What’s New – Actually, Quite a Bit!

 

New in 2018 So Far

We’re pleased to announce that Mark Hazlett has joined gbtlaw as Articling Student. Mark graduated cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law with his J.D. and LL.M. in intellectual property. Mark has deep experience in IP, as well as in international law and business, working in the legal department of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., in Ohio and for the Grund IP Group in Munich, Germany.

Before law school, Mark received his B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo. His master’s research focused on the optimization of model-based experimental designs, with applications in the nitroxide-mediated radical polymerization of styrene. He has had a wide variety of work experiences through Waterloo’s engineering co-op program in the chemical, environmental, software, and medical device industries in various areas, including software development, R&D, and quality and compliance.

Originally from Etobicoke, Ontario, Mark plays trombone and serves on the board of the Toronto Concert Band, and is a member at St. George’s Golf and Country Club, where he enjoys curling and serves on various committees.

We expect Mark’s IP, engineering and U.S. qualifications to be especially valuable to our IT start up clients.

But Wait, There’s More!

As you may know, we moved to 41 Lakeshore Road West in May of 2016, and we have really enjoyed both the new digs and the ‘hood. We have lots of room for more expansion, three closing boardrooms and terrific local restaurants – see Best Bets. And, clients who visit us and park on the street are forewarned: the meters are vigilantly monitored and tickets given out. We have 5 spots in the back, so there’s no need to use the meters anyhow.

The big new Lakeshore Road downtown bridge was completed slightly ahead of schedule, so we now have an easy walk to the downtown core.