The Osgoode Venture Capital Clinic provides free legal services to early-stage entrepreneurial ventures in the financing and equity structuring stages of growth.
Osgoode JD students provide legal services to OVC clients, under the direct supervision of lawyers from Wildeboer Dellelce LLP. OVC clients are generally entrepreneurs such as early to mid-stage businesses; businesses with corporate finance activity or material business agreements imminent and/or full-time founders.
By consulting lawyers early in your business venture, you are better able to steer clear of potential pitfalls which would eat up your time and money.
Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
Based in Toronto, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP (will-de-boar-de-lease) is one of Canada’s premier corporate, securities and business transactions law firms. The firm is ranked by Chambers Canada 2022 as highly regarded for corporate work and was selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the ‘Top 10 Corporate Law Boutiques in Canada’.
Legal Services Offered
Forming the Start-Up
What are the proper incorporation procedures?
How can I best structure and protect my stake in the business?
What type of contracts do I need to prepare?
Due Diligence Prep
How can I optimize my business for a due diligence screen?
Deal Structure Options
How should I best negotiate this term sheet or financing round?
Stock Option Planning
How can I best set up ownership in order to reward employees?
Legal Services NOT Offered
Intellectual Property (IP)
Complicated Employment Advice
If you are an entrepreneur starting and growing your venture, don’t step another foot unless at least you apply for the OVC program.
— Ashraful-Hasan, Founder & CEO, Impactraction
As a start‐up I felt the work I received was excellent in service, integrity of knowledge and a clear understanding of my business goals and mission statement. Student Caseworkers provided professional expertise and guidance. Their forward thinking and analytical skills assisted me in making some key decisions that would save me from contractual difficulties in the future.
— Carol Mark, Creator & CEO, Empower T