She became an entrepreneur over ten years ago when she formed a law firm focused on advising entrepreneurs and knowledge-based businesses during both good and challenging times, starting from launch, to financing, growth, pivot/change, and ultimately exit.
Na omi Morisawa De Koven is the managing lawyer of MDK. Naomi is an active charter member of TiE Ottawa, a past recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s Forty under 40, and a volunteer director of several not-for-profit organizations. Prior to moving to Ottawa, she was a Toronto-based partner at a national law firm.
Naomi earned a B.A. from McGill University, an LL.B. at the University of Toronto, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.When she's out of the office, Naomi can be spotted out on the water in her kayak, practicing mindfulness, watching the latest sci-fi movie with her family, and searching for unique images to share on Instagram.
Beverley's past volunteer work includes of caring for the elderly and participating in the Arthritis Society fundraising campaign. She also currently volunteers with the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.
Although born and raised in the UK, she is well-travelled, speaks fluent Spanish and is studying Russian. Beverley is a passionate animal advocate; she enjoys spending time with the office dog.
Mike has developed a wide range of corporate experience while serving as an articling student and associate at a large law firm in downtown Toronto. He has extensive practice in drafting various types of contracts, board/shareholder resolutions and other corporate governance documents as well as experience in reviewing and analyzing company records for due diligence purposes. Mike has advised both private and publicly-traded corporations in public and private securities offerings, M&A transactions and has assisted companies with listings on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange.
Mike earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English Communication, from Salve Regina University.
Mike is very active in sports, particularly in hockey, where he competed for four years in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a goaltender.
Mike is passionate about entrepreneurial ventures, having started his own company, Prospect Productions, as a teenager, which provided prospective collegiate athletes with promotional video services for their recruiting efforts.