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Law Practice Program not fully understood by profession, benchers

More education and feedback is needed around the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Law Practice Program (LPP) before convocation votes to get rid of the pilot program, says ... Read more

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Coaching your employees to improve

By Inga Andriessen As a business firm, we frequently represent employers in wrongful dismissal lawsuits and we also help them implement policies to avoid those lawsuits. One ... Read more

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Proroguing legislature won’t derail repeal of Bulk Sales Act

Despite Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s proroguing of the Ontario legislature, it’s fully expected the long-awaited repeal of the Bulk Sales Act (BSA) will ... Read more

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OBA Foundation awards two fellowships for 2016-17 term

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Foundation has awarded two fellowships for the 2016-17 term, says Toronto business lawyer and OBA Foundation Trustee Anton Katz . In ... Read more

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It’s September — time to get those receivables in line

By Inga Andriessen September is a busy month for our firm: many businesses who were content to let receivables age over the summer turn the page on the calendar and think ... Read more

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Clear mandates for executives key task for incoming CEO

As it can be daunting to take on the role of repairing a dysfunctional executive team, a new CEO should start by ensuring that those in the C-suite have clear roles and ... Read more

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Several factors at play when boomers sell businesses

Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen says she has noticed a surge in the amount of older business owners who are starting to sell their companies. The greying of ... Read more

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Large expenses justified when big billings at stake

While a lawyer’s decision to expense an extravagant meal may initially raise some eyebrows amongst colleagues, the purchase can be worthwhile if it has a significant ... Read more

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Are you ready for the deadline for combatting sexual harassment?

By Inga Andriessen On Sept. 8, 2016, Ontario employers must comply with the changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that address sexual harassment in the ... Read more

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For those about to start law school

By Inga Andriessen It’s that time of year – students are getting ready to start law school, Law Practice Program (LPP) candidates are getting ready for their ... Read more

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OSC whistleblower policy not a game changer: Radnoff

It would be optimistic to call the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) new whistleblower program a ‘game-changer’ with respect to its role in preventing fraud, ... Read more

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OJEN offers Summer Law Institute for teachers

The Ontario Justice Education Network  (OJEN) is hosting its annual Summer Law Institute for teachers this month, which provides educators with the chance to connect ... Read more

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A few reasons to use a lawyer when you buy a business

By Inga Andriessen You don’t have to use a lawyer to buy a business. Lately, our firm has seen many creative alternatives to using a lawyer to buy a business. Some of ... Read more

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Law firms — think about hiring an LPP placement

By Inga Andriessen It’s summertime and that means it’s time to think about hiring law students for 2017. Wait, that’s not what summertime means? For law ... Read more

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Large law firms, networks competing on global stage

As law firms grow to   meet client needs, they often consider joining a firm network or expanding internationally, but Toronto business lawyer  Bill ... Read more

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Access to justice in the business law context

By Inga Andriessen A few weeks ago the newspapers were buzzing with the decision of the Honourable Mr. Justice Nordheimer to halt criminal charges against an individual until ... Read more

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Where to register personal property security a crucial question

Lawyers who don't give much thought to where they register personal property security may find themselves facing some unintended consequences, Toronto corporate lawyer  ... Read more

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Businesses should take advantage of summer slow down

Summer is the ideal time for businesses to take care of their corporate and legal housekeeping, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen . The dog days of ... Read more

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Asset or share purchase requires due diligence, legal advice

There are multiple considerations that should be taken into account when buying or selling a corporation, says Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz . First, keep in mind there ... Read more

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Challenging expert business valuations at trial

By Michael Lesage Where the value of a business is disputed at trial, work should start at discovery (if not before) to determine the facts upon which an opposing expert will ... Read more

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