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Properly worded shareholders agreement is a must: Horst

When someone dies with a life insurance policy listing a clear beneficiary, anyone with a dispute   should have solid evidence to support their argument, ... Read more

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Professionalism matters: Andriessen

By Inga Andriessen The word professional is battered about a lot these days. When I first went to law school, it was said that the difference between a profession and an ... Read more

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Can your Toronto small business avoid litigation?

By Anton Katz As a small business owner, you’re probably no stranger to setting goals for your business and mapping out a plan to achieve those goals. But there’s ... Read more

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Thinking about suing your business partner?

By Anton Katz Small business owners have to juggle many competing demands in order to succeed. If you are a Toronto small business owner considering litigation against your ... Read more

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GDPR may require changes to Canadian data contracts

Canadian businesses may need to account for the European Union’s wide-reaching General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) in their processing contracts, ... Read more

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Five contracts you need to protect your business

By Anton Katz If you want to set your small business up for success, you need to do more than just be an expert in your field. You need to protect both yourself and your ... Read more

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Social media policy key to ensuring compliance with securities laws

While communicating via social media might seem fast, easy and natural, this informality can pose particular risks for public companies when it comes to breaching strict ... Read more

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What I’m looking for in a bencher

By Inga Andriessen If you’re not an Ontario lawyer, then this blog is not for you. This is about our upcoming bencher election for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). ... Read more

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Font discrepancy helps expose sham trust

A former telecommunication executive’s attempt to shield family properties from his bankruptcy proceedings provides a textbook example of a sham trust, Toronto corporate ... Read more

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How your small business can trim costly legal fees

By Anton Katz No entrepreneur looks forward to spending money on legal fees. But in today’s business world, lawyers are not only beneficial to your company, they are ... Read more

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Succession planning pays off for small businesses

Succession planning can ease the transition when the time comes to transfer ownership of family-run businesses, Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells  ... Read more

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What is ‘discovery’ and how do I prepare for it? (part II)

By Anton Katz Part I of this blog discussed the discovery process in general as well as the first two steps: creating the discovery plan and exchanging affidavits of ... Read more

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Balancing the balance

By Inga Andriessen I love the first couple of weeks after January 1 – it is the time of year you get to see which resolutions are sticking for those who made them. Many ... Read more

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Buying a business part 1

In part one of a two-part series on buying a business, Edmonton corporate lawyer Kirk Goodman discusses what's important to consider before inking the deal.  Buying ... Read more

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What is ‘discovery’ and how do I prepare for it? (Part I)

By Anton Katz Discovery is the process whereby all of the parties exchange relevant information and evidence relating to a civil lawsuit in preparation for trial. This ... Read more

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Companies need clear idea of assets, liabilities before dissolving

Corporations often don’t live forever — but for those who have decided to dissolve a business, it is crucial to first have a clear picture of their company’s ... Read more

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Cases clarify duty of good faith contractual performance

Several recent cases help spell out the duty of good faith contractual performance that exists in contract law, Toronto business lawyer  Joel Berkovitz tells The ... Read more

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Court rules objection to trustee accounts not statute-barred

Executors should make sure beneficiaries are fully informed before taking compensation from the estate according to a recent decision, Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst ... Read more

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Access to justice – watering down lawyer relationship not the answer

By Inga Andriessen Warning – rant ahead. Worse, it’s a rant that only lawyers probably care about. Read on at your own peril. There are many days, ... Read more

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Understanding the big picture when buying a business

Due diligence by a prospective buyer of a business could prevent serious problems in the future, Windsor corporate lawyer  Laura Stairs  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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