MID-LEVEL COUNSEL – ON
Corporate & Commercial Litigation; Information Technology; Real Estate Law
Former firms & in-house roles:
University of Waterloo; Moon Health LLP; Axiom; McSevney Law
Luke obtained his JD in 2008 and his LL.L in 2009 from University of Ottawa. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2010. Luke started his legal career articling for Pavoni Patton DiVincenzo, which was a mid-sized downtown law firm specializing in Insurance Defence Litigation and Personal Injury Claims. After a year, he went to McSevney Law office as Associate Lawyer, where his work included vendor financing, creditor-debtor relations and collections work, introduction to practice of real estate law, wills and estates, family law and business law. From there, Luke went to Moon Health where he acted as a stand-in lawyer and management of litigation practice, which included civil litigation, commercial litigation, arbitration and family law. In 2012, Luke started his own general practice, and this included litigation, real estate law, family law and wills and estates. His next opportunity in 2015 was an In-House Counsel with the University of Waterloo, where he worked with procurement, including RFPs, RFQs, as well as drafting and negotiating various types of technology related agreements, including Software License Agreements, Software Development Agreements, Cloud Computing Service Agreements, Support & Maintenance Agreements, Software as a Service (SaaS) Agreements with small, medium and large technology service providers. Luke also negotiated and drafted agreements with third-party service providers contracting for goods & services with the University of Waterloo. Luke then took on an opportunity through Axiom with Infrastructure Ontario, where he drafted and reviewed corporate and commercial contracts, including procurement, RFPs and RFQs.