I have practiced information technology (IT) law for over 35 years specializing in outsourcing transactions having acted as lead counsel in over 25 such transactions.
Now a sole practitioner for the past seven years, I previously practiced at McCarthy Tétrault for 25 years where I was a partner in the Technology Law Group. Prior to that, I was legal counsel at IBM Canada Ltd. In addition to outsourcing transactions, I have extensive experience in providing advice relating to a wide range of complex IT transactions including strategic alliances, technology development and licensing arrangements, joint venture agreements, multi-jurisdictional distribution and OEM agreements as well as value added remarketing agreements. I also have extensive experience in advising clients on website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies, website development and hosting agreements, co-location agreements as well as diverse application service provider arrangements. I also assist clients in developing plain-language website agreements and Privacy Policies. My in-depth experience over many years allows me to assist clients with practical solutions to complex IT contracting challenges and to offer them diverse solutions to legal, business and technical problems when negotiations appear deadlocked.
I am the author of A Practical Guide to Outsourcing Agreements. The 2nd Edition is available from LexisNexis (Butterworths).
I am a member of the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group and the Canadian IT Law Association. I received my B.A. from the University of Toronto and my J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University). I was called to the Ontario bar in 1976.