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Rajah Lehal

Founder

Toronto, ON, CA

Clausehound

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Biography

Rajah is a legal technologist, a technology lawyer, and founder of Clausehound. Rajah received his M.B.A. and J.D. degrees, from the University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey School of Business and the Faculty of Law respectively, during which time he was Co-President of Entrepreneurs@Ivey, a student-run entrepreneurship group and assisted Professor Richard McLaren with the launch of the Western Business Law Clinic.

Rajah has a previous background in the information technology sector prior to law, having served over a decade as a Information Systems and Technology manager at both a major telecommunications company and at a financial services company, and legal sectors with over a decade. As Founder and Business Development Lead for Cobalt Lawyers (cobaltcounsel.com) based in Toronto, Rajah has specialized in the initial launch and ongoing legal requirements for many technology companies big and small. Rajah sponsors many initiatives fostering social innovation and entrepreneurship, currently sitting on the executive for Legal Hackers in Toronto, on the board of Multiplicity Media which was co-founded by Rajah (http://multiplicity.media/), and as the Canadian Responsible Leaders Alumni Chapter Head for the BMW Foundation (www.bmw-stiftung.de/en/).

Rajah’s company Clausehound (www.clausehound.com) is positioned to be the leading legal clause and contract building website in the world. The site has been created for businesses who now have the power to draft well thought out and powerful legal documents without retaining expensive legal counsel. Clausehound has been searched for content by visitors across the globe and will continue to trend upwards as world commerce becomes faster and integrated.

Industry Expertise

  • Legal Services
  • Computer Software

Areas of Expertise

Corporate LawStart-UpsIntellectual PropertyMergers & AcquisitionsCross-Border TransactionsTechnology LawVenure LawSmall Business LawLegal ResearchCommercial AgreementsSoftware Development AgreementsSoftware Product DevelopmentCompany Formation and Governance

Education

Ivey Business School at Western University

M.B.A., Business Administration

2007

Western University

J.D., Law

2007

University of Waterloo

B.A., Philosophy

Affiliations

  • Cobalt Lawyers : Founder Business Development (www.cobaltcounsel.com)
  • Multiplicity TO : Co-Founder Member of the Board of Directors (http://multiplicity.media/straight-to-the-point/team/)
  • Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University : Advisor (http://dmz.ryerson.ca/)
  • BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt : Canadian Chapter Head Responsible Leaders Network (http://www.bmw-stiftung.de/en/)
  • George Brown College: Instructor of Law for Tourism department (http://www.georgebrown.ca/)
  • Legal Hackers: Executive Toronto (https://legalhackers.org/)

Languages

  • English

Media Appearances

The here and now of legal innovation

Canadian Lawyer  online

2016-07-27

A state of the union address regarding where we are with legal innovation and technology and where we’re heading in 2016.

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Clausehound Helping To Draft Legal Documents

Mako Invent Blog  online

The emergence of Clausehound Inc. in revolutionizing the drafting of legal documents.

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Clausehound

Small Business Solver  online

Clausehound as a small business problem solver

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http://www.oce-ontario.org/news-events-old/media/news-releases/2015/10/02/ten-startups-selected-for-new-china-ontario-incubator

Ontario Center of Excellence  online

10 startups including Clausehound selected for new China-Ontario incubator

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Sample Talks

Drafting a Non-Disclosure Agreement: Termination Date & It's Effect On Confidential Information

Youtube presentation on Termination Dates for an NDA.

Drafting a Non-Disclosure Agreement: Remedies

Youtube presentation on remedies for an NDA

Drafting a Non-Disclosure Agreement: Duty To Not Disclose

Youtube presentation on Duty To Not Disclose for an NDA

Drafting a Non-Disclosure Agreement: Dissemination Authorizations

Youtube presentation on Dissemination Authorizations for an NDA

Drafting a Non-Disclosure Agreement: Non Soliticiation & Non Compete

Youtube presentation on the Non Solicitation and Non Compete clauses in an NDA

Availability

  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training

Courses

Clausehound Continuous Professional Development

Speaker: Rajah Lehal, Founder of Clausehound Inc., leads the series and invites in guest speakers from time to time, explaining drafting principles and techniques for specific legal contracts. Each session is accredited for time towards an Ontario lawyer’s CPD requirements. Format of the webinar: 45-60 minutes of learning + 15 to 60 minutes of Q&A (Note: You will be able to ask questions in real time throughout the entirety of the webinar.)

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Articles

How Soon is Too Soon to ask for the NDA? | Multiplicity

Determining the right timing for a startup or venture company to ask an investor for a Non Disclosure Agreement

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Using the Right Amount of Force Majeur | Clausehound

When a natural event causes a business interruption, how is its effect measured and argued legally.

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LEGAL TIPS AND TRICKS: PREPPING YOUR CONTRACTS FOR ACQUISITION | Clausehound

Four scenarios or circumstances to watch out for when trying to prepare a business for acquisition.

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TRENDS ON THE HORIZON: FIVE DRIVERS TRANSFORMING THE LEGAL INDUSTRY | Clausehound

How the legal industry is changing and what are the factors driving these changes?

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Journey Out of Net Neutrality | Clausehound

How the internet and social media has changed and influenced polarizing public opinion and how does the individual navigate these turbulent waters.

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