David Forsayeth always wanted back into a business role, and he got it in spades in-house at Flipp

Building internal processes for working with the legal group is among David Forsayeth’s proudest accomplishments

By Julius Melnitzer | June 6, 2023

After graduating with a bachelor of commerce degree, David Forsayeth, general counsel at Flipp Corp., always imagined himself in a business role.

Law school intervened, as did four years as a private mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP’S Toronto office. But the pace of private practice became quite challenging as the birth of his first child approached, so when the opportunity arose to join the legal department at Flipp, a Toronto-based technology platform that North American retailers and brands use to create, curate and distribute savings content to millions of shoppers, Forsayeth threw his hat in the ring.

And the lifestyle pace at his new job?

“There’s just as much work to do in-house, but the pace is less challenging because I have more control over the work and how it gets done, which gives me the flexibility to structure my time,” Forsayeth says. “I’m much less likely to be at the beck and call of clients and the surprise Friday emails that destroy weekend plans.” MORE . . .

Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or https://legalwriter.net/contact.


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