Torkin Manes LLP is a full-service, mid-sized law firm located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. We serve a diverse clientele ranging from public and private corporations, to financial institutions, professional practices and individuals. In conjunction with Ally Law, we also advise national and international clients whose business interests and investments bring them to Canada.
We have built our firm from the ground up by understanding our clients’ business needs and by being results-oriented, practical, smart, cost-effective and responsive. Our lawyers share a deep commitment to our clients, our profession and our community.
We are honored to be named Canada’s Regional Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners and to be ranked the #1 Regional Law Firm in Ontario by Canadian Lawyer.
Torkin Manes offers the services of more than 100 lawyers. Together, we provide effective legal counsel in the same key areas found at larger firms, but with all the advantages of a mid-sized, entrepreneurial law firm. We represent and counsel clients in matters related to business law, corporate finance, tax, banking, finance and insolvency, commercial real estate, international business law, cannabis law, commercial litigation, civil litigation, construction law, labor relations and employment law, insurance defense, health law, family law, and trusts and estates.
Our lawyers are highly respected as leaders in their practice areas, the profession and the community, and are well known as advocates, authors and teachers. We are regularly invited to speak at and chair major continuing legal education events, and often write for publications such as the Globe and Mail, National Post, Lawyers Daily and Canadian Lawyer magazine.
In a recent wrongful dismissal case, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that a potential violation of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), no matter how remote, will render a termination clause in an employment agreement void and unenforceable.
In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that a “termination for cause” provision that violates the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) will invalidate an otherwise enforceable and valid “termination without cause” provision of an employment agreement.