A New Legal Experience

We’re here to disrupt the traditional way legal services are done. We’re building the future of law to serve those who’re building the future.

Mission

Quality. Flexibility. Transparency.

We strive to serve and respect our valued clients through quality work, flexibility and transparency. By leveraging the latest technology and maintaining our expertise in the industry, we are always able to tirelessly deliver premium results.

Features

Some (more) reasons to choose us

Open Architecture Affordable & Customizable Solutions

We’re building a law firm for the future. That means we put things out in the open about how we operate. Read more about our plain English Terms of Service to understand why we’re different.

Entrepreneur First

We founded Renno and numerous other companies so rest assured, we understand your needs and desires. We can be a strategic business partner in addition to a legal one.

Digital, Remote, and Async

We can meet you where you are in the way you like. We know the way you work has changed, and so have we. We’re building a digital, remote, and async firm because that’s what you’re building.

Emerging Tech Specialization

From CleanTech, SaaS, to Fintech, DeFi, and other emerging technologies, we live at the cutting edge of where the future lies.

Meet our awesome team

Before starting a degree in law, Toufic did a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, serving him a great deal in analyzing the regulatory issues affecting the Canadian digital asset and blockchain market. Though entrepreneurship was always his passion, it will forever be cemented as plan B after a miserable failed attempt at playing football for Chelsea F.C.

Toufic Adlouni

Co-founder, Managing Director
BPAPM, LLB

With a strong background in software engineering and 8 years of experience in corporate and commercial law, Robert focuses on counselling clients in the technology and start-up industries by helping them with commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and contract drafting and negotiation.

Robert Zalcman

Senior Associate
BEng, BCL, LLB, LLM

Throughout all his endeavours, David has always placed team building and leadership at the forefront of his work, all while leveraging the latest in technology to achieve his personal goals. The desire to do this at a larger scale is what led David to launch companies that are disrupting the traditional legal landscape and spearhead Canada’s first digital law firm.

David Oram

Co-founder, Chief Business Officer
iBBA, BSc

Prior to joining the firm, Aaron was an equity partner at Aird & Berlis. He is also the Co-Founder of 4L Academy 🎓, a training organization that provides modern, interactive training for young Canadian lawyers and law students. His practice focuses on M&A and tech, though he also works with a broad range of clients on corporate and commercial matters.

Aaron Baer

'Partner' and Director of Training & Development
JD

Pouya is a forward-thinking business lawyer with a keen interest in innovative and disruptive technologies. Specializing in blockchain and digital assets, Pouya is an associate primarily practicing in the tech industry. With a JD from the U of T and a background in philosophy, you’ll never find a dull conversation with him. When he's not doing law, he's probably spinning beats or organizing parties. 🎉

Pouya Makki

Associate, Securities & Crypto Asset Law
JD

Michael is a venture technology lawyer with a background in mechanical engineering. Michael brings the legal experience of having worked at a large international law firm, advising clients in a variety of technology verticals with M&A, purchase agreements, VC financing and commercial agreements. As a SaaS founder in the legaltech space, Michael is passionate about working with promising technology startups and helping them grow.

Michael Cain

Associate, Venture Technology
BASc, JD

Bianca is an Emerging Technology Lawyer and her practice focuses on providing strategic and sustainable ways for artists and businesses to benefit from blockchain technology. Prior to joining the firm, she completed a dual master's degree in Intellectual Property Law and Emerging Technology. When she's not at the office, you can probably find her at 0x Society, the crypto art gallery she co-founded!

Bianca Lessard

Associate
LLL, LLM

Ari is living proof that no one can help startups better than entrepreneurs themselves. As an LLP and founder of several companies, ones including Nanaglow Skincare, Ari brings his experience and expertise to provide the best tailor-made legal services to every client. With the philosophy of leading without a title, Ari continuously exceeds expectations through knowledge, energy and perseverance.

Ari Mike Varjabedian

Associate
LLB

Alexandra is a second-year law student at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law with a passion for emerging technologies. Throughout her undergrad and law school, she worked in cybersecurity for the Government of Canada. In addition to this, she has worked with multiple refugee law organizations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. When she’s not working, she’s either cooking or trying out new restaurants.

Alexandra Faircloth

Student Associate
2nd Year LLB

Dhawal has been training lawyers across the globe on how to do business development effectively through Build Your Book. He comes with nearly a decade's experience doing sales and marketing at Fortune 100 and tech startup companies. He is the winner of the Drucker Challenge and a leader of tomorrow from the Swiss Symposium. In his spare time, he is an avid reader, writer, and dad joke connoisseur.

Dhawal Tank

Head of Business Development
HBA, MBA

Trent helps high-growth companies to commercialize and scale their operations while keeping mindful of the legal risks (and challenges) and navigating them effectively. He loves curling and the Blue Jays.

