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Escape Manor’s Neil Schwartz joins Mann Lawyers’ business law team

Just after encouraging launch one particular of Ottawa’s most prosperous new wave entertainment companies, Escape Manor, lawyer Neil Schwartz is taking his special mix of entrepreneurial, business and authorized skills to Ottawa-centered Mann Attorneys LLP. 

“The Escape Manor task has been an unbelievable accomplishment,” claims Schwartz. “We experienced the correct workforce at the ideal second to take a fairly new thought and scale it into an worldwide brand – what a wild journey! But with the maturing of the enterprise, I understood the time was suitable for a alter.” 

Getting initial set out in private apply, then attaining in-home counsel experience at a federal Crown company, Schwartz made a decision to step into the company planet and assume first-hand the hazards and rewards that attorneys provide guidance on every single working day. 

“I keep in mind a funny second when our imaginative group was coming up with an escape home dependent on a lawyer’s business office and I imagined to myself: “This is these a purely natural suit, I have been striving to escape the billable hour for several years!’,” he states. “But in fact, I have a passion for the regulation and a return to personal observe was unavoidable for me as a calling. I have usually relished the function of trusted advisor and so it was just a make any difference of time and possibility.”

That prospect arrived with Mann Legal professionals. 

Invited into the follow as a senior lawyer inside the firm’s Small business Law team, Schwartz’s arrival will help improve what is currently a person of the region’s speediest growing entire-company regulation companies. 

In his new role, Schwartz will aid firms navigate transactional issues (M&A), as very well as authorized problems of the day impacting the hospitality, enjoyment, franchise and specialist providers sectors, even though continuing to act for Escape Manor in an advisory potential. 

“Having worked with a significant intercontinental legislation company, and a huge worldwide lodge business prior to that, I understood that I was seeking for a little something additional nearby, additional neighborhood-focused,” he states. “Escape Manor has usually been keyed in on integrating with the people today and locations that make up its environment, and I regarded that similar motivation at Mann proper away the reputation that Ted (Mann) has developed for the company and that is now carried ahead by the bigger partnership spoke to me.” 

“I suppose another explanation for the attract is that I have been in the modest organization trenches above the past handful of a long time, and particularly for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. I straight away identified that Mann was serving the sector that I felt most connected with and wished to enable.”

Andre Martin, co-controlling husband or wife and head of the firm’s Business Legislation Team shares Schwartz’s exhilaration.

“We are delighted that Neil has joined the Mann Lawyers staff,” he states. “His stellar entrepreneurial and authorized background will provide our shoppers very well.”

Schwartz life in Ottawa with his spouse Dr. Caitlin Schwartz, an lively health practitioner and entrepreneur, and their a few boys (and doggy Sunny).