Local firm with a well-established reputation for corporate/commercial work in the Ontario market. Regularly represents owner-operated businesses in mid-market M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. Deal experience extends across borders, often advising on M&A involving US entities. Also advises on business succession planning, corporate reorganisations and securities regulation. Industry expertise cuts across sectors including real estate, healthcare, technology, retail and financial services, among others.
Jeffrey Cohen is rated for his experienced handling of M&A and financing transactions in the mid-market. He currently serves as the managing partner of the firm.
Chair of the firm's business law group Matthew Tevlin is a highly regarded corporate practitioner with particular expertise in the private equity space. Sources describe him as a "very well-respected and solid lawyer."
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The Business Law Group at Torkin Manes excels in experience with midmarket, entrepreneurial clients who want value for their legal dollar. Our clients treat us as their trusted advisors and stay with us as they grow.
We advise them on next-phase strategies throughout the life cycle of their companies, helping them establish new businesses or grow their existing businesses, carry out corporate and tax reorganizations, finance transactions, establish partnerships and joint ventures, undertake mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and devise exit strategies. We represent private and public corporations, from family-owned or closely-held enterprises to large, multinational corporations, as well as entrepreneurial individuals, financial institutions, private equity firms, securities dealers and advisers, and investment funds.
Our Business Law Group is comprised of experienced and well-respected lawyers who are recognized by the profession and the business community as leaders with the expertise to provide practical, cost-effective solutions to business clients' needs. The Group’s abilities are enhanced by our team of highly experienced law clerks and assistants who become familiar with our clients to deliver the range of services they require. We work closely with our colleagues in other practice areas across the firm to ensure that all of our clients’ legal needs receive prompt, seamless attention.
Tevlin, Matthew (Head of Department)
Sulley, S. Fay