Information Technology

We are counsel to developers, manufacturers, vendors, and purchasers of technology-related products and services. We also represent entrepreneurs, small, mid-sized and emerging IT companies looking to develop and enhance their market position in Canada and abroad. Our clients include software developers, computer hardware manufacturers and resellers, integrated circuit manufacturers, biotechnology companies, and entities that use and purchase enterprise-wide licensing agreements and critical systems technologies.

In addition to specialized legal advice related to their technology business requirements, our multi-disciplinary team can provide IT companies with guidance on a broad spectrum of day-to-day corporate and commercial legal matters. We also have significant experience advising foreign IT businesses entering the Canadian market.

IT Business Services

If you are an IT entrepreneur, developer or vendor, we can provide you with assistance in the following areas:

  • Business Start-up - setting up your business, from capital structure and early-stage financing to strategies to protect and commercialize your intellectual property assets
  • IT Contracts – reviewing, drafting and negotiating contract documents in all types of information technology transactions, including software licensing, service and other technology commercialization agreements, software development agreements, consulting agreements, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and reseller agreements, domestic and international licensing, marketing and distribution arrangements, and government and B2B procurement transactions
  • Corporate/Commercial – advice on a wide range of issues you may encounter in your business operations, including employment, competition, privacy, litigation, and taxation matters, and assistance with both simple and complex transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and financings

Technology Purchasing Services

If you are a business or institution looking to purchase information technology products, we can assist you with the review, preparation and negotiation of all related contracts and transactional matters, including IT consulting retainers, equipment leases, software development, licensing and procurement agreements, turnkey systems purchases, and other arrangements relating to  company-wide IT systems and services acquisitions.

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