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Manasuev helps clients navigate U.S. tax maze

After completing his first law degree in his native Russia, Oakville-based U.S. tax attorney Alexey Manasuev had dreams of studying in the U.S. and aspirations to master one of America’s most complicated areas of law. Read more

Is my fellow shareholder misappropriating funds from the business?

A shareholder who is a non-operating silent investor who suspects that an operating shareholder is siphoning money must tread carefully to ensure the ongoing viability of the business, says Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris . Read more

U.S. Tax IQ to share insights on U.S. gift tax at webinar

U.S. tax attorney Alexey Manasuev and U.S. tax accountant Brandon Vucen will share their insights on the U.S. gift tax in an upcoming webinar. Read more

LSUC contingency fee review should be measured, cautious: FOLA

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) is urging the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to exercise caution in its review of contingency fee agreements. The Lawyer's Daily Read more

Expanding firm, candidate need good corporate fit: Dormer

Before committing to bringing in a new partner, Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer says it's best to have a trial run to ensure the prospective recruit is a good corporate fit. Read more

Ryerson kicks off fourth year of Law Practice Program

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) wasted no time putting its fourth cohort year participants to work, says Chris Bentley, managing director of the Toronto-based program. Read more

CRA impersonation scammers play on consumer fear

Consumers need to protect themselves against telephone scammers impersonating the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Toronto legal public relations and business development expert Jana Schilder tells Newstalk 1010. Read more

Real-time captioning helps overcome hearing loss: Neeson

Real-time captioning offers opportunities for those hard-of-hearing to integrate in school and work, says Neesons Court Reporting founder and president Kim Neeson. Read more

Amping up the quality of legal documents

Proper language speaks volumes, but much of that is lost in our current tech-savvy culture, says Korbitec Inc. president Alan Bass who believes that today’s writing skills are no longer as exacting as they once were. Read more

MKD follows, hunts hidden assets in marital breakups: Downs

Finding hidden assets for family law counsel is key to ensuring equitable settlements among sparring ex-spouses, says Jim Downs , founding partner and managing director of MKD International Inc. Read more

Knowing recovery costs key to being financially prepared after serious injury

Traumatic injury is a huge financial burden to the country and the havoc it can cause to those financially unprepared can be just as debilitating, says Easy Legal Finance Inc. president and CEO Larry Herscu. Read more

More mediation, less adversity needed in accident cases: Ford

The adversarial legal system creates ethical challenges for medical experts and allows simple cases to become unnecessarily lengthy and expensive, says Toronto orthopaedic spine and trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Ford. Read more

FSCO ruling changed third-party funding market: Rossos

The third-party funding market changed because of a government ruling last year, John Rossos , Chairman and CEO of BridgePoint Risk Management Inc. , tells the Law Times. Read more

Intergenerational wealth transfer: keys for success

Inheritances can be a windfall, but how the next generation manages that estate is a critical part of the process, say Toronto estate lawyer Ian Hull and INTEGRIS Pension Management Corp. founder and CEO Jean-Pierre Laporte. Read more

Change-management techniques could help boost estate planning

Although the wills, estates and trusts bar has used a number of resources to try to encourage more Canadians to make a will and accompanying powers of attorney (POA), the message is not getting through — but as Toronto legal public relations and business development expert Jana Schilder writes in The Lawyer’s Daily , it is time to regroup and take another stab at the problem. Read more