About Friedman Law
Friedman Law offers personalized commercial legal services. We advise a range of clientele including early stage businesses, private companies, private equity investors, and not-for-profits. We work with technology, financial tech, and e-commerce entrepreneurs as well as businesses turning to e-commerce to increase their market share.
Simply put, we get what you do. By focusing our practice on the tech and fin-tech industry we have a singular understanding of the business needs of actors in this domain.
About Jillian Friedman
Barreau du Québec, LL.B. J.D. B.A.
Through her commercial law practice, Friedman Law, Jillian serves the e-commerce, fin-tech and start up industry. A member of the Quebec bar, Jillian practices in both English and French. She provides services to clients at all stages of their business, advising on legal requirements of new projects and technologies and providing strategic legal and regulatory compliance advice.
Jillian is considered a leading expert on crypto-currency and financial tech. Her views on cryptocurrency and technology law issues have been published in Canadian Lawyer Magazine, National Magazine, Huffington Post and in local media. Jillian has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and seminars including those hosted by the Canadian IT Law Association, the Canadian Institute, the Canadian Money Services Business Association, Politik.IO, and the Bitcoin Foundation. She has also testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on consumer protection law and digital currency.
Jillian’s work can be found in a variety of publications including:
- the Supreme Court Law Review,
- Lexis Nexis’ Corporate Securities and Financial Law Report,
- on her blog at BitcoinLegal.ca.
She is co-author and editor of the Law of Bitcoin, a book to be published in Spring 2015. She also holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and is pursing a Masters in IT law through the University of Montréal.
Jillian acts as counsel to the Bitcoin Embassy, a Montreal based entrepreneurial hub and is director and chief legal officer of the Bitcoin Foundation Canada. Jillian participates in industry groups as a board member of the Montreal chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and as an advisor for the Canadian Internet Marketing Association. She sits on the board of Equity Crowdfunding Quebec, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of equity crowdfunding in Quebec.