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Small business owners feeling the pinch

Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen has seen a marked increase in clients pursuing collection litigation, which she says is an indication small businesses are having a ... Read more

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Why yes, you do have to prove your case

By Inga Andriessen At the end of last week, the judge handed down his decision in the Jian Ghomeshi case. The finding was that the Crown had not proven its’ case ... Read more

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Scams that businesses fall for

By Inga Andriessen The news recently has been blanketed with accounts of the immigration and CRA frauds making the rounds in the GTA. In these frauds, people phone ... Read more

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Corporate directors, shareholders should not let bylaws be bygones

Canadian corporate directors and shareholders should show initiative and leadership by enacting corporate bylaws that include arbitration provisions, Toronto commercial ... Read more

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Equity kicker not considered interest for purposes of Criminal Code

A Superior Court decision in a shareholder dispute raises the novel issue of whether an equity kicker can be considered interest pursuant to the Criminal Code, Toronto corporate ... Read more

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Read the Rules already!

By Inga Andriessen This post is directed to lawyers (though non-lawyers are welcome to read as well) in particular, newly-called lawyers. Please. Litigators. Read the Rules ... Read more

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Baby boomer businesses bring opportunities for lawyers

With a desire to keep contributing after they retire, many baby boomers — particularly government employees — have been setting up businesses, which has ... Read more

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Shareholder agreement helps guide parties in exiting corporation

Like marriage, not all business partnerships will work out, which is why it’s crucial to have a shareholder agreement in place from the start, says Toronto business lawyer ... Read more

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Errors in annual minutes may cause problems later on

Just because you can prepare your annual business minutes on your own, doesn’t mean you should, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen . “Sometimes people ... Read more

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Law firms bringing accountability to debt collection

Advances in technology are allowing major institutions to place their outstanding debt with respected law firms instead of collections agencies, so that legal staff can ... Read more

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Big changes to the Repair and Storage Liens Act in Ontario

By Inga Andriessen On July 1, 2016, changes to the Repair and Storage Liens Act (RSLA) come into effect in Ontario. The industries that will be most heavily affected are ... Read more

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OSC ushering in new era of enforcement

Following underwhelming results from American-style prosecutions in the 1990s and 2000s, the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) renewed efforts to be seen as a ... Read more

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Anatoly Dvorkin provides focused, specialized legal service

Toronto employment lawyer and commercial litigator  Anatoly Dvorkin  is focusing his practice on specialized areas of law — employment, business, as well as ... Read more

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Keith to discuss lessons from Metron case at Winnipeg event

Toronto occupational health and safety, regulatory and criminal defence lawyer  Norm Keith will facilitate an upcoming conference in Winnipeg on effective health and safety ... Read more

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Reasons to talk to a lawyer before you terminate an employee

By Inga Andriessen Many businesses are blissfully unaware of the legal minefields they are navigating until one day it happens: a terminated employee sues, makes a Ministry ... Read more

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Quality of judgment in Livent shows court expects SCC appeal

Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Robert Blair delivered an “extremely well written” judgment in the  Livent  matter, which may indicate that he anticipates ... Read more

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Breach of copyright over paywall raises tech neutrality questions

A recent decision that ruled a reader had violated new provisions of the Copyright Act when he bypassed a publication’s paywall to access an article raises questions about ... Read more

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To volunteer or not to volunteer

By Inga Andriessen Our firm is made up of fantastic people who regularly “give back” both in the legal community and beyond it. Our law clerk, Christine, is a ... Read more

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Dvorkin to present at corporate governance event

Toronto lawyer  Anatoly Dvorkin will discuss important cases for in-house counsel as part of the upcoming Advanced Topics on Corporate Governance webcast, hosted by The ... Read more

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New training standards place higher costs on employers

Ontario’s new standards for Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) certification training and training providers seem to be based on a controversial approach from the ... Read more

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