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.
Naomi 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.
Simon Sigler is a lawyer at MDK Business Law. His practice is focused in commercial litigation and real estate litigation.
Simon joined the law force as a student in 2016 and went on to article with an Ottawa based firm in 2017. During his time at the firm, he was involved in initial public offerings, private lender matters, private placements, and commercial litigation matters. Simon has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court on various commercial litigation matters.
Prior to working in the legal world, Simon worked in advertising for a boutique agency in Toronto and as part of a legal team reviewing data-protection policies at a multi-national agency in London, U.K. He also spent time at a management consulting company in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
LEGAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Securities, finance, leasing, civil litigation
Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Executive - Regional Representative
BAR ADMISSION: Ontario, 2018
Kimberley Chew Leung is a lawyer at MDK Business Law. She practices in corporate/commercial, business, privacy, and private client law.
Kimberley worked for an Ottawa based firm in 2018 after articling at a general litigation firm in downtown Toronto where she gained experience in bankruptcy, commercial lease, estates, and trusts.
Prior to joining the legal world, Kimberley worked in-house as a law student for the federal government providing legal opinions on corporate/commercial law and e-Discovery. She has also done pro bono work for the Canadian Cancer Society and the United Nations. Before law school, Kimberley completed a degree in international business and studied in Shanghai, China.
LEGAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Corporate/Commercial, privacy, business & finance, mergers & acquisitions and estate planning
BAR ADMISSION: Ontario, 2018
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.