We regularly assist our clients in advancing their interests when acquiring, financing, advancing, protecting and commercializing renewable energy projects and clean technology products and services.

We are constantly updating our knowledge base in this fast-changing industry in order to provide our clients with practical and actionable advice, including advising on developments in the applicable laws and regulations. We have successfully assisted our clients with:

Our multi-disciplinary CleanTech Industry group provides a wide array of legal services to domestic and international clients from start-up operations to major corporations with complex clean technology transactional requirements. Our CleanTech Industry group is comprised of a broad spectrum of lawyers and professionals with expertise and experience in energy law, environmental law, technology law, intellectual property law, securities law, and corporate/commercial law and in financial services, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance practice areas.

We provide practical legal advice to clients on various clean technology matters including:

Our automotive and transportation law lawyers are well versed in both the legal aspects and underlying business concerns faced by the automotive and transportation industries today.

Our full range of services ensure that all your legal needs are covered under one roof by lawyers who are efficient, experienced and dedicated.

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Range of Services

Advertising Rules and Regulations

Advertising rules and regulations, especially in the automotive industry, can be very tough and, as a business owner or manager, it is a challenge to keep current. Our automotive lawyers are familiar with the relevant legislation and OMVIC bulletins, and can easily answer and assist you with all your dealership’s advertising and promotion needs.

In the unfortunate event that you or your company have been charged with an advertising related offence, our lawyers can guide you through the process and assist you in resolving the issue. We can also work with your team to ensure future compliance.

Appeals and Other Matters Before Licensing Bodies

Whether you have received Notice of Discipline Hearing, or a Proposal to Revoke, Refuse or Suspend your registration, our lawyers have the experience and skills to assist you in achieving the best possible outcome. Our experience and relationships with both OMVIC and the Ministry of Transportation allow us to provide quick advice and straightforward strategies.

Complaints and Discipline

Our lawyers have vast experience representing companies and individuals before the various regulatory bodies found in the automotive and transportation industries. We are adept at providing comprehensive advice to assist our clients with achieving and maintaining compliance with the various regulatory requirements and hurdles faced on a day to day basis. When our clients are faced with a discipline hearing, a complaints process or just general allegations of wrongdoing by their regulatory body, we are there to provide strategic advice and to find efficient, creative and effective solutions.

Dealer and Consumer Finance

Whether you are new to the automotive finance industry or have extensive experience, our lawyers provide efficient advice to ensure that your company is up to date, compliant and aware of any future changes coming into effect. We strive to provide clear, cogent and experienced advice to guide and assist you in developing your business.

Mechanics’ and Storage Liens

Our lawyers have broad experience in assisting mechanics and mechanic shops with all of their legal needs, whether regulatory, debtor/creditor related or storage related.  In-depth experience with matters relevant to your industry allows us to provide efficient and cost effective solutions to your common problems.

Provincial Offences Act Charges

The Provincial Offences Act sets out the specialized procedural steps by which all regulatory offences are prosecuted in Ontario.  Regulatory offences include charges laid under provincial legislation including the Environmental Protection Act, the Ontario Water Resources Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Nutrient Management Act, the Pesticides Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002.

The cannabis industry is rapidly changing. In Canada, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) and the legalization of recreational cannabis have presented many opportunities both for producers of cannabis and a wide range of ancillary industries.

Our team’s vast experience in this new frontier allows us to guide our clients through both the regulatory framework for legalized marijuana and its implications on the marketplace, and provide practical legal solutions for financing, accessing capital markets, IP, real estate, branding, celebrity endorsements and other related legal matters to help businesses succeed.

We have been helping clients who are entering or expanding in this market navigate a wide range of complex issues and act as corporate and securities counsel for various private and public companies in the cannabis industry, including licensed producers and late stage applicants under the ACMPR. Our lawyers have acted on various matters including licensing, financings, M&A, go-public transactions and in the capacity of underwriters’/agents’ counsel on equity and debt financings completed for cannabis companies.

