Testimonials

  • I’ve worked with Mike Dunleavy for more than 15 years on many significant and complex transactions.  There’s a good reason that Summerhill Venture Partners uses Mike and the LW team for our Canadian investment work and recommends them to our investee companies and others – they are at the top of the law game in Canada with decades of experience. They understand the cross border tech space from both the company and investor standpoint; be it general corporate and partnership transactions, structuring various business operating arrangements, financing, and significant M&A events.  They have a team that is second to none.  We always know that our investee companies are in good hands if represented by LW.

    - Joe Catalfamo Managing Partner of Summerhill
  • Rockstar Consortium is very pleased to have Mike Dunleavy and the team at LaBarge Weinstein under retainer for all of our corporate legal requirements.  Mike and LW have provided Rockstar with responsive, effective and practical legal advice and have consistently added value for Rockstar in its dealings with its 4,000+ patents.  We would not hesitate to recommend the LW team to anyone seeking top-tier corporate legal advice, and particularly where their business involves technology or intellectual property.

    - John Veschi Former CEO of Rockstar Consortium
  • Labarge Weinstein has been acting as Neptec’s legal counsel for nearly ten years. Over that time we have come to appreciate the extra effort LW professionals put into understanding our business and its challenges so they can tailor legal services and advice to help us achieve our corporate goals. They have become a valued part of our team.

    - Paul Nephin Founder of Neptec
  • We have worked with LaBarge Weinstein for close to fifteen years.  Over that time, we have come to rely on their team for all our personal and corporate tax planning and litigation needs. They have become an invaluable partner to our business and they have successfully guided us through some complex situations. We are confident that with LaBarge Weinstein we are receiving the best tax advice available.

    - Paul Genier Chairman & Former President of Veritaaq
  • Startups are hard enough as it is.  We needed our law firm to be a competitive advantage and that’s exactly what LaBarge Weinstein is for us.

    - Paul Dejoe CEO of Ecquire
  • LaBarge Weinstein has become a leading player within the Canadian technology industry.

    - TechVibes
  • LaBarge Weinstein has grabbed the lion’s share in the high tech startup market.

    - Ottawa Citizen
  • Lawyers to the High Tech Stars.

    - Globe and Mail
  • LW is a trusted and valuable extension of the MindBridge Ai team as we scale-up our operations.

    - Jim Fagan Executive Director Corporate Development of MindBridge Ai
  • Shane is an exceptionally talented individual. His legal skills, knowledge and experience are well above any of the lawyers I have come across in my 45 years in business. LaBarge is lucky to have such a person working for the firm as he brings credibility, knowledge and an incredible skill set to the legal profession. Shane is honest, straightforward and trustworthy. Something many in the legal profession are not capable of delivering to their clients. I have and will highly recommend Shane to anyone looking for an exceptional lawyer. There are in my opinion very few who can come even close to his abilities to deliver the quality of service he provides us with. We are very lucky to have him for our legal representative.

    - Dr. Leslie Klein President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
  • I have worked with LW with my last 3 startups. Two with James Smith and the my current one with Michael Sami. Both of them are very pragmatic legal counsel that focus on minimizing the real risk the company is undertaking when approaching different corporate deals. They do not get caught-up in endless legalities unless the impact is material for the company. I would highly recommend James and Michael and the LW team.

    - Marc Gingras CEO of Foko Retail
  • My co-founders and I have been working with Shane at LW for over 10 years now across various companies. Starting new company? Call Shane. Capital raise? Shane. Acquisition? Shane. He's been our go-to and we recommend him everywhere.

    - Aydin Mirzaee Founding Fellow of Fellow.app
  • Sami and his team has been nothing short of exceptional in executing our legal needs and giving us the benefit of their experience across hundreds of other deals and transactions. At times of high stakes and high emotions Sami has always been a source of truth, objectivity, and stability.

