Canada: Aird & Berlis LLP Partners With Maple Leaf Angels And MLA48
Last Updated: May 16 2016

Aird & Berlis LLP (A&B) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Maple Leaf Angels Corporation (MLA) and MLA48, MLA's angel investment fund. MLA, a network of experienced entrepreneurs and investors, offers coaching, mentorship, networking opportunities and access to capital for seed and early-stage technology companies in the information, communication and entertainment sector. MLA48 is Canada's first angel investment fund committed to making investment decisions within 48 hours.

"We're extremely excited to be working with A&B on our initiatives in the technology space," said Brandon Corman, Managing Director of MLA. "A&B's full-service legal capabilities are top notch, and their commitment, passion and relationships in the startup ecosystem in southern Ontario offer great value to our investor-members and the entrepreneurs we work with."

A&B's Startups Team, led by Rebecca Kacaba and Mat Goldstein, advises on all aspects of technology commercialization – including seed, angel and venture capital – as well as corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, product and technology licensing, privacy, data protection and other considerations. "This is a fantastic, multi-stakeholder partnership," said Mat Goldstein. "At A&B, we believe that supporting entrepreneurs is hugely important in the modern, technology-driven landscape, and we are pleased to be able to contribute to innovation in Canada. With our deep expertise working with early stage founders and funders, we can help emerging companies navigate the commercial, regulatory and competitive challenges related to bringing new innovation to market."

About Maple Leaf Angels

Established in 2007, Maple Leaf Angels is a not-for-profit membership organization. Its mandate is to connect accredited investors and the brightest, most passionate entrepreneurs in a stream-lined process within the larger entrepreneurial ecosystem. Maple Leaf Angels' members are a group of high net worth private individuals who invest in seed and early-stage technology companies. While investments are made individually, MLA members enjoy the benefit of best practices and the collective knowledge and networks of the group.

About Aird & Berlis LLP

Aird & Berlis LLP is a leading Canadian law firm based in Toronto, serving clients across Canada and globally. The firm's practice encompasses all principal areas of business law, including corporate/commercial, corporate finance, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology and intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax. The firm's diverse client base ranges from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations.

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