Michael G. Beairsto

Michael G. Beairsto (Toronto)
 
Partner of Fraser Milner Casqrain LLP
 
Address: 1 First Canadian Place 39th Floor 100 King Street West Toronto, Ontario M5X 1B2
 
Languages Spoken: English          Phone: +1 416 862 3412
 
Primary Email: michael.beairsto@fmc-law.com
 
EDUCATION
 
University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 1987
 
University of New Brunswick, B.B.A., 1985
 
 
OVERVIEW
 
Mike is a partner in the Business Law Department of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, practising corporate commercial law and specializing
 
in technology and e-commerce/internet matters. Mike heads the Technology Law Group practice in our Toronto office and is a member of
 
FMC' s National Technology Group.
 
 
Mike has extensive experience in technology and corporate transactions, including software licensing and development, technology
 
acquisition, service agreements and outsourcing arrangements. He also advises on intellectual property licensing matters and protection
 
of intellectual property and information. Mike regularly advises clients with respect to e-commerce matters and internet-based channels of
 
business, including privacy-related issues and internet law matters. Mike also represents clients on technology acquisitions, financing and
 
corporate mergers and acquisitions in the technology field.
 
 
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
 
Corporate | Commercial
 
Intellectual Property (IP)
 
Mergers & Acquisitions
 
Private Equity | Venture Capital
 
Tech Companies | Venture Capital
 
Technology Transactions
 
 
REPRESENTATIVE WORK
 
Acted as Canadian counsel to Irdeto Holdings on its $72.5M acquisition of Cloakware Inc., a Virginia-based software
 
company
 
Representing one of the largest manufacturers of consumer electronics in the world, and their Canadian subsidiary, in all types of licensing
 
as well marketing and advertising IP matters
 
 
Representing an agency of the Government of Ontario involved in sponsoring medical disease related research in their agreements with
 
doctors and research professors
 
 
Represented one of Canada's largest Schedule 1 chartered banks in a trade mark infringement matter involving the intensely competitive
 
and very short retirement savings season, in order to stop the offending use of our client's trade mark
 
 
Acted for acquirer of portfolio of patented prescription pharmaceutical drugs for rights to the Canadian market (2004)
 
 
Acted for the buyout of strategic investors for worldwide IT consulting and training business by founders (December 2005) and subsequent
 
follow-on investment (September 2006)
 
 
Acted for LexisNexis in connection with the acquisition of Quicklaw (Canadian based legal and case law information database service)
 
from founders and employees (July 2002)
 
 
Acted as counsel to one of the parties in a Canadian joint venture involved in the media industry (August 2006)
 
 
Acted for the acquirer' s interest in a Canadian agro-chemical business (March 2006)
 
 
Acted for LexisNexis in connection with its acquisition of PCLaw (law firm software) and Alumni Computer Group from founders
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
Member of the Expert Panel (editorial review panel) for Marketing (2nd Canadian Edition), to be published by Houghton Mifflin in 2007
 
 
Unwinding the Technology Deal: Effective Exit Strategies, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Section of the Ontario Bar
 
Association, March 2002
 
 
Editor of an online legal information service, focusing on technology and e-commerce current development, Lawsof.com
 
(www.lawsof.com)


Member of the Expert Round Table (editorial review panel) for the Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications, a university-level

marketing text, published by Prentice Hall/Pearson Education (2001)

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