Our Philosophy

We have worked on both the legal and business sides of a start-up and know first hand how legal services can be costly and intimidating to growing businesses. We set out to create Slingshot with the following principals in mind:

  • Tackling legal issues before they arise is practical and cost-efficient.
  • Demystifying legal fees allows business to feel confident in seeking out the help they need.
  • Providing tools and resources can empower clients to independently make informed business decisions.
  • Legal services should be about growing your business, not ours.

Slingshot Team

PAUL BANWATT

Paul has acted as general counsel to multiple companies, including a 3D scanning company where he also served as Chief Operating Officer. He has been admitted to the bar in Ontario and New York, and moonlights as a Juno-nominated musician.

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JOHN DURLAND

John has a business degree and  background is entrepreneurship. He is a member of  the advisory board of the Data Collaboration Alliance and is a co-champion of Communitech’s General Member Peer2Peer group. Prior to starting as an associate, John worked as an analyst on VC-type investments. 

Gilbert's LLP

Slingshot is a service provided by Gilbert’s LLP in Toronto, Ontario. That means your Slingshot services provide access to a team of lawyers with years of experience in everything from early-stage corporate matters to complex litigation. The firm’s guiding principle is to maximize value for our clients from idea to market. To learn more about Gilbert’s and to meet our full team, check out our site.