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Adequate preparation time crucial when selling business

Selling a small to medium-sized business requires planning, strategy and due diligence — but many entrepreneurs are surprised by the time commitment required in order ... Read more

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Decision on personal guarantee a warning to credit bidders

Credit bidders will have to pay close attention to the wording of purchase agreements and guarantees after Ontario’s top court reduced the amount a company president owed ... Read more

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Crafting restrictive covenants is a tricky balancing act: Katz

When selling a business, it’s important to ensure restrictive covenants are not “unduly restrictive,” says Toronto business lawyer  Anton Katz . ... Read more

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Vancouver Vacancy Tax to impact retirees, purchasers in 2018

Several retirees and companies are likely to be inadvertently caught up in the City of Vancouver’s recent move to tax ‘vacant’ properties, leaving them with few ... Read more

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Ukraine ripe for Canadian business expansion

Businesses seeking to expand into Europe should look at opportunities afforded by Canada's special relationship with Ukraine, says Toronto charities and intellectual property ... Read more

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Is the answer to access to justice better marketing by lawyers?

By Inga Andriessen In the Province of Ontario, there is a lot of talk about access to justice and concern about how many self-represented litigants there are in the courts. ... Read more

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Canadians must prepare for new EU privacy rules

The European Union's new privacy regulations could have a big impact on Canadian businesses, Toronto corporate lawyer  Peter Murphy tells  AdvocateDaily.com .  ... Read more

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Law change minimizes effect of PPSA naming errors

An amendment to Ontario’s Personal Property Security Act  (PPSA) will give comfort to car financiers and lessors who accidentally misidentify debtors, says Toronto ... Read more

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Andriessen to assess Ryerson LPP mock trial

Toronto business lawyer  Inga Andriessen  will assess the direct and cross-examination skills of Ryerson Law Practice Program (LPP) candidates during an upcoming ... Read more

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Trust, communication key when creating estate planning agreements

Creating a representation agreement may seem simple and direct — but in reality, it involves a personalized process that requires clients to consider a number of difficult ... Read more

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Started from the bottom, now I’m here

By Inga Andriessen I’m fortunate that as part of my career I have the opportunity to mentor students, beginning at the high school level and carrying on to lawyers ... Read more

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Employee or contractor? The cost of getting it wrong

When buying a company, knowing the difference between employees and contractors can save big money and headaches, says Toronto business lawyer  Anton Katz . “If the ... Read more

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OBA Foundation to host debate on Khadr settlement

The OBA Foundation will host a debate in Toronto on the government’s settlement of the Omar Khadr lawsuit, says Toronto business lawyer and OBA Foundation trustee  ... Read more

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Fintech readiness lacking in Canada and abroad

Technology is set to shake up the relationship between the consumer and their financial institutions, Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells The ... Read more

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Garbage in means garbage out in litigation and in life

By Inga Andriessen The title of this blog is often used in terms of data management to mean that if you input garbage your results will not be impressive. As a litigator, ... Read more

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Understand obligations when enforcing a commercial lease

Although landlords can access ‘boilerplate’ documents online, it is a better idea to sign a strong, customized commercial lease that will ... Read more

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Cryptocurrency offering may come with regulatory requirements

With interest in the Canadian cryptocurrency market growing and attracting the attention of the nation’s securities regulators, fintech businesses need to be aware of the ... Read more

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NAFTA's collapse could trigger a ripple effect of lawsuits

If the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump succeeds in scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), there will likely be a flood of legal issues and ... Read more

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CASL review should consider removing officer, director liability

As part of its current review of Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), parliament should eliminate the liability for officers and directors, as well as the right to private ... Read more

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When is a letter of intent binding?

The question of whether a letter of intent (LOI) is binding has a simple answer, says Toronto business lawyer  Anton Katz . “It depends.” The explanation, ... Read more

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