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Up-to-date records vital when selling business

When a business is up for sale, the corporate minute book is one of the key documents that prospective buyers will examine — but sellers should first be sure to bring this ... Read more

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Implementation of new tax creates problems for B.C. homebuyers

The B.C. government opted for a quick implementation of its new property transfer tax, aimed at slowing the Vancouver housing market — which has resulted in confusion and ... Read more

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Maybe job interviews should be ‘blind auditions’

By Inga Andriessen If you’re a fan of The Voice (or forced to watch it because your spouse is a fan) then you’re familiar with the blind auditions that start this ... Read more

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Access to justice in the civil context — let’s work together!

By Inga Andriessen I was recently in court on a civil motions list. If you’re not a lawyer, you likely don’t know that in order to get your case on a civil motion ... Read more

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Respect key to success of co-counsel arrangement

In certain matters, clients may benefit from a co-counsel setting where lawyers tackle different aspects of the case — but the success of these arrangements depends on ... Read more

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, except for employers

By Inga Andriessen Oh wait, isn’t the title of this week’s post the way that song goes? I suppose it’s not, but it could be. Ah, the holidays. Yes, all ... Read more

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Get smart: marketing tips for lawyers

Branding is essential for lawyers looking to build or expand their networks, and by extension, their professional opportunities, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. ... Read more

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Jonathan Reilly thrives on crafting solutions for clients

For Vancouver corporate lawyer Jonathan Reilly , taking the time to get to know the details of a client’s business needs is a critical part of helping them achieve their ... Read more

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Is your business ready for CASL’s private right of action?

Businesses have less than seven months to get their houses in order before Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation's ( CASL ) private right of action provisions come into effect next ... Read more

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OSC’s no contest options lands a big fish

A $73 million settlement to be paid by CIBC for overcharging customers heralds progress of the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) strategy, says Toronto corporate ... Read more

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The cost of doing business – when not to cheap out

By Inga Andriessen Recently we have heard of many businesses being hit with crypto viruses. This is a computer virus that holds your data ransom until money is paid to ... Read more

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Million dollar fine for fatal accident a step forward

A $1 million fine levied against Vale Canada stemming from a fatal mining accident may or may not be a just decision, but corporate prioritization of workplace safety needs ... Read more

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If you’re not a lawyer, you cannot represent someone else in court

By Inga Andriessen Sometimes you just can’t fix stupid. I’ll double down on that statement and say all the time you cannot fix a fraudster. Recently, our firm ... Read more

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Corporate lawyers wanted: robots need not apply

The legal industry may be in the midst of a technological revolution, but don’t expect lawyers to be replaced by robots any time soon, says Toronto corporate and commercial ... Read more

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Civility between lawyers in the age of Donald Trump

By Inga Andriessen The Law Society of Upper Canada has been working very hard to improve the civility between lawyers. This is something most of us practicing law always ... Read more

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Alternative financing a solution for energy firms in current market

Traditional debt and equity market activity in the Canadian energy sector has fallen significantly due to depressed commodity prices, leading to challenges in accessing ... Read more

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Extra vigilance helps avoid conflicts of interest in business law

Although all lawyers are duty-bound to avoid conflicts of interest, this task is not always as easy as it seems, especially for those who practise business law, Toronto ... Read more

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Business case is critical for new tech legal investments

Toronto technology and business lawyer  Peter Murphy  admits many law firms could benefit from new information technologies, but he doesn’t advise ... Read more

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Condo boards empowered by ‘business judgment’ ruling

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that extends the “business judgment” rule to condominiums will give condo corporations broader protection when facing legal ... Read more

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To Snap or not to Snap in business

By Inga Andriessen Do you SnapChat? Does your company? Do you have any idea what I’m talking about? You should. As a business law firm, one of our beliefs is that ... Read more

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