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Aaron Grinhaus

Aaron Grinhaus
Founder, Grinhaus Law Firm

Aaron Grinhaus, LL.B., J.D., LL.M. (Tax), is a business and tax lawyer, and founder of Grinhaus Law Firm, a full-service practice located in Toronto. He advises on tax, regulatory and securities matters, and is an established Fintech and Blockchain consultant who advises on the uses of Blockchain technology to reduce business costs. Aaron is also heavily involved in the legal community and currently serves as Chair of the Sole, Small Firm and General Practice Section of the Ontario Bar Association. He is also an author of "A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts and Blockchain Law" (LexisNexis: 2019), the world's first legal textbook on the subject.

We asked Aaron about his background, practice and the challenges that he faces.

"The romantic concept of being a lawyer from TV and movies is a fallacy. If you work at a firm you need to justify your existence by billing, and if you run your own firm you are only as successful as your last retainer."



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On-Demand Webinar

A Conversation with Russell Bennett on Cannabis Law in Canada

In this webinar, the author of our newly released Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation and Commentary, Russell Bennett highlights some of the major developments of cannabis legalization in Canada. He also reviews the main sources of the new legislation and examines how the Act is divided into criminal prohibitions and regulatory provisions, with a strong emphasis on the new Cannabis Regulations, which came into force on October 17, 2019, one year after legalization.

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A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts and Blockchain Law

Industry leaders provide insightful analysis on the emerging legal issues and guidelines surrounding distributed ledger technology, Blockchain and smart contracts.

by Aaron Grinhaus  (Author)

Published: March 22, 2019

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