About Our TeamExperience & Energy
John Wires, B.A., J.D.
The firm was founded by startup, e-commerce and business lawyer John Wires, who comes from a background of corporate commercial litigation. Having litigated shareholder and employee disputes he understands the value of companies protecting their businesses with upfront legal work.
John was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011. He practices business law with a focus on internet and technology start-ups. 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.
He 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 is a former NCAA D1 and Ontario Hockey League player who enjoys sports, running and the outdoors.
John works with clients primarily virtually, splitting his time between Ontairo and B.C.
Data is the new gold, and getting your hands on data for AI models is the new gold rush.— John Wires (@johnwires) November 5, 2023
Files I’ve Been Working On
A Convertible Debenture
Assisting a sports technology startup with a convertible loan.
Website Terms 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.
General counsel for a successful rewards crowdfunding company, having raised over $2.0 million dollars.
Drafting a non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement for a web application company.
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 for a web security and consulting company.
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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