about

 

Hi, We’re Legal Adjacency

 

We help in-house legal departments thrive

Legal Adjacency helps in-house legal departments with the everyday practice of law and the demands of legal operations. We offer a mix of consulting services and tools designed to simplify legal operation and help in-house lawyers serve the business better.

We also offer business-oriented strategy and substantive legal advice, with 15 years of corporate commercial and technology law experience gained at top ranking national and international law firms.

Today’s economic realities are forcing everyone to do more with less. We don’t see this as a challenge. Instead, “doing more with less” is an opportunity to look beyond the limitations of today. 

Now is the time to use bold, creative and unconventional thinking to discover new ways to operate the legal department, unlock new sources of value, and improve internal and external resources and relationships.

Hi, I’m Marty Finestone

I like details. I like keeping things simple, but not basic. I like it when something is avant-garde. I like approaching things unconventionally. I like connecting the dots. I like to DIY. I like to look for better ways to do things. I like solving problems. I like alternative music.

Over my legal career, I have worked in government, in-house and at a national and then international law firm. I am well-versed in the challenges and hassles that small legal departments face. Through my consultancy Legal Adjacency, I work with in-house counsel to make their work easier and help their legal department thrive.

As a lawyer, I have worked for national and international law firms and have been seconded to the legal department of the Canadian operations of a leading global chemical company. I completed my articles at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

In addition to a law degree, I hold an undergraduate degree in media, information and technoculture and a Master of Laws, with a concentration in technology and the law.

From making legal operations easier, to containing outside counsel costs, to improving the delivery of internal client service, I help small in-house legal departments do more with less. As an Ontario business lawyer, I am also there when in-house counsel needs a trusted advisor to brainstorm or work through substantive legal issues. As the head of Legal Adjacency, it is my mission to make the work easier for small in-house legal departments.