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Jeffrey Simpson

Torkin Manes LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 1996


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Torkin Manes LLP
151 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2W7
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Jeffrey Simpson, a renowned figure and guiding light among his clients and peers, leads a diverse practice as a partner in our Litigation group, with a keen focus on insolvency and restructuring law. Jeff is the go-to person for businesses facing critical challenges or those on the brink, providing adept and immediate counsel. His expertise isn't just in evaluating the case at hand but in discerning the strategies of adversaries early on.

With an extensive background in business law, Jeff's primary aim is to understand the journey that has led the parties to their current predicament. Whether representing a Licensed Trustee, Monitor, Receiver in court, navigating disputes among business partners or shareholders, aiding a company in distress due to a recalled loan, or acting on behalf of secured creditors including banks and private equity lenders in enforcement actions, Jeff's approach is consistently strategic. His sharp business insights, coupled with efficient process management and a realistic strategy, empower clients to pursue their objectives in critical financial situations.

Should negotiations falter, Jeff's prowess as a litigator shines through. His calm demeanor, strategic planning, and comprehensive legal knowledge ensure steady progress through contentious court proceedings. Jeff's experience spans all levels of Ontario courts, addressing commercial disputes across industries like real estate, retail, cannabis, and manufacturing. He has notably argued cases on the Toronto Commercial List, focusing on shareholder disputes and solicitors’ negligence related to commercial, lending, or insolvency matters. Jeff's expertise extends to all facets of security enforcement and realization, mastering the intricacies of the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA), mortgage enforcement, and the laws of guarantee.

Jeff's unique blend of skills has not gone unnoticed by clients, who praise his foresight and adaptability in diverse situations. He approaches each case with the urgency and clarity needed to grasp the entire scenario, offering streamlined advice that propels his clients toward confident and swift resolutions.

His legal acumen is grounded in an illustrious academic background, with an LLB and a BA (Hons.) from McGill University, and a longstanding membership with the Ontario Bar since 1997. Jeff's commitment to the legal profession is also evident in his involvement with various publications, sharing his insights and contributing to the broader legal discourse.


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