Donald B. Johnston

Aird & Berlis LLP

181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl
Toronto, ON M5J 2T9
Phone: (416) 865-3072
Fax: (416) 863-1515

Partner and co-Chair of the firm’s technology team, privacy & data security team and a member of the Corporate/Commercial and Intellectual Property Groups. For over two decades, Don has been advising on technology transactions, including acquisitions, financing, outsourcing, procurement, licensing, joint ventures and development projects in Canada, the US and elsewhere. He has acted for numerous technology developers and governments and has been involved in major technology projects, including biotech, health informatics, nuclear and renewable energy. Don is past president and co-founder of the Canadian IT Law Association. He is Secretary-Treasurer of the International Bar Association’s Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee as well as a member of the Canadian Bar Association Business Law Section and the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group. Don is also a member of council and past executive committee member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, and past chairman of the board of Skymeter Corporation, a GIS services company. He has published numerous articles and lectured on various topics related to his areas of expertise. Recognized by The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, Expert Guides, Best Lawyers and Lexpert®. Called to the Ontario Bar (1978).

Year Called to the Bar:1978 (ON)
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Computer & IT Law
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Technology Transactions