David McHugh

David’s practice focuses primarily on the needs of technology businesses. David assists his clients with: intellectual property acquisitions, licensing, and development; privacy law and anti-spam law compliance; open-source matters; comprehensive website terms of use and privacy policies;  protection and licensing of trade secrets and confidential information; business sales and acquisitions; employment and contractor matters; corporate structuring; financing; shareholder matters; wealth preservation; tax-driven transactions; and general regulatory matters.

David is experienced with preparation and completion of software development agreements, software licensing agreements, software-as-a-service agreements (SaaS), end-user license agreements (EULAs), comprehensive website terms of use, privacy policies, technology acquisition agreements, intellectual property assignment agreements, non-disclosure and confidential agreements, trade secret licensing agreements, other commercial agreements, tech-worker employment agreements, tech-consultant agreements, shareholders’ agreements, section 85 tax deferred rollovers, section 86 share exchanges and estate freezes, legal opinions, and many other matters.



  • Tech Law Crash Course – Quarterly presentation given to tech students at RED Academy
  • Common Legal Pitfalls Startups Should Avoid
  • #VanMentorMeetup presented by Startup Vancouver
  • Business Legal Foundation for your Start-up or Growth Business


  • Canadian Technology Law Association
  • Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch
  • CBA Business Law Section
  • CBA Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section
  • CBA Employment Law Section
  • CBA Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section
  • CBA Competition Law Section
  • CBA Entertainment, Media, and Communications National Section
  • CBA Freedom of Information & Privacy Law Section
  • CBA Securities Law Section
  • CBA Taxation Law Section
  • CBA Wills & Trusts Section
  • BC Chapter of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association

+1 604 629 5401

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