Corporate Services

OUC’s corporate services team provides legal advice to the University on a range of corporate legal matters, including different types of contracts. 

About Us

OUC’s corporate services team is comprised of lawyers with a broad range of legal expertise including intellectual property, information technology, construction, corporate/commercial, privacy, healthcare, and charity law. 

While our day-to-day work generally involves contract drafting, negotiation and review, we view ourselves as your strategic partner and are here to be your trusted advisor. When in doubt, give us a call—come early and come often! 

  • We provide legal advice on a range of contracts with a view to mitigating overall risk to the University;
  • We provide general advice on whether an activity is ‘legal’ and complies with applicable University policies;
  • We leverage our institutional knowledge to help our stakeholders connect with other internal resources or consultation pathways with respect to general corporate, commercial or contractual matters;
  • We act as a sounding board for stakeholders and help structure arrangements to minimize legal risks and maximize benefits.  

What We Do

OUC’s corporate services provides legal advice on a range of issues, including:

Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing contracts and related documents dealing with corporate/commercial matters, including procurement, information technology, privacy, research, charity, construction, and intellectual property.

Identifying potential areas of legal risk/opportunity and making recommendations on risk tolerance and mechanisms to manage risk/opportunity.

Identifying and engaging with internal expertise to support contract negotiations (e.g., Risk Management, Procurement, Privacy, Information Security).

Assisting and advising on interpretation and compliance with University policies.

Providing information about corporate, commercial, legal and regulatory developments impacting the higher education sector.

Identifying issues appropriate for referral to external counsel.

Corporate Team

Associate University Counsel (Corporate)
Legal Counsel (Corporate)
Information & Project Coordinator
Legal Assistant (Corporate)
Legal Counsel & Director of Partnerships University of Toronto Scarborough
Legal Counsel Operations & Real Estate Partnerships
Legal & Contracts Coordinator (Corporate)
Legal Assistant University of Toronto Scarborough
Senior Legal Counsel Research, Innovation & Strategic Initiatives
Legal Counsel Research, Innovation & Strategic Initiatives
Legal Counsel (Corporate)
Counsel Business Affairs & Advancement

Have a Question?

If you have a specific question, consult our FAQs or review our Resources to learn more.

Unsure of who to contact or even what to ask? Reach out to us at legal@utoronto.ca.