Litigation

Lawsuits cannot be taken lightly, since large amounts of money, or important, precedent-setting legal principles, or the reputation of a company or an individual may be at stake. The strength and experience of a well-established law firm is vital. While the case may eventually end up in court, experienced trial lawyers can often find a satisfactory solution before that point. If a case proceeds to trial, the courtroom must be familiar territory for the legal team. Their reputation as fearless, thorough litigators must precede them if their client is to succeed.

Litigation was the field of Torkin Manes’ founding partners; the firm has gone from strength to strength in building a dynamic, responsive team of advocates to serve every legal need. Torkin Manes’ litigators have built stellar reputations based on their ability to absorb the issues quickly, assess the risks and impacts, evaluate the opposition’s case, find the compelling arguments, and speedily reach a satisfactory resolution.

With an extensive team of litigators, each with niche experience, Torkin Manes’ Litigation Group provides a wide a range of advocacy services.

Commercial Litigation

Torkin Manes’ Commercial Litigation Group has a superior reputation for aggressively pursuing our clients' best interests. We begin with a risk assessment, then we develop the right legal and practical strategy for each client's case, ensuring that risks are understood and minimized while chances for success are maximized.

Our senior litigators are recognized leaders in their field and superb mentors for our talented juniors.  They prepare to take each and every case to court, but will obtain a negotiated resolution if it achieves the most desirable results for our clients in terms of cost, human investment and time. They have earned the trust and respect not only of our clients, but also of opposing counsel and the judiciary.

The size of our Commercial Litigation Group has allowed us to develop many areas of special expertise in complex matters, from shareholder and partnership disputes, to temporary and permanent injunctions, securities litigation, construction litigation, receiver/manager applications, breach of contract lawsuits, franchise disputes, bank and debtor/creditor litigation, real estate disputes, mortgage enforcement, class actions and commercial arbitrations.

Torkin Manes’ Commercial Litigation Group works closely with our Business, Real Estate, Tax, Trusts & Estates and Family Law Groups when their clients’ matters involve disputes. We also act for many international clients with business interests in Canada and Canadian clients with business interests elsewhere. Torkin Manes is a founding member of the International Alliance of Law Firms (now Ally Law), an international network of select law firms that enables us to help our clients obtain excellent legal service and counsel in over 40 jurisdictions worldwide. We are also able to render services to other members' clients from around the globe.

Professional Liability

Clients facing professional scrutiny either through complaints, investigations or disciplinary proceedings experience profound threats to their professional reputations, their ability to carry on their practices, and earn their livelihood. Torkin Manes has significant experience in the defence of health professionals, stockbrokers, lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, financial advisers, and insurance brokers. We have developed strong professional relationships with the various regulatory bodies, who know that we have a solid understanding of our clients’ professional practices and obligations. Whether it’s a simple written response to a complaint, the tactical use of an alternative dispute resolution mechanism, or an aggressive defence to disciplinary charges at a hearing or on appeal, our goal is always to ensure that risks are understood and minimized and chances for success are maximized.

We work closely with our Health Law Group, which provides a complete range of legal services to health care professionals and institutions.

Our lawyers are often invited to participate in government task forces and other initiatives where their experience is relied upon to advance the law. They are highly respected as leaders in their practice areas.

Some of the areas in which Torkin Manes’ trial lawyers have developed significant experience are:

  • Administrative proceedings
  • Breach of contract
  • Business and contractual disputes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Cross-border disputes
  • Debtor/creditor litigation
  • Employment & labour disputes
  • Estates litigation
  • Information technology litigation
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Personal injury
  • Mortgage enforcement
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate disputes
  • Securities disputes
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
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September 2017

Can a “Non-Party” Director of a Corporation be held Personally Liable for litigation costs?

Torkin Manes LegalWatch

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Article

September 2017

Appealing Arbitral Awards: Why the Courts’ Role is Limited

ADR Forum (September 2017, No. 92).

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Article

August 2017

Appealing Arbitration Awards: Why the Courts’ Role is Limited

Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Marco P. Falco

LegalWatch

July 2017

When Can the Director of a Corporation Be Held Personally Liable for Oppression?

Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Marco P. Falco

LegalWatch

June 2017

"Does an Insurer Have a Good Faith Duty to Advise the Insured about a Limitation Period?"

Canadian Insurance Law Reporter, June 2017, No. 798.

Marco P. Falco

Article

June 2017

Partisans at the Gate: Expert Evidence and the Ongoing Duties of the Trial Judge

Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Marco P. Falco

LegalWatch

May 2017

"The Factual Matrix: Knowledge and Conduct as an Aid to Contractual Interpretation"

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, May 2017, Vol. 6, No. 2 at 27

Marco P. Falco

Article

May 2017

Does an Insurer Have a Good Faith Duty to Advise the Insured about a Limitation Period?

Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Marco P. Falco

LegalWatch

May 2017

2017 Case Law Update

The Canadian Bar Association's Charity Law Symposium, Toronto Board of Trade

Marco P. Falco
Linda J. Godel

Presentation

April 2017

Contractual Interpretation on Appeal: A Clarification

Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Marco P. Falco

LegalWatch

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Neil M. Abramson

Practice Group Lead

Tel: 416 777 5454  Fax: 1 888 603 4589
Email: nabramson@torkinmanes.com

Robert Barbiero

Tel: 416 775 8829  Fax: 1 888 603 4586
Email: rbarbiero@torkinmanes.com

Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon

Tel: 416 360 4738  Fax: 1 877 689 3896
Email: sdhanju-dhillon@torkinmanes.com

Valerie A. Edwards

Tel: 416 777 5406  Fax: 1 888 732 6508
Email: vedwards@torkinmanes.com

Marco P. Falco

Tel: 416 777 5421  Fax: 1 888 463 8131
Email: mfalco@torkinmanes.com

David M. Golden

Tel: 416 777 5408  Fax: 1 888 812 2558
Email: dgolden@torkinmanes.com

Jonathan Goode

Tel: 416 360 4733  Fax: 1 888 463 8133
Email: jgoode@torkinmanes.com

Ryan Hauk

Tel: 416 643 8810  Fax: 1 844 275 6200
Email: rhauk@torkinmanes.com

Gregory D. Hersen

Tel: 416 777 5400  Fax: 1 888 812 2560
Email: ghersen@torkinmanes.com

Eunsu (Liz) Hong

Tel: 416 777 5362  Fax: 1 844 842 9182
Email: lhong@torkinmanes.com

Aleksandar Jovanovic

Tel: 416 775 8823  Fax: 1 888 683 6542
Email: ajovanovic@torkinmanes.com

Lindsay Kantor

Tel: 416 643 8806  Fax: 1 888 823 9022
Email: lkantor@torkinmanes.com

Kayla Kwinter

Tel: 416 777 5420  Fax: 1 888 732 6510
Email: kkwinter@torkinmanes.com

Ronald D. Manes

Tel: 416 777 5433  Fax: 1 888 587 9145
Email: rmanes@torkinmanes.com

Darryl T. Mann

Tel: 416 777 5407  Fax: 1 888 587 5767
Email: dmann@torkinmanes.com

M. Scott Martin

Tel: 416 777 5411  Fax: 1 888 587 9141
Email: smartin@torkinmanes.com

Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi

Tel: 416 777 5427  Fax: 1 888 587 9137
Email: smukherjee-gothi@torkinmanes.com

James A. Round

Tel: 416 777 5368  Fax: 1 888 463 8128
Email: jround@torkinmanes.com

Anthony Scane

Tel: 416 360 4736  Fax: 1 844 842 9186
Email: ascane@torkinmanes.com

Sandra L. Secord

Tel: 416 777 5364  Fax: 1 888 587 5764
Email: ssecord@torkinmanes.com

Jeffrey J. Simpson

Tel: 416 777 5413  Fax: 1 888 587 9143
Email: jsimpson@torkinmanes.com

Michael Tamblyn

Tel: 416 777 5366  Fax: 1 844 842 9184
Email: mtamblyn@torkinmanes.com

Stewart Thom

Tel: 416 777 5197  Fax: 1 877 689 3872
Email: sthom@torkinmanes.com

Tanisha Tulloch

Tel: 416 777 5359  Fax: 1 888 812 2559
Email: ttulloch@torkinmanes.com

Craig Vander Zee

Tel: 416 643 8812  Fax: 1 877 689 3912
Email: cvanderzee@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Lead(s)

Neil M. Abramson 416 777 5454 nabramson@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Lawyers

Robert Barbiero 416 775 8829 rbarbiero@torkinmanes.com
Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon 416 360 4738 sdhanju-dhillon@torkinmanes.com
Valerie A. Edwards 416 777 5406 vedwards@torkinmanes.com
Marco P. Falco 416 777 5421 mfalco@torkinmanes.com
David M. Golden 416 777 5408 dgolden@torkinmanes.com
Jonathan Goode 416 360 4733 jgoode@torkinmanes.com
Ryan Hauk 416 643 8810 rhauk@torkinmanes.com
Gregory D. Hersen 416 777 5400 ghersen@torkinmanes.com
Eunsu (Liz) Hong 416 777 5362 lhong@torkinmanes.com
Aleksandar Jovanovic 416 775 8823 ajovanovic@torkinmanes.com
Lindsay Kantor 416 643 8806 lkantor@torkinmanes.com
Kayla Kwinter 416 777 5420 kkwinter@torkinmanes.com
Ronald D. Manes 416 777 5433 rmanes@torkinmanes.com
Darryl T. Mann 416 777 5407 dmann@torkinmanes.com
M. Scott Martin 416 777 5411 smartin@torkinmanes.com
Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi 416 777 5427 smukherjee-gothi@torkinmanes.com
James A. Round 416 777 5368 jround@torkinmanes.com
Anthony Scane 416 360 4736 ascane@torkinmanes.com
Sandra L. Secord 416 777 5364 ssecord@torkinmanes.com
Jeffrey J. Simpson 416 777 5413 jsimpson@torkinmanes.com
Michael Tamblyn 416 777 5366 mtamblyn@torkinmanes.com
Stewart Thom 416 777 5197 sthom@torkinmanes.com
Tanisha Tulloch 416 777 5359 ttulloch@torkinmanes.com
Craig Vander Zee 416 643 8812 cvanderzee@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Clerks

Rossana Campoli-Apa 416 777 5417 rcampoli-apa@torkinmanes.com
Paula Dadd 416 777 5442 pdadd@torkinmanes.com
Lee Menzies 416 777 5363 lmenzies@torkinmanes.com
Carol Sturges 416.643.8815 csturges@torkinmanes.com
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