Paul Chodirker

Paul Chodirker

Paul Chodirker

Counsel
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
416-703-1100
866-304-7054
Fax:
416-703-7422
Email:

 

Quick, name counsel at our office who has worked on concert tours featuring U2, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Give up? It's Paul.

Paul came to us in a cloud of dry ice and strobe lights as the former Director of Legal (and Rock and Roll) with Live Nation Global Touring. Before losing most of his hearing in the music business, he was counting his credits on numerous film and television projects in a previous life as entertainment counsel with a major Toronto firm. He also spends much of his time closing a wide range of transactional matters in connection with brands, endorsements, digital media initiatives, and other licensing transactions.

He counsels professional athletes because, let's face it, even this Winnipeg native was never going to make it in the NHL. Paul has also been an invited lecturer at the University of Western Ontario School of Law and co-hosted "The Law Boys" radio program on a local Toronto station.

Areas of Practice

  • Entertainment and Media
  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2007

Education

  • Osgoode Hall School of Law, York University, Toronto, Ontario
    • J.D. – 2006
  • Ryerson School of Journalism, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
    • Bachelor of Journalism – 2003

Honours and Awards

  • Osgoode Hall’s Charles Edward Woodrow Award, 2004
  • Finalist, Mathews Dinsdale Clark Labour Arbitration Moot, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Director, Legal Affairs, Live Nation Global Touring (2012-2015)
  • Lawyer, Entertainment Law Group, Heenan Blaikie LLP (2007-2012)

Languages

  • English