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Risa Awerbuck

Tel: 416 777 5425  Fax: 1 888 587 5765

Risa is a partner at Torkin Manes. She focuses her practice on estate planning, including the preparation of wills, powers of attorney and trusts, and estate administration. Risa advises clients on strategies to minimize income tax and Estate Administration Tax and attends to the structuring and implementation of the plan.

Risa works closely with the firm’s corporate and tax lawyers and the clients’ advisors in advising business owners with respect to business succession planning. As well, Risa works in collaboration with the firm’s litigation lawyers in estate litigation matters, including will challenges, applications to the court for direction, passing of accounts and appointment of guardians of property. Risa takes a personal approach to her practice to ensure that her clients’ family and financial objectives are achieved in a manner that is practical, timely and efficient and addresses her clients’ needs and concerns.

  • Open Border - Hidden Risks

    Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

  • 12th Annual Intensive Wills and Estates Workshop

    Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development

  • What You Need to Do Before Meeting with Your Client

    Wills and Estate Planning: A Primer, Ontario Bar Association

  • Does Your Executor Know Your Business?

    BDO (Mississauga), presentation with Jeff Noble - BDO

  • Continuing Power of Attorney for Property / Wills that Work / Top 10 Reasons to Consider a Corporate Executor

    BMO (Toronto), Behan Barnum Investment Management Group

  • Wills and Estates Issues in Domestic Contracts

    Osgoode Hall Law School

  • Update on Changes in Estate Law

    Creative Planning Financial Group

  • 11th Annual Intensive Wills and Estates Workshop

    Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development

  • Estate Trust Summit


  • Preliminary Client Inquiries and Considerations Before Meeting With The Lawyer

    Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

More Speaking & Writing
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Estates and Trusts Law Section



  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988


  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1986