Goodmans LLP is the DMZ’s official ‘legal counsel-in-residence’ providing high-quality legal advice to startups.

500 hours of legal advice
2 on-site visits a week
150+ person law firm

Learning how to navigate the legal side of entrepreneurship can be incredibly difficult. Today’s fledgling startups can easily become tomorrow’s Fortune 500 companies, which puts pressure on entrepreneurs to make sure they start their business off on the best (legal) foot. Goodmans LLP, Canada’s leading full-service law firm, makes that possible for DMZ entrepreneurs.

Goodmans lawyers provide advice, legal consultations, mentorship and share their impressive network of investors with our entrepreneurs every week. The firm also spearheads a growing number of thought leadership panels, host complementary workshops, and provide an extended suite of legal services to early-stage startups. The partnership gives our community the vital information they need to reach new heights, while giving Goodmans’ team the chance to meet the best and brightest tech leaders from across the country.

“Our mission with this partnership is to help as many startups as possible get their businesses off on the right foot by bringing our legal expertise, guidance and mentorship to them from the very beginning. The more early-stage Canadian tech companies we can help succeed, the better it is for the ecosystem as a whole and we all benefit to the extent we can help these companies reach greater heights on the world stage.”


Allan Goodman, partner and LLP Head of the Technology Group at Goodmans

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