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Madaline Zannes

Founder, Zannes Law Firm

Madaline Zannes J.D. is a business, real estate, and intellectual property lawyer. As founder of Zannes Lawyers (zanneslaw.com) in Toronto, she is also a speaker, writer, and guest lecturer. Madaline has presented at numerous educational institutions and organizations, including the Law Society of Ontario, the Schulich School of Business, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Singapore Academy of Law, and has also contributed to a wide variety of legal publications and
journals. She spent close to a decade in legal technology as a consultant for firms and startups, before starting her own practise. Recognized as a legal influencer and thought leader, she promotes legal innovation worldwide, and is known for running the first VR law firm in web3.
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Aaron Grinhaus

Founder, Grinhaus Law Firm

Aaron Grinhaus LL.B., J.D., LL.M. (Tax) is a business and tax lawyer, writer, Blockchain
regulatory consultant and founder of Grinhaus Law Firm (grinhauslaw.ca). Aaron is Faculty and Co-Director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Blockchain Law Certificate and Author of “Practical Guide to Blockchain and Smart Contract Law” (LexisNexis), the world’s first textbook on Blockchain and Smart contract law (now in multiple editions). In January 2022, Grinhaus Law Firm became the first law firm in Canada to establish an office in the metaverse in Decentraland.

Reggie Tan

Founder, Story Mode Marketing Company Inc.

Reggie Tan is founder of Story Mode (storymode.xyz), a leading web3 marketing firm. As a top web3 growth hacker, fractional CMO, educator, speaker, writer, and collector of virtual land, Reggie brings an in-depth perspective to marketing in the metaverse, NFT technology, cryptocurrency, blockchain, fintech, and AI. His experience ranges from growing web3 startups such as DSCVR, Blockonomics, PolyientX, Tokenology, TradeZero, and more; VP of Growth with Myosin, a web3 product studio and DAO; designed numerous campaigns centred around metaverse asset development; and has hosted speaking roles at various Canadian conferences and events.

Amy Trachter

Founder, Blockchain Ambassadors

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Harrison Jordan

The NFT Lawyer

Harrison Jordan is a Toronto-based lawyer with extensive experience in the Canadian cannabis industry. Harrison focuses on helping cannabis business of all sizes with regulatory and corporate matters in all aspects related to cannabis law. He also provides legal advice in the psychedelics, regulated substances cryptocurrency, and NFT sectors.

Sherena Hussain

Lawyer/Founder, Academic Collaboration Consulting

Sherena Hussain is a global leader in sustainable infrastructure and finance, lawyer and trusted advisor in implementing new business models. Sherena practiced law at McCarthy Tetrault LLP and has been involved with numerous complex and leading infrastructure projects globally. She has worked at Infrastructure Ontario facilitating the procurement and delivery of infrastructure projects using Public-Private-Partnerships, blended finance and project financing. Sherena is also the inaugural director for a G7 initiative for the Canadian government, connecting institutional capital to bankable sustainable infrastructure projects globally. Her academic roles have led to the creation of leading research and education programs that push new ways to upskill professionals, including the use of metaverse applications for training and deploying technologies to address sustainability challenges globally.

Mitch Jackson

Lawyer/Co-Founder of Jackson & Wilson and ManeuVR

Mitch Jackson is a powerhouse in the legal world. Not only was he named the 2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year, but he went on to become the 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year! With over three decades of legal experience under his belt, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as he helps clients navigate the exciting digital landscape at the crossroads of law, business, and technology. Whether it’s the Metaverse, Web3, or AI, Mitch is all about staying ahead of the game and helping his clients thrive in these dynamic environments.

Michael Kasdan

Lawyer/Partner in the IP Group at Wiggin and Dana LLP, Ad-junct Professor at NYU School of Law

Michael Kasdan is a partner in the IP Group at Wiggin and Dana LLP in their New York City office and has served on their diversity and pro bono committees. He is also an ad-junct professor at NYU School of Law. For the last 10 years, Kasdan has been in leadership at The Good Men Project, where he has served numerous roles on both the editorial and business side, including editing and running its mental health section, and now serves as director of special projects (and senior sports editor). In 2022, Kasdan founded Lawyering While Human. His own personal experience with depression, while working as a practicing lawyer, has given him some unique insights, and he is happy to have this opportunity to share his perspective and what he has learned with others in the field.

John Tengström

Lawyer/Partner, Astra Advokater

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