Jesslyn Maurier has a general business law practice with a focus on corporate development and commercial transactions, primarily for technology and media based businesses, and a corporate governance practice focusing on governance and risk management issues.
As a member of the Bennett Jones LLP Technology, Media & Entertainment Group, Jesslyn’s practice includes representation of start-up, growth and mature businesses, as well as venture capital and private equity sources on all aspects of the law relevant to the life cycle of a technology or media business. Jesslyn advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including shareholder arrangements, corporation reorganizations, the protection of intellectual property rights, employment and human resources issues, domestic and international distribution arrangements, strategic alliances, partnerships, joint ventures, licensing, private financings and mergers and acquisitions.
As a member of the Bennett Jones LLP Corporate Governance & Director Protection Group, Jesslyn advises boards, directors, directors’ committees and management on corporate governance and risk management issues, including roles and responsibilities of the board, strategic transactions and director protection matters (including directors' duties, indemnities and D&O insurance).
Jesslyn is a lead co-author of Directors' Duties in Canada, 7th Edition, published by LexisNexis in 2021. She is also a participant in the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA), as well as a member of and contributor to the CVCA’s Model Documents Committee. Additionally, Jesslyn is a director of Yorkminster Park Meals on Wheels, a non-profit community organization that delivers meals to elderly, disabled and infirm residents in the North Toronto area.
Jesslyn is the recipient of an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto, in recognition of her outstanding personal service to the university.