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Denise Branton

BRANTON LAW BARRISTER & SOLICITOR, OWNER

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Denise has been working in the legal services field for 20 years. Denise worked as a full-time law clerk in Toronto while attending university part-time. Denise obtained her law degree from Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2006. Denise practiced in Toronto for 5 years prior to moving her law practice to Durham Region. When Denise decided to establish her own practice, there was no question that it would be located in the community in which she lived. She is passionate about Durham Region and enjoys actively participating in, and influencing the growth of Durham Region’s personal and business communities. Denise is an active member of the local Chambers of Commerce, and enjoys mentoring and championing business owners in the community. She is also very proud to be a member of the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise, where she is given the opportunity to serve her community through local projects and fundraising events. Denise’s approach to client service is “grounded and practical” with a commitment to open communication.


289.222.4444

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Darrell N. Hotz

BARRISTER & SOLICITOR, OWNER

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Darrel Hotz has been in private practice for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and received his M.B.A. from the University of Toronto. He has been practicing in both Central Toronto and Halton Region since 1985. In July 2015, our firm opened up our Durham Office, centrally located at 50 Richmond Street East, a few blocks north of Downtown Oshawa and close to the Courthouse. We operate a full service legal firm and offer guidance on any professional or personal legal issues. In the community, he serves as Vice-President of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere) Toronto Inc., a registered charity committed to raising awareness and funds for local charities, including The Alzheimer Society of Toronto. From 1990 through 2004, I served as President of the Board of Directors for POLO CLUB II Condominium Corporation, which is located in downtown Toronto.


416.957.1175

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Tony Orsi

PATENT AGENT | PARTNER

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Tony Orsi is a patent agent and partner with the Intellectual Property law firm of Bereskin & Parr. Tony has a background in electrical and biomedical engineering as well as business and focuses on helping individuals, startups, companies, colleges and universities obtain patents for their inventions in a wide variety of areas including medical devices, electrical and computer technology, software, mechanical and clean-tech. Tony also mentors startups on understanding Intellectual Property rights and devising an IP strategy to help them achieve their business goals.


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Pauline Bosman

FLUXGOLD IZSAK JAEGER LLP (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL LITIGATION, TRADEMARKS)

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As a seasoned litigator, Pauline knows that success in litigation depends not only on the merits of a case but on the management of the litigation process. She has represented clients from individuals to large multinationals. With her client-centric approach, Pauline takes the time to understand her clients’ needs and goals and looks for strategic, practical and cost-effective solutions. Responsive and knowledgeable, Pauline ensures that her clients have what they need to make informed choices every step of the way whether in bringing or in defending an action. She knows that each step has to make both legal and business sense. Rational and straight forward, Pauline has successfully argued cases in a variety of commercial contexts, at both trial and appellant levels in Ontario and Federal Courts, most notably in the areas of intellectual property law, construction law and contract law. Pauline earned her law degree from the University of Toronto in 1992 and was called to the bar in 1994. She practiced commercial litigation primarily in the areas of construction law, condominium law, mortgage enforcement and contract claims for six years with a full service firm in downtown Toronto before concentrating on intellectual property litigation. Pauline completed her Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2004 and practiced for nine years as senior litigator with one of Canada’s preeminent intellectual property boutiques. She founded Bosman Law in 2009.


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Eva Chen Ph.D

LLB (BUSINESS LAW, CONTRACTS, SERVICE AGREEMENTS)

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Eva received her Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University in 2007, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.

Prior to law school, Eva explored a science career at the University of Toronto, where she received an Honours Bachelor of Science with high distinction before embarking on her Ph.D. studies under the tutelage of a world-class cancer researcher at the University of Toronto. Since her graduation from law school, Eva has practiced in many areas of business law: business agreement drafting and negotiation, commercial and residential tenancy, all aspects of employment law, complex commercial litigation, debt collection, residential to commercial real estate transactions, and wills and estate planning. Eva’s career in law was solidified not only by her strong interest in law matters but also by her passion for helping others meander the sometimes complex legal arena.

Eva strongly believes in giving back to the community. During her studies in law school, Eva volunteered at the Legal Aid Clinic, Family Law Information Centre at the Unified Family Court in Kingston (Ontario), and for other non-profit organizations through Pro Bono Canada. Currently, Eva is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Durham Region Law Association, and Rotary Club of York, and is a Director of the Taiwan Entrepreneurs Society Taipei/Toronto (TESTT).


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Leon Efraim

Thomas Eraim LLP, Barristers & Solicitors

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Leon is a business minded lawyer with over 15 years of experience. Leon is known as a problem solver who provides common sense advice on a cost effective basis. With a particular emphasis on corporate finance and corporate commercial law, Leon has worked with companies of various sizes at all stages of their business development. Leon advises public and private issuers in all sectors including real estate, technology, professional services, manufacturing, marketing and resources.
Leon’s clients include; investment firms, an angel investment organization, a federally and provincially funded investment fund, a large real estate brokerage and several property management firms. Leon is particularly active in working with start-up technology companies in the information technology, health sciences/medical technology, cleantech, and high tech manufacturing industries.


416.985.9134

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Christian S. Nikiforuk

NIKIFORUK PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION

Experienced Business lawyer who specializes in providing business and legal advice to fast paced and growing technology companies. Ten years’ experience as General Counsel (in house) lawyer with two internet related technology companies experiencing exponential growth and over 15 years’ experience as a corporate commercial lawyer. From how to setup the start up to how to finance it, and what to do to expand to the United and States and the world, and all the licensing, employment and intellectual properties issue in-between. Traditional a la carte legal services (incorporations, shareholder agreements, purchase and sale of businesses, financings), but also a very cost effective monthly retainer model where I become a part time General Counsel for your technology company and a part of your growing business team and company. This model permits proactive and strategic business and legal advice as opposed to just reactive legal advice. Founding member and continuing board member of the Whitby Spark Angels -http://sparkangels.ca/. Hiker, mountain biker, climber, adventurer, environmentalist, reader, musician.