We have built our firm by focusing on the fundamental principles we believe make a great law firm: a deep and personal understanding of clients’ legal needs; a results-oriented approach to practice that provides practical, smart, and cost-effective advice; and responsiveness to our clients. As a firm, we are dedicated to delivering superior client service in all of our work.
Our ranking as the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer is a testament to our outstanding legal counsel and client service excellence.
Our professionals provide legal counsel to individuals, public and private companies, and buyers and sellers of independent businesses. Our clients range from owner-operators and founders to investment funds and high net worth individuals, who value and trust our deep knowledge, experience and expertise in the Canadian mid-market. We advise our clients on day-to-day legal matters, as well as during the most transformative transactions and critical disputes of their businesses and lives. When clients require legal services in other jurisdictions, we leverage our affiliation with Ally Law, an international network of select law firms of which Torkin Manes is a founding member, to facilitate the procurement of excellent legal service and counsel worldwide.
Many of our lawyers are well known in the business and legal communities as leaders in their respective practice areas, as well as teachers, authors and advocates for the Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association. In addition to our firm rankings, a significant number of our lawyers are recognized by leading legal surveys and directories. As a full-service law firm, Torkin Manes offers qualified expertise spanning multiple areas of practice, with specialists across all areas of the law.
We are Committed to Exceptional Client Service
At Torkin Manes, we are invested in seeing our clients develop and prosper. As trusted advisors and legal counsel, we make it our priority to listen to our clients and work collaboratively alongside them to maximize our understanding of their legal and business needs, as well as their organization’s operations. While we appreciate that no one knows an organization better than the people who work in it, to us, it is our duty to immerse ourselves into not only the organization itself, but also the industry in which it belongs to ensure we gain as much insight as possible to optimize and personalize the top tier legal counsel we offer.
To attain our goal of personalizing top tier counsel, members of our team invest substantial time and energy at the outset of each new engagement to interact with our clients. Whether it is through in-person, phone or virtual meetings, onsite visits or more casual team lunches, we believe that open lines of frequent communication allow us to establish a valued relationship that will ideally position us to provide the best counsel to meet their legal needs. Our clients can count on our responsiveness, honesty and transparency. In our experience, asking direct questions, listening to our clients and setting reasonable expectations yields optimal results at every stage of a matter. It is our job as external counsel for clients to always feel like they can trust us, confide in us and expect to receive the best legal advice. Our clients’ best interests are our top priority.