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Robert M. Halpern

Tel: 416 777 5435  Fax: 1 888 497 8645
Email: rhalpern@torkinmanes.com

Robert is a partner and has been the Chair of our Family Law Group since 2000. His practice addresses all aspects of family law, including related business and personal financial protection planning.

Robert has taught Family Law for the Bar Admission Course and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association – Family Law Section. He was a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada Family Law Specialist Selection Committee. He serves as a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Ontario Superior Court.

Robert has chaired programs on family law and has presented papers at various family law conferences for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, the Canadian Institute, Osgoode Professional Development and Federated Press. He has appeared on radio programmes commenting on family law issues.

He is the co-author, with Justice David Steinberg of the Hamilton Unified Family Court, of a book Family Law in the Family Courts (Volume II) published by Carswell. He is the editor and an author for the Canada Law Book loose leaf service publication, entitled Advising the Family-Owned Business. In addition, Robert is the editor and an author of the book Property Rights and Obligations under Ontario Family Law published by Thomson Reuters. He is also the editor and an author of another book under the same title but pertaining to support, which will be published in the Fall of 2017.

Robert has been named as “Repeatedly Recommended” or “Consistently Recommended” in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory under the Family Law category every year since 2008. Additionally, every year since 2012, Robert has been recognized by his peers for selection in Best Lawyers in Canada.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Family Law (since 2012)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Family Law (since 2008)
  • Canadian Bar Association - served on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada - served on the Family Law Specialist Selection Committee

  • Board of Directors, One Family Fund
  • Volunteer, Kids Cook To Care

Services

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Best Lawyers Award Badge

Credentials

  • Certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Family Law
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1985

Education

  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1983