Cannabis Law TM

Our Team

Andrew J. Wilder
Chair, Cannabis Group
416 777 5402 
awilder@torkinmanes.com

Andrew is a partner at Torkin Manes and heads up both the Corporate Finance and the Cannabis Law Groups. Andrew has over 20 years’ experience assisting early stage and established businesses structure and execute public and private corporate finance, M&A and securities transactions. He has been engaged by domestic and international clients in many sectors including cannabis, investment banking, tech, consulting, advertising, social media and several others.
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Matt Maurer
Vice-Chair, Cannabis Group
416 777 5452
mmaurer@torkinmanes.com
@mattpmaurer

Matt is a partner and the Vice-Chair of the Cannabis Law Group at Torkin Manes. He provides business and regulatory advice to a range of cannabis industry stakeholders, including licensed producers, producer applicants, owners of businesses that provide ancillary services to the industry, entrepreneurs, and foreign businesses who want to enter the Canadian market or enter into partnerships with established Canadian cannabis businesses. Matt is also an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer in the Litigation Group with over a decade of experience litigating a wide range of business and commercial disputes.
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Hunter Forman
Associate
416 777 5361
hforman@torkinmanes.com

Hunter is an associate in our Business Law, Cannabis Law, Technology, Privacy & Data Management and Emerging Technology Groups.

As an associate in the Business Law Group, Hunter acts for clients on a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses. He works closely with clients at each stage of a transaction; from collaborating with clients at the outset of negotiating the terms of a deal to advising clients on closing the transaction. Hunter also advises clients on general commercial and business law matters relating to the day-to-day activities of their businesses.
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Yale Hertzman
Associate
416 594 4481
yhertzman@torkinmanes.com

Yale is an associate in the Business Law, Cannabis Law and Emerging Technology groups. She provides counsel on a wide range of corporate law matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions of businesses.

Yale works closely with clients at each stage of a transaction, from collaborating with clients at the outset in negotiating the terms of a deal to closing the transaction. Yale also advises clients on commercial and business law matters relating to the day-to-day activities of their businesses.
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Vlad is an associate in the Business Law, Cannabis Law and Corporate Finance groups. He provides counsel on a wide range of corporate law matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions of businesses.
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Sammy Redlick
Partner
416 777 5198
sredlick@torkinmanes.com

Sammy is a partner in our Business Law and Corporate Finance groups. He provides counsel in all areas of business law, including transactions and day-to-day business law advice. His transactional practice includes mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, debt and equity financings, angel investments, private equity sponsored transactions, management buyouts, succession planning arrangements and corporate reorganizations.
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Peter C. Straszynski
416 777 5447
pstraszynski@torkinmanes.com

Peter assists employers with all of their employment law issues, through the hiring to the post-termination stages of employment, in both the union and non-union settings.

In the non-union environment, Peter assists employers with contracts of employment, restrictive covenants, workplace policies, proactive advice on compliance with Employment Standards and other employment-related legislation, strategic direction on discipline and termination, the preparation of severance packages, the settlement or litigation of all manner of workplace disputes before the courts and administrative tribunals, including wrongful dismissals, applications for injunctive relief, Employment Standards and Employment Insurance proceedings, and the defence of charges under the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
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Aaron Swartzman
416 777 5195
aswartzman@torkinmanes.com

Aaron is an associate in the Business Law and Cannabis Law groups. He acts for clients on a wide range of corporate law matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions of businesses. Aaron works closely with clients at each stage of the transaction, from collaborating with clients at the outset in negotiating the terms of a deal to closing the transaction. He also advises clients on commercial and business law matters relating to the day-to-day activities of their businesses.
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