We are cross-border startup, video game and IP lawyers who advise on U.S. and Canadian law.

Practice Areas

1. Launching Your Startup

Incorporation, Shareholders' Agreements and Corporate Governance

We incorporate, structure and maintain your company in Canada and the U.S., prepare shareholders' agreements and advise on corporate structures suitable for angel and venture capital investment.

Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure (NDA)

We prepare confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to ensure your business plans and rights are protected when you discuss your company with key individuals and companies.

Employees and Independent Contractors

We prepare employment and independent contractor agreements and create equity compensation structures, such as option plans, to award and retain important employees.

Cross-Border Operations

We structure cross-border operations in Canada and the U.S. including incorporating subsidiaries, assisting with transfer pricing issues, preparing appropriate employment agreements and connecting you with local professionals.

2. Technology and Privacy

Intellectual Property Licensing

We prepare intellectual property license, transfer and sale agreements to capitalize on, and protect the value of, your intellectual property.

Terms of Service/Use and End User License Agreements (EULA)

We prepare terms of service/use and end user license agreements and advise on implementation in order to protect your rights and interests while ensuring that your users are bound to the terms.

Privacy Law

The privacy laws of Canada, the United States and Europe may apply to your online data collection practices. We prepare privacy policies, develop internal company policies, structure data collection and review compliance with United States, Canadian and European privacy law, including COPPA and GDPR.

Software as a Service

SaaS requires a Terms of Service agreement reflecting the provision of a service instead of the license of software. We prepare SaaS-centric Terms of Service agreements to protect your rights and interests while ensuring that your users are bound by the terms.

3. Financing, Securities Law and M&A

Financing

We represent startups, seed/angel investors and venture capitalists and work with industry deal documents (e.g. Series Seed, TechStars, YC SAFE) in both Canadian and U.S. financings.

U.S. and Canadian Securities Law

We assist with U.S. and Canadian securities law compliance in connection with offerings your company makes.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We facilitate M&A transactions (domestic and cross-border) and counsel on strategic deal structuring to capitalize on the value in your company.

4. Video Game Law

Studio Incorporation

We incorporate, structure and maintain video game studios in Canada and the U.S. Having worked with many indie video game studios, we are used to cleaning up messy corporate structures so you can focus on development.

Revenue Sharing and Financing Agreements

We draft revenue sharing and financing agreements and assist clients with negotiating these agreements.

Video Game Publishing Agreements

We draft, review and advise on video game publishing agreements, from AAA to indie titles. We are experienced with all major platforms and publishing agreements, such as Sony (Playstation), Microsoft (Xbox), Nintendo, Apple Arcade and Steam.

Video Game Terms and Conditions and End User License Agreements (EULA)

Virtual reality, virtual worlds, digital items, freemium, mobile? We draft video game specific Terms and Conditions and End User License Agreements for these types of video game and more.

5. Intellectual Property Protection

Patent Registration and Maintenance

We register and maintain utility and design patents in Canada, the U.S. and abroad, including provisional and PCT filings, and advise on your patent rights.

Trademark and Copyright Registration and Maintenance

We register and maintain trademarks and copyrights in Canada, the U.S. and abroad, police trademark rights and copyright (including DMCA claims).

Intellectual Property Strategy, Enforcement and Defense

We counsel on the strategic enforcement and licensing of patent, copyright and trademark rights from a Canadian and U.S. legal perspective and defend against intellectual property claims.

Legal Packages

LAUNCH

Suited to a team ready to launch their product, service or game. Package provides a corporate structure and a legal agreement to transfer software to your company or another party.*

Includes:

  • Incorporation
  • Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement
  • Price:

    $1,400.00

    (including taxes and disbursements such as $383.00 in filing fees)

    EARLY-STAGE

    Suited to an early-stage company that requires the necessary legal structures and documents to get off the ground.*

    Includes:

  • Incorporation
  • Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement
  • Shareholders’ Agreement
  • Share Vesting Agreement
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Price:

    $3,500.00

    (including taxes and disbursements)

    Already incorporated?

    $2,800.00

    (including taxes and disbursements)

    HIRING-STAGE

    Suited to a hiring-stage company that requires employment agreements and an option plan to compensate key employees.*

    Includes:

  • Option Plan and CAP table structuring
  • Securities law compliance
  • Employment Agreement
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Price:

    $2,000.00

    (including taxes and disbursements)

    Flat Fee Legal Services

    Don't see what you're looking for above? Other legal services may be provided on a flat fee basis once we understand the scope of the matter. Please contact us for additional information regarding our flat fee services.

    * Packages contain standardized legal documents.

    Team

    Kellen Voyer | Founder

    Kellen is a U.S. (California) and Canadian lawyer and founder of Voyer Law. He trained in Silicon Valley before establishing Voyer Law in 2013 with the aim of seamlessly providing U.S. and Canadian legal services. He combines legal knowledge with business acumen and sits on the boards of multiple startups.

    David Klaponski | Associate

    David is a U.S. (New York) and Canadian lawyer, as well as a IAPP U.S. Certified Information Privacy Professional, who advises clients on corporate, technology and privacy law.

    Gina Lupino | Associate Counsel

    Gina is a U.S. (New York) and Canadian lawyer, former U.S. patent examiner and former engineer, who advises on patent, trademark and copyright registration, management and enforcement. She is a registered US patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

    Seong-Cheol Son | Associate

    Seong-Cheol is a U.S. (Washington) lawyer who advises on patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design matters. He has over 13 years of experience in managing international patent portfolios and has represented clients at the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Canadian Trademark Opposition Board.

    Jocelyn Hassell | 2020/2021 Articling Student

    Jocelyn is a recent graduate of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She previously completed her MSc at the London School of Economics, where she researched workplace trends in the science and technology sectors.

    Jason Choi | 2020/2021 Articling Student

    Jason is a recent graduate of Western University’s Faculty of Law. Prior to this, he obtained his MSc in Pharmacology at McGill University where he studied combination drug therapy for brain cancer and published several papers in peer-reviewed journals.

    Contact

    Vancouver Office

    Located in Gastown | Directions
    403-134 Abbott Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2K4

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