Company History

NoticeConnect is an online platform for publishing and accessing legal notices online. NoticeConnect is owned by Lex Cortex Ltd, a law and technology company located in Toronto, Ontario. The company was founded in 2014 to improve the practice of law, designing products based on extensive input and feedback from the legal profession and consumers. Lex Cortex launched NoticeConnect in June 2015. In July 2016, the corporation joined the Legal Innovation Zone in downtown Toronto and was a finalist in the first Ontario Access to Justice Challenge. In July 2017, the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario confirmed in a written decision that publishing a notice to creditors on NoticeConnect entitled an estate trustee to the liability protection afforded by s. 53 of the Trustee Act.


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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Toronto, ON M5B 2G9
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10th Floor, Suite 1002
10 Dundas St East
Toronto, ON M5B 2G9

1 (866) 577-8509
Fax: (437) 886-7638

NoticeConnect® is owned by Lex Cortex Ltd. NoticeConnect provides a platform for publishing and disseminating public legal notices. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure compliance with the laws governing notice requirements in that user's particular jurisdiction. The content on this web site, including any interactions with a chat operator, is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Our Terms of Use prohibit scraping of any kind. Read our full Terms of Use for more details.

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