    - Bofei Cao CEO of Realvision
  • Sami and the team at LaBarge Weinstein are very professional and catering. Conversations feel like a relationship between mentor and advisor, rather than client and lawyer. Extremely happy with our services and building a stronger relationship as our company grows.

    - Edward Shim Managing Director of Studio 1 Labs
  • Sami, Julia and the team at LaBarge Weinstein have been excellent in supporting us as we scale. Both in terms of raising capital as well as client agreements. Highly recommend their services.

    - Joseph Dsouza CEO of ProNavigator
  • Sami and LW have been a great partner to us in the last three and a half years since we started our company. Sami is highly experienced when it comes to the startup business (especially tech) and this has helped ensure that from the get-go we've had the right structure in place to reach our strategic goals. He and his team have helped us through important partnerships, option grants, contract negotiations and much more. His experience in dealing with cross border issues, in particular, has really benefited us as well. Lastly, I do want to say that LWs model is rather unique. They are fair in their pricing and provide great flexibility for startups when it comes to billing. This "business model of trust" has gone a long way in making us feel comfortable in getting Sami's help on matters that we may have otherwise, in the initial days, chosen to take shortcuts on.

    - Ujwal Arkalgud CEO of MotivBase.com
  • Sami and Laura have been invaluable in helping us operate as a business. Responsive to requests, and providing a ton of value in their advice.

    - Kevin Kliman CEO of Humi
  • I have worked with Colin Wrynn at LaBarge Weinstein for over a decade. He is an excellent corporate lawyer with a strong business sense. He has given us vital counsel in a half dozen transactions in that time. He is diligent at his work and enjoyable to work with!

    - Alexander Handa CEO of Groupdesk
  • I have a lot of good things to say about LaBarge Weinstein. I’ve said before that changing firms was one of the smartest business moves we made. At the beginning of the year, we had committed to launch SageTea but cash was a struggle, as it is for most startups. Their advice enabled us to raise the required funds, which catapulted the business forward and enabled us to really develop our vision.

    - David Long CEO of SageTea
  • I’ve worked with Mike Dunleavy for more than 15 years on many significant and complex transactions.  There’s a good reason that Summerhill Venture Partners uses Mike and the LW team for our Canadian investment work and recommends them to our investee companies and others – they are at the top of the law game in Canada with decades of experience. They understand the cross border tech space from both the company and investor standpoint; be it general corporate and partnership transactions, structuring various business operating arrangements, financing, and significant M&A events.  They have a team that is second to none.  We always know that our investee companies are in good hands if represented by LW.

    - Joe Catalfamo Managing Partner of Summerhill
  • Rockstar Consortium is very pleased to have Mike Dunleavy and the team at LaBarge Weinstein under retainer for all of our corporate legal requirements.  Mike and LW have provided Rockstar with responsive, effective and practical legal advice and have consistently added value for Rockstar in its dealings with its 4,000+ patents.  We would not hesitate to recommend the LW team to anyone seeking top-tier corporate legal advice, and particularly where their business involves technology or intellectual property.

    - John Veschi Former CEO of Rockstar Consortium
  • Labarge Weinstein has been acting as Neptec’s legal counsel for nearly ten years. Over that time we have come to appreciate the extra effort LW professionals put into understanding our business and its challenges so they can tailor legal services and advice to help us achieve our corporate goals. They have become a valued part of our team.

    - Paul Nephin Founder of Neptec
  • We have worked with LaBarge Weinstein for close to fifteen years.  Over that time, we have come to rely on their team for all our personal and corporate tax planning and litigation needs. They have become an invaluable partner to our business and they have successfully guided us through some complex situations. We are confident that with LaBarge Weinstein we are receiving the best tax advice available.

    - Paul Genier Chairman & Former President of Veritaaq
  • Startups are hard enough as it is.  We needed our law firm to be a competitive advantage and that’s exactly what LaBarge Weinstein is for us.

    - Paul Dejoe CEO of Ecquire
  • LW is a trusted and valuable extension of the MindBridge Ai team as we scale-up our operations.

