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On March 22nd, 2017, Charlie Kim presented on "The Basics of Personal Property Security Act (Ontario)" to the KEB Hana Bank Canada . To view ... Read More

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Mar 3, 2015
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision serves as a stern reminder for those working with any kind of contract to get it in writing. If not, thousands of dollars can be on the line. For one real estate broker, the failure resulted in the loss of $100,000 in commission along with a costs award of $150,000.

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Presented by John Fox, this webinar will equip you with the information to help you assess the role of your corporate structure in redevelopment. Drawing on examples from Ontario, during this webinar you will learn:

  • Types of corporate structures and their pros and cons
  • Elements to think about in assessing what structure is right for you
  • Implications to consider- legislation, political, governance
  • How risk is assigned in a corporate structure
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Corporate Structure  |  Governance  |  Housing Development  |  Limited Liablility  |  Non-Profit  |  Risk Allocation  |  SHARE Webinar Series  |  Shareholder

 In November 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 ) issued a unanimous decision which effectively expanded the common law approach to “good faith” in contracts by recognizing that there is a duty to act honestly in the performance of contractual obligations as part of that “good faith”.

In order to better understand what this means in terms of contracts and their performance going forward, we need to consider the facts in the Supreme Court case

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Bhasin v. Hrynew 2014 SCC 71  |  Contracts  |  Good Faith  |  Honesty  |  Lease  |  RENX  |  The Legal Corner

As a real estate lawyer whose practice is predominantly commercial leasing, I still need to be aware of “red flags” for potential environmental issues and then seek assistance from an environmental law specialist where contamination is possible, suspected or known. Read More

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Contamination  |  Enviromental Issues  |  Liability  |  Property

You may already be receiving specific e-mail notices from businesses asking you to “click to consent” to continue receiving their emails. This article will explain why.

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CASL  |  CEM  |  Consent  |  Email  |  SPAM  |  Texts

What is just cause for dismissal? The words “ just cause” refer to a situation that justifies the termination of an employee withou... Read More

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Feb 1, 2014
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David Shlagbaum was part of a panel of three experts, including Stan Tepner (VP, CIBC Wood Gundy) and Malcolm Burrows (Head, Philanthropic services... Read More

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Business Law  |  Estate & Succession Planning

Starting January 1, 2013, almost everyone in the construction industry needed a Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB“)  cle... Read More

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Clearance Number  |  Contractors  |  WSIB

Jun 20, 2012
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When taking on an investor's money, among the many stipulations you should add to the partnership agreement, is some provision for how to get out of the arrangement. Read More

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Jun 18, 2012
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You're a successful woman who owns a thriving business. Your husband has little or nothing to do with it. Still, you want to make him a shareholder. Why? Read More

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Apr 10, 2012
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You’ve recently built a multi-million dollar manufacturing plant—which was financed through private equity—on a 10-year payback schedule that will take your company to the next level. Unexpectedly, though, this expansion opened a new market resulting in the need to build a storage facility to handle goods distribution. Read More

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So, you have decided to franchise your business. Perhaps you have a potential franchisee waiting in the wings. You call your lawyer: Let's get those franchising documents together. Let's get going you say. Okay, we will, but let's discuss a few things first.

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Transition planning is a process of preparing for the transition of a business either to the next generation, a management team or an outside buyer. In the process you need to confront yourself, your family and your business, begin a dialogue and be open to where it leads you. Read More
Sep 30, 2010
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Partner David Shlagbaum uses a joke to illustrate the challenging dynamics for a family business. A father calls his son into an office where there are two hats on the table. One hat says "boss" and the other says "dad." The father puts on the "boss" hat and says, "Billy, I'm sorry to say this, but you're not working out. You're not right for this role. You're fired." Then he immediately puts on the "dad" hat: "Billy, I'm so sorry. I just heard you got fired! Are you okay?" Read More

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Dec 15, 2006
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Our guide will assist any foreign business doing business in Canada or planning to do business in Canada. With its concise overview style, our guide is an ideal reference tool for the entrepreneur and owners of mid-sized privately-held companies. Our guide covers a broad spectrum of business matters, and provides important insight on: choosing the right business organization; taxation; the regulation of foreign investment, competition and the sale of goods and services; labour and employment; immigration; importation of goods; real estate; environmental law; intellectual property; franchising; and privacy law. Read More

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Tax Law  |  Commercial Real Estate Law  |  Business Law

Commencing January 1, 2004, the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA") applies to organizations that collect, use, and disclose personal information and personal health information, in Canada, in the course of commercial activities. We have prepared and enclose for your convenience a communiqué which contains a brief summary of the steps that must be taken in order to comply with PIPEDA. Read More

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