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2022

APRIL 11

STANDING UP TO THE SCHOOLYARD BULLY: TIPS FOR DEALING WITH DIFFICULT SENIOR LAWYERS

Being a junior lawyer can be a stressful experience. You're dealing with unfamiliar challenges and competing demands on a daily basis, all while trying to improve your skills in a fast-paced profession. However, there is one experience that stands out for many junior lawyers: dealing with difficult senior counsel on the other side of a file. It can come in the form of an unexpectedly aggressive position or an unwelcome piece of commentary on how you're doing your job: "never in all my years of practice have I seen someone do [x]" or "I'm very disappointed that you're doing [y]" are two favourites. 

But just because a lawyer has a few more years of experience than you does not mean that they are in the right. Learning how to handle senior lawyers who are all-too-comfortable resorting to bullying is an essential part of any lawyer's toolbox. Here are some tips for dealing with those bullies. 

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MARCH 08

Women in Real Estate

In honour of International Women’s Day, this issue focuses on women in real estate. Over the past two years, the real estate industry has seen a transformation in how and where we live, work and shop. In this issue we had the pleasure of profiling Shirley Bai and Amanda Carew, both are partners in our commercial real estate group. It was a great opportunity to get to know some of the faces of Foglers better and learn about their practice. We also had the opportunity to interview Jennifer Suess, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at RioCan, Paula Gasparro, Vice President Real Estate Finance at CMLS Financial, and Marnie Taylor, Commercial Real Estate Counsel at Skyline Asset Management Inc. In our conversations with these women, they shared their perspective on leadership, the transformative changes in the real estate sector and what they each foresee as the ‘new normal’ as we enter 2022.

Articles in this issue:

  • Don’t be Afraid to Take a Chance on Yourself: A Conversation with Jennifer Suess
  • Leading By Example: A Q&A with Paula Gasparro and Marnie Taylor
  • Helping Clients Stay One-Step Ahead: A Profile on Shirley Bai, Partner Commercial Real Estate
  • Bringing Maritime Charm to Bay Street: A Profile on Amanda Carew, Partner Commercial Real Estate
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MARCH 04

Giving Back to the Ryerson Community and Small Businesses in the GTA

We sat down with Micheline Gray-Smith, who volunteers her time at the Ryerson Law & Business Clinic. The Law & Business Clinic provides free legal services in a variety of business law matters to entrepreneurs and small businesses that cannot afford to retain a lawyer. Micheline shared with us her experience and the mentorship opportunities she has been able to provide.

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MARCH 03

Best lawyers, Best Writers: How to be Both

This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.

 

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MARCH 03

The Law Surrounding Estoppel Certificates

Commercial tenants are often expected to deliver signed estoppel certificates, status statements or tenant acknowledgements in connection with purchase, sale or financing transactions involving leased property. It is also fairly common for tenants to request an estoppel certificate or estoppel language from a landlord when negotiating the transfer of their leasehold interest under a lease. Stemming from the principle of promissory estoppel, estoppel certificates are intended to "estop" a party who signs the certificate from thereafter asserting a fact inconsistent with what is set out in the certificate.

Should a signatory attempt to make a claim based on facts contrary to what was stated in an estoppel certificate, the addressee of the certificate may argue that it detrimentally relied on the statements in the certificate and seek to estop the signatory from enforcing the rights on which the claim is based.

This paper will, by examining relevant case law: (i) provide an overview of the law surrounding estoppel certificates and illustrate how Courts have dealt with discrepancies between leases and estoppel certificates; (ii) consider how and if estoppel certificates bind landlord/purchasers; (iii) explore how an estoppel certificate should be used by a purchaser of a property; and (iv) consider the interplay between the duty of good faith in contracts and estoppel certificates.

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MARCH 02

Best Lawyers, Best Writers: How to be Both - Part 2

This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.

 

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FEBRUARY 18

Supporting Communities in Africa

We sat down with Blair Bowen, who serves on the Board of the Canada Africa Partnership (CAP) Network, to hear about his experience volunteering with an organization that for almost 20 years, has helped facilitate partnerships between communities in Canada and Africa to provide capacity building and resources to advance local community development efforts.

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JANUARY 28

Supporting Ground Breaking Cancer Research

As we enter 2022, we wanted to highlight a few of our lawyers who volunteer their time and efforts to inspire creativity, share skills, and strengthen communities. Through our discussions, we learned that their efforts to help others has not been interrupted by the pandemic.

We sat down with Bonnie Fish, who serves as the Board President for the Israel Cancer Research Fund, to hear about her experience being part of an organization that for the past 45 years has helped support scientists in Israel make major breakthroughs in cancer research.

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JANUARY 21

Giving Back to a Cause Close to Home

To say Michael Fraleigh likes to help is an understatement. In addition to his busy health law practice, he manages to spend a considerable amount of time giving back to his community. According to Michael, who is the President of Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto and on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario, "when you invest the time and energy to volunteer, you are investing in yourself just as much as the causes you support."

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JANUARY 07

A Regular Phone Call Can Make a World of Difference for Isolated Individuals

As we enter 2022, we wanted to highlight a few of our lawyers who volunteer their time and efforts to inspire creativity, share skills, and strengthen communities. Through our discussions, we learned that their efforts to help others has not been interrupted by the pandemic.

