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Kay Leung

Torkin Manes LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 1999


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Torkin Manes LLP
151 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2W7
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Kay leads the Private Client Services and Tax Groups at Torkin Manes, where she has established a distinguished tax practice, emphasizing corporate reorganizations, cross-border dealings, advising private enterprises, and delivering personal tax counsel along with estate and succession planning. Kay's dedication is towards offering business-savvy, cost-efficient tax solutions, serving as a pivotal strategic consultant to numerous private entities and affluent families, especially in facilitating sophisticated succession strategies.

Her bilingual ability in Cantonese and deep cultural insights have enabled Kay to carve out a niche in international tax planning with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Kay's commitment to exceptional client service is unwavering, as she consistently explores how her tax guidance can align with the specific requirements of her clients. Known for her attentiveness and perceptive nature, Kay diligently ensures comprehensive coverage in her advice. Keeping her clients' best interests at the forefront, she spends ample time understanding their unique situations and collaborates closely with their other professional advisors for a holistic advisory approach.

Beyond serving her clients, Kay actively contributes to the legal community, mentoring emerging lawyers, writing for tax publications, and speaking at seminars and conferences on a variety of tax law topics. She is a valued member of the Editorial Board for Taxes & Wealth Management and partakes in the C.D. Howe Institute’s Fiscal & Tax Competitiveness Council.

Acknowledged by The Best Lawyers in Canada for her expertise in Trusts and Estates, Kay also represents Torkin Manes within Ally Law, a global alliance of law firms, underscoring her firm's foundational role.

Fluent in Cantonese, Kay's expertise covers Private Client Services, Business Succession Planning, Estate Planning & Administration, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate/Commercial, Trusts & Estates, and Tax.

Her legal credentials are fortified by her admissions to the Ontario Bar in 2000 and the Quebec Bar in 1998, following her LLB and LLL degrees from the University of Ottawa in 1998 and 1997, respectively. Kay's vast experience and in-depth knowledge make her a trusted authority in tax law, offering tailored solutions that bridge legal expertise with practical business needs.


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