79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2007 (ON); 2004 (New York)
A leading technology lawyer, Joel has extensive and nuanced knowledge in tech outsourcing, fintech, cloud computing and payment cards and systems. Joel works closely with financial institutions and leading businesses, advising on complex and innovative transactions, data governance practices and other tech-related initiatives. As co-head of Torys’ Technology Contracting practice, Joel advises clients in Canada and the United States on strategic commercial transactions involving technology development and procurement, outsourcing, payment systems, fintech, blockchain, cloud computing, digital and e-commerce solutions, data distribution, privacy compliance and breach response. Joel’s clients include technology service providers, retailers, pension funds, financial institutions, government agencies and companies in the asset management, energy and securities sectors. Joel also co-heads Torys’ Data Governance and Strategy Group and regularly counsels clients on critical data-related issues, opportunities and best practices, including data protection, management, development and commercialization.
On April 29, 2016, the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) sold the business operations and assets of Roynat Lease Finance, a lease financing business and a division of Roynat Inc., to Meridian Credit Union Limited (Meridian), Ontario’s largest credit union.