Startup Calgary Podcast

#17 Ask Me Anything with Cassels: What are your legal questions during COVID-19?

May 21, 2020 Startup Calgary Season 1 Episode 17
Startup Calgary Podcast
#17 Ask Me Anything with Cassels: What are your legal questions during COVID-19?
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Startup Calgary Podcast
#17 Ask Me Anything with Cassels: What are your legal questions during COVID-19?
May 21, 2020 Season 1 Episode 17
Startup Calgary

Episode Description: Cassels is a leading Canadian law firm with one of the country’s most sophisticated teams dedicated to helping startups and emerging companies protect and grow their businesses. On the podcast, we chat with three legal experts and Cassels team members, Daniel Zuniga, Maria Constantine and Corinne Grigoriu who discuss corporate, employment and tax law in regards to COVID-19.

Interview date: April 23, 2020

Featured Speakers

Daniel Zuniga | dzuniga@cassels.com: Dan is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels and serves as Co-Chair of the Emerging Companies Group. Daniel has extensive experience in advising both start-up and emerging companies, private equity and venture capital firms with respect to the formation, organization, financing, sale, and acquisition of start-up and emerging companies, particularly in the technology sector. This expertise includes the organization of companies to venture-backed standards, non-dilutive financings, angel and seed investments, Series A and other preferred share financings, and exit transactions.

Maria Constantine | mconstantine@cassels.com: Maria is an associate in the Litigation and Employment & Labour Groups at Cassels. Maria advises employer clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including employee hiring, discipline and dismissal, statutory compliance, disability management and accommodation, workplace investigations, and human rights issues. She regularly represents employers in litigation matters and has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in Ontario and at a variety of administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and Ontario Labour Relations Board. Maria has particular expertise in written advocacy and extensive experience drafting complex employment contracts and workplace policies. She also provides strategic advice on employment issues arising in connection with corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions.

Corinne Grigoriu | cgrigoriu@cassels.com: Corinne is an associate in the Taxation Group at Cassels. Corinne’s practice focuses on corporate and international tax planning, advising clients on a variety of domestic and international tax matters including inbound and outbound investment and financing, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, internal reorganizations and natural resource taxation. Her practice also includes the settlement of tax disputes and tax litigation. In addition, Corinne offers experience with charitable and not-for-profit tax matters and assists clients with general corporate and commercial matters.

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Show Notes

Episode Description: Cassels is a leading Canadian law firm with one of the country’s most sophisticated teams dedicated to helping startups and emerging companies protect and grow their businesses. On the podcast, we chat with three legal experts and Cassels team members, Daniel Zuniga, Maria Constantine and Corinne Grigoriu who discuss corporate, employment and tax law in regards to COVID-19.

Interview date: April 23, 2020

Featured Speakers

Daniel Zuniga | dzuniga@cassels.com: Dan is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels and serves as Co-Chair of the Emerging Companies Group. Daniel has extensive experience in advising both start-up and emerging companies, private equity and venture capital firms with respect to the formation, organization, financing, sale, and acquisition of start-up and emerging companies, particularly in the technology sector. This expertise includes the organization of companies to venture-backed standards, non-dilutive financings, angel and seed investments, Series A and other preferred share financings, and exit transactions.

Maria Constantine | mconstantine@cassels.com: Maria is an associate in the Litigation and Employment & Labour Groups at Cassels. Maria advises employer clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including employee hiring, discipline and dismissal, statutory compliance, disability management and accommodation, workplace investigations, and human rights issues. She regularly represents employers in litigation matters and has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in Ontario and at a variety of administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and Ontario Labour Relations Board. Maria has particular expertise in written advocacy and extensive experience drafting complex employment contracts and workplace policies. She also provides strategic advice on employment issues arising in connection with corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions.

Corinne Grigoriu | cgrigoriu@cassels.com: Corinne is an associate in the Taxation Group at Cassels. Corinne’s practice focuses on corporate and international tax planning, advising clients on a variety of domestic and international tax matters including inbound and outbound investment and financing, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, internal reorganizations and natural resource taxation. Her practice also includes the settlement of tax disputes and tax litigation. In addition, Corinne offers experience with charitable and not-for-profit tax matters and assists clients with general corporate and commercial matters.

Join Calgary's Startup Community:

Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here.

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