Philosophy

As fellow creators, we understand the importance of your unique identity, so let us do our best to provide a service as unique as your business.

Consultation

Accessibility is our primary goal. We provide free legal consultations to help you pinpoint the areas necessary to help your business thrive. Contact us today!

Practice

We are an enterprise who supports emerging entrepreneurs, in various industries such as entertainment, fashion, technology and corporate sectors.

WHAT WE DO

I empower my clients and provide them with the tools needed to exercise their best judgment and meet their ever changing business needs. My goal is to advise you about the law and best practices, so that you can focus on building a stronger, more profitable business.

Excellent Value

Our practice operates like a start-ups which means that we understand the value of your investment in yourself and your enterprise by providing exceptional service.

Forward Thinking

We are your ally throughout your business and artistic careers. Our services are structured to position you for the future needs you cannot anticipate yet by offering affordable, fixed and flexible rates.

Preparedness

Whether you’re a start-up or an established corporation, our goal is to insure that your business can compete in your respective industry by staying on the forefront the every evolving legal landscape.

PRACTICE AREAS

Focused and efficient legal solutions to support your businesses’ continued growth in the areas of corporate, entertainment and civil litigation.

Entertainment & Media Law

Whether you are in the film industry, music industry, or you are a social media influencer, we offer a variety of services to bring your project to life. We offer a wealth of experience when it comes to drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements to bolster your business or to protect your intellectual property.

Business
Law

If you are a start-up or established business, our goal is to ensure that your business can compete. It is our mission to provide practical and informed advice for clients in all areas of corporate law—from incorporation, corporate transactions and governance.

Corporate / Commercial Litigation

If your corporate matter has reached the stages of litigation, we can help you take a practical approach through the stages of litigation. Let us help you develop a strategy that puts your best interests first, so that you can focus on the continued development of your business.




Below is a list of legal services we have provided for clients in the past that we will be happy to provide to you in the near future.

Starting Up

    Business formation
    For-profit incorporation & dissolution
    Professional service agreements
    Registration and licencing matters
    Shareholder matters

Employment Matters

    Employment Offer Letters
    Employment Agreements
    Consultants & Contractor Agreements
    Compliance
    Employee Management

Music

    Licencing agreements
    Management agreements
    Producer agreements
    Performance agreements
    Recording Agreements

Corporate Affairs

    Regulatory compliance
    Document drafting and review
    Sale, distribution, and franchising
    Dispute resolution and litigation
    Directors’ and officers’ liability

Film & Television

    Producer, Director, Writer Agreements
    Cast and Crew Agreements
    Releases
    Music Clearances
    Multi-media production and licensing

Social Media, Ads, & Marketing

    Legislative & regulatory compliance
    Social Media Policies
    Privacy Policy
    Contest rules and regulations
    Promotional & Sponsorship Agreements

LAWYERS

RGA is a practice that blends a passion for the law and a desire to champion and support various artistic and business endeavours. This allows us to represent the needs of artists and entrepreneurs with an insider knowledge of what it feels to do what they do.

Raquiya G. Austin is a Toronto-based entertainment lawyer. She holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from York University, and a JD from the University of New Brunswick. Prior to launching her own practice, she gained valuable legal experience as a summer and articling student at the national law firm of Miller Thomson LLP.

Raquiya counsels clients in a variety of industries, including, fashion, social media & music/film entertainment. As a creator, she understands the unique needs of creative businesses, artists, writers, and social influencers.

Raquiya is active in her community. She serves on the Board of Directors for Ephraim’s Place Community Centre in Toronto. Ephraim’s Place provides programs and services that give children, youth and families the skills and tools they need to build a successful future, and bring about positive personal and community transformation in the Jane- Finch and Jane-Sheppard neighbourhoods.

Raquiya also works closely with the pro-bono organization, Artists’ Legal Advice Services, to provide free legal education and support to artists living in Ontario. She has also presented at Osgoode Hall Law School regarding her experiences as an entrepreneur and legal practitioner.

Much like the clients she represents, Raquiya is passionate about entrepreneuralism. She is the Editor-in-Chief of an online digital publication for young professionals, RaquiyaGrace.com. Additionally, she She is also a writer and contributor for Precedent Magazine, a publication devoted to lawyers with style! When she’s not in the office, Raquiya enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and traveling. She hopes to visit Tokyo, Japan next year!

Raquiya also provides corporate/ commercial litigation support to Dukworth Professional Corporation, a Toronto-based litigation firm.

- Honours Bachelor of Arts English Literature (York University)
- Honours Bachelor of Arts Law and Society (York University)
- Juris Doctor (University of New Brunswick)
- Certificate in Entertainment Law (Osgoode Hall Law School)
- Ontario Bar, 2016

- Member, Toronto Lawyers Association
- Member, Ontario Bar Association
- Member, Fashion Group International Inc.

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Pricing Plan

Unlike other Toronto-based entertainment lawyers, we offer our clients affordable, dependable rates under a variety of rate structures. Depending on your needs, we may charge a fixed flat rate or a per project rate for your legal matters. An hourly rate is charged for matters that are more complex.

Incorporation Taking the first step.

  • Establish and manage your business with legal know-how every step of the way. Same day incorporations available.

In-House Counsel Don’t fret, manage your day-to-day with ease

  • One-on-one corporate support and legal advice for your daily business operations.

Contract Review More than just a handshake

  • Create greater certainty and for your business and get it in writing. Allow us to help you iron out the finer points of your contractual agreements.

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