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All the day-to-day legal services your business needs, all in one place.

Whether you are a start-up or an established company, your business will make decisions and take actions that raise a range of legal considerations. No matter your stage of growth, we’re here to help.

We help cannabis companies navigate a challenging and developing regulatory and legal landscape.

We work with a range of domestic and global charities and non-profits, from new organizations to some of the largest in the world.

Our cleantech clients are creating green solutions for a changing world.

We work with CPG companies in a broad range of industries, and help get products on shelves and to consumers.

We work with fintech companies disrupting banking, lending, personal finance and more.

We work with:
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Food and drink
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Breweries, distilleries and wineries
  • And more…

We work with cutting-edge hardware companies designing, manufacturing, selling, importing and exporting new products.

Powered by Gilbert’s LLP, an industry leader for over 20 years, we work with some of the most exciting life sciences start-ups in Canada.

We are comfortable on either side of a transaction. We serve PE and VC clients investing in a broad range of industries.

Our clients are professionals in regulated industries, such as healthcare, engineering, law and more.

We work with a range of cutting-edge software companies to support their development, operation and protection of intellectual property.

  • Apps
  • SaaS
  • B2B and B2C
  • APIs and SDKs
  • And more…
We work with:
  • Athletes, teams and leagues
  • Producers and production companies
  • Writers, directors, musicians, actors and performers
  • Record labels and publishing companies
  • And more…

Want to learn more about how we can help your business grow?

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"We don't usually do testimonials unless a product or service has profoundly impacted us. Slingshot shattered the stereotypical lawyer narrative we had. Thank you, John and Paul, for showing us that a law firm can be flexible, provide a human experience and offer entrepreneurial solutions to work alongside our early-stage startup's needs. With a positive, hard-working attitude, they care about the growth of our business and keeping our best interests in mind. Slingshot has been a breath of fresh air!"
Raif Douthwaite & Eloïse Ashworth, Executive Directors of Lumières Media Inc.

Resources to Grow

Understanding Non-Compete Clauses

The focus of this blog post will be non-compete clauses, which have become commonplace in a number of different employment relationships, from the high-tech world to fast food chains. The clauses are intended to restrict departing employees from accepting paid work in the same or similar sectors to that of their previous employer.

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Letting Go: Termination of Employment in Ontario

Startups and emerging companies are usually so focused on growing and scaling up that the thought of letting employees go is far from top of mind. However, it is important that employers and employees understand what employees are entitled to when they are terminated under the Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and the common law.

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ESOPs – A Primer

Option agreements provide employees the right to purchase shares of the employer corporation at a specified price during the term of the agreement, and subject to specified “vesting” provisions and other conditions. ESOPs work by granting employees the opportunity to benefit from a higher future value of their company’s share price.

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