Trent Skanes

Director of Data Privacy & Fractional GC Services

Former associate and member of the Digital Assets Group at BLG LLP. I provide analysis and consulting to engineers who are building within a proximity to decentralized finance.

Frank Hepworth

Web3 Consultant
JD

I am a lawyer at Renno & Co working with startups and growth stage companies. I represent corporations, both start-ups and medium sized companies, on a variety of corporate and commercial matters. Specifically, I work with blockchain/web3 companies, fintech companies, med-tech companies, and crypto exchanges.

Essa Abdool-Karim

Emerging Companies and Fintech Lawyer
JD

I solve complex legal and compliance problems. Expertise in IIROC, CSA (PM/IFM/EMD), SEC/RIA, crypto, AML, and privacy. Regulatory M&A. New registrations and change-of-business applications. Cross-border matters. Experienced General Counsel and executive team member. Licensed portfolio manager. Team leadership and mentoring. Practical, business-oriented advice.

Noah Billick

Partner - Director, Regulatory, Funds & Compliance
B.C.L., LLB, MBA

Before starting a degree in law, Toufic did a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, serving him a great deal in analyzing the regulatory issues affecting the Canadian digital asset and blockchain market. Though entrepreneurship was always his passion, it will forever be cemented as plan B after a miserable failed attempt at playing football for Chelsea F.C.

Toufic Adlouni

Co-founder, Managing Director
BPAPM, LLB

With a strong background in software engineering and 8 years of experience in corporate and commercial law, Robert focuses on counselling clients in the technology and start-up industries by helping them with commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and contract drafting and negotiation.

Robert Zalcman

Senior Associate
BEng, BCL, LLB, LLM

Throughout all his endeavours, David has always placed team building and leadership at the forefront of his work, all while leveraging the latest in technology to achieve his personal goals. The desire to do this at a larger scale is what led David to launch companies that are disrupting the traditional legal landscape and spearhead Canada’s first digital law firm.  

David Oram

Co-founder, Chief Business Officer
iBBA, BSc

Prior to joining the firm, Aaron was an equity partner at Aird & Berlis. He is also the Co-Founder of 4L Academy 🎓, a training organization that provides modern, interactive training for young Canadian lawyers and law students. His practice focuses on M&A and tech, though he also works with a broad range of clients on corporate and commercial matters.  

Aaron Baer

'Partner' and Director of Training & Development
JD

Pouya is a forward-thinking business lawyer with a keen interest in innovative and disruptive technologies. Specializing in blockchain and digital assets, Pouya is an associate primarily practicing in the tech industry. With a JD from the U of T and a background in philosophy, you’ll never find a dull conversation with him. When he's not doing law, he's probably spinning beats or organizing parties. 🎉

Pouya Makki

Associate, Securities & Crypto Asset Law
JD

Michael is a venture technology lawyer with a background in mechanical engineering. Michael brings the legal experience of having worked at a large international law firm, advising clients in a variety of technology verticals with M&A, purchase agreements, VC financing and commercial agreements. As a SaaS founder in the legaltech space, Michael is passionate about working with promising technology startups and helping them grow.

Michael Cain

Associate, Venture Technology
BASc, JD

Bianca is an Emerging Technology Lawyer and her practice focuses on providing strategic and sustainable ways for artists and businesses to benefit from blockchain technology. Prior to joining the firm, she completed a dual master's degree in Intellectual Property Law and Emerging Technology. When she's not at the office, you can probably find her at 0x Society, the crypto art gallery she co-founded!

Bianca Lessard

Associate
LLM

Ari is living proof that no one can help startups better than entrepreneurs themselves. As an LLP and founder of several companies, ones including Nanaglow Skincare, Ari brings his experience and expertise to provide the best tailor-made legal services to every client. With the philosophy of leading without a title, Ari continuously exceeds expectations through knowledge, energy and perseverance.  

Ari Mike Varjabedian

Junior Associate
LLB

Alexandra is a second-year law student at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law with a passion for emerging technologies. Throughout her undergrad and law school, she worked in cybersecurity for the Government of Canada. In addition to this, she has worked with multiple refugee law organizations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. When she’s not working, she’s either cooking or trying out new restaurants. 

Alexandra Faircloth

Student Associate
2nd Year LLB

Dhawal has been training lawyers across the globe on how to do business development effectively through Build Your Book. He comes with nearly a decade's experience doing sales and marketing at Fortune 100 and tech startup companies. He is the winner of the Drucker Challenge and a leader of tomorrow from the Swiss Symposium. In his spare time, he is an avid reader, writer, and dad joke connoisseur.

Dhawal Tank

Head of Business Development
HBA, MBA

Trent helps high-growth companies to commercialize and scale their operations while keeping mindful of the legal risks (and challenges) and navigating them effectively. He loves curling and the Blue Jays.

Trent Skanes

Director of Data Privacy & Fractional GC Services