Professionally Curated Articles

In general, land transfer tax is generally triggered both on the conveyance and on an unregistered disposition of a beneficial interest in real property. Section... Read full article...

on Mar 15, 2016

Recent changes introduced to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program on June 20, 2014 have impacted employers in multiple industry sectors, requiring them to alter their... Read full article...

on Feb 09, 2016

The idea of building a company from the ground up is very appealing to a large number of Canadians. The massive success of companies such... Read full article...

on Feb 03, 2016

Because it is relatively simple to set up, the partnership is a common business model adopted by many aspiring entrepreneurs. Once you have decided that the... Read full article...

on Jan 18, 2016

Just as your off-duty emails can come back to haunt you, so too can your work-related correspondence, whether that involves expressions of emotional support to... Read full article...

on Nov 09, 2015

Family law disputes can be incredibly painful, even soul-destroying. After almost five years of practice, through trial and error, I have developed four basic rules... Read full article...

on Nov 01, 2015

How do you, a business owner, use your lawyer most effectively? The most frequent conversation I have when meeting with new clients is to explain... Read full article...

on Sep 21, 2015

Whether you are an individual looking to be hired or a business owner doing the hiring, knowing the difference between an independent contractor and an... Read full article...

on Sep 08, 2015

For small business owners, customer information can be a helpful and necessary tool for growing their business. With that said, a comprehensive privacy policy is important for... Read full article...

on Aug 24, 2015

As an owner or operator of a business, you have likely been advised to form a corporation or LLC (limited liability corporation) to protect yourself... Read full article...

on Aug 17, 2015

1. Police violence does not affect everyone in the same way

Some groups of people have more and worse interactions with police than others. In eastern... Read full article...

on Aug 12, 2015

“Business success naturally requires the establishment of effective relationships … Every relationship has a beginning, middle and an end and the best time to address... Read full article...

on Jul 20, 2015

Achieving the desired outcome in your legal dispute or transaction in an efficient manner takes a team effort of both the lawyer and the client. ... Read full article...

on Jul 16, 2015

Twitter has been ablaze over the past week after CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt confronted a group of imbeciles at a May 10 Toronto FC game... Read full article...

on Jul 14, 2015

The role of an estate trustee is often a difficult one, depending on the size and complexity of the estate they are administering. Despite the... Read full article...

on Jul 05, 2015

A purchaser of real estate has the choice of a number of legal structures under which to acquire the property.  Most commonly used real estate... Read full article...

on Jun 23, 2015

The start-up should consider a number of factors as steps to maximize their ability to build successful businesses.

It is common for a start-up to use... Read full article...

on Jun 19, 2015

Starting a business can be one of the most exhilarating and daunting ventures in a person’s life. For that reason, planning strategically and having the... Read full article...

on Jun 12, 2015

As Canadians become more focused on postsecondary education, more people want to become lawyers or attend law school. This article is for them.

The application requirements... Read full article...

on Jun 03, 2015

If you are involved in a civil litigation dispute, determining which court is responsible for deciding your case will depend on both the nature of... Read full article...

on May 28, 2015

Managing the day-to-day operations of a business can be challenging. It’s easy to see how legal preparations can take a back seat. Unfortunately, not having... Read full article...

on May 20, 2015

Enthusiastic entrepreneurs consult with patent agents about the protection of their new product. Often a successful team for an entrepreneurial business includes someone with technical... Read full article...

on Dec 13, 2014

The word trademark sounds important to many. It sounds big. It sounds expensive. As a result, many small businesses believe that registering a trademark for... Read full article...

on Oct 07, 2014

Many clients have told me that they were given an employment agreement or offer letter that had a termination clause in it but they never... Read full article...

on Sep 03, 2014

It's not uncommon for parents to loan their adult children money to, for example, buy a starter home, pursue post-secondary education or finance a wedding.... Read full article...

on Aug 28, 2014

Whether you are a common law partner or a spouse has very different legal consequences in Canada. The differential treatment under the law applies to... Read full article...

on Aug 13, 2014

An assault is the actual or threatened unwanted application of force to another person. Even regular arguments can become heated, and actions in the heat... Read full article...

on Jul 23, 2014

The Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has been under intense media coverage over the last few months. Major changes in how the TFW program... Read full article...

on Jul 21, 2014

On March 20, 2014, the Autorité des marchés financiers, the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan, Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick,... Read full article...

on Jul 21, 2014

As with any other litigation matter, the legal process in personal injury cases is complex and is a stressful experience for the affected parties, as... Read full article...

on Jul 18, 2014

Irrespective of what your legal needs are, working with the right lawyer is critical. Not only will your choice of lawyer impact the outcome but... Read full article...

on Jul 17, 2014