Aug 15, 2018

Canadian Lawyer speaks to Laurie Pawlitza on the impact of Bill C-78 on Canada’s Divorce Act

Laurie Pawlitza, a partner in the family law group at Toronto firm Torkin Manes LLP, characterizes C-78 as a successful catch-up effort by the federal government.

Aug 14, 2018

CentriLogic secures strategic equity investment from TriSpan Opportunities Fund and Long Point Capital with a team led by Matthew Tevlin and Adrian Myers of Torkin Manes LLP

Torkin Manes LLP represented CentriLogic Inc., its shareholders and affiliated entities in Canada with a team led by Matthew Tevlin and Adrian Myers and including Dania Mastrorillo, Nicholas Dempsey (corporate/M&A), Kay Leung (tax), Fay Sulley and Leslie McGowran (banking).

Aug 08, 2018

Why high-income Canadians paying spousal support shouldn’t expect any relief — Laurie Pawlitza provides an overview in the National Post

As this recent case shows, the application of Canada's Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines will no doubt continue to leave high-income payors disheartened.

Jul 27, 2018

Matt Maurer takes a closer look at some interesting quirks of the cannabis packaging regulations in CannaInvestor magazine

Matt Maurer talks about a few interesting wrinkles that creative companies may be able to utilize to help promote their products.

Jul 25, 2018

Torkin Manes is proud to support the 13th Annual Canadian Lawyer InHouse General Counsel Roundtable on the use of technology in-house

In the 13th Annual General Counsel Roundtable, leaders from five dynamic sectors discuss use of tech in-house.

Jul 25, 2018

When a ‘final agreement’ in family law isn’t final at all — Adam Black discusses the issues that can arise in separation agreements in the National Post

Without a few necessary ingredients, a separation agreement runs the real risk of being disregarded, even if it's been labelled 'final'.

Jul 20, 2018

Don't fall for the old 'It's standard' line from a real estate agent. There's nothing standard about their forms — Sidney Troister speaks to the Financial Post

Even when caught up in bidding wars, don't rush it. You may end up signing documents that let the vendors off the hook for myriad issues.

Jul 19, 2018

Adam Black and Jessica Brown author chapters in Support Rights & Obligations Under Ontario Family Law published by Thomson Reuters

Published by Thomson Reuters, Support Rights and Obligations Under Ontario Family Law expertly analyzes the essential legislation and case law, allowing the reader to fully understand the current state of the law in the complex yet crucial area of support.

Jul 17, 2018

Torkin Manes welcomes Matt Maurer to our Litigation and Cannabis Groups

Torkin Manes is pleased to welcome Matt Maurer who has joined our firm as a partner practising in our Litigation and Cannabis Law Groups.

Jul 11, 2018

Attention wealthy spouses: Your family trust won't always save you when dividing assets in a separation — Laurie Pawlitza discusses this issue in her latest column in the National Post

A spouse may well defeat the entire purpose of the trust he or she created to escape equalization of assets if he or she fails to give up control of it.

Jul 11, 2018

Matt Maurer speaks to CBC News about how cannabis companies are exploiting a once-in-a-lifetime marketing opportunity ahead of the legislative crackdown

Canadians will be surrounded by the logos of new recreational cannabis brands at a variety of fun events this summer as pot purveyors are exploiting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to market their products before government restrictions fully kick in.

Jun 29, 2018

Loretta Merrit comments on the London diocese sexual abuse case settlements

A decade-long court battle between the Roman Catholic Diocese of London and its insurance company has disclosed $15 million in largely secret settlements to people who sued priests for sexual abuse.

Jun 28, 2018

Congratulations to our lawyers elected as Section Executives of the Ontario Bar Association

Congratulations to the following Torkin Manes lawyers who have been elected to the Ontario Bar Association's (OBA) Sections as Executives for the 2018-2019 term. The new executives assume their roles on July 1, 2018.

Jun 27, 2018

Adam Black reviews why the date of separation in a marriage breakup can be a contentious and costly issue in his latest column in the National Post

Selecting one date of separation over another can have a significant impact on the amount of support owed.

Jun 22, 2018

Support Rights & Obligations Under Ontario Family Law edited by Robert Halpern launches June 21, 2018

Published by Thomson Reuters, Support Rights and Obligations Under Ontario Family Law is a comprehensive resource that addresses the many important issues relating to child and spousal support.

Jun 20, 2018

Lisa Lifshitz honoured with 2018 Lexpert Zenith Award for Excellence in Computer and IT Law

The prestigious award recognizes Lisa’s leadership and excellence in the area of computer and IT law, as well as her extensive contribution to the legal community.

Jun 15, 2018

Adam Black quoted in several publications on a recent decision to recognize three adults as the legal parents of a child born within their polyamorous family

“The legislature may need to turn its mind to these issues to have the legislation keep pace with the evolution of what a family looks like today,” Black said.

Jun 13, 2018

All three adult members of polyamorous family deemed child's parents by Newfoundland judge — Laurie Pawlitza reviews the landmark decision in the National Post

The decision is the first of its kind in Canada. A judge in Newfoundland and Labrador decided the adults in a three-way relationship would be named as parents of the child born within their partnership.

Jun 11, 2018

Matt Maurer quoted in "Marijuana Legalization Bill Seeks to Shame Canadian Cannabis Investors" from Pot Network

“I don’t see how making it public furthers any objective unless we think that by publicizing this list we will scare criminals into not buying shares of these business because, heaven forbid, they are afraid of their names being out there,” Matt Maurer, a Toronto lawyer with a background in cannabis told The Ottawa Citizen.

Jun 09, 2018

Matt Maurer quoted in the Ottawa Citizen's "Cannabis industry alarmed over amendment requiring shareholders' identities to remain public"

The cannabis industry is alarmed by an amendment in Canada’s proposed marijuana law that would require companies to make public the identities of shareholders.