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John Wires

John Wires

John Wires, B.A., J.D.

Startup Lawyer

John Wires is a Toronto technology, e-commerce and startup lawyer who comes from a corporate commercial litigation background. John regularly advises app and software developers, hardware companies, SAAS offerings and online e-commerce retailers. 

John has been covered in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC News, TechVibes and the Canadian Bar Association’s National Magazine on Crowdfunding in Canada. He has also been a guest lecturer at Ryerson University, Communitech in Waterloo, the Canadian Bar Association’s national conference and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development.

John was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011. He has appeared in the Ontario Superior Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and private arbitrations. John graduated from law school with first class honours specializing in both international trade and corporate Law. 

Files We’ve Been Working On

A Convertible Debenture

Assisting a sports technology startup with a convertible loan.

Website Terms for a SAAS Startup

Preparing advice, website terms and privacy policy for a SAAS startup.

Distribution Agreement for E-commerce

Drafting a distribution agreement for an e-commerce business expanding to the United States.

iOS Video Game Contracts

Drafting contracts for an iOS app store video game company.

Domain Name Licensing Agreement

Preparing a domain name licensing agreement for a web hosting provider.

Website Purchase Agreement

Assisting a client in purchasing a woman’s fashion website.

Crowdfunding Startup

General counsel for a successful rewards crowdfunding company, having raised over $2.0 million dollars.


Non-Disclosure Agreement

Drafting a non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement for a web application company.


Licensing Agreement

Licensing agreement for an internet of things hardware manufacturer and software development firm.


Incorporating a Web Startup

Incorporating a SAAS startup.

Incorporating a Drone Business

Incorporating a drone photography and mapping business.

Asset Tracking Software

Assisting client with a asset tracking software company.

Corporate Organization

Corporate organization for a web security and consulting company.

Equity Financing

Corporate counsel to a sharing economy app company having raised over $1.0 million in an equity financing.

Share Purchase Agreement

Drafting a share purchase agreement for a web marketing company.

Friends and Family Investment

Friends and family financing for a 3D printing manufacturer.

Mobile Fitness Studio

Corporate organization and general advice for a mobile fitness training company in Toronto.

Stock Option Agreement

Advising a client on a stock option agreement.

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