Leonard A Banks

Leonard A Banks

Managing Partner
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

As a past-president of the Etobicoke Chamber of Commerce Leonard A. Banks knows the challenges facing local businesses and individuals. As a lawyer serving Etobicoke for more than 25 years he advises clients on how to meet those challenges.

"Our clients expect their professionals to provide value-added service and we deliver on those expectations." Leonard says.

Whether it is a real estate deal, a mortgage, a contract, an incorporation or a lease negotiation Leonard says clients need a lawyer they can trust who provides competent, timely and affordable advice.

That's what Banks & Starkman is about.

"When critical business issues are at stake clients look for one thing. A solution. Banks & Starkman can help find that solution." says Leonard who has been practicing corporate and commercial law for 30 years.

Leonard, who is also the firm's expert on Wills and Estate Planning, says, "I take great pride in the practice we have established."

When Leonard moved his practice to Etobicoke he says he "made a commitment to provide businesses and residents with the high quality legal work found in the major downtown firms."

The firm has delivered.

With more than 10,000 files passing through his office in the time he has practiced law here Leonard says his firm meets the high expectations of its dedicated and satisfied clients.

"We are client focused and service oriented." he says adding "We are there for them and want to be a part of their team. When they succeed we succeed."

Leonard has also been very involved in the community serving as President of the Etobicoke Chamber of Commerce on the board of Arts Etobicoke and a campaign manager for Provincial elections. He also chaired the Law Practice Management Section of the Canadian Bar Association-Ontario and has written articles for the local press.

An avid squash player, Leonard can be found pounding the courts at the Mayfair Racquet & Fitness Club when he's not closing real estate transactions or advising corporate clients on new developments in the law.

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1967


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Etobicoke Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Canadian Bar Association-Ontario, Chair