Donald B. Johnston
Partner

Aird & Berlis LLP

181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl
Toronto, ON M5J 2T9
Phone: (416) 865-3072
Fax: (416) 863-1515
E-mail: djohnston@airdberlis.com
 
 
 

Partner and co-Chair of the Technology Law Group, co-Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group, and a member of the Corporate/Commercial and Intellectual Property Groups. Don has diverse experience in technology of all kinds, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, privacy/data protection and health law, even new technologies like blockchain and autonomous vehicles. He provides strategic advice to clients on licensing transactions, financing and development projects, negotiating and settling agreements and distribution arrangements. 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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