    - Jim Fagan Executive Director Corporate Development of MindBridge Ai
  • Shane is an exceptionally talented individual. His legal skills, knowledge and experience are well above any of the lawyers I have come across in my 45 years in business. LaBarge is lucky to have such a person working for the firm as he brings credibility, knowledge and an incredible skill set to the legal profession. Shane is honest, straightforward and trustworthy. Something many in the legal profession are not capable of delivering to their clients. I have and will highly recommend Shane to anyone looking for an exceptional lawyer. There are in my opinion very few who can come even close to his abilities to deliver the quality of service he provides us with. We are very lucky to have him for our legal representative.

    - Dr. Leslie Klein President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
  • I have worked with LW with my last 3 startups. Two with James Smith and the my current one with Michael Sami. Both of them are very pragmatic legal counsel that focus on minimizing the real risk the company is undertaking when approaching different corporate deals. They do not get caught-up in endless legalities unless the impact is material for the company. I would highly recommend James and Michael and the LW team.

    - Marc Gingras CEO of Foko Retail
  • My co-founders and I have been working with Shane at LW for over 10 years now across various companies. Starting new company? Call Shane. Capital raise? Shane. Acquisition? Shane. He's been our go-to and we recommend him everywhere.

    - Aydin Mirzaee Founding Fellow of Fellow.app
  • Sami and his team has been nothing short of exceptional in executing our legal needs and giving us the benefit of their experience across hundreds of other deals and transactions. At times of high stakes and high emotions Sami has always been a source of truth, objectivity, and stability.

    - Bofei Cao CEO of Realvision
  • Sami and the team at LaBarge Weinstein are very professional and catering. Conversations feel like a relationship between mentor and advisor, rather than client and lawyer. Extremely happy with our services and building a stronger relationship as our company grows.

    - Edward Shim Managing Director of Studio 1 Labs
  • Sami, Julia and the team at LaBarge Weinstein have been excellent in supporting us as we scale. Both in terms of raising capital as well as client agreements. Highly recommend their services.

    - Joseph Dsouza CEO of ProNavigator
  • Sami and LW have been a great partner to us in the last three and a half years since we started our company. Sami is highly experienced when it comes to the startup business (especially tech) and this has helped ensure that from the get-go we've had the right structure in place to reach our strategic goals. He and his team have helped us through important partnerships, option grants, contract negotiations and much more. His experience in dealing with cross border issues, in particular, has really benefited us as well. Lastly, I do want to say that LWs model is rather unique. They are fair in their pricing and provide great flexibility for startups when it comes to billing. This "business model of trust" has gone a long way in making us feel comfortable in getting Sami's help on matters that we may have otherwise, in the initial days, chosen to take shortcuts on.

    - Ujwal Arkalgud CEO of MotivBase.com
  • Sami and Laura have been invaluable in helping us operate as a business. Responsive to requests, and providing a ton of value in their advice.

    - Kevin Kliman CEO of Humi
  • I have worked with Colin Wrynn at LaBarge Weinstein for over a decade. He is an excellent corporate lawyer with a strong business sense. He has given us vital counsel in a half dozen transactions in that time. He is diligent at his work and enjoyable to work with!

    - Alexander Handa CEO of Groupdesk
  • I have a lot of good things to say about LaBarge Weinstein. I’ve said before that changing firms was one of the smartest business moves we made. At the beginning of the year, we had committed to launch SageTea but cash was a struggle, as it is for most startups. Their advice enabled us to raise the required funds, which catapulted the business forward and enabled us to really develop our vision.

    - David Long CEO of SageTea
  • LaBarge Weinstein has become a leading player within the Canadian technology industry.

    - TechVibes
  • LaBarge Weinstein has grabbed the lion’s share in the high tech startup market.

    - Ottawa Citizen
  • Lawyers to the High Tech Stars.

    - Globe and Mail

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