Our Firm

Our relationship with clients is measured in years, not matters.

Our eyes are on your legals,
so yours can be on business.

At Dipchand LLP, we are committed to building strong, long-lasting relationships with clients and their advisors looking for practical and strategic counsel to navigate their ventures through the ever-changing legal landscape.

Our value as trusted advisors is measured by the calibre of our legal advice, quality of service, and the stellar reputation that we have carefully cultivated and strive to maintain. If your business’ cornerstone is its intellectual capital, we are your legal partners.

Core Values

01.

Professionalism
& Integrity

Our lawyers’ reputation for professionalism and integrity is hard earned everyday, with every client, with every matter and in working with everyone on both sides of the table. That level of professionalism, coupled with our authenticity and character, reflects well on your business.

02.

Trust, Honesty
& Loyalty

We believe trust is earned. As tenacious and steadfast legal partners, we give your business
trustworthy and unvarnished advice. Our clients’ loyalty is reflected in our long-term commitment to their growth and success, in which we are grateful to play a part.

03.

Ingenuity
& Inventiveness

We see clever solutions where others see only difficult problems. Our strategic approach leverages inventive solutions that transforms obstacles and challenges into opportunities. Those opportunities are then built upon sound legal strategies that support our clients’ business goals.

Elizabeth S. Dipchand

Partner, Trademark Agent

Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Corporate

Education & Admissions

  • 2004 – Call to the Law Society of Ontario
  • 2003 – New York State Bar Exam
  • 2003 – LLB – University of Western Ontario
  • 2000 – BSc(Hons.) Double Honours in Biochemistry and Genetics

Experience

Elizabeth regularly advises corporations on in-depth intangible asset management including licensing, contract, and transactional work with particular emphasis on assisting SMEs achieve their long-term legal strategy to leverage their intellectual capital and assist in the overall growth and development of their company.

In her litigation practice, Elizabeth represents clients in matters before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court and Ontario Court of Appeal. With extensive experience in the management of complex litigation —pharma, SAS, wireless communications, mining—she represents clients in traditional IP litigation matters, as well as disputes relating to misleading advertising, grey-goods/anti-counterfeit, and commercial litigation. Clients regularly rely on her to coordinate their intellectual capital management and enforcement strategies in crucial jurisdictions around the world.

Elizabeth gained significant experience in the intellectual property litigation group of a major national firm and continued her practice at the nation`s top ranked litigation boutique before founding Dipchand LLP. Her practice focused on pharmaceutical and biotech patent litigation, drug & biologics regulatory law. In particular, Elizabeth has had extensive involvement with proceedings commenced pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Elizabeth regularly collaborates with external counsel and advisors to provide their clients’ with targeted advice or representation and a seamless client experience.

Gregory M. Prekupec

Partner

Practice

  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Franchise Law

Education & Admissions

Biography

As external general counsel to many of his clients, Greg serves as a lawyer and strategic advisor. Clients rely on him for the kind of unfiltered advice they might not otherwise get from their own inner workings.

In Greg’s transactional practice, he provides staple services to his clients, such as share and asset deals, mergers, acquisitions and amalgamations spanning a wide range of industries. The continuing management of his clients’ corporate health and welfare is the primary objective of his corporate practice.

Greg’s practice is rounded out by his extensive contractual experience that his clients rely on to protect and nurture the critical commercial relationships at the heart of their success.

As well, Greg has developed a sophisticated niche practice in tax structuring for corporate and high net-worth private clients.

When he’s not helping his clients prosper, you can find him on the golf course, club in hand.

Dan Pollack

Lawyer

Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • New Media
  • Entertainment
  • Litigation

Education & Admissions

  • 2008 – Call to the Law Society of Ontario
  • 2002 – State Bar of California
  • 2002 – JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • 1992 – BA (Hons.) History, McGill University

Experience

Dan’s practice is based on one primary objective: to help creators and start-ups share their work with the world. Through his 15+ years of experience at leading law firms in the United States and Canada and his own private practice, along with key in-house counsel roles in the media industry, including acting as General Counsel for an international image licensing agency and as Legal Counsel for the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), Dan has developed a deep understanding of the complex legal issues that confront creatives.

Dan often works with creators and creative agencies – photographers, filmmakers, musicians and writers – to protect and maximize the value of their work. Additionally, Dan has had extensive experience as legal counsel for the leading associations of professional image creators in Canada.

