Ashlee Froese is lawyer and trademark agent with over 13 years' experience, who is recognized by the Law Society of Ontario as a Certified Specialist in Trademarks Law, one of only 6 female lawyers in Ontario that carry that designation. Since 2017, Ashlee has been consistently recognized by the World Trademark Review as one of the top 1000 trademark lawyers in the world. In 2019, Ashlee was only one of 39 lawyers across Canada to be granted the Lexpert Zenith Award, which recognizes Ashlee as a change maker in law.
Ashlee's scope of practice includes trademarks, copyright, licensing, domain name, social media, marketing/advertising and packaging/labeling laws. Ashlee also assists in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements associated with the manufacture, distribution, sale and advertisement of branded products and services.
Ashlee is a guest speaker and published author on branding and fashion law across North America and is regularly asked to provide media commentary on key legal developments. Prior to launching Froese Law, Ashlee was a partner on Bay Street in Toronto.
Shirin Movahed is a lawyer who is licensed to practice in New York, Florida and DC. With over 14 years’ experience practicing corporate, commercial, litigation and intellectual property law, Shirin provides a deep understanding of entering the US market.
Shirin’s scope of practice includes corporate, commercial, trademarks, copyright, real estate, franchise, employment and licensing laws.
In her corporate practice, Shirin is experienced in all aspects of corporate formation and governance including the preparation, review and negotiation of operating and shareholder’s agreements, employment agreements, acquisition/merger agreements, franchise agreements, licensing agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements, and intellectual property agreements.
Shirin has lectured at universities, cultural institutions and trade associations on intellectual property rights and protection, as well as on what it takes to do business in the U.S. Shirin was selected by Thomson Reuters’ to their elusive list of New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars and top female lawyers.
TECHNOLOGY & INTERNET LAWYER
Salim Dharssi is lawyer licensed to practice in Ontario and is also called to the bar in New York. With over 10 years’ experience in contract, technology, internet and intellectual property law, Salim provides practical and responsive advice to companies in technology-related businesses including companies doing business online.
Salim provides contract services for companies from startup, through growth and to maturity. He prepares customer-facing agreements for product launches including for SaaS and AI-based businesses, websites and online marketplaces, mobile applications, and IoT systems. Salim helps sales teams navigate negotiations with customers by using innovative processes and tools to streamline contract review cycles, thereby reducing time to market. Contracts for partner, collaboration, development and service provider relationships are also an area of focus for Salim.
Prior to joining Froese Law, Salim practiced at one of Canada’s premier national Bay Street law firms. Prior to that Salim also worked as in-house counsel in a Fortune 100 technology company. He is past-chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Licensing Committee, and a past vice-chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law Committee. Salim holds a B Sc in computer engineering. Salim is a regular speaker on internet and technology law across Canada.
Alana Brockie is a licensed paralegal, a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits, law clerk and legal assistant. Alana holds a P1 license with the Law Society of Ontario and is in good standing. In addition, Alana is an Ordinary Member with The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.
Alana has experience in commercial and tax litigation assisting some of Toronto's most respected litigators. In addition, she has experience in research administration researching documents, publications and evidence, as well as analyzing relevant data and journal articles.
Alana is part of our corporate team providing assistance with starting up businesses, corporate maintenance, and government grants. As a law clerk, Alana is responsible for incorporations, minute book maintenance and annual corporate filings.
Prior to joining Froese Law, Alana has experience working as a legal assistant on Bay Street at one of the "big four" accounting firms.
Eman Bare is a third year law student at New York Law School, on a full scholarship. She is an active member of the Black Law Students Association and Muslim Law Students Association. She is also a teaching assistant for Constitutional Law, and finished her second year of law school on the Dean’s High Honors List.
Eman is passionate about copyright law and understanding how intellectual property laws can be used for international development. She spent her second year of law school working on an independent study that examined how copyright law has systemically disadvantaged African American communities.
Prior to law school, Eman worked for CBC News across Canada, where she focused on investigative stories relating to immigration, politics and technology. Eman has also written for Vogue Arabia, Teen Vogue, Allure and Flare as a fashion and beauty writer. Her favorite interview to date was with the late Kate Spade.
Eman also attended Toronto Film School’s Fashion & Design program in 2016 and launched her namesake clothing line Eman Idil. Since launching in 2017, Eman has shown across Canada and the US and has been invited to show in Italy and France. She showcased her debut line at New York Fashion Week in 2018, with two sold out shows three weeks after beginning her first year of law school. Eman is currently working with Toronto manufactures to produce her latest purse collections.
Eman is excited to use her law degree to protect the industries that she loves and help Canadian artists grow their business.
Froese Law is a unique law firm and we’re looking for a different type of professional. Our unofficial mantra is: Bay Street caliber, without the Bay Street bull. Froese Law is a law firm that empowers our lawyers to dictate the direction of their career, fuel their interest, hone their skills and tap into their passion. Together, we are shaping the future of how law is practiced. Our clients are brand-centric consumer-facing companies, entrepreneurs and celebrities in a myriad of different industries. If you think that you can bring a legal skill set that would benefit our clients in a real and substantive way and you share our values, reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you!
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