Program Chair and Moderator

Aaron Grinhaus

Grinhaus Law Firm

The metaverse has arrived, not only impacting legal practice, but opening a door to a new world of legal opportunity.

It’s time to learn what the metaverse is all about.  Get the knowledge you need to understand the advantages and risks of doing business in the metaverse, so that you can advise your clients and organizations who operate in this space with confidence.

The metaverse describes the interaction of people on decentralized platforms hosted on the Internet, including entire businesses. You can interact and transact with others in this virtual world. The transactions taking place on these platforms range from buying and selling physical goods and non-fungible tokens, to providing advisory services.

Like the Internet and social media before it, the metaverse has created a wide range of novel legal questions and issues, related to jurisdiction, tax, securities, contracts, intellectual property, anti-money laundering, cybercrime and professional ethics.

In February 2022, Aaron Grinhaus, founder of Grinhaus Law in Toronto, opened a virtual law office in “Decentraland”, a platform in the metaverse that he uses to connect with and serve clients.

Led by Aaron, this complimentary 60-min OsgoodePD webinar brings together a multidisciplinary panel of experts in law and technology to explain what the metaverse is, how creating and operating a virtual law firm works, and what legal issues these new mediums create.

What you’ll learn

What is the metaverse and why should you care?

How does a virtual law firm work, and should you consider it for your practice?

The types of transactions that can occur in the metaverse, who is involved and the transactions process

How to retain clients, verify their identity and receive payment

Strategies when working with clients who work in the metaverse (and you don’t!)

The potential issues/risks of advising clients in the virtual world, including:

  • What laws govern the metaverse?
  • Tax issues for metaverse users, and their lawyers
  • Metaverse intellectual property ownership rights
  • Money laundering, privacy and cybercrime
  • Professional ethics rules for lawyers
  • Managing conflict of laws issues and strategies for mitigating/resolving them

Who Should Attend

All lawyers (private practice and in-house) interested in new technologies that affect law and legal practice, specifically those working in the blockchain, technology, AI and privacy sectors

Legal tech entrepreneurs

Professionals in technology, innovation and new product design

Business leaders, managers and influencers who want insight into and knowledge of metaverse technology and examples of its uses

Anti-money laundering professionals

Management consultants and technology consultants

Technologists involved in deploying systems at scale utilizing blockchains and distributed ledger technology

Federal and provincial regulators

Government officials, public administrators and policy makers

Compliance and risk management professionals

Business owners and entrepreneurs


Program Chair and Moderator

Aaron Grinhaus

Grinhaus Law Firm



Recorded: Apr 5, 2022

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