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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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Due diligence a sound strategy against fraud

A defrauded corporate lender who unsuccessfully tried to sue the government to cover $1.8 million in losses was always facing an uphill struggle, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin ... Read more

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Ontario's cannabis retail gold rush part 2

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Toronto business lawyer Peter Murphy  discusses the unique issues facing landlords of cannabis stores. ... Read more

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Considering an offer to settle?

By Anton Katz There are many factors to consider when making or responding to an offer to settle an ongoing lawsuit. This blog post will discuss the purposes and effects of ... Read more

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Remain mindful of social media limitations during IPO period

Although there are no specific regulations surrounding social media posting for companies launching an initial public offering (IPO), general rules on publicity and disclosure do ... Read more

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Ontario's cannabis retail gold rush part 1

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Toronto business lawyer Peter Murphy looks at the issues facing cannabis store retailers.  Prospective ... Read more

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Mietkiewicz partners with clients for best results

Starting her own firm has given Burlington corporate lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz  a confidence boost. Mietkiewicz, principal of  Mietkiewicz Law , liked to think she ... Read more

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Working both sides of business law — litigation and transactions

By Inga Andriessen When I started practicing law over 26 years ago, I was a purely business law litigator. About three years into my career I became tired of litigating ... Read more

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Franchising, licensing arrangements not interchangeable

Businesses looking to grow their operations may see franchising or licensing as viable opportunities, but it’s crucial to understand the differences between the ... Read more

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The benefits of seeking legal advice before selling your business

By Anton Katz If you are thinking about buying or selling a business, you undoubtedly have questioned whether you should structure that purchase or sale as a share purchase ... Read more

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Family business disputes frequently about control, direction

It can be difficult for family business partners to keep emotions separate from management and operations, particularly when one generation is passing control off to the next, ... Read more

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Limitation periods: how long do I have to begin a lawsuit?

By Anton Katz So you think you have a claim against another person or business for harm caused by their wrongdoing. What you may not know is that you have a limited amount of ... Read more

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Chakraborty's proactive approach a good fit for corporate clients

Calgary corporate and securities lawyer Saptarshi (Rishi) Chakraborty prides himself on speaking his clients’ language. Chakraborty, a senior associate with  ... Read more

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