Right of first refusal versus right of first offer

Shareholder agreements can be drafted to allow business partners in private corporations to sell their shares whenever they want while protecting the remaining owners, says Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz. Read more

Consider key factors in early stages of acquisition

When it comes to avoiding buyer’s remorse in an acquisition, it’s important to give early consideration to both the tangible and intangible aspects of the purchase of the business, says Toronto corporate lawyer Chaim Sapirman. Read more

And justice for all?

By Inga Andriessen We hear a lot about Access to Justice in the news and how lower-income individuals cannot afford to litigate in Ontario. That is a problem. That is not the topic of this blog. Read more

Rejected pot shop applicants seek leave to appeal

Lawyers representing 11 people who were disqualified from applying to open a cannabis retail store in Ontario are seeking leave to appeal after a court dismissed their challenge of the rejection last month. Read more

Consider priorities before drafting purchase and sale agreements

Buying or selling a business can be a complex and emotional process for all involved, so it’s essential to do the proper due diligence with a client before drafting agreements, says Toronto corporate lawyer Sammy Redlick. Read more

Think carefully before posting to firm’s social media accounts

Twitter and other social media accounts can be useful marketing and engagement tools for lawyers — but it is important to remain mindful that everything you are posting is a reflection of your firm, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

How to use the PPSA and protect a business loan in Ontario

By Anton Katz If you make a business loan to a small company in Ontario, you run the risk of the loss of your capital should the company default on the loan payments. Read more

Shpigelman’s varied practice rooted in candour

Clients come first for Toronto lawyer Svetlana Ora Shpigelman. Read more

The problem with scheduling civil court matters in Ontario

By Inga Andriessen Are you reading this on your phone? While reading this did you get a phone call from someone asking if you can meet next week? Did you check your calendar on your phone, say yes and then book that into your phone? Read more

Multiple discharges from bankruptcy ‘not unheard of’

Toronto financial services lawyer Timothy R. Dunn tells Law Times that the Superior Court of Ontario’s decision to grant a suspended discharge to a man bankrupt for the fourth time in 13 years is rare but not necessarily inconsistent with the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, which is intended to give relief to “honest but unfortunate debtors.” Read more

Advance preparation helps drive efficient business sales process

Selling a business is a significant undertaking — but by doing advance preparation in-house in collaboration with a team of advisers, owner/managers can ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible, says Toronto corporate lawyer Kobi Bessin. Read more

Creative problem-solving core to Dunn’s financial practice

When Toronto financial services lawyer Timothy R. Dunn is handling a corporate restructuring or helping a company on the verge of bankruptcy, he doesn’t just think about the legal issues involved in the process — he also truly considers the people whose future will be impacted by the success or failure of the business. Read more

What does the OBCA say about your minute book?

By Anton Katz Your business must keep a minute book if it is incorporated. It’s not only good business practice, it’s also a legal obligation. Read more

Jedlinski offers personal service to entrepreneurs

Windsor corporate lawyer John Jedlinski is in it for the long haul with his clients. Read more

ADR clause preempts time, cost of shareholder litigation

There are several benefits to including a dispute resolution mechanism within a shareholders’ agreement, says Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz. Read more