinator
  • Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue:
  • Director (2005-2009), Chair of Constitution/Governance Committee (2005 - 2011)



  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1986


  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 1984
  • M.B.A. (Marketing), University of Toronto, 1981
  • B.Comm. (Finance), McGill University, 1979