Peter Tuovi


Executive Producer

I provide quality, cost-effective legal advice, negotiation, drafting, and advocacy skills to a range of publicly traded and private businesses and to individuals. I act as general counsel or as special counsel to film, media, new media, Internet and other technology and creative driven businesses, advising most commonly in areas of corporate structuring, capital markets and securities compliance, debt and equity financing, general contracting, intellectual property protection, licensing and distribution matters, and tax.

I have been and continue to be actively involved in feature film production work. I co-founded a self-help legal software publishing company. I co-founded a text media, games and promotions company and remain active in its business. I am general counsel to a roster of creative and technology companies, both public and private. My work has taken me through Canada, the USA and Europe, negotiating for my own interests or on behalf of clients.

In my small firm practice, I have also had occasion to provide general more personalized services to clients in the areas of incorporations, shareholder agreements, wills, estates, residential and commercial real estate, construction and development, employment matters, tax matters, and have appeared as lead counsel in commercial disputes at both the trial courts and in the court of appeal.

Education
London School of Economics (LL.M., with merit, 1989).
University of Western Ontario (LL.B., 1987).
Queen's University (B.Sc., Chem. Eng., 1984).

Credentials
Called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario, 1990

Sample of Publications
"Franchising", Ontario Business Journal", July 1994.
"Legal Guide to Incorporating, Maintaining and Carrying On Your Business in Ontario", 1993.
"Transferable Letters of Credit", Trade Finance, June 1988.

Instructor
Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course Taxation and Insolvency, 1994-1999;
Frequent guest lecturer to special interest groups, including York University, MBA, on issues pertaining to Technology Transfer and Accessing Capital Markets.

Member
Canadian Bar Association
American Bar Association

General Practice Areas (alphabetical)
Computer Law; Copyrights, Corporate and Commercial Law; Employment Law; Entertainment Law; Film and Film Finance; Franchising; Gaming Law; Insolvency Law; Internet and e-Commerce Law; Litigation (Commercial and Intellectual Property); Real Estate; Secured Financings; Securities Law; Technology Finance; Technology Transfer / Licensing and Distribution; Trade-marks; Wills and Estates.

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