Morgan provides a range of corporate/commercial and intellectual property legal assistance to companies of all sizes. He’s helped tech and biotech start-ups protect their IP and get to market, and handled commercial transactions for large companies from international transportation through provincial lotteries, power companies and telecom. He also assists clients from a range of sectors with their corporate structuring, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, and corporate re-organizations.
Morgan particularly enjoys affordably helping start-ups and small businesses get their operations up and running. He advises them on their business structure and corporate governance matters, as well as drafting all the contracts needed to get them doing business. He advises on intellectual property, considering what’s patentable or subject to copyright, and what’s best kept a trade-secret. He enjoys advising on branding strategy, helping clients select and protect the best trade-marks to build their valuable goodwill around. He can also advise on freedom to operate issues, helping clients avoid infringement of others’ IP, which can be particularly helpful when building on open-source software.
Before joining Patterson Law, Morgan rowed for Canada in the London Summer Olympics, taught law students and ran a start-up legal clinic at Queen’s University, was responsible for intellectual property protection and commercialization at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and was an Associate at a large international law firm.