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Tax changes to have sizeable impact on professional corporations

While the federal government’s proposed tax changes will increase the burden on all small businesses, new professional corporations will be hit especially hard, as many of ... Read more

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Shares may not be the 'juicy carrot' they appear to be: Katz

Accepting shares in your employer’s company may seem like a “no-brainer,” but doing so may not be as beneficial as it appears, says Toronto business lawyer  ... Read more

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Best practices for board of directors meetings

By Cameron MacCarthy and Joe Rattan Clients often ask about the role and responsibilities of being a corporate director and whether or not they should accept an offer to join ... Read more

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Big banks' dominance hampering fintech sector

Established banks’ control over Canadian fintech may be inhibiting the sector’s development in this country, says Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer  Marlin ... Read more

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Dear future mentees in the LPP

By Inga Andriessen I’ve had the privilege of being a mentor lawyer to over 24 of the law society’s Law Practice Program (LPP) candidates over the past three ... Read more

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Common drafting mistakes in shareholder agreements

By Cameron MacCarthy and Chris Johnston This is the first article in a two part series discussing common issues arising from or related to shareholder agreements. If you ... Read more

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‘The way we’ve always done it’ is not a reason to do something

By Inga Andriessen There is a lot written these days about failure to innovate in business being an invitation to the end of that business. There is a lot of truth in that, ... Read more

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OBA Foundation awards two fellowships for 2017-2018 term

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Foundation has awarded two fellowships for the 2017-18 term, says Toronto business lawyer and OBA Foundation Trustee  Anton Katz . In ... Read more

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So you want to get paid?

By Inga Andriessen One of the things our firm is great at is helping businesses get paid. By the time we’re involved, it’s usually a litigation matter, however, ... Read more

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Proposed tax changes a ‘renewed attack’ on job creators

By Dennis Nerland The Department of Finance released new proposed tax legislation and policy on July 17, 2017. The new policies target income splitting in private ... Read more

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Classroom 'liaison lawyer' role ideal opportunity to give back

For lawyers looking to give back and impart their legal knowledge and experience on the next generation, acting as a liaison lawyer with a high school law class may be the ... Read more

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Fintech development aided by regulatory sandboxes

Securities regulators face a tricky balance trying to protect consumers without hampering innovation, Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer  Marlin Horst tells The ... Read more

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Independent legal advice – what is it and why have it?

By Inga Andriessen Ah, independent legal advice (ILA). That throwaway line in many agreements where people sign saying they have had an opportunity to have it, but have ... Read more

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Defensive tactics to defend against an unsolicited take-over bid

By Cameron MacCarthy and Joe Rattan Recent changes  to Canadian securities laws (as of May 2016) have created longer time frames and higher tender bid thresholds, ... Read more

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Legal, financial due diligence vital part of buying a business

Although handing over the funds and getting a receipt is enough to make the sale of a business legally binding, this is not an advisable way to assess the viability of a possible ... Read more

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The deal before the deal

By Inga Andriessen Recently we have had some questions from clients about the value and enforceability of documents prepared in anticipation of doing a deal. In one case, the ... Read more

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Creditors must act fast when collateral changes provinces

Creditors must move quickly once they discover their secured property has moved to another province, Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer  Marlin Horst   tells  ... Read more

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Creditors have remedies available when debtors close shop

It can be frustrating for a creditor to obtain a judgment against a company that subsequently takes extraordinary measures to avoid paying up — but as Toronto business ... Read more

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Government suspends CASL private right of action, but fines can still be issued

By Peter Murphy On June 7, the federal government announced that it is suspending the implementation of the private right of action under  ... Read more

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Locking the box to avoid price chipping

By Cameron MacCarthy Traditionally, change in control transactions in Canada involving private targets have been completed using a "closing accounts" pricing mechanism under ... Read more

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