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					                   Solutions for Growth-Oriented Companies
                   As a leader in business law in Canada for more than 80 years, Lang Michener is
                   committed to representing companies ranging from publicly held multinationals to
                   promising start-ups. Our clients include entrepreneurial technology, biotechnology
                   and natural resources companies operating in high growth environments as well as
Private Equity &
 Venture Capital
                   venture capital and private equity firms.

                   Our Team Drives Results
                   Lang Michener is committed to providing excellent, cost-effective and practical
                   legal services and solutions. We believe that technology will continue to drive the
                   economy and we look forward to partnering with new clients to create the
                   technologies, products and services that will help build great companies. We
                   differentiate ourselves by having a greater depth of understanding of our client’s
                   technologies, industry environments and business needs. We have represented
                   hundreds of growth-oriented, high technology companies from their inception
                   through to venture capital financings, corporate transactions, going public
                   transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
                   Founding a high-growth technology or biotechnology company, financing it with
                   venture capital and successfully bringing a product to market is a challenging
                   enterprise. We recognize that companies have distinctive needs at different stages
                   of their development. In addition to legal services, we provide business counsel to
                   our clients, as well as our network of contacts within the investment, business and
                   government communities. Our venture capital lawyers are supported by experts
                   from our other practice areas including Business, Intellectual Property, Litigation,
                   Tax and Estates, Corporate Finance and Securities, Business Restructuring and
                   Insolvency, Insurance, Competition, Marketing, Franchise and Distribution, Real
                   Estate and Environmental Law Groups.
                   We also have extensive experience working with mid-market venture capital and
                   private equity investors with transactions ranging from C$500,000 to C$20 million.
                   Our investor clients range from venture capitalists and venture capital subsidiaries
                   of Canadian banks to large Canadian pension funds and angel investors.

                   Representative Work
                   The range of matters handled by Lang Michener includes:
                       Organizational work for entrepreneurs and start-ups;
                       Tax structures for companies and owners;
                       Private financings and public offerings;
                       Technology licensing and distribution;
                       Intellectual property protection including patent and trade mark applications;
                       Strategic alliances;
                       Mergers and acquisitions;
                       Employment compensation arrangements;
                       Representation of borrowers and lenders in debt and mezzanine financings;
                       Commercialization arrangements with universities and medical centres.

       Private Equity &              Our clients’ successes are consistently ranked among the leading deals in
       Venture Capital               Canada, most recently by Business in Vancouver’s BC’s Biggest Deals
                                     Annual List.
For more information contact:

                                     We maintain a network of contacts with entrepreneurs and sources of new
                   Cory Kent*        technology, including the Innovations Foundation at the University of Toronto
                604-691-7446         and Parteq of Queens University.
                  *Law Corporation

                                     Our Network Spans the Globe
           J. Mark Richardson        Lang Michener’s memberships in the TerraLex and International Practice
                416-307-4142         Group (IPG) networks of law and accounting firms in over 93 countries give
                                     us immediate access to legal and tax advice in virtually every business
                      Ottawa         jurisdiction in the world. We also have a special relationship with the New
              Terry Peterman         York based business law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, including a
        613-232-7171 ext. 101        secondment program by which our lawyers gain valuable experience and

                                     About Lang Michener
                                     Lang Michener is a leader in Canada's legal profession and has been for
                                     more than 80 years. Our international firm, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver,
                                     Ottawa and Hong Kong, has over 200 dynamic professionals who provide
                                     effective, innovative solutions to Canadian and international clients.

                                     For more information, please visit our website at

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       181 Bay Street, Suite 2500
                    P.O. Box 747
           Toronto, ON M5J 2T7
             Tel.: 416-360-8600
             Fax.: 416-365-1719

              1500 Royal Centre
        1055 West Georgia Street
                P.O. Box 11117
        Vancouver, BC V6E 4N7
             Tel.: 604-689-9111
             Fax.: 604-685-7084

             50 O’Connor Street
                        Suite 300
           Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2
              Tel.: 613-232-7171
             Fax.: 613-231-3191

                      Hong Kong
                   1106, Tower 1
     Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway
                Hong Kong, SAR
            Tel. : 852 3101 0213
            Fax : 852 3585 1233

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