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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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What you need to know about letters of intent

By Anton Katz The very first document that is negotiated between the parties in a transaction – such as the purchase of a business – is often a letter of intent ... Read more

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Murphy to speak at upcoming business law conference

Toronto technology and business lawyer  Peter Murphy will discuss data privacy at CPDOnline’s 3rd Annual Conference on Business Law & Legal Issues Facing Finance ... Read more

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Stairs focused on law, helping community

Community has always been important to Windsor corporate and immigration lawyer Laura Stairs . An associate with  Shibley Righton LLP , Stairs   studied global ... Read more

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Policy updates needed as mandatory breach notification nears

Canadian businesses need to revamp their privacy breach policies as mandatory reporting moves closer to reality, Toronto corporate lawyer  Peter Murphy tells  ... Read more

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So you’re applying for a ‘law job’

By Inga Andriessen Our firm is currently going through the second round of interviews for our junior litigator/solicitor position. As the position is a junior position, ... Read more

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What is the right legal entity for your business?

By Anton Katz Are you thinking of taking your business to the next level? Maybe you’ve been running it as a sole proprietor for a while now, and want to separate ... Read more

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Detailed agreement key when creating partnership structure

A partnership can be a flexible and desirable option for many businesses, but its success can be largely dependent on a strong partnership agreement that addresses a number of ... Read more

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Lack of shareholders' agreement may lead to undesirable results

In the absence of a shareholders’ agreement, a corporation and its shareholders face a number of potentially negative consequences, Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz ... Read more

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Look at big picture when establishing fraudulent conveyance

Debtors aren’t permitted to transfer their property to someone else in order to avoid paying a creditor — but in order to establish a fraudulent conveyance, you need ... Read more

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Should I have a business lawyer litigate my commercial dispute?

By Anton Katz Small business owners are often balancing competing demands and interests, and trying to be as cost-efficient as possible when doing so. It’s no ... Read more

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Shareholders urged to get independent legal advice

Shareholders of privately held corporations who don’t seek independent legal advice during the drafting of agreements are failing to protect their interests, Toronto ... Read more

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