In his extensive private practice, Dan advises both emerging and established clients on a variety of issues, including copyright acquisition, enforcement and litigation strategy, contracts, licensing agreements, and releases. He also regularly advises his clients on legal issues relating to marketing, social media, litigation, privacy, and corporate law.

In addition to creatives, Dan also advises start-ups and emerging companies that rely heavily on intellectual capital. Our clients look to Dan for guidance on all facets of their ventures to establish a solid legal foundation upon which to grow.

Dan’s commitment to the creative community continues with his service on the legal committee for the Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA) and as a frequent contributor to The Lawyer’s Daily on copyright and intellectual property issues. As well, Dan often speaks at events and seminars about important legal issues for photographers and other creators.

Natalia Graham

Operations Manager

Education & Skills

  • 2012 – BA in History, Queen’s University

Experience

Natalia, Elizabeth’s invaluable right hand, is responsible for all of Dipchand LLP’s operations, including HR and all things financial. At her desk, she can often be found multi-tasking and eating brie while keeping her finger on the pulse of firm activities.

After graduating from Queen’s University with a B.A. in History, Natalia went on to work in administration at a prominent boutique family law firm in Toronto.

For three years she also was the administrator of a Canada-wide Indigenous class-action lawsuit, handling all non-legal aspects of the claim.

Natalia began working at Dipchand LLP in 2018 after a brief period living in China learning the language and culture. When she isn’t working, she can be found walking her big fluffy dog, doing barre classes, puzzling, and dreaming about her next trip. She is especially partial to Mexican food and dim sum.

Julie Parna

Legal Assistant

Education & Skills

  • 2015 – BA in Criminology and Sociology
  • 2016 – Paralegal Certificate, Durham College
  • 2018 – Law Clerk Certificate, Humber College

Experience

Joining the team in 2018, Julie is integral to the firm’s excellent service to our clients. Prior to joining Dipchand LLP, she gained experience in both small and mid-sized firms in Real Estate, Family, Employment, and Corporate Law, as well as Civil Litigation.

At Dipchand LLP, Julie supports a team of lawyers focusing on Intellectual Property Law and Litigation, Corporate Law and Franchising.

Julie enjoys the firm’s dynamic environment which sees her playing a key role in both corporate and franchising transactions as well as maintaining a thorough understanding of the rules and practice for varying levels of court.

After meeting her, Julie’s dedication to her volunteer work is completely unsurprising. She enjoys reading, hiking and is also firmly committed to staying on top of true crime podcasts.

Ferdinand Fehring

Marketing Coordinator

Education & Skills

  • 2018 – Post-Graduate Certificate in Strategic Relationship Marketing, George Brown College
  • 2017 – BA(Hons) in Public Relations & Media, Queen Margaret University

Experience

Ferdinand joined Dipchand LLP as Marketing Coordinator in October 2019. Since that time, he has become key to the the firm’s Business Development efforts, executing events and managing the online presence of the Dipchand brand, as well as spearheading the all things fun for the whole team through the Social Committee.

Ferdinand strives to create seamless experiences for our guests at firm events. He actively bolsters Dipchand LLP’s commitment to client service by spearheading the firm’s online and social media presence to showcase our expertise.

Prior to joining the firm, Ferdinand gained valuable experience in coordinating the marketing efforts of a prominent professional association in Canada. Whether it is classic advertising or digital marketing wizardry, his breadth of skill makes him a versatile asset for the firm.

When Ferdinand is not working, he can usually be found at a concert supporting local artists, cycling around the city to stay in shape or trying out a new vegan recipe.

Emma Thornley

Operations Coordinator

Education & Skills

  • 2019 – BFA, York University

Experience

Emma Thornley graduated from York University with an Honours BFA, specializing in arts management and administration. Prior to joining Dipchand LLP, Emma gained valuable experience in the media and entertainment industry which makes her perfectly placed to care for our clients.

She has over 4 years’ experience in client management and administration and a track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments. Her priority as Dipchand LLP’s Operations Coordinator is to facilitate an easy, seamless experience for clients as they seek legal counsel.

She ensures the smooth operation of the firm with her knowledge of law office management and efficient handling of client inquiries, consultations, and timely access to lawyers as required.

When not overseeing Dipchand LLP’s operations, Emma can be found running D&D campaigns, volunteering in the non-profit arts sector, or at the salsa studio.

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