About Us 2017-05-24T14:00:59+00:00

A Progressive Approach to Law

Guardian Legal Consultants LLP is a boutique business and litigation law firm that offers individuals and businesses creative and effective legal solutions in a wide variety of areas. Guardian Legal Consultants LLP is a boutique business and litigation law firm that offers individuals and businesses creative and effective legal solutions in a wide variety of areas.

Our Approach to Serving Clients

GLC distinguishes itself from traditional law firms by offering truly bespoke legal services.

This is reflected in two ways: Client representation and fee arrangements.

Representation: At a minimum, and if the circumstances allow, they will provide “consulting” services, meant to arm the individual or business with the necessary understanding of the law and a practical action plan in order to navigate a situation without the need for formal representation. They will work with a client to canvas the various options, always with the goal of providing simple and efficient solutions. The client can then take action with confidence knowing that a Guardian is on-hand to determine the next step to take. When necessary, Guardians are fully equipped to fight for the client, from informal negotiations on the client’s behalf to formal court proceedings. Furthermore, Guardians can relate to clients. There is no ‘legalese’ communication to clients, and everything is explained clearly and casually, so that all points are driven in. We strive to put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, and this helps make sure that the relationship is one that is respectful and trusting.

Fees: GLC has the ability to offer flexible pricing options. In certain circumstances, the client has the option of flat fee, hourly rates, or contingency, where appropriate. In particular, the flat fee option is especially attractive for a budget-conscious client as it mitigates the uncertainty of legal fees getting out of hand. It allows clients to budget and plan ahead on expected fees, without having to worry about how unpredictable the legal fees can become. Under these pricing options, a client can openly email and discuss thoughts or concerns without worrying about how much a certain conversation or question will cost. Predictability of fees is a feature that is severely lacking within the legal industry and Guardians seek to address this systemic inefficiency.

Daniel Perlin
Daniel PerlinFounding Partner JD, MBA
Daniel is a Founding Partner at Guardian Legal Consultants and oversees the firm’s corporate law department. Daniel carries with him significant business law experience, as well as a strong understanding of corporate finance. Daniel has extensive experience in both law and finance, and is able to provide companies with strategic guidance by identifying both legal and financial issues. Prior to founding Guardian, Daniel began his career working at a major Canadian corporate law firm. He then left law to work in finance for a large U.S. Bank. Daniel’s work experience has provided him with an appreciation for providing clients with effective service, by operating in an open, accessible, and efficient manner. Daniel knows rapidly changing world demands lawyers who will be innovative and adapt to today’s client needs, and he founded Guardian to do just that.

Specializations:
Daniel can assist businesses with all their corporate needs, ranging from facilitating an incorporation and preparation of the organizational documents for start-ups and entrepreneurs, to complex commercial transactions for medium and large-sized corporations. Daniel is also able to assist companies with dispute resolution and commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes.

Jasdeep Bal
Jasdeep BalBarrister & Solicitor, J.D.
Jasdeep is a Founding Partner at Guardian Legal Consultants and is the head of the litigation department at Guardian Legal Consultants.

Jasdeep carries knowledge in a wide range of litigation issues, ranging from jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues, personal injury, insurance and complex commercial disputes, to name a few.

Along with his co-founder Daniel Perlin, Jasdeep worked at a litigation boutique on Bay Street that honed his abilities to obtain enviable results for his clients.

Our Approach

GLC strives to move beyond the traditional model of providing legal services in order to better serve client demands. In today’s fast-paced and demanding global economy, the legal industry continues to be plagued by archaic processes and is unreceptive to change. GLC seeks to highlight the importance of innovating and adapting to dynamic client needs by utilizing an evolved approach to providing legal services – one that is similar to streamlined, efficient and innovative start-ups. This approach includes a responsible corporate philosophy, technological applications that increase efficiency, unique and flexible pricing structures, and collaborative problem solving tactics. By applying this approach to serving clients, the lawyers at GLC begin to carry many of the characteristics of a strategy consultant who works with the client every step of the way. In short, GLC aim to help its clients –  in every sense of the word.

Our Story

Daniel and Jasdeep have been friends since they met in law school. After law school, Daniel worked at a large corporate law firm, where he participated in major corporate transactions. He then left the legal world altogether to pursue a career in finance at a major American bank. Jasdeep, upon graduating law school, worked primarily in litigation. Both Daniel and Jasdeep gained invaluable experience by working at some of the top firms in Canada, and bring that experience to help solve their clients’ issues.

Jasdeep and Daniel understood that adapting to modern client demands in today’s fast-paced and rapidly-evolving world was vital to success, and an alternative approach to providing legal services in a more efficient manner was needed. The rigid, inflexible approaches provided by these major institutions were often frowned upon and even ridiculed by clients and prospective clients alike. Companies such as Google and Facebook revolutionized the ways in which their teams worked and collaborated, and even after witnessing their success, the law and finance industries simply refrained from embracing change.

It is under this context that Guardian Legal Consultants was born; with two long-time friends discussing the legal industry over dinner (and perhaps a few drinks), Jasdeep and Daniel started this firm to provide a better, more efficient way of offering legal services. Guardian Legal Consultants – as the name implies – is not just a typical law firm. Guardians have a mandate to serve their clients’ needs and protect their clients’ interests. Lawyers all too often forget that this industry exists to protect their clients to the fullest extent under the law, and it is under this mantra that Guardian Legal Consultants exists. Guardians see themselves as legal consultants, rather than simply lawyers, because this day and age often requires consultations and a holistic approach to determine the best course of action. Guardian Legal Consultants seeks to always provide a plan of action – in the same manner as any consultant would offer – in order to ensure that the client is armed with the important information to decide on which course of action to take.

Our Difference

GLC distinguishes itself from traditional law firms by offering truly bespoke legal services. This is reflected in two ways: 1) how they represent their client; 2) their fees, and 3) collaboration and teamwork.

Representation:

At a minimum, and if the circumstances allow, they will provide “consulting” services, meant to arm the individual or business with the necessary understanding of the law and a practical action plan in order to navigate a situation without the need for formal representation. They will work with a client to canvas the various options, always with the goal of providing simple and efficient solutions. The client can then take action with confidence knowing that GLC is on-hand to determine the next step to take. When necessary, GLC is fully equipped to fight for the client, from informal negotiations on the client’s behalf to formal court proceedings.

Fees:

GLC offers flexible pricing options. In certain circumstances, the client has the option of flat fee, hourly rates, or contingency, where appropriate. In particular, the flat fee option is especially attractive for a budget-conscious client as it mitigates the uncertainty of legal fees getting out of hand. It allows clients to budget and plan ahead on expected fees, without having to worry about how unpredictable the legal fees can become. Under these pricing options, a client can openly email and discuss thoughts or concerns without worrying about how much a certain conversation or question will cost. Predictability of fees is a feature that is severely lacking within the legal industry and GLC seeks to address this systemic inefficiency.

Collaboration and teamwork.

Rather than separation and division. Too often lawyers take tasks individually and offer their opinions and strategies without working together to ensure that the best possible advice and course of action is given to a client. Guardians eschew teamwork by constantly discussing the legal issues and working as a team to ensure the best possible solution is offered.