Syed received his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and joins Miller Thomson as an articling student after having summered with the firm. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, majoring in Sociology, and minoring in English and Psychology.
Syed has a strong passion for entrepreneurship. During his undergrad, he co-founded a business that specialized in cell phone accessories, which grew to have over thirty stores on consignment. More recently, during his final year of law school, Syed co-founded an agritech startup that promotes the use of precision agriculture by using modular and scalable IoT technology. He was instrumental in the development and marketing of their minimal viable product which is in the final testing phase and will be ready for pre-orders prior to the upcoming farming season in 2020.
During law school, Syed volunteered as a caseworker with Community Legal Aid, where he assisted low-income and disadvantaged individuals with a wide range of legal issues. Syed was also a research assistant for Professor Julie Macfarlane and the National Self-Represented Litigants Project. In his role, he summarized recent court decisions relating to self-represented litigants and analyzed trends and inconsistencies with a primary focus on procedural fairness issues, vexatiousness, disabilities, and accommodations. This research was used to create the Self-Represented Litigant Case Law Database. Syed is also a peer mentor and student ambassador for the law school, as he strongly believes in paying it forward and helping others.
In his spare time, Syed enjoys motorcycling, horseback riding, and playing basketball. He is currently working his way up to a Suzuki GSX-R1000 or Yamaha YZF-R1.