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3 Tips for Leaving Law Behind to Start a Business

  Throughout our LQP series, we have talked to a number of lawyers that left law to pursue and succeed in other areas. Every single one of them has had a unique career path with different passions and opportunities available to them. There is however a few common threads we’ve noticed among them. 1) Always […]

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From Legal Project Manager to Divorce Coach

After completing her joint MBA/JD, Kim West worked in the telecommunications industry, focusing on the business side of things. When she left that industry, she was able to utilize her JD by working as a legal project manager for Boulder Brands. She later relocated to San Fransisco to work at Fitbit. Prior to this, Kim […]

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From Corporate Law to Retail

After six years of practicing corporate law, Raegan Kennedy left Bay street to start Little White Sneakers, a kids clothing store. They sell pre-owned designer and boutique kids clothing, as well as brand new locally-made clothes and overstock and sample pieces. Starting out as an online store just two years ago, Little White Sneakers has already […]

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International Lawyer Turned Human Rights Consultant

Yousuf Aftab practiced law for five years before branching out to start his own consulting firm, Enodo Rights, specializing in corporate human rights strategy. He helps businesses design and implement systems to manage their human rights risks across their global operations and value chains. Since breaking out on his own in 2012, Yousuf has seen the […]

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The Lawyer Behind The Healthy Butcher

Mario Fiorucci is the lawyer that started The Healthy Butcher, a Toronto based butcher shop offering high quality local meats. Along with his wife Tara, Mario built The Healthy Butcher from the ground up and on the values of only selling meat that is organically raised and treated ethically. We spoke to Mario and learned about […]

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From Law to Public Policy

Adam Chambers has had a wide range of professional experiences. From public policy, to starting a business, to practicing law, and to working at a major insurance company, his professional journey has taken a lot of turns. We sat down with Adam and got all these details and more. The Road to Law School Adam Chambers […]

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The Lawyer Behind Kupfert & Kim

Daniel Suss is the lawyer behind the spectacularly popular Toronto vegan restaurant chain Kupfert & Kim. Founded in 2013, Kupfert & Kim has already grown to six locations in Toronto and they have no intention of stopping there. We recently sat down with Daniel to find out all about his story before Kupfert & Kim, the world […]

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From Corporate Law to Mental Health Tech

After three years of practicing at a corporate firm, Jeremy Weisz wanted to make a bigger impact with his professional life. Working with his brother Simon, they decided to start Greenspace, a tech company focusing on improving mental health treatment outcomes by matching patients with mental health therapists and facilitating the measurement of progress throughout treatment. […]

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From Corporate Lawyer to Wine Mogul

It was after only three years of practicing law that Gurvinder Bhatia decided to pursue his passion for wine. Alberta had newly legislated private liquor stores, and Gurvinder saw an opportunity to open a wine shop in Edmonton. More than 20 years later, Gurvinder has built a thriving business and established himself as one of […]

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From Corporate Law to Vision Care

Three years ago, Jeremy Bornstein decided to leave the safety of his corporate law job to enter the exciting world of start-ups, and he has never looked back. As the VP of Growth at Boston start-up, 2020 On-site, he has helped expand the company’s innovative eye care services into three major US cities, and grown the […]

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