Valerie Mann & Michael Macaulay Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Article About the Expansion of Lawson Lundell's Technology Group

Canadian Lawyer

Lawson Lundell lawyers Valerie Mann and Michael Macaulay were quoted in an article by Canadian Lawyer about the expansion of the firm's Technology Group in Western Canada. 

The article discusses the establishment of the group by Valerie Mann in the late 1990s and its expansion in parallel with the growth of the tech sector from its initial base in Vancouver to Kelowna and Calgary. “What precipitated diving into the tech space was economic diversification in Vancouver," Val said. "For our firm, which had its roots in the resource sector in BC, a growing tech industry supported by venture capital was a logical area of expansion in the late 1990s, early 2000s [...] Today, we have one of the most established, and active, venture and private equity fund practices in Western Canada.” 

Elaborating on the firm's position in Kelowna and the Okanagan, Michael commented, "a big element of practicing in this space is stewardship for entrepreneurs and new ventures, making sure there’s outreach and that they have an ability to grow and are being educated on deal terms, structures, and legal pitfalls to avoid. [...] That involvement is why we wanted people in the Okanagan: to be a part of that community of entrepreneurship and help build something bigger.”

Read the full article here

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