Tyson has a business law practice which is focused on advising video game, virtual and augmented reality, information technology, and ecommerce businesses. From one person indie shops to AAA studios, Tyson’s practice also includes assisting emerging and growth stage companies in a variety of industry sectors.
Tyson leverages his expertise to assist clients with drafting effective licensing and master service agreements; negotiating publishing and distribution deals; and advising on consumer protection and privacy matters. He also advises clients on drafting employment agreements, negotiating contractor relationships, and advising on related royalty matters.
In his practice, Tyson works alongside companies from across Canada, the United States, and abroad who are creators, developers, integrators, innovators, distributors, and service providers. As a former television executive, Tyson knows what it’s like to be on the other side of the lawyer-client relationship and actively works to not simply flag issues but to provide effective solutions as well.
Tyson received both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia and is based in Vancouver, Canada. Tyson currently acts as Clinic Adjunct for the Centre for Business Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Lastly, as an avid curler, Tyson is great with a broom and never hesitates to hurry hard.
Certificate in Entertainment Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016
J.D., University of British Columbia, 2013
B.A., (Hons.), University of British Columbia, 2010
Tyson is a member of the Canadian firm’s Black and Indigenous Business Law Clinic (the “Clinic”), which provides qualifying Black and Indigenous founders with practical and timely corporate and commercial legal advice. In 2022, the Clinic was one of four recipients to receive the Justice Seymour Simon Award recognizing outstanding pro bono work done by a team of lawyers and staff at the firm.
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