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Jamie Firsten is a partner in a business law group at Goodmans. His practice focuses on advising emerging companies in connection with venture financings, M&A, and corporate and commercial law matters, with a main focus on technology companies. Within technology, Jamie is active in the enterprise software and e-sports space.
He acts for startups as well as established private and public companies in a wide range of industries, including information technology, media, hospitality, manufacturing and industrial, retail and natural resources.
He is part of the Goodmans team, acting as “legal counsel in residence” at the DMZ at Ryerson University, one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups.
Jamie is recognized by numerous publications including: Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. In 2021, Jamie was honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.
Before joining Goodmans, Jamie was a partner at another large Canadian firm, practicing private equity and corporate law with a strong focus within the technology sector.
Some of Jamie’s representative work includes acting for:
- Maple Corporation, the leading telemedicine provider in Canada, in connection with Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.’s $75 million investment in the company
- The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative in connection with all transactional and commercial matters
- The management of Firmex in connection with its recent sale
- OverActive Media in connection with its acquisition of the Toronto Slot of the Overwatch League from Activision Blizzard, and a slot in the European League of Legends Championship Series from Riot Games
- E-learning software company Docebo in connection with a Series B financing round
- Panasonic Canada in connection with various acquisitions
- The Harlo Group in connection with real estate transactions and various venture financings
- Whitecap Ventures in connection with various portfolio investments
- Ripple Ventures in connection with the formation of its fund and portfolio investments
- Resolver, a governance, risk management and compliance software company, in connection with a Series A financing round and ongoing tuck in acquisitions
- Several search funds in connection with their respective qualifying transactions
- PerfectMind, a leading health and fitness software company, in connection with its sale transaction to Advent Group
- Purefacts Financial Solutions, a leading provider of wealth management software, in connection with its acquisition of various fintech companies
|Education|| University of Windsor (LL.B., 2006)
University of Western Ontario (B.A., Psychology, 2003)
Law Society of Ontario
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