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Recourse after a Tenant’s Bankruptcy: Guarantees and Indemnity Agreements in a Commercial Lease

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTHoward ManisPartner Recourse after a Tenant’s Bankruptcy: Guarantees and Indemnity Agreements in a Commercial Lease When negotiating a commercial lease, it is important for landlords to protect their rights by ensuring they obtain sufficient security from the tenant. The tenant...

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Spousal Support – The Threshold Question of Entitlement

From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald Spousal Support - The Threshold Question of Entitlement The adoption of the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines has injected a much-needed level of standardization into what was previously an unsatisfactorily...

Canada’s Economic Response Plan For The Coronavirus Pandemic

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTShawn PulverPartner CANADA’S ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN FOR THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Between March 18th and March 30th, 2020, the Canadian government announced various economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the...

Resuming operations during COVID-19: What employers need to know

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTShawn PulverPartner Resuming operations during COVID-19: What employers need to know As the Federal and provincial governments have continued to expand and extend existing emergency responses to assist employers/employees, landlords/tenants and small/large businesses to meet the challenges associated with COVID-19,...

COVID-19: Ontario Addresses the Temporary Layoff Dilemma with O. Reg. 228/20

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTChristine JonathanAssociate COVID-19: Ontario Addresses the Temporary Layoff Dilemma with O. Reg. 228/20 June 1, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous burdens on employers, particularly those that were declared “non-essential” and could not transition their employees to work-from-home arrangements....

The Challenges of Drafting a Last Will and Testament

From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald The Challenges of Drafting a Last Will and Testament Having a properly drafted Last Will and Testament is important, and not just for the wealthy. A Will assures that...

Pensions and Family Law

From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald Pensions and Family Law In Ontario, on a breakdown of a marriage, either spouse can require an “Equalization of Net Family Property”. This means, at the risk of oversimplifying,...

COVID-19 Employment Law

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTMatthew WisePartner COVID-19 Employment Law EMPLOYMENT ISSUES CAUSED BY COVID-19 The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has created unprecedented uncertainty regarding an employer’s obligations to their employees. MSM is here to help. COMMON QUESTIONS In a time of rapidly changing...

Equalization of Net Family Property in Ontario

From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald From the desk of: KEY CONTACT Ross Macdonald Equalization of Net Family Property in Ontario The Concept of “Equalization” Contrary to a common misconception, married couples do not acquire an interest in each other’s property just by...

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