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Lawson Lundell Joins entrepreneurship@UBC’s Open Office Program

Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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e@UBC new venture teams benefit from complimentary expert legal consultations

entrepreneurship@UBC is pleased to welcome the Lawson Lundell team to support the growth of e@UBC new ventures at all stages of development. Starting in June, lawyers from Lawson Lundell will be hosting office hours during Open Office for participants on campus, providing complimentary general information on company formation and governance, early stage finance, and technology commercialization, as well as participating in other events and presentations throughout the year.

e@UBC’s Open Office program supports registered ventures in weekly one-on-one meetings with top entrepreneurs and industry experts. e@UBC startups may book these meetings to establish a mentoring relationship with e@UBC Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to accelerate their startup growth, to discuss funding opportunities, or to expand their entrepreneurial education.
 
“We are excited to take part in this initiative and to have the opportunity to help foster the development of local entrepreneurs and to support UBC’s efforts to inspire and encourage entrepreneurship and the creation of innovative commercial and social ventures,” said Justin Young, a partner in Lawson Lundell’s Technology Law Group and past judge of the BCIC New Ventures Competition.

About the Lawson Lundell Team

Justin Young – Partner

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Justin is a Partner in Lawson Lundell’s Private Equity and Venture Capital, Corporate Finance & Securities and M&A practice groups.  Justin has acted extensively for entrepreneurs, startups and venture backed and public technology companies, as well as for angel and venture capital investors. Justin advises his entrepreneur and corporate clients with respect to their corporate and commercial matters, finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions.  Justin is admitted to the Bar in British Columbia and Ontario.

David Allard – Partner

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David practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and securities law. David has extensive experience focused on advising private and public company clients on transactional and general corporate commercial matters, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, as well as corporate governance issues and regulatory and stock exchange compliance. David has represented and worked closely with significant businesses in a variety of industries, including forestry, technology, financial services and retail, as well as with emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs.

Registered ventures can book an appointment at Open Office with Lawson Lundell through their Venture Dashboard here.