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, video game development agreements, video game porting agreements, supply and distribution agreements, shareholders’ agreements, section 85 tax deferred rollovers, section 86 share exchanges and estate freezes, legal opinions, and many other matters.



  • Alliott Global Alliance Cryptocurrency Roundtable – Presentation on progress and development in the Canadian cryptocurrency regulatory landscape
  • 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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