Andrew J. Wilder

Partner and Chair, Corporate Finance & Securities Group

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Andrew J. Wilder

Andrew is a partner at Torkin Manes, where he brings more than 25 years’ experience on a broad scope of corporate and commercial matters, and represents domestic and international clients in many sectors, including investment banking, cannabis, tech, consulting, advertising, social media and insurance. Andrew has earned a reputation for always delivering exceptional client service and keeping clients’ best interest his top priority. Clients have commended his steadfast commitment to providing the most appropriate legal advice under any given circumstance in the most timely and cost-effective manner.

As head of the Firm’s Corporate Finance Group and a trusted advisor to both early stage and established businesses, Andrew supports clients in structuring and executing public and private corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, M&A and securities transactions. Clients turn to him for strategic guidance and counsel on various commercial agreements and business arrangements, including shareholders’ agreements and disputes, partnership agreements and industry specific contracts.

Having worked on cannabis-related legal matters since before the industry was legalized in Canada, Andrew has become a go-to resource to clients within the cannabis industry. He helps clients obtain retail and federal licenses, and regularly provides structuring, regulatory, securities and cross-border advice to a multitude of industry participants. His corporate finance knowledge is invaluable to Canadian, US and European clients who are structuring their businesses and creating offering materials to raise capital from investors. Andrew’s understanding of the complex and rapidly changing regulatory framework across Canada and the United States, coupled with his extensive network, is a value-add for clients and contacts looking for meaningful introductions in the cannabis industry.

An industry thought leader, Andrew regularly speaks and writes on a wide array of topics pertaining to legal developments within the cannabis industry. As a complement to his practice, he frequently contributes to media publications and presents at industry conferences across the continent and also serves as an editor of the Torkin Manes Cannabis Law Group blog.

Andrew is also dedicated to the communities in which he lives and works, and has served and continues to serve on several boards of directors and committees for various charitable organizations.

Credentials & Affiliations

  • Credentials
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Ontario Bar, 1996
  • LLB, University of Ottawa, 1994
  • BA, University of Western Ontario, 1990
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Canada Israel Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, The Canadian Committee for the Tel Aviv Foundation since 2022 
  • Member of the Executive Committee of Lawyers4Wiesenthal
  • Founding Committee Member of Bay Street Fore A Cause