In addition, our lawyers have experience assisting clients applying to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for, and to maintain, licences relating to the retail sale of recreational cannabis, including Retail Operator Licences, Retail Store Authorizations, and Cannabis Retail Manager Licences. We have also represented clients before the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) on some of the first matters to be heard under the Cannabis Licence Act and have assisted the LAT in navigating this new legislation.

Our lawyers are at the forefront of this industry, driving thought leadership though our role on cannabis marketing group with the CMA and providing media outlets and our clients with insightful information.

The energy industry is ever-evolving, especially in the areas of alternatives and renewables. We provide legal expertise to clients in a variety of energy related industries including oil and gas, solar, wind and hydro.

We provide a broad array of legal services to domestic and international energy clients from start-up companies to major corporations. We have advised our clients on:

We represent a wide variety of participants in the food, beverage and agribusiness sectors, whose businesses encompass a wide range of activities that contribute to the world supply of food and drink.

These are dynamic businesses that must respond to advances in technology, major changes in trade and policy, and a consumer-driven marketplace. We assist our clients with the many areas of the law that impact this sector including:

With deep ties to the gaming sector both in Canada and internationally, our team can navigate the industry with an informed, insider’s perspective.

Our lawyers help industry stakeholders navigate the nuanced landscape armed with decades of practical and specialized experience in both the land based and interactive space. We understand commercial objectives and assist clients in balancing their development, management and operational goals with legal and regulatory implications.

As a full-service law firm, we offer clients the benefit of our comprehensive approach that draws upon the talents of lawyers from other disciplines such mergers & acquisitions, labour and employment, litigation, real estate, hospitality, intellectual property protection, and privacy, among others. Our lawyers have represented and worked with preeminent casino operators, developers, regulators, government agencies, First Nations, Native American Tribes, financiers, gaming suppliers, online gaming software developers and other parties who have gaming-related interests. As the gaming and gambling market is continuously evolving, our team is well-equipped help clients identify and capitalize on opportunities and make informed strategic decisions.

We advise exploration and producing companies both prior to and after going public. We help navigate our clients through the complex domestic and international regulatory environments.

We also advise investment dealers and financial institutions in a variety of mining transactions. We have successfully helped clients with:

We act for a range of private charities and not-for-profit organizations, including hospitals and their related foundations and cultural organizations.

Our full service capabilities ensure that all of your objectives and needs will be addressed in a responsive and effective manner. We provide advice at the onset, relating to the incorporation, organization and charitable registration of the not-for-profit or charity; and advice once operational, including advice relating to trademark, employment, governance issues, director and officer liability, and risk management.

We assist clients in meeting their philanthropic goals in a tax-efficient manner including establishing private family foundations or donor-advised funds and structuring other major gifts, both inter vivos and testamentary. We also assist clients interested in the establishment and ongoing maintenance of public charitable organizations.

We advise our clients in the retail and hospitality industries in all areas of law related to these sectors.

We act for a broad range of clients, from start-ups and mom-and-pops, to multi-national private and public operations. With the ever changing needs and long working hours required in these industries, you deserve a little bit of hospitality of your own – so let us help. We advise clients on:

Our Corporate/Commercial and Intellectual Property lawyers effectively handle your diverse needs in today’s ever evolving marketplace. Both the entertainment and sports worlds are exciting and ever-evolving, made up of highly motivated and visionary people.

We provide legal services which cover the full spectrum of sports law and entertainment media, from music, theatre and film, to book publishing, art, social media, home entertainment and video gaming.

We act for a broad range of clients ranging from professional and amateur sporting teams/organizations to film studios. Our clients include event promoters, athletes, corporate sponsors and facilities, artists, developers, publishers and production studios.

The depth of our experience and the full service nature of our firm allows us to advise our clients on all entertainment and sports law matters including: