About Our Team

Experience & Energy

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

Founder

The firm was founded by Toronto 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 many Canadian businesses lack.

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 tech 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 Commercial Law.

He currently acts as an advisor to the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada and 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 and enjoys sports, running and the outdoors.

David Wires, B.A., J.D., LLM., C.S.

Of Counsel (Litigation)

David is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in civil litigation and a partner at Wires Jolley LLP. He has appeared as senior counsel in complex corporate, commercial, securities and administrative matters before the the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada and domestic and international arbitrations.

David represents individuals, small and medium size businesses, banks, trust companies, insurance companies, professional associations and public and private companies in matters ranging from wrongful dismissal to international securities fraud.

He is a former member of the Financial Services Tribunal and Civil Justice Reform Task Forces and a lecturer for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates Society and professional regulatory bodies.

With 37 years of practice, thousands of cases and months of trial experience David can identify and manage litigation risk and help clients resolve issues before they lead to expensive court actions and regulatory investigations.

He acts as a corporate litigation lawyer to the firm and some of its clients.

Mark Wires, B.A., J.D., MBA

Entrepreneur in Residence

Mark Wires was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2012. He graduated from law school with honours and went on to obtain a Masters of Business Administration. As a non-practicing lawyer, Mark advises the firm on business administration, operations, technology, client development and strategy.

Karen Bunbury

Senior Legal Assistant

Karen has worked in the legal field for over twenty-five years, in which time she has gained a wealth of experience in several areas of law. During her career she has covered general litigation, corporate law, labour and employment law.

Cool Things 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.

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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.

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.

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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Join Our Firm

Inquiries from lawyers looking to merge their practice or practice in affiliation with Wires Law are welcome. In particular, we are looking for practitioners in residential and commercial real estate, intellectual property, litigation, franchise law, employment & labour law, trusts & estates. Contact us.

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