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The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 names Torkin Manes Partner, Matt Maurer, Lawyer of the Year for Cannabis Law

Best Lawyers®

Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has selected Matt Maurer as the 2023 Lawyer of the Year in the area of Cannabis Law in Toronto. 

A lawyer whose practice is as diverse as his skillset and knowledge base, Matt excels in each of his areas of expertise. He is not only the Co-Chair and Chair of the Firm’s Cannabis Law Group and Franchise Law Group, respectively, but also an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer in the Litigation Group, with more than a decade of experience advocating on behalf of his business clients.  

Matt is a trusted advisor and partner to a wide range of cannabis industry stakeholders, including licensed producers, producer applicants, owners of businesses that provide ancillary services to the cannabis industry, entrepreneurs with start-up aspirations and foreign businesses who are looking to enter the Canadian market or enter into partnerships with established Canadian cannabis businesses. His clients value his strategic business and regulatory advice, as well as the unparalleled excellence in service delivery he consistently provides. 

Over the years, Matt’s intricate knowledge of the cannabis industry has grown with considerable speed and success, which is largely attributed to the countless hours he has dedicated to research and continuing education to advance his understanding of the industry. He has become a highly sought-after thought leader in the sector since the early days of cannabis legalization in Canada, sharing his knowledge with the media, and actively contributing as a writer and editor of the Torkin Manes Cannabis Law Group blog.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honoured as the Lawyer of the Year. Lawyers are selected based on exhaustive peer reviews and the recognition "reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity." To view the complete methodology used by Best Lawyers® to compile the 2023 Lawyer of the Year rankings, please click here.