It is common for many of us, especially older adults, to feel isolated and lonely. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made this isolation worse. Through Circle of Care's Phone Pal program, volunteers provide companionship and social contact to older adults through weekly phone calls. As a volunteer with the program, Aida Nabavi and her Pal, an elderly gentleman, communicate a couple of time a week – and sometimes every day. As his Pal, Aida's role is to check in with him on a regular basis to see if he has everything he needs including groceries and medication, and most of all to be his friend. Aida has been volunteering with Circle of Care since 2015 and is a champion of the Phone Pals program as she wholeheartedly aims to address her Pal's isolation and seeks to find ways to improve the overall qualify of his life.

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2021

DECEMBER 23

Playing a Supporting Role to Take a Bite Out of Hunger

As we come to the close of an unforgettable year, we wanted to highlight a few of our lawyers who volunteer their time and efforts to inspire creativity, share skills, and strengthen communities. Through our discussions, we learned that their efforts to help others was not interrupted by the pandemic.

For 19 years Ron Davis and some of Canada’s finest musicians have donated their time and talents to bring music and cheer to the less fortunate at the annual Lawyers Feed the Hungry Christmas Dinner. The Lawyers Feed the Hungry program was established in 1998 to support those residents living with food insecurity, in poverty, or homelessness. It is one of the City's few year-round programs providing approximately 60,000 meals each year. For Ron, who volunteers with a number of organizations that support the Arts, volunteering with Lawyers Feed The Hungry has been one of his most rewarding experiences –allowing him to help those in need, and spread some holiday cheer through music.

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DECEMBER 22

Playing a Supporting Role: Giving Back to the Arts

As we come to the close of an unforgettable year, we wanted to highlight a few of our lawyers who volunteer their time and efforts to inspire creativity, share skills, and strengthen communities. Through our discussions, we learned that their efforts to help others was not interrupted by the pandemic. 

Alex Kolandjian is a Partner in our Real Estate practice who volunteers his time behind the scenes at the Pomegranate Film Festival as part the organizing committee – a group of young Armenian professionals bound by a passion for film and culture. The Pomegranate Film Festival, established in 2006 stems from the Toronto Chapter of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society. Now in its 15th year, the Pomegranate Film Festival is a unique community event celebrating Armenian inspired films

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DECEMBER 20

Providing a Warm Welcome and Support to Refugee Claimants in Our City

As we come to the close of an unforgettable year, we wanted to highlight a few of our lawyers who volunteer their time and efforts to inspire creativity, share skills, and strengthen communities. Through our discussions, we learned that their efforts to help others was not interrupted by the pandemic.

Each year millions of refugees make the difficult decision to flee their homelands in search of a safe place to call home. For Adam Varro, an associate in our litigation practice, volunteering his time on the Board of Directors of Adam House to help refugees establish new lives in Toronto has been a rewarding experience. Adam House is more than just a shelter. The sense of community and friendship the envelops anyone who walks through their doors is shared by the staff, volunteers and residents – many of whom come back as volunteers themselves.

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DECEMBER 20

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Holiday Update

This article will address two pressing questions that commercial landlords and tenants in Ontario have about the implications of the expiry of the CERS program on their respective businesses:

1) Moving forward, will there be alternative rent subsidy programs available to commercial landlords or tenants who are struggling due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic?

2)How will the expiry of the CERS program affect Ontario's moratorium on commercial distraint proceedings and landlords' rights of re-entry?

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DECEMBER 07

Why Applications to a Regulated Industry Are Not as Simple as They Seem

Ontario does a very good job regulating certain business sectors in order to ensure a fair marketplace and consumer protection. Three of Ontario's most common regulated industries are motor vehicle sales, governed by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council ("OMVIC"); real estate sales, governed by the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act and the Real Estate Council of Ontario ("RECO"), and; cannabis sales, governed by the Cannabis Licence Act and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario ("AGCO"), which also governs liquor licencing.

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SEPTEMBER 03

The Pandemic Pivot: Adaptability in the Face of Uncertainty

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic uncertainty caused many organizations to reassess their business models and react quickly to a rapidly changing situation. Despite these challenges, we had the opportunity to support many of our clients as they adapted, innovated and even expanded their operations. In this series of interviews, we hope to highlight the adaptability and resilience of a few selected clients who have made some remarkable and swift changes over the
course of the pandemic.

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SEPTEMBER 02

The Acceleration of Digital Learning: A Q&A With Ian Schnoor, President & Founder of The Marquee Group

While the pandemic forced many organizations to fundamentally rethink their offerings to survive, others were able to adapt, and even expand despite the challenges posed by the past year. We sat down with Ian Schnoor, President & Founder of The Marquee Group, Canada’s leading provider of financial modeling training and consulting, to learn about how COVID-19 forced them to pivot their successful in-person financial modeling courses online – in turn making it available and on demand to a global audience.

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SEPTEMBER 02

Connecting People Through Play: A Q&A With Kristi Herold, Founder/CEO of JAM (powered by Sport & Social Group)

As small businesses across Canada continue to be impacted by unexpected challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we reached out to Kristi Herold, founder and CEO of Sport & