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Matthew Maurer

Torkin Manes LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 2007


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Torkin Manes LLP
151 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2W7
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With a career spanning over 17 years, Matt Maurer has established himself as a powerhouse in both the courtroom and the business world. As a Partner and the Chair of the Cannabis and Franchise Law Groups at his firm, his breadth of expertise and sharp negotiation skills have benefited a diverse client base. Matt’s role involves a blend of high-stakes litigation and strategic business advice, navigating the complexities of commercial disputes with precision and a keen eye for detail.

Matt has a notable track record in litigation, where his articulate advocacy has led to numerous victories across various levels of courts in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta. His proficiency isn't limited to the courtroom; Matt is also a formidable force in domestic and international arbitration forums, earning respect from both his peers and judges alike.

In the rapidly shifting landscape of the cannabis industry, Matt serves as a beacon of knowledge and guidance. He offers tailored advice to a wide array of stakeholders within the cannabis sector, ranging from license holders and ancillary service providers to startups and international corporations looking to forge partnerships in Canada. His proactive stance on regulatory changes ensures his clients are always ahead of the curve, positioning him as a go-to advisor for celebrities and businesses navigating the Canadian cannabis space.

Matt's expertise extends to the realm of franchise law, where he supports both franchisors and franchisees. He provides counsel on corporate matters and litigates franchise disputes, offering insights on rights, obligations, and the preparation of crucial franchise documentation.

Recognized as a thought leader, Matt's insights into legal and corporate issues, especially within the cannabis industry, are widely sought after. His contributions to media publications and appearances at conferences underscore his role as an authoritative voice in legal circles. Currently contributing as an editor for the Torkin Manes Cannabis Law Group blog, he continues to influence and inform on key developments in the field.

Clients value Matt's ability to quickly grasp the nuances of complex disputes and devise winning strategies. His comprehensive approach to problem-solving and commitment to achieving optimal outcomes underscore his dedication to client success.

Matt’s educational background includes an LLB from Queen's University and a BA from the University of Toronto, with his legal prowess further sharpened by a Certificate in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School. His involvement in the Ontario Bar since 2007 and active participation in community initiatives reflect both his professional dedication and commitment to societal contributions.


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