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John Wires

John Wires

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

Tech and Software Lawyer

Wires Law was founded by Toronto technology and software lawyer John Wires, who comes from a background of corporate commercial litigation. John advises a range of different clients on software development and licensing. Many of John’s clients develop and operate software as a service platforms and mobile apps.

John was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011. He works primarily with internet and technology companies. 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 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 backcountry camping.

Files We’ve Been Working On

Privacy Policy for an Online Platform

Drafting and advising an online software as a service company on their privacy policy. 

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.

Privacy Related Legal Opinion

Advising a client on their collection, storage and data retention practices and ways to reduce liability exposure. 

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Non-Disclosure Agreement

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

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Licensing Agreement

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

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Incorporating a Web Startup

Incorporating a SAAS startup.

Incorporating a Drone Business

Incorporating a drone photography and mapping business.

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.

Stock Option Agreement

Advising a client on a stock option agreement.

Timely Service

We make a commitment to our clients that we perform efficient legal service in a timely manner.

Innovative

We’ve invested in state of the art systems to make sure we operate an efficient legal practice for the next generation of Canadian businesses.

Advanced Technology

Access your file online 24/7, view invoices and pay your accounts online, correspond with your lawyer via video conference and online.

Clear Communication

We pride ourselves on providing clear legal advice that is quick and easy to understand in a fast paced business environment.

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The Decision to Accept Cryptocurrencies

The Decision to Accept Cryptocurrencies

Shortly after I started Wires Law I was introduced to Ryan Lazanis, a CPA from Montreal. All the way back in November 2013 Ryan announced his accounting firm, Xen Accounting, would accept Bitcoin.  Here is the original press release. He was (and still is) ahead of his...

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