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Neil M. Abramson

Tel: 416 777 5454  Fax: 1 888 603 4589
Email: nabramson@torkinmanes.com

Neil is the Chair of Torkin Manes' Litigation Department and a member of the Torkin Manes Advisory Committee. He also chairs the firm's Health Professionals Group. Neil acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of legal disputes including contracts, torts, employment law and personal injury.

He is particularly experienced in providing counsel to and litigating on behalf of not-for-profit and charitable corporations.

Neil has a large number of reported decisions to his credit; however, his practice is particularly focused on health law and he is one of the few lawyers certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Health Law. He is also certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. This makes Neil one of only a handful of lawyers in Ontario who is a Certified Specialist in both health law and civil litigation.

Neil routinely represents physicians, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians and other regulated health professionals. He regularly defends clients in hearings before the Discipline Committees of the various Colleges regulating health professionals in Ontario, and appears on appeal before all levels of court. He has also acted for many medical staff associations and for physicians in numerous hospital privilege disputes.

Neil has been recognized by his peers in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for Health Law and is on the Canadian Dental Protective Association’s list of approved counsel.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Health Law (2017)
  • A Prescription for the Legal Health of Your Pharmacy: ODB Audits and College Complaints/Discipline Hearings

    Ontario Pharmacists Association’s Third Party Audits and Regulatory Compliance Conference

  • Judicial Review and Appeals from Administrative Decisions

    (with Marshall Swadron) Administrative Law Practice Essentials 2014, The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Judicial Review and Appeals

    Administrative Law Practice Essentials 2014, The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Administrative Law Practice Essentials 2014

    Symposium Co-chair, The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Administrative Tribunal Advocacy Workshop 2014

    Instructor, The Advocates Society

  • Representing the Difficult Client

    Hot Topics in Ethics for Administrative Lawyers, The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Administrative Tribunal Advocacy Workshop 2013

    Instructor, The Advocates Society

  • It's Perfectly Clear, Sort of: The Division of Powers and the Charter in Administrative Hearings

    Administrative Law Practice Essentials 2013, Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Lawyer Regulation from Both Sides

    Moderator, Administrative Law Practice Essentials 2013, The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • New Lawyer Practice Series: Administrative Law Practice Essentials 2013

    Symposium Co-chair, The Law Society of Upper Canada

More Speaking & Writing
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association - Health Law Section (Past member of National Executive)
  • The Medico-Legal Society (Past Member of the Governing Council)
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Health Law Section (Past member of the Executive)
  • President, Temple Sinai Congregation Toronto
  • Former Director, The Leo Baeck Day School, Toronto

Services

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Credentials

  • Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation
  • Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Health Law
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1994

Education

 
  • LL.B., University of Toronto, 1992