Jan 12, 2018

Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon to participate in ArbitralWomen panel on Planning Past Unconscious Bias in Arbitration

By popular demand, ArbitralWomen invites you to participate in an interactive Sequel Seminar to create new ways to promote diversity in arbitration.

Jan 11, 2018

Thomas Stefanik speaks to HRD Canada about whether you can fire an employee for having a 'bad attitude'

Thomas Stefanik, Partner at Torkin Manes, explained to HRD Canada how HR leaders should be approaching a staff member with a chip on their shoulder.

Jan 08, 2018

Torkin Manes welcomes 4 new partners

We are pleased to announce that Kobi Bessin, Wesley Isaacs, Ryan Hauk and Lindsay Kantor have been admitted to the partnership.

Jan 05, 2018

Loretta Merritt comments on the Albert Shultz sexual assault allegations and civil cases

The accuser is a witness for the Crown, meaning she doesn't have a right to representation by a lawyer and has no say in how the proceeding is conducted said Loretta Merritt, a Toronto-based lawyer who specializes in sexual abuse lawsuits.

Dec 19, 2017

Loretta Merritt speaks to CBC News about why individual lawsuits may be a better option than class actions in historical sexual abuse cases

Class actions are not always best — individual lawsuits may be better. Get advice about opting out.

Dec 15, 2017

Loretta Merritt discusses why class action lawsuits are not always best in historical sexual abuse cases in the Toronto Star

Too many abuse survivors lose the opportunity to make individual claims if they miss the op out deadline, which is easy to do for a variety of legitimate reasons.

Dec 12, 2017

Loretta Merritt speaks out against class actions for Ontario Training School sexual abuse cases

If class members don’t opt out by a date specified by the court, they are deemed to be included, even if they don’t know about the lawsuit or don’t feel ready to come forward with their experiences...

Dec 12, 2017

Loretta Merritt had done over 150 cases of abuse in the Ontario Training Schools (Oakville Reception, Galt, Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay) , Bowmanville, White Oaks (Hagersville), Sprucedale, Brookside (Coberg), Hillcrest, Cecil Fraser and Camp D.A.R.E.

Loretta Merritt has represented dozens of former training school residents. She says shame and the fear of not being believed make many abuse victims reluctant to come forward.

Dec 11, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz considers if an ICO can be successfully navigated within existing securities laws in her latest column in Canadian Lawyer

Recently, the freshly minted Cyber Unit of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission showed its teeth when it obtained an emergency court order to stop an allegedly fraudulent Initial Coin Offering involving a Quebec-based company, PlexCorps, its founder Dominic Lacroix and his partner, Sabrina Paradis-Royer.

Dec 01, 2017

Peter Straszynski shares his insights with CTV News on how Canada's move to legalize marijuana in the workplace could impact employers

As Canada moves towards a July 1st deadline of legalizing marijuana, questions remain about how its use will be regulated in the workplace. Peter Straszynski shares his insight with CTV News.

Nov 29, 2017

In family court, there's no hiding the Ferrari — Laurie Pawlitza discusses family support obligations in her latest column in the National Post

If you claim you’re so poor you can’t afford a penny of child support, best not to be driving a red Ferrari convertible. In addition to two Mercedes-Benzes …

Nov 28, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz discusses how to design a privacy-compliant autonomous vehicle in Canadian Lawyer

As autonomous car technology advances, privacy concerns relating to these vehicles are also growing given that these cars will be capable of recording a tremendous amount of data about (and from) their users and the environment around them.

Nov 20, 2017

Loretta Merritt discusses how class actions for historical sexual abuse cases can open doors but pose challenges in The Lawyer's Daily

While there are certainly advantages to pursuing historical sexual abuse claims by way of a class action, there are also distinct disadvantages.

Nov 15, 2017

Laurie Pawlitza discusses how the courts determine spousal support in her latest column in the National Post

Spousal support remains one of the most contentious issues separating couples must navigate.

Nov 03, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz discusses the threat of ransomware on the cloud in Canadian Lawyer

Longtime readers of this column know that I am a huge fan of all things cloud — until now.

Oct 23, 2017

Lorne Wolfson authors Settling Family Law Cases: Practical Techniques for Advocates and Neutrals

Containing hundreds of practical tips, Settling Family Law Cases: Practical Techniques for Advocates and Neutrals explains how to prepare for negotiation and mediations, choose the right dispute resolution process, develop cooperative parenting plans, deal with difficult parties, and overcome impasse.

Oct 05, 2017

Howard Burshtein and Chaim Sapirman to speak at the LSUC Advanced Issues in Domestic Contracts in Family Law Program

Join Howard Burshtein and Chaim Sapirman at the Law Society of Upper Canada's upcoming program on Advanced Issues in Domestic Contracts in Family Law, where they will participate in a panel on The Interdisciplinary Approach to Drafting Contracts.

Sep 28, 2017

Torkin Manes recognized by Chambers Canada 2018

We are pleased to announce that in the latest edition of the Chambers Canada Guide, our firm has been recognized for excellence in several key practice areas.

Sep 21, 2017

Chris Harrs, General Counsel at Spin Master wins Canadian Lawyer InHouse Innovation Award for Working with External Counsel, Torkin Manes LLP

Chris Harrs was nominated for his leadership and innovative approach in managing Spin Master’s acquisition of Sago Mini and Toca Boca last year. The deal was noteworthy for both its complexity and the speed at which it was negotiated and completed.

Sep 20, 2017

Lindsay Kantor to speak at the MLST Professional Development and Continuing Education Program

Join Lindsay Kantor at the upcoming Medico Legal Society of Toronto's Professional Development and Continuing Education Program for her talk on Recent Changes to the Health Professions Procedural Code: Their Impact on Inquiries Complaints and Reports Committees and Discipline Committees.