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Tyson Gratton


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.

Bar admissionsBritish Columbia, 2014
  • English
  • Certificate in Entertainment Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016
  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2013
  • B.A., (Hons.), University of British Columbia, 2010

Pro Bono

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.


  • "Detoxifying the Anonymous Internet One Troll at a Time: Norwich Orders", [republished by Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, vol. 23, no. 6, October 2022]
  • Author, Shocking U.S. "Loot Box" Bill Should Surprise No One: The Video Game Industry Under Attack, May 2019
  • Author, VFX Animators Awarded Overtime Pay: Decision Sets High BC Bar for "High-Tech Professional",
     April 2019
  • Author, "Intern(al) Affairs": Managing Unpaid Internships in British Columbia, June 2015
  • Author, Gotta Have (Good) Faith: Wrongful Dismissal and Aggravated Damages in George v. Cowichan Tribes, April 2015
  • Author, The Most Important Question is Why: the SCC Revisits Constructive Dismissal, March 2015
  • Author, 28 Years Later: Constitutional Right to Strike Confirmed by Supreme Court, February 2015
  • Author, It's a Two-Way Street: Employees are Required to Give Notice of Resignation, January 2015
  • Author, 2014 Year in Review: Ensure your organization stays on the "Nice List" in 2015, January 2015 

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Video Game Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Vancouver Bar Association