DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes Partner Michael E. Reid to the Vancouver office

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to announce that Mike Reid has joined the firm as a Partner in the Vancouver office. Mike practises technology-related business law, with a particular focus on corporate, commercial and ‎information technology matters.‎ ‎

Mike is a trusted legal advisor helping guide clients from the software, video gaming, cannabis and entertainment industries through their various corporate processes and business ‎issues. Mike regularly advises clients on corporate/commercial law matters including intellectual property, ‎franchise, privacy, and licensing issues. He also acts on transactional matters including purchase and sale of ‎private company shares and assets, as well as equity and debt financings.‎ Mike has particular expertise advising startup companies and has written a number of articles providing tips, tools ‎and programs for entrepreneurs and their startup ventures.‎

Mike joins DLA Piper from the Vancouver office of a prominent Canadian business law firm, where he was a Partner and the Co-Chair of the Startups and Emerging Companies practice.

Prior to practising law, Mike had a career in marketing and communications working for a wide range of ‎local BC clients. He brings to his legal practice a practical understanding of what it takes to grow ‎successful business ventures in the modern economic landscape.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and well-rounded team at DLA Piper,” said Mike. “Modern businesses, big or small, require a holistic approach to their legal services, with an increasing focus on international issues, and that’s exactly what DLA’s platform provides. I look forward to building an even stronger technology team and practice across the country.”

“Mike is widely-recognized for his expertise working with companies in the information technology, gaming and ‎entertainment sectors and for ‎providing instrumental legal advice to those same clients at every stage of their business.” said Robert Seidel, Q.C., Canada Managing Partner. “I am delighted that he has decided to join us and am confident he will be a key participant driving our expanding technology-related corporate law practice.”