2019 Session Description

Legal Check-up
Structuring your creativity

For adults • 90 minutes
Category: Learning
Thursday 8:00pm • Court 5
Time and location subject to change (what isn't?)

Using peer-learning and creative thinking tools, we will explore common (and uncommon!) legal questions facing self-employed facilitators, small businesses, and collaborators.

Topics will include, but not be limited to, business structure, contracts, employees, and intellectual property from a Canadian perspective. You will leave with greater knowledge, better questions, and some DIY tips on how to keep your eyes crossed and tees dotted.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • An understanding of common legal questions facing small businesses and how to answer them.
  • How, when, and why to consider incorporating your business.
  • How to formalize cooperatively working with your colleagues.
Robert Wakulat
Toronto, ON
Robert was born and raised in Toronto where he developed an appreciation for the unique challenges facing small businesses by packaging nails and selling fertilizer in his father’s High Park-area Home Hardware.

After graduating from Queen’s University he was struck with a spell of wanderlust. His adventures included working with a start-up online accounting company in Germany, acting as an English Instructor in Japan and volunteering as a human rights intern with Journalists for Human Rights in Ghana. He returned home and earned a law degree from the University of Toronto in 2008.

He is thrilled to practice law in the city of his roots and enjoys assisting entrepreneurs, community groups and individuals in becoming active participants in the province’s emerging social enterprise sector.

When not drafting documents, he can be found sipping cortados at the CSI Coffee Pub or tossing a disc in one of Toronto’s many parks.


Robert is a returning presenter. Click to see what they've presented in the past.

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