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Owner Operated Businesses Need A Shareholders’ Agreement

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTMichael CareyCounsel Owner Operated Businesses Need A Shareholders’ Agreement Corporations in Canada may be incorporated under the federal laws of Canada or the laws of a particular province. Each of these jurisdictions have a business corporations act which governs the...

Law and the Emerging Psychedelics Industry

From the desk of: KEY CONTACTMichael CareyCounsel Law and the Emerging Psychedelics Industry It may come as a surprise, but psychedelic drugs could be a legal business opportunity. Research on the medical uses of psychedelic drugs show promise for treatment of mental illness such as...

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...

Parental Alienation and Custody Battles

From the desk of: Parental Alienation and Custody Battles Parental Alienation  Custody battles are a difficult time for all parties involved. They become even more difficult when one parent alienates (unfairly manipulates a child to reject the other parent) a child against the other parent. ...

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

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

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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,...

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