Meet Our Team
Our experienced lawyers pride themselves on providing services that align with our firm’s founding principles of honesty, integrity, reliability, and value.
AARON GRINHAUS, LL.B., J.D., LL.M. (Tax)
Aaron Grinhaus’ practice focuses on business law, tax and estate planning, including commercial transactions, corporate reorganization, professional corporations and asset protection and securitization.
Mr. Grinhaus is also an experienced business, tax, and Fintech consultant, who advises clients on Fintech strategies, including the use of Blockchain technology, smart contracts, and cryptocurrency to reduce business costs, hedge institutional friction, and expedite capital raises and cross-border wealth transfer transactions. He is a recognized Fintech expert and is program director and faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School’s “Blockchains, Smart Contracts, and the Law” Certificate program. He is also the author of the textbook “A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts and Blockchain Law” (LexisNexis: 2019; 2nd Ed. 2022), the world’s first textbook on Blockchain and Smart contract law, as well as “Blockchain and Smart Contract Law: US and International Perspectives” (LexisNexis: 2022).
Mr. Grinhaus frequently gives presentations on a variety of business, Fintech and tax law related topics and has acted as chair, presenter and lecturer through a number of organizations including the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), RBC Dominion Securities, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and Michigan State University College of Law, among others. He is also heavily involved in the legal community having served on the Governing Council and several section executive boards of the OBA for over a decade and having served as Director and General Counsel for several not-for-profit and charitable organizations.
Mr. Grinhaus holds law degrees from the University of Ottawa (LL.B.), Michigan State University College of Law (J.D.) and a Masters in Tax Law from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (LL.M.)
Alisha Butani is an Associate Lawyer with a focus on corporate structuring, corporate-commercial transactions, tax reorganizations and estate planning. Alisha is also active in our Blockchain and Digital asset practice, and has published a complex article addressing the US taxation of digital assets in the textbook, “A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts and Blockchain Law” (LexisNexis: 2022).
Alisha holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Western Ontario.
Family Law Counsel, Practicing in Association
Matthew practices exclusively in Family Law. Matthew provides advice and represents his clients in all areas of family law, including divorce; parenting issues such as custody and access; financial issues related to the division of property and support; and child protection matters involved the children’s aid society. Matthew regularly attends court proceedings before the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, Brampton and Newmarket, and before the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto.
EDWARD A. MANCINELLI
Intellectual Property Counsel, Practicing in Association
For 20 years, Edward A. Mancinelli has assisted entrepreneurs, innovators, content creators and health providers grow their businesses from the ground up. In both private practice and as in-house counsel, he has served his intellectual property (IP) clients in the areas of trademark, copyright, domain names, trade secret and patent matters, including the filing of applications, copyright and trademark clearance, IP enforcement and litigation matters, preparation of assignment and licensing transactions, IP acquisition and portfolio management and legal opinions. He also assists various health providers with health regulatory matters.
Prior to establishing his current practice, Edward worked as in-house IP counsel for a North American developer of early-stage technology and Internet companies. He is also active in the healthcare sector, volunteering for not-for-profit health organizations, boards and committees, and assisted to establish a publicly-funded interdisciplinary health clinic in the Greater Toronto Area.
Commercial Litigation Counsel, Practicing in Association
Jason Lee is a barrister with over 25 years experience of dispute resolution involving all types of litigation and alternative dispute procedures, such as mediation and arbitration.
He has represented clients at every level from individuals with contract disputes to transnational corporations engaged in complex cross border litigation.
Jason has also advised major corporations, in diverse industries, on litigation risks in key strategic decisions
Jason advises a number of financial institutions, including family investment offices and exempt market dealers on dispute resolution and other strategic matters. He also has a developing interest in regulatory proceedings involving professionals such as lawyers, doctors, financial advisors, and asset dealers.
Jason is from Liverpool, England, where he attended university and law school obtaining an LLB (Hons) before completing the legal practice course and being admitted as a Solicitor in the UK in 1998.
Having emigrated to Canada he completed a course of study with the National Committee of Accreditation and was called to the Ontario bar.