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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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Even if you don’t want to, sometimes you have to

By Inga Andriessen As business lawyers, our firm often has to tell clients there are certain things they have to do, even if they don’t want to. The most frequent ... Read more

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Periodic credit checks of customers a good practice

Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen says the longer a business waits to collect monies owed, the more likely you are to run into a customer bankruptcy. Andriessen ... Read more

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Talking before suing

By Inga Andriessen I came across a blog recently that talked about an American law regarding poisoned workplaces and how “not everything your boss asks you to do is ... Read more

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Collection litigation and the bankrupt debtor

By Inga Andriessen We do a lot of collection litigation and we’re good at it. (Hey, if we were humble, we would not be lawyers.) This past week, however, has driven ... Read more

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Golf tournaments should be viewed as networking opportunities

Lawyers would be wise to approach golf tournaments as networking and business opportunities rather than just a day on the greens, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen . ... Read more

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Trial by Twitter is not due process

By Inga Andriessen Recently, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (ONHRC) conducted a trial by Twitter. A restaurant had allegedly posted, on Twitter, an ad for a female ... Read more

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Halton County Law Association to host charity golf event

On June 9, the Halton County Law Association (HCLA) will host its annual charity golf tournament in Burlington, in support of The Darling Home for Kids, says Toronto ... Read more

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Increased reporting requirements for exempt market distributions

By Cameron MacCarthy and Adam Rock Effective June 30, 2016, issuers will be subject to increased reporting requirements for exempt market distributions with the ... Read more

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Before you do that business deal

By Inga Andriessen Many of our clients are entering “deal mode” these days which often leads to questions about the value and enforceability of documents prepared ... Read more

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Lawyers should review CASL ahead of 2017 changes

At the moment, enforcement of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) is only by initiative of the CRTC or Industry Canada — but it is important that lawyers ... Read more

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Cameron MacCarthy embraces challenge of solving complex problems

What motivates and inspires Calgary business lawyer Cameron MacCarthy  in his day-to-day practice is the privilege of being a trusted adviser to a number of ... Read more

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Formal agreements help avoid family business friction

For those building a successful business, it can be hard to also maintain good family relationships — the key is to draw a distinct line between the two, Toronto business ... Read more

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So you registered your trademark. Now what?

By Inga Andriessen So you’ve gone to all the time and expense of developing a brand, establishing goodwill in the marketplace and even registering your trademark ... Read more

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Mock trial brings together lawyer mentors, 'phenomenal' students

Seeing high school students embrace the law is just one of the benefits of organizing an event like the Halton High School Mock Trial Championship, Toronto business lawyer  ... Read more

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Marlin Horst thrives on sophisticated transactions

Toronto lawyer Marlin Horst says he finds corporate lending work intellectually stimulating and most enjoys putting together the “pieces of the pie.” ... Read more

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Lawyer/client confidentiality and the Panama Papers

By Inga Andriessen If you’re reading this blog and are not sure what the “Panama Papers” are, please do a quick Google search and then return to this blog. ... Read more

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A step in the right direction at the Human Rights Tribunal

By Inga Andriessen In Ontario, if you lose in a civil lawsuit, you generally have to pay the legal fees of the winner. The rationale behind this is, in part, it prevents ... Read more

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Compliant minute book important in case of sale, audit

A corporate minute book should be complete and up to date in order to avoid problems further down the road, says Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz . “A minute book ... Read more

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Law firms should update potential electronic security vulnerabilities

The Panama Papers scandal should prompt law firms, and other professional services firms, to update their electronic security measures, says Toronto business lawyer Joel ... Read more

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