Jason A. Saltzman practises corporate finance & securities law, with an emphasis on securities offerings, mergers & acquisitions, private equity/venture capital and securities compliance. Jason works with established and emerging issuers world-wide, primarily in the cannabis, technology, esports, fin-tech, life science and resource sectors. He advises issuers, investment dealers, and institutional investors on various forms of financing transactions. Jason has taken numerous companies public on the TSX, TSXV and CSE by IPO, reverse takeover, capital pool transactions and direct listings. In addition to his leading cannabis practice, Jason was a front runner in pro esports, having acted for the Toronto Defiant on joining the Overwatch League. Jason has built an alternative finance practice where he regularly advises in the areas of fin-tech, crowdfunding, initial coin offerings/cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending and robo-advising. He has become known as a thought leader in this innovative area. Jason served two terms on the Ontario Securities Commission’s Small and Medium Enterprises Advisory Committee from 2014–2017. He sits on the advisory board of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada and on the executive committee of the Canada-Israel Chamber of Commerce.