Lisa R. Lifshitz

Lisa R. Lifshitz

Torkin Manes LLP

Recognized since 2015

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Information Technology Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Technology Law

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Lisa is a partner in Torkin Manes’ Business Law Group, specializing in the areas of information technology and business law and is the leader of the firm’s Technology, Privacy & Data Management Group. Lisa has particular expertise in preparing and negotiating technology agreements, including Internet-related, m-commerce and e-commerce agreements, cloud computing agreements (SaaS, PaaS, IasS), cloud retail agreements, cloud storage agreements, app development agreements, hosting agreements, mobile payment agreements, reseller, distribution, outsourcing, system acquisition, maintenance and support agreements, master services agreements and consulting and services agreements. She also provides technology-related advice on financings and acquisitions, including export control and open source advice on cross-border deals. She has considerable experience helping non-Canadian companies, especially American entities, create appropriate legal agreements for their entry into Canadian marketplace.

Lisa also practises in the area of privacy and information management, advising both Canadian and international clients on compliance with Canadian privacy requirements. She routinely advises clients on trans-border data transfers, data breach management, privacy compliance in corporate transactions and negotiations, and privacy due diligence in connection with information technology transactions. She also advises on compliance relating to Canada’s new anti-spam legislation.

Lisa has experience assisting pharmaceutical companies in the areas of product licensing (including drugs and medical devices) and negotiating services agreements, supply agreements, distribution/reseller agreements, funding and promotion agreements, quality assurance agreements, and transition agreements. She also has extensive experience in the procurement of technology for a variety of health care providers.

Contact & Links
  • 151 Yonge Street, Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5C 2W7
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1995
  • American Bar Association - Business Law Section, Chair, Technology Committee - Member
  • Canadian IT Law Association, President of the Board of Directors - Member

Torkin Manes LLP
Toronto, Ontario

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Information Technology Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Technology Law


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