Martin Finestone Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2005 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 519-575-7533

Fax: +1 519-571-5033


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Primary office:  Waterloo Region

Martin Finestone

Martin Finestone is a Waterloo-based Gowling WLG associate lawyer who advises on general corporate and commercial matters, with a focus on technology, outsourcing, e-commerce, intellectual property licensing and privacy.

Martin’s practice focuses on the development and commercialization of his clients’ products and services. He works with his clients to ensure success in monetizing their intellectual property through licensing arrangements, selling their products and services, procuring the services of manufacturers and suppliers, entering into services and outsourcing arrangements, acquiring the intellectual property and talent of others through licensing and acquisition arrangements, and obtaining the capital they need to grow.

Martin takes a practical and results-oriented approach to serving his clients. He regularly advises a range of private and public sector clients, including technology startups, insurance companies, municipal hydro utilities and a global luxury fashion house. He recently enhanced his understanding of his clients’ needs through a secondment in the Canadian legal department of one of the world’s largest chemical producers.

Martin is a member of the executives of both the Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law and Privacy and Access to Information Law sections of the Ontario Bar Association. Martin is an active member in his community and volunteers with a number of organizations in the Waterloo Region. 

Career & Recognition

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  • 2006

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, LLM
  • 2005

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2004

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, LLB
  • 2001

    • Education
      University of Western Ontario, BA


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian IT Law Association
  • The Licensing Executives Society
  • Waterloo Law Association

Martin presented his paper Don’t Sweat the Technique: Analogical Reasoning as a Method to Avoid Technological Deterministic Answers to Technoproblems at the Third-Annual Cornell Law School Inter-University LL.M. Conference in 2006. During his law school studies, Martin won the Touro Law Center's Institute for Business, Law and Technology's 2003 Student Writing Competition for his paper Massaging Mobility: Seeking Technological Neutrality in Mobile Commerce.