Business, Corporate Finance and Technology Lawyer
Managing Partner of Ink LLP | Board of Advisors for a numerous emerging companies | Speaker in the areas crowdfunding and corporate finance and technology law
I work with entrepreneurs, start-ups and high growth companies in the areas of business, corporate finance and technology. I actively represent clients as outside general counsel in the areas of e-commerce, fintech, blockchain, artificial intelligence, agritech, wearables and hardware, telecommunications, consumer goods and electronics, aerial robotics (drones), software (including SAAS), VR/AR, medical and digital health tech, life sciences and data management.
I offer highly specialized legal and strategic council to entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors and high growth companies within the fields of business, corporate finance and technology, with a particular focus on digital innovation and emerging technologies.
I have ten years of experience working within this fast-moving and highly competitive landscape and utilise the knowledge I have gained to formulate insightful solutions to the most complex business challenges.
There are four main areas on which I offer advice: how to form and grow your company, raise finance, generate revenue and formulate exit strategies — a more detailed breakdown of which you will find below.
I am available for 1-on-1 mentoring and advisory sessions, no matter where along this timeline you or your company are.
Ambitious entrepreneurs and business owners who want to use technology to change the world.
I have over a decade of experience in business and technology. I serve on the board of advisors for numerous emerging companies. I am regularly engaged as a speaker in the areas of crowdfunding, corporate finance and technology law. I was a founding contributor to NACO’s Common Docs initiative aimed at establishing a national standard for startup financing. And I am the managing director of a law firm in Vancouver and act as a strategic counsel to many ambitious entrepreneurs, investors, and companies. My colours are shown in my creativity, my business experience and my strengths in problem solving.
As always, a great call.
I booked this session with Geoff to talk about a future equity deal with a potential investor. Before we even got into any of the details he asked me, what I wanted to accomplish with this deal. He told me he could draft anything I desired, and so instead of focusing on the details the first and most important question to answer is the "accomplishment piece".
Geoff then proceeded to give me examples of what this could involve to help elevate my thinking: are you looking for an upfront lump sum investment so the investor has skin in the game, do you want your investors growth to be driven by milestones (for instance, if the company hits XXXX users, the investor gets 10% of their options vested) etc.
It was so helpful and fun to approach it this way and I ended up walking away from our call feeling confident, comfortable and ready to put a really good and creative deal in place that helps us, first and foremost, accomplish what it is we are set out to do.
Next call I will be booking with Geoff will be to go over the specific terms within that "accomplishment piece" that I come back with.