new media & business law
Kerry Williams is a bilingual new media lawyer and trademark agent practicing in Montréal and Toronto. A lawyer with a deep appreciation of creativity and the business of producing creative content, Kerry provides legal advice on a wide range of business issues facing the new and emerging communication, information technology and cultural industries.
Prior to founding Creative Legal in 2009, Kerry practiced seven years with Dentons (formerly Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP), a leading international law firm, advising large and medium sized corporations on a broad range of legal and business issues. Throughout, Kerry has maintained an ability to explain complex legal matters in direct, plain language that clients understand.
Kerry’s experience ranges from the protection and licensing of intellectual property rights to the negotiation and drafting of commercial transaction agreements including digital production, service and technology transfer contracts. He is also versed in shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements, finance, merger & acquisition as well as employment and privacy law.
helping creative people succeed
After recognizing a need for a new type of lawyer to service the frequently unrecognized needs of the information and cultural industries, Kerry made the transition from pure corporate law to digital media law. By tailoring his “big firm” services to support the numerous small and medium sized companies that populate the creative space, he has emerged as an expert in helping entrepreneurs navigate complex business issues.
“My passion is helping creative people succeed. By specializing in new media, I offer accessible, credible legal advice to entrepreneurs working in the creative space.”