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Michael Ford (post until Oct. 31/18)
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Why busy law practices need a business lawyer

Incorporation, employment concerns and lease agreements are issues that inevitably come up for lawyers running their own firms — but unless you ... Read more

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Buyout provisions valuable to retain control of shares

A shareholders’ agreement should almost invariably deal with buyouts as a way to control who owns shares in the event of certain circumstances, Toronto business lawyer ... Read more

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Allergy accommodation crucial with comfort dogs in the workplace

Although comfort dogs have their place in courtrooms and the workplace, from a human rights perspective, their accommodation should not come before that of someone with a severe ... Read more

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Inheritance tax unlikely to benefit income inequality: Horst

A report that suggests the federal government could collect $2 billion annually if it implements a tax on inheritances of $5 million or more doesn’t take some unintended ... Read more

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OCA clears up law around accessory use in municipal bylaws

A recent Court of Appeal decision clarifies that when a zoning bylaw uses the words ‘naturally and normally incidental’ in relation to accessory use, there is no ... Read more

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Taking client privacy seriously

By Inga Andriessen Another day, another data breach by hackers targeting a large company – that’s how it feels anyway, am I right? No one wants the hassle of ... Read more

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Purchasing a business Part 3: franchises

In the final instalment of a three-part series on the legal ins and outs of buying a business, Toronto lawyer Sarita Samaroo- Tsaktsiris looks at the ... Read more

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Consider classes of shares to confer different rights, privileges

When structuring the share provisions of a corporation, “there is no limit on creativity other than your imagination," Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz tells ... Read more

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Lessons in lease agreements

Parties in a landlord-tenant agreement must be clear with their intentions and expectations as they approach negotiations to renew the lease, says Windsor corporate lawyer  ... Read more

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Seven tips for successful business negotiations

By Anton Katz If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, you’ve probably learned quickly that negotiation is not only unavoidable in business – ... Read more

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The benefits of upfront, flat-fee billing

Edmonton corporate lawyer  Kirk Goodman  says his clients prefer upfront, flat-fee billing for their legal services. In fact, he believes his firm is ... Read more

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Read it before you sign it!

By Inga Andriessen Recently we’ve had quite a few files where one of the parties to the lawsuit claims to not have read a document before they signed it. The ... Read more

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Blockchain technology not yet ready for mortgages

Proponents pushing blockchain technology to create mortgages are putting the cart before the horse, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells AdvocateDaily.com . Horst, a ... Read more

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LPP best option for consistently trained lawyers

The Law Society of Ontario's (LSO) review of the lawyer licensing process should give serious thought to requiring prospective legal professionals take the Law Practice Program ... Read more

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Best time to draft shareholders' agreement is during incorporation

Timing is of the essence when it comes to drafting a shareholders' agreement as deferring it may later put a corporation at risk of uncertain and costly litigation, Toronto ... Read more

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The benefits of teaching

By Inga Andriessen I recently had lunch with a colleague who often teaches a university class. While I have yet to teach an entire semester, I do enjoy speaking to ... Read more

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Purchasing a business Part 2: the structure

In Part 2 of a three-part series on the legal ins and outs of buying a business, Toronto lawyer Sarita  Samaroo-Tsaktsiris  l ooks at the options for ... Read more

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LMIA applications an employer’s responsibility: Stairs

A lawsuit filed by eight Filipino migrant workers against a job recruiter and a farm in Ontario casts light on how easy it is for vulnerable people to be tricked into paying for ... Read more

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'Sandbagging' not a sure thing in Canadian courts

Sandbagging reflects poorly on all parties to a transaction, Toronto corporate lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Horst, a partner with  ... Read more

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Issues of piercing corporate veil remain after OCA decision

The “long and twisting saga” that pits South American villagers against a global oil giant took another turn recently in a Canadian courtroom, Toronto business ... Read more

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