Wayne O. Lewis

Wayne O. Lewis

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Email:          lewis@phmlaw.com   
Assistant:    Jessica Rivas
Phone:         416-601-2005
Email:          Rivas@Phmlaw.com

Wayne practices corporate/commercial and business law. He joined Papazian Heisey Myers as an associate in 2016. Prior to joining PHM, Wayne was an associate at a boutique business law firm.

Wayne frequently advises clients about tax driven corporate restructuring and complex merger and acquisition transactions. Companies regularly seek Wayne's advice for legal and business implications related to acquiring or selling businesses by way of share or asset purchase and sale. As a trade-mark agent, Wayne has registered trade-marks on behalf of corporations in Canada and the U.S. and he has protected client's interest in such trade- marks from infringements.

Wayne has significant experience working with a variety of businesses, which includes technology companies. He advises clients on matters related to the development, protection and dissemination of technology, such as technology integration, acquisition, licensing, distribution, maintenance and support, open source software and anti-spam regulations.

When Wayne held the role of legal counsel at Queen's University and Mount Sinai Hospital in their commercialization and technology transfer departments, he drafted, negotiated and reviewed research, clinical trial, grant, data transfer, confidentiality, publication, equipment and property lease agreements..

In addition to technology companies, Wayne's client base is comprised of media companies and financial consulting firms. He also supports health practitioners such as dentists, medical doctors, and chiropractic practices. Companies have utilized Wayne's corporate and regulatory expertise throughout the process to become licensed producers of medicinal marijuana under the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. Wayne also, regularly updates such companies about legislative advancements towards the legalization of marijuana and emerging business trends in this industry.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial law
  • Business law
  • Asset and share acquisitions
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Joint Ventures
  • Franchise transactions
  • Intellectual property
  • Information technology licensing
  • Trademarks

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2006


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • J.D. - 2005
  • University of Toronto
    • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) - 2001
    • Major: Life Sciences

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Member
  • Canadian Associate of Black Lawyers, Member
  • Vintage Conservatory Wine and Spirits Club, Member
  • National Black Masters of Business Administration Association – VP business affairs, Past Member
  • Belgian Canadian Business Chamber, Past Member
  • Toronto Computer Lawyer’s Group, Member
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group, Member
  • Canadian IT Lawyer’s Association, Member
  • Board of York University’s radio station CHRY 105.5, Past Member
  • University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Alumni Mentorship Program , Past Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Queen’s University: University Research Services Department, Legal Counsel, Legal Counsel
  • Mount Sinai Hospital: Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Insitute Department, Legal Counsel, Legal Counsel