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Douglas Bourassa

Torkin Manes LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 2004


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Torkin Manes LLP
151 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2W7
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Doug, a key partner at Torkin Manes, stands out in both the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Commercial Real Estate sectors. His reputation as a trial attorney is stellar, with a history of leading numerous cases before the Superior Court of Justice. Doug's expertise isn't limited to trial advocacy; he's also a recognized figure in appellate courts, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Renowned for his depth of knowledge in handling commercial and residential mortgage remedies—such as power of sale, receivership, foreclosure, and judicial sales—Doug's guidance is frequently sought by private lenders for intricate subordinate mortgage issues and enforcement actions. His proficiency in navigating real estate disputes spans a broad range, from ownership quarrels and improvident sale claims to contentious closings, as well as easement, right-of-way, and border disagreements, not to mention commercial lease and tenant disputes.

Doug extends his legal prowess to cover a wide array of commercial conflicts, drawing on his solid business insight and understanding of the corporate environment. He is particularly adept at managing fraud-related litigation, including securing various forms of injunctive relief like Mareva injunctions, Norwich orders, and certificates of pending litigation to bolster his clients’ positions.

As an eloquent speaker and writer, Doug frequently shares his insights on litigation and real estate at forums hosted by the Law Society of Ontario, the Toronto Lawyers Association, and the Ontario Bar Association, among others. His contributions to legal education, through numerous papers and presentations, have made him a well-respected voice across Ontario.

Doug's legal journey is backed by significant credentials, including his admission to the Ontario Bar in 2005, an LLB from the University of Western Ontario in 2003, and a BA from the same institution in 2000, laying the groundwork for his distinguished career in law.


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