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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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Business Law

“Risk Management and Ethical Considerations Involving E-Discovery”, International Association of Korean Lawyers’ 28th Annual Conf... Read More

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May 10, 2010
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Transition planning is an extended conversation and a process that requires input from various stakeholders linked to family enterprises and may take some time before a proper plan takes shape, so there is much to be said about starting the dialogue early. Read More

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Estate & Succession Planning

If you are Landlord or Lender to a Tenant who needs to borrow funds for its business in consideration for a charge on its assets and /or leasehold interest, you should read the Article on "Leasehold Mortgages and Chattel Waivers" co-written by Darrell M. Gold for presentation at the 2010 ICSC Law Conference. Read More

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Sep 17, 2009
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Please read Tracy Hanes Ontario Home Builder Magazine article on learning how to survive and thrive with the HST. Read More

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Tax Law

Sep 17, 2009
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Financing land acquisitions in today's economy. Read More

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Commercial Real Estate Law

The process of determining how and when your business should be transferred to others is known as succession planning. The introduction of family members into the ownership and management of a closely-held business is one of the most important and difficult decisions that an entrepreneur can make. The planning takes time to consider and implement and needs to be coordinated with an effective tax strategy. A proper estate plan can create harmony within the family and significant tax savings. To learn more about estate planning for builders and other entrepreneurs. Read More

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Wesley Isaacs co-authored “CDIC Granted Extraordinary Powers over Troubled Institutions” Banking and Finance Law Review, vol. 25:1... Read More
Jun 1, 2009
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Making sense of the proposed harmonized tax Read More

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Tax Law  |  Commercial Real Estate Law

As the economy continues to slide, the effects on the development industry are gradually being felt, even before developers start building. Today i... Read More

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There is nothing you can do, and it is almost certain to happen to many people in the coming months," says Leor Margulies, head of the real estate ... Read More

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So you thought you needed permission from your neighbor to swing that crane over his property? Well maybe you did, or maybe you didn’t. Read More
In a recent ground-breaking decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court considered in detail an employee's obligation to minimize his or her damages after his or her employment is terminated on a not-for-cause basis when the termination is followed by an offer of reinstatement by the former employer. Read More

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Income Tax Considerations for Landlords and Tenants, (chapter in Shopping Centre Leases, Second Edition, ed. Harvey Haber, Q.C.). Read More
On May 8, 2008, Anthony Romanelli presented the attached seminar at the BILD Condominium Forum, together with other condominium consultants. As noted in the presentation, converting existing residential or commercial/industrial sites into condominiums is fraught with statutory and financial pitfalls. This presentation sheds some light on the conversion process and provides some tips on avoiding and managing the pitfalls that developers may encounter. Read More
May 8, 2008
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What is the Landlord's obligation to minimize its losses after its tenant has breached a commercial lease? Is a Landlord required to find a new tenant to replace the former one before it is entitled to damages for the former tenant's breach? Read More
Anthony Romanelli presented this paper at the Law Society's annual Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Seminar on February 13, 2008. The paper discusses the various statutory holidays that apply in Ontario and their impact on landlords and tenants. Special focus is placed on recent changes to the Retail Business Holidays Act and the City of Toronto's new polices pertaining to the closing of retail operations. Read More
Shopping Centre Leases - 2nd Edition (Canada Law Book 2008).   Read More

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Irving Marks and Barbara Green successfully argued a motion on behalf of the Bank of Montreal to strike out an action brought against the Bank. The Plaintiffs claimed that BMO was liable as the parent corporation for the losses they suffered from the “bad advice” they received in respect of their investments from BMO Nesbitt Burns, BMO’s subsidiary, and its subsidiary’s employee. In a precedent setting decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in October, 2007, Justice Himel held that BMO could not be liable for the conduct of its subsidiary, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and the action was struck as frivolous and vexatious. Read More
Darrell Gold presented Commercial Leasing Essentials - Practice Gems at The Law Society of Upper Canada.   Read More

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