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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

Presentation

Medical AI - Legal Issues of Robotics in Healthcare

Program Chair and moderator, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Mar 26, 2019
Article

Canada Supreme Court Rules That Privacy is Not An “All-or-Nothing Concept”

American Bar Association's Business Law Today While considering the specific criminal charge of voyeurism, Canada’s Supreme Court of Canada recently confirmed that privacy is not an ”a...
Mar 14, 2019
Presentation

Privacy and Policy: Protecting Your Business

Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University
Feb 25, 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  
Feb 11, 2019

News & Media

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
In the News

Torkin Manes recognized as the #1 ranked Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer

Canadian Lawyer We thank our clients, colleagues and peers for recognizing us with this distinguished honour.
Mar 4, 2019
Firm News

Torkin Manes supports the 2018 #movethedial Global Summit to promote the participation and leadership of women in tech

#movethedial 2018 Global Summit The Summit will attract incredible women tech leaders and supporters from across the world to create a powerful and unforgettable experience for ever...
Oct 24, 2018
Firm News

Lisa Lifshitz honoured with 2018 Lexpert Zenith Award

Congratulations to Lisa Lifshitz, partner at Torkin Manes and one of Canada’s leading lawyers specializing in the areas of information technolog...
Jun 21, 2018

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