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Diane L. Karnay

Counsel and Trade-Mark Agent

905-944-2950 dkarnay@wvllp.ca Download vCard

Areas of ExpertiseCharities & Not-For-Profits, Corporate/Commercial Law, Franchising, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy Law, Technology

Education University of Toronto, St. Michael's University, B.A. English 1981; University of Windsor Law School, LL.B. 1984

Languages English

Call to the Bar 1986 Ontario

Diane L. Karnay

Counsel and Trade-Mark Agent

905-944-2950 dkarnay@wvllp.ca Download vCard

Biography

Diane practices corporate and commercial law in the Business Law Group. She provides general corporate advice to both for-profit and not-for-profit clients, negotiates and implements commercial transactions, and has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, information technology, e-commerce, privacy, information technology and business process outsourcing, franchising, trade-mark and copyright matters.

Diane graduated from the University of Toronto, with an Honours B.A. in English, and earned her law degree from the University of Windsor. She has practiced law and been involved in legal/business affairs, both in private practice and as corporate counsel, for over 25 years. She has represented a leading national company in its procurement and management of software, hardware and technology services, including complex systems integration design, build and implementation projects, strategic alliance arrangements, onshore and offshore outsourcing transactions, online services, and both straight-forward and complex licensing projects.

Involvement & Recognition

Diane is a member of the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group, the Canadian IT Law Association, TechConnex (formerly the York Technology Association), and the Ontario Bar Association. She is also a registered trade-mark agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Diane is a member of the Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs and the Corporate Networking Group in Markham. She is also on the board of directors of Covenant House Toronto, a charitable organization which provides services and support to homeless youth.