Jul 20, 2017

Sweeping Proposed Tax Changes to Private Corporations

On July 18, 2017, the Department of Finance released legislative proposals (“Proposals”) and a consultation paper dealing with tax planning using private corporations. The 2017 Federal Budget alluded to certain changes to tax planning for private corporations, but the impact of the Proposals is far-reaching. In fact, these Proposals affect many of our owner-manager clients.

Jul 14, 2017

Loretta Merritt speaks to The Lawyer's Daily on "stealthing" and the law: Is it sexual assault?

"Stealthing” is the new sexual assault — a crime by any other name, say Canadian lawyers — that adds another twist to current issues of consent in cases of sexual violence. The practice — not rape, but “rape-adjacent&...

Jul 12, 2017

Laurie Pawlitza discusses how the courts handle broken engagements in her latest column in the Financial Post

Family lawyers regularly deal with tricky issues relating to separation and divorce, marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements. But when a couple fails to make it down the aisle, we can find ourselves giving advice on one of the most vexing questions of all: who gets to keep the engagement ring?

Jun 29, 2017

Laurie Pawlitza discusses how a support payor's death leads to a complex court case involving an estranged wife, fiancee and an unborn child in her latest column in the Financial Post

Before Stephen died, he prepared a will — contrary to a court order — that split his life insurance between his two families. That's when the lawyers got involved.

Jun 15, 2017

Lindsay Kantor and Robert Barbiero elected to the Ontario Bar Association Health Law Executive

Torkin Manes lawyers Lindsay Kantor and Robert Barbiero have been elected to the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Health Law Executive for the 2017-2018 term.

Jun 08, 2017

Congratulations to Precia Darshan, winner of the 2017 Torkin Manes/Womens' Law Association of Ontario Trailblazer Award

Congratulations to Precia Darshan, a graduating student in the JD/MBA program under the Faculty of Law and Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, for winning the 2017 Torkin Manes/Women's Law Association of Ontario Trailblazer Award.

Jun 06, 2017

Torkin Manes Law Clerk Paula Dadd — awarded the 2017 OTLA Distinguished Law Clerk Award

Congratulations to Paula Dadd, a senior law clerk at Torkin Manes, who was awarded the 2017 OTLA (Ontario Trial Lawyers Association) Distinguished Law Clerk Award. The OTLA Distinguished Law Clerk Award is awarded to a senior law clerk, with at l...

Jun 05, 2017

Loretta Merritt speaks to CBC on the sexual assault trial of 3 Toronto cops set to begin Monday

Consent, alcohol, the complainant's credibility: common themes in sexual assault cases that are now set to play out in an uncommonly high-profile setting, as the trial begins Monday for three Toronto police officers accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague.

May 30, 2017

Torkin Manes to participate in the University of Toronto Extern Job Shadowing Program — supporting the career exploration of law students

Torkin Manes is proud to support the career exploration of law students at the University of Toronto by participating in the Extern Job Shadowing Program, taking place on June 7th at Torkin Manes.

May 29, 2017

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

May 25, 2017

Loretta Merritt speaks to the Sudbury Star on what may be the first case against a Children’s Aid Society in Ontario

Loretta Merritt speaks to the Sudbury Star on what may be the first case against a Children’s Aid Society in Ontario.

May 23, 2017

Sammy Redlick speaks to the Globe & Mail on the price of naming rights for sports and entertainment facilities

What’s in a name? For sports fans, the front row would smell as sweet no matter what you call it, but for sports franchises, the moniker on the marquee of the stadium is a big deal.

May 16, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz speaks to the Globe & Mail on cyberattack losses and the growing area of cyberliability insurance

In a recent interview with the Globe & Mail, Torkin Manes lawyer Lisa Lifshitz comments on the recent trend of cyberliability insurance amongst small and medium-sized businesses as a protective measure from cyberattacks.

May 15, 2017

Lindsay Kantor speaks to the Law Times on proposed changes to Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act

Health lawyers say the provincial government may have overreached in its legislative crackdown on sexual abuse by medical professionals. Torkin Manes lawyer Lindsay Kantor speaks to the Law Times about Bill 87.

May 08, 2017

Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon to speak at The 2017 Women’s Transformative Leadership Forum

Join Torkin Manes’ partner Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon at The 2017 Women’s Transformative Leadership Forum: Empowerment by Improving Participation and Representation, where she will moderate a panel discussion titled Tales from the Fr...

Apr 24, 2017

Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi speaks to the Law Times about the genetic privacy bill

The federal Liberal government will be referring a public bill by the Senate on genetic privacy directly to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Feb 10, 2017

Think of arbitration as a creative multi-tool

Lorne Wolfson, a senior partner in Torkin Manes' Family Law Group, writes about the well-known advantages of arbitration in the resolution of family law disputes. "Arbitration allows for a number of creative options that can meet the needs of...

Jan 30, 2017

How vacations can lead to legal issues

Torkin Manes lawyer Tom Stefanik speaks to HRM Canada

Jan 23, 2017

Congratulations to our newest Torkin Manes partner

We are pleased to announce that Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon has been admitted to the partnership.

Jan 23, 2017

What are we talking about when we talk about social innovation?

Linda Godel quoted on social innovation in "The Philanthropist".