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Emerging Technology

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Toronto’s emerging technology scene is in a rapid phase of acceleration. For emerging companies and entrepreneurs with a passion and determination to succeed, the path to growing your vision into a successful business can be intimidating to navigate.

The Emerging Technology Group at Torkin Manes is passionate about supporting and accelerating the growth of emerging technology companies. We represent organizations at every stage, from start-ups to established public companies.  We work with our clients as trusted partners and advisors who support their business needs and help them achieve their full potential.

Our team members are at the forefront of the fast-paced Canadian technology sector and can help connect you with potential opportunities that will accelerate your business. Our insight into emerging markets and investment opportunities provides deep and informed access to potential funders. We have built a strong legal referral community and have relationships with leading venture capital funds, growth equity funds, private equity funds, major corporations, institutions and growing private companies, all of which can be leveraged to help early stage ventures succeed.

Our group is comprised of a diverse group of lawyers who have the skills and resources to solve the wide range of issues and legal requirements that emerging ventures face —from corporate and tax structuring and fundraising and shareholder agreements to employment and compensation-related matters — we have a deep understanding of how companies in the technology space are formed, financed, grown and taken public or merged.

The members of our Emerging Technology Group work collaboratively to support your business, with expertise in various practice areas such as Technology, Privacy and Data Management, Corporate Finance & Securities, Tax and Employment & Labour.  We are able to provide you with comprehensive and cost-effective solutions for all your legal needs as your company continues to grow. 

For more information and assistance, please contact a member of our Emerging Technology Group.

Publications & Presentations

Article

Federal Court makes clear: Website scraping is illegal

Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column As a general rule, we all know it is not a good idea to scrape content from a website, yet some companies persist in this behaviour contrary to law an...
May 13, 2019
Presentation

The Privacy and Security Challenges of New Technologies

PLI Privacy and Data Security Law Conference, May 6, San Francisco and June 7, Chicago  
May 6, 2019
Article

The many lessons of the Equifax data breach

Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column In a sweeping and detailed report of findings in the Equifax decision released on April 9, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, sev...
Apr 15, 2019

News & Media

In the News

Toronto tech conference Collision could be a hub for investment deals — Myron Mallia-Dare speaks to the Law Times about the high-profile conference

Law Times Toronto is hosting a high-profile technology conference this week, and several lawyers say they’ll be on site to help clients meet with investor...
May 22, 2019
In the News

Lisa Lifshitz speaks to Canadian Lawyer about the importance of lawyers increasing cybersecurity resources

Canadian Lawyer Nearly nine in 10 Canadian lawyers plan to increase cybersecurity resources within their firms in order to keep sensitive data safe from breaches, whi...
Apr 29, 2019
Firm News

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Direc...
Apr 24, 2019
In the News

Privacy protection at issue in pot purchases — Lisa Lifshitz speaks to the Law Times

Law Times Protecting the identity and financial information of those who purchase marijuana is one of the primary concerns of the nascent retail market for rece...
Mar 12, 2019

Events

Lisa R. Lifshitz to speak at the ABA’s Business Law Section Spring Meeting, March 29th in Vancouver

Lisa R. Lifshitz, chair of our Emerging Technology, and Technology, Privacy and Data Management Groups, will be speaking on “AI in Canada”...
Mar 29, 2019: 00:00

Privacy and Policy: Protecting Your Business

Join Myron Mallia-Dare at the upcoming Lunch & Law on February 25th to learn about the importance of privacy, how technology companies and startup...
Feb 25, 2019

Managing Cybersecurity Risk

Please join us for a continuing education seminar on the following topics of key relevance to your business. For more information or to register, plea...
Nov 14, 2018: 08:00 - 11:30