Company History

NoticeConnect is a web platform for publishing and accessing legal notices online. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in downtown Toronto, NoticeConnect effectively and affordably connects public legal notices with their intended audiences. The platform is trusted by lawyers, trustees, banks, and government. In 2017, the Superior Court confirmed that publishing a notice to creditors on NoticeConnect entitles an estate trustee to the liability protection afforded the Trustee Act. Since then, the company has expanded into additional types of legal notices, offers a suite of creditor products, and providing custom solutions for governments.


Patrick Hartford
Managing Director / Founder
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Patrick is a lawyer with a background in law, economics, and business. He has worked as a student-at-law at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and Downtown Legal Services. He recently clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Rosalie Abella. Patrick has published peer-reviewed articles on business law and criminal law. His research has been cited by the Supreme Court.

Chris Comrie
VP Finance
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Chris is a finance professional with a background in engineering, finance, and business. Before joining NoticeConnect, Chris was a Senior Investment Analyst at Tetrem Capital Management, where he was part of a six-person investment team that managed more than $4.5 billion. Chris graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a CFA charterholder.

Salman Tariq
VP Engineering
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Salman is a full stack software developer with diverse work experience at companies including Apple, SAP, and Shopify. He's been active in the legal technology space and has a keen interest in JavaScript and new frameworks, languages, and features in the web development field.

Viranch Shah
Software Engineer
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Viranch is a software engineer with experience developing eCommerce and financial web applications. He enjoys increasing organizational efficiency via task automation, as well as keeping up on new technologies like machine learning. Viranch is particularly interested in learning more about law and applying his skillset in the legal tech space.

Board of Advisors

Kavina Nagrani

Kavina is an Estates Lawyer with the law firm Loopstra Nixon LLP who has over ten years in her pre-law career in technology consulting.

Tannis Waugh

Tannis has been in practice for 14 years as a solicitor with a particular interest in modernization and compliance.

Joe Milstone

Joe is a co-founder of Caravel Law (formerly Cognition LLP) and specializes in commercial agreements, particularly in the technology, telecommunications, professional services and sports and entertainment sectors.

Mark Vanderheyden

Mark VanderHeyden, P.Eng. is CEO of Cellbie Inc., a GTA-based software start-up company. Cellbie is Mark’s 3rd start-up, following successful executive roles at Nokia, Siemens, Zhone and Nortel.

Friedrich Blase

Friedrich is 20+ year legal business veteran who helps, mentors, advises and invests in legal tech start-ups. He is also working on The Un-Firm of the Future.

Gabriela Arzuman

Gabriela is a certified credit professional with more than two decades of experience in credit and collection within various industries.


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