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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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A shareholders' agreement at outset can avoid messy litigation later

A recent case underscores why it's crucial to understand what each party’s expectations are and what pre-existing business relationships they bring to the table when ... Read more

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Crucial for federal corporations to stay on top of filing

Although news that a number of federal corporations have not been keeping up with their mandatory reporting requirements is unsurprising, failing to inform the government about ... Read more

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What is a minute book?

By Anton Katz If you have incorporated or are preparing to do so, you have probably heard that you will need to maintain and keep all your corporate documents, but what does ... Read more

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Andriessen to assess LPP candidates, discuss justice education at fall events

Toronto business lawyer  Inga Andriessen  is participating at a number of events this fall, with a focus on mentorship and justice education. On Oct. 12, ... Read more

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The cost of being your own lawyer

By Inga Andriessen Some blog topics come up over and over again on our site. It’s not because we’ve run out of ideas – believe me we have ideas. ... Read more

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Do I need a securities lawyer?

Small business owners who bring on new partners or investors without consulting a securities lawyer are putting themselves at risk, says Edmonton corporate commercial lawyer  ... Read more

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Incorporating 'public benefit' values brings rewards

Canada’s corporate law regime provides a welcoming environment for the growing number of businesses recasting themselves as public benefit corporations, says Toronto ... Read more

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Always forward, never straight

By Inga Andriessen The title of today’s blog is attributed to many people, so I’m not sure who to actually credit for it. I personally learned of it recently ... Read more

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What happens to a shareholder’s shares if they die?

By Anton Katz The death of a shareholder does not prevent the continued operation of the corporation, but what happens to the shareholder’s shares? To find out what ... Read more

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OCA clarifies s. 4 of Interest Act

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling on interest disclosure is likely a relief to lenders as it confirms that a small violation of s. 4 of the Interest Act will not ... Read more

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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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