Leonard Gaik

Leonard is a seasoned, practical, and pragmatic corporate and commercial lawyer based in Ontario, with over 20 years experience.

Expertise:

Business & Legal Affairs; Intellectual Property; Licensing; Corporate/Commercial; Mergers & Acquisitions; Strategic Partnerships; E-commerce/Retail; E-sports/E-gaming; Sponsorships; Marketing; Business/Product/Content Development & Exploitation; Artist/Athlete Management; Entrepreneurship

Former firms & in-house roles:

McCarthys; Fasken Campbell; Stohn Abramovitch; Goodman & Carr; Deloitte; Somerset Entertainment; Mood Media (USA) 

Leonard is a seasoned Lawyer, and business advisor with a demonstrated history of working in global intellectual property, technology, entertainment, sports and consumer goods industries.

His expertise includes advising on Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Corporate Structuring, M&A/Transactions, Partnerships, Entertainment, E-Commerce, Marketing, Product and Content Development, Talent (Artist and Athlete) Management, and numerous other commercial contractual matters.

He also has experience working with internal corporate stakeholders and entrepreneurs of all sorts, across multiple industries (Entertainment, Retail, Gaming) and at all stages – early stage, IPOs, re-privatization, and wind-ups.

Leonard generates practical options to implement creative solutions that drive economic performance, interacting with clients’ internal and external stakeholders, while maximizing opportunities, minimizing risks, and striving to clarify and simplify complexities for all.

Education:
York University, Osgoode Hall (Blockchain Certification)
York University, Osgoode Hall (Master of Laws, Taxation)
University of Windsor (JD/LLB, Corporate & Intellectual Property)
McMaster University (M.B.A., International Business & Marketing)
McMaster University (B.Sc., Molecular Genetics)

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