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
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.
Privacy Related Legal Opinion
Advising a client on their collection, storage and data retention practices and ways to reduce liability exposure.
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.
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.
Stock Option Agreement
Advising a client on a stock option agreement.
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