Silvia Valdman

Consultant, Teacher, and Small Business Owner in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Savvy and innovative -- an experienced global business and strategic partnerships strategist and information and legal researcher. I wear many hats. I am a trained lawyer and have expanded areas of expertise to include information research services to support my clients' evolving needs.

I am a natural problem solver but not shy to admit that if I don't know the answer to a client's question or problem I will find someone who does!

Luckily I'm tenacious enough to seek out the right connection that can connect the client to the right person to fulfill the client's needs.

Clients draw upon my extensive professional network, legal research, writing & consulting expertise, which covers a variety of areas including: education & career consulting, government grants & programs prospect research in the not for profit sector, international organizations & agreements, market research for exporters & Importers, access to information & privacy legislation.

I am experienced in researching and analyzing internet and social media legal issues and monitor and analyze the development of internet and social media legal principles in Canadian, U.S., Australian and European jurisprudence.

I am a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (www.lsuc.on.ca), and the Association of Independent Information Professionals (www.aiip.org). I have a obtained my Bachelor of Laws (LLB/JD) from the University of Ottawa and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998. I recently completed a Masters of Information (MI) at the University of Toronto's iSchool (2014).

With capabilities in English, French, and Romanian, holding Canadian and EU passports, I serve clients from all over the world.

I regular consult individuals, companies and not for profit organizations in the following areas:

-business proposal and business plan writing

-grant research and proposal writing

-white paper research and writing

-international recruiting (students and workers)

-global relocation of employees/staff

-international strategic business & legal consulting (assisting small to medium sized Canadian businesses expand their international markets and foreign companies looking to expand their businesses into Canadian market)

-advising start-ups on various business & legal needs

-advising on all things "internet", especially privacy policies & legal issues arising out