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Entrepreneurs the world over would all be better served to understand some of the legal pitfalls of a tech-startup. This panel of experts with significant experience in the building and infrastructure industry, will share practical advice and lessons learned. How should you structure your start-up? How do you recognize and protect your intellectual property? What will potential investors want to see in your startup? And when should you ask for help?

Who's Presenting

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Catherine MacInnis

(Moderator)

Associate General Counsel - IBI Group Inc.

Associate General Counsel - IBI Group Inc.

Biographie

Catherine MacInnis serves as Associate General Counsel on IBI Group's Legal Services team. Catherine is accountable for managing IBI Group's risk portfolio worldwide. Catherine also acts as Chair of the Project Delivery and Risk Management Think Tank for CanBIM. She is a past contributor to the annual World Bank report on business regulation (Doing Business) and presents frequently on risk management for legal and design professionals.

Entrepreneurs the world over would all be better served to understand some of the legal pitfalls of a tech-startup. This panel of experts with significant experience in the building and infrastructure industry, will share practical advice and lessons learned. How should you structure your start-up? How do you recognize and protect your intellectual property? What will potential investors want to see in your startup? And when should you ask for help?

Christie Bates

Intellectual Property Associate - Cassels

Christie Bates is an intellectual property lawyer in the Business Group at Cassels, Brock & Blackwell. Christie’s practice includes the licensing, protection, enforcement and acquisition of intellectual property, with a focus on copyright and trademarks. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the interplay between copyright and architectural works.

Roddy Handa

Problem Solver - Holo Blok Architecture Inc.

Roddy is the CEO of holo-blok and one of the original founders.  He is responsible for overall company direction and strategic pursuits for the firm.  Roddy is involved with all aspects of design, documentation, Digital Project Delivery, Building Information Modeling, research, development and implementation.  Roddy is all about finding unique solutions to project objectives so that all project participants can have a successful outcome.  Roddy is a registered architect with experience in a variety of sectors such as retail, corporate office, commercial, light industrial, educational, residential, and hospitality. With more than fourteen years of experience with Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies, Roddy’s interest in BIM and Integrated Project Delivery have allowed him to develop novel practices for project delivery. These novel practices aim to streamline the design and construction process, and provide a product to owners that contain endless opportunities for post-occupancy goals. This has culminated in Roddy being the lead author for the Digital Project Delivery Curriculum for the Edmonton Construction Association and the International Facility Managers Association - NAC. In addition, Roddy is a non-practicing lawyer in the province of Alberta.  This legal background gives him a multifaceted perspective during projects and a deepened understanding of opportunities and challenges which may arise.

Mike Hollinger

Partner - Dentons

Mike Hollinger practices securities, corporate and commercial law with a focus on the venture technology sector. Mike leads Dentons’ Toronto venture technology practice and has transactional experience gained from mergers and acquisitions as well as private and public markets financings in a wide range of industries.Mike advises entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, investors and acquirers at all stages of growth. He also acts as corporate secretary and adviser to boards and executives facing bet-the-company transactions.Mike joined Dentons’ Toronto office as a partner in 2014, after practicing with another large Canadian law firm.

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