William E. Demers, Barrister & Solicitor
Business Lawyer & Litigator
Lawyer for 9 years, Demers advises clients on business operations, commercial transactions, capital raising, shareholder and governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, private investments and problems as they arise. He has acted on transactions valued up to ~$20M in his own practice.
William has 6+ years of private investment and business management experience, complementing his legal skills with hands-on startup and small business knowledge.
Demers is Called to the Bars of Queensland, Australia (2014) and Ontario, Canada (2018).
He was trained at a leading global business law firm, working in banking and finance, insurance litigation and disputes in the oil and gas, transportation and water use infrastructure sectors (damages or disputed amounts ranging from 8 to 10 figures; largest project value $24.7B).
William’s clients work in private equity, financial services, insurance, real estate, manufacturing, emerging technologies, retail, medical equipment, fine foods, cosmetics, forex, logistics, printing, education, software, data, and digital assets.
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Full life cycle: business ideation, formation, scaling, consolidation, acquisition and disposition (defence and countermeasures as required).
Lower overhead = lower fees
Demers is mindful that legal fees are prohibitive to many. He views access to justice as requisite to a free and fair society and works hard to ensure that his fees meet his clients’ budgets and expectations, whilst never compromising the excellence or professionalism of work performed.