Blakes launches $1 million program to help startups access legal services

Blake, Cassels and Graydon has launched a program to help startups get better access to legal advice.

The program, called Nitro, will launch in the Toronto and Waterloo Region Corridor. It will be overseen by a team of Blakes lawyers with complementary skillsets, including extensive experience in working with startups.

“Emerging technology is critical to the future of the Canadian economy and Blakes is dedicated to supporting its development,” said Rob Granatstein, managing partner of Blakes.

“Nitro will provide top-tier legal advice at pivotal moments in the development of these companies,” said Brock Gibson. “We want to be there to see new companies succeed. We will do this by providing exceptional work supervised by experienced people,” said Brock Gibson, Chair of Blakes.

As part of the funding, Blakes is allocating an initial $1 million worth of flexible and subsidized legal services to qualified emerging technology companies.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang is BetaKit's News Editor.