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Nick Torchetti

Partner* Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1985
*Practising as a professional corporation

Nick thrives on providing a strategic approach with a personal touch and outstanding client communication and responsiveness.  He is able to quickly and confidently cut through complex corporate and commercial legal issues to identify the crux of a matter and communicate potential outcomes and risks to the client so that they can make a considered decision that will benefit their business.

Nick is a member of the Corporate/Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity and Private Business Services Group. His practice consists of corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations of business enterprises. His counsel includes strategic business advice.

Nick focuses on corporate reorganizations undertaken as a result of strategic initiatives or for succession planning purposes, acquisitions of or investments in private companies made by both venture capitalists and owners/operators and general corporate advice provided to entrepreneurs in the manufacturing, development and construction industries. He advises numerous family-owned enterprises with respect to succession and exit planning matters.

Nick has been with Aird & Berlis since 1985 and served as a member of the Executive Committee from 1997 to 2006.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Registered Notary Public with the Italian Consulate in Toronto
  • 2016 Professional Excellence Award (Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Toronto)

Professional Involvement

Professional Activities

  • Director, Treasurer and Chair, North America Region, Interlaw Ltd.
  • Director and Secretary-Treasurer, Coriant Communications Canada Ltd. (Telecommunications Equipment)
  • Director, Vero Capital Corporation (Investment Corporation)
  • Director, GEOX Canada Inc. (Shoe and Clothing Retailer)


  • Canadian Italian Advocates Organization

Community Involvement

  • Former Chair, Board of Governors and Chair of the Executive Committee (2007-2010), Villa Charities Inc. (Community Umbrella Charitable Corporation)
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors, Kensington Eye Institute (Cataract Surgery Centre), (2009-2019)
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors (2009-2015), St. Michael's College High School Foundation (Charitable Foundation)
  • Director and Vice-Chair, The Kensington Health Foundation (Charitable Foundation)
  • Former Director, The Kensington Screening Clinic (Medical Screening Clinic), (2010-2019)
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Villa Charities Foundation (Charitable Foundation)
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors and Chair of the Executive Committee (1997-2006), The Kensington Health Centre (formerly The Doctors Hospital Corporation)


  • LLB, University of Windsor, 1983
  • BA (Hons.), University of Toronto, 1980