Intellectual property and technology are key components of new, growing and established businesses. Companies make strategic investments in researching and developing technology, creative works and other industry-changing products and services. Businesses also look to technology solutions to improve their key processes and maximize efficiencies.
Throughout her years of practice, across a wide range of legal practice areas, Monica has advised clients from individuals and startups through to large, multinational corporations with using a pragmatic and solutions-based approach. Monica works with clients to protect, commercialize and strategically manage their intellectual property assets. Additionally, she partners with clients to secure complex technology solutions that are fundamental to their operations and success.
Leading creator and distributor of Internet stock photography, music and multimedia products
- Intellectual property and corporate counsel for restructuring of $1 billion business
- Intellectual property and corporate counsel for $50 million dollar share purchase of private stock photography business
Major electricity, natural gas, renewable energy, and value-added services provider
- Intellectual property and technology counsel for $250 million business process outsourcing transaction
International software and media development and engineering company
- Technology and commercial counsel for agile software development transaction with global education services provider
|Structuring, negotiating and closing national and international transactions involving the purchase, sale, and licensing of intellectual property and technology assets||Trademark, copyright and trade secret matters|
|Protection, development and commercialization of intellectual property and technology assets through technology transfer and joint ventures||Marketing, advertising, e-commerce, consumer protection and competition law issues, including review of promotional contests, website legal content and online contractual terms|
|Structuring and negotiating technology licensing, software development, technology acquisition and implementation, cloud computing, and information technology supply arrangements for national and international clients||Mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations and other transactional matters for both purchasers and vendors of shares and assets, including restructuring transactions and share and asset purchase transactions|
|Outsourcing (customer service and business process) transactions||Privacy and anti-spam issues|
Having practiced in law firms as well as in-house for several major companies, Monica brings a practical and unique perspective to providing legal advice to executive and management teams. During her in-house career, Monica was an integral part of commercial operations, which has given her a unique understanding of the internal operations of businesses and how those operations interact with the law.
Monica understands the challenges businesses encounter on a day-to-day basis: from commercial risk management and mitigation, to protecting, promoting and gaining strategic value from intellectual property and technology assets. Her multi-disciplined practice allows her to serve our clients’ interests in a way that considers commercial and legal aspects. She advises a broad range of clients with efficiency, flexibility and practicality to allow them to navigate complex legal issues.
Awards & Distinctions
- Best Lawyers in Canada, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law, 2022
- Best Lawyers in Canada, Technology Law, 2021