Of Counsel

Education

B.A, University of Toronto M.B.A., York University LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School

(310) 301-3335

Suite 30099 - 8000 Bathurst Street Unit 1 Vaughan, Ontario Canada L4J 0C6

Alan Gahtan’s practice emphasizes technology transaction contracting, outsourcing, and Internet and electronic commerce issues. In his practice, Mr. Gahtan drafts, reviews and negotiates technology-related agreements such as outsourcing, managed services, consulting and professional services, software licensing, software, application and/or web development, hardware acquisition and maintenance, database licensing, on-line services, hosting, data center, joint venture, telecom (including IRUs), value-added reseller (VAR) agreements, and provides a wide range of other services for businesses involved in the development, supply and/or use of information technology, healthcare technology and intellectual property assets and related services.

Mr. Gahtan is a frequent writer, speaker and conference chair on information technology law issues. He is author of Electronic Evidence and of The Year 2000 Computer Crisis Legal Guide, and co-author of Internet Law: A Practical Guide for Legal and Business Professionals and a contributing editor of E-Commerce Law (Carswell, 2002). He has also authored or co-authored contributions to numerous publications including “Overview of the Legal Framework for Electronic Commerce” in Law of International On-line Business: A Global Perspective and “Computer Technology during Trial” and “Discovery of Electronic Evidence” in The Expert: A Practitioner’s Guide. He has contributed articles to The Lawyers Weekly (Canada), Information & Technology Law, Law Times, Hospital Quarterly, Cyberspace Lawyer and The E-Commerce Law Report.  Mr. Gahtan is also a long time columnist on technology issues for Law Times. Mr. Gahtan is currently only licensed to practice in Canada.