Our Team

We have worked on both the law firm and start-up side and know firsthand how legal services can be costly and intimidating to growing businesses. We set out to create Slingshot with the following principles in mind:


  • Tackling legal issues before they arise is practical and cost-efficient;

  • Demystifying legal fees allows business to feel confident in seeking out the help they need;

  • Providing tools and resources can empower clients to independently make informed business decisions;

  • Legal services should be about growing your business, not ours.


Paul Banwatt

John Durland

Paul has acted as general counsel to multiple companies, including a 3D scanning company where he also served as Chief Operating Officer. He has been admitted to the bar in Ontario and New York, and moonlights as a Juno-nominated musician.

John has a business degree and background in entrepreneurship. Prior to starting as an associate, John worked as an analyst on VC-type investments.

Gilbert's LLP

Slingshot is a service provided by Gilbert's LLP in Toronto, Ontario. That means your subscription provides access to a team of lawyers with years of experience in everything from early-stage corporate matters to complex litigation. The firm's guiding principle is to maximize value for our clients from idea to market. To learn more about Gilbert's and to meet our full team, check out our site.

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Slingshot is a service provided by Gilbert’s LLP. Service is subject to a retainer agreement. Prices are subject to change. Please enquire for full details, terms and conditions. Slingshot and the Slingshot logo are trademarks of Gilbert’s LLP. © 2020.


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