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Lunch and Learn: Top Ten Legal Issues for Startups

Are you a startup in cleantech or working to build a green economy looking for some legal guidance before making strategic and operational decisions? Register Here for the next Lunch and Learn where attendees will get support navigating ten key issues early-stage startups face in this Lunch and Learn with CSI Member Marc Goldgrub of Green Economy Law and Konata Lake of Torys Law.   


Attendees will learn about legal structures, IP strategy, raising capital, and the importance of quality investors and advisors. 


By the end of this event you will:

  • Understand and prepare for the legal issues you may face as a startup. 
  • Explore how working with lawyers at the presenting firms can help you properly address and overcome those issues. 

This event will run from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT. The last 15 mins will be reserved for Q&A. 

CSI Members get in for free! If you aren’t a CSI member yet, we ask you to pay what you can using Eventbrite’s donation option. If registration is inaccessible to you, please reach out to andrea(dot)s(at)socialinnovation(dot)ca.



About the Speakers: 

Marc Z. Goldgrub is a lawyer at Green Economy Law Professional Corporation, a corporate, commercial, and environmental law firm for the new green economy. The firm is based out of CSI Spadina, and primarily works with green businesses and nonprofits. Before founding Green Economy Law Professional Corporation in 2020, Marc worked as a resident associate at the premier New York media and entertainment law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. He is a member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and the cycling advocacy group Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition. 


Konata Lake is a lawyer and partner at Torys LLP – one of the most prominent Canadian corporate law firms with offices in Toronto, New York, Montreal, Calgary, and Halifax. Across M&A, venture capital and private equity investments, Konata brings strategic thinking and deep knowledge to help businesses scale and investors realize their investment strategies in emerging and high-growth companies.