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Jessica Chan

Torkin Manes LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 2009


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Torkin Manes LLP
151 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2W7
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Jessica is a key member of the Corporate/Commercial Group at Torkin Manes, where her expertise spans the realms of acquisitions, dispositions, corporate restructurings, private equity ventures, and strategic commercial partnerships. In her capacity, Jessica collaborates closely with businesses on a slew of corporate governance, operational issues, and drafting critical documents like shareholders agreements and limited partnership agreements, among others.

Her pragmatic, business-forward strategy ensures she guides her clients effectively through the entirety of their transactional journey, from the initial concept to the final handshake. As a go-to consultant for devising and executing deal structures, Jessica excels in negotiating terms and driving share and asset transactions to their successful conclusion. Her dedication to understanding the distinctive needs of each client allows her to customize her advice, significantly enhancing their business outcomes. Jessica's counsel is particularly valued by clients across various sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, and development, advising them on a broad spectrum of commercial and everyday business law concerns.

Jessica's background is enriched by her litigation and real estate law experience, allowing her to offer a comprehensive perspective on dispute resolution and deal structuring. With a Master of Publishing from Simon Fraser University and a seven-year tenure as Editor-in-Chief of a major national magazine, she brings unique insights into the media, publishing, and creative industries, offering tailored solutions to the specific challenges faced by businesses in these fields. Her work extends to serving as corporate counsel for startups and mid-sized entities in tech, data management, fashion, publishing, and media.

Jessica's international experience endows her with a unique vantage point, enabling her to offer valuable counsel to clients looking for a global perspective on business practices and navigating the challenges foreign entities may face in Ontario.

Fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese, Jessica's linguistic skills further augment her ability to serve a diverse client base.

Her credentials include admissions to the Ontario and Nova Scotia Bars in 2009, a JD from Dalhousie University in 2008, a Master's in Publishing from Simon Fraser University in 2005, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of Victoria in 2003, underscoring her well-rounded expertise and commitment to her practice.


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