Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 10am - 11:30am


Post-incorporation legal issues can be daunting for entrepreneurs during the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. In this highly interactive workshop designed for an Invest Ottawa audience (Teach, Talk, Try), participants will receive legal “know-knows” from MDK lawyers on these questions:

  • What does a “state of emergency” mean for business operations?
  • Post-incorporation – what protections can I put in place for my company?
  • Can I blame the pandemic for a breach of contract?
  • Post-emergency readiness – what are the top legal issues to consider?

About the Speakers

Naomi Morisawa De Koven is the managing lawyer of MDK Business Law. She regularly advises entrepreneurs and knowledge-based businesses on legal issues relating to corporate/commercial, financing and M&A transactions. Currently she is a director of TiE Ottawa and Mindtrust Leadership.
Simon Sigler’s legal practice is focused in litigation (commercial, civil, employment) and leasing. Previously Simon worked for in advertising in Toronto and London, UK, and at a management consulting company in Seoul, Korea. He is the regional representative for the Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Executive and an Executive Member, of The Ottawa Mission Foundation – Young Professionals Network.

About MDK Business Law

MDK Business Law supports entrepreneurs by providing pro-active legal knowledge to help its clients to launch well, grow smart and thrive. The law firm provides legal advice and options that support strategy and decision-making, as well as help to address the inevitable challenges encountered during the business lifecycle. The lawyers at MDK are committed to offering time and resources to members of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem that reinforce building positive, collaborative relationships with other like-minded leaders on a path to achieving long-term business success.