John Wires, B.A., J.D.
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.
What Our Clients Do
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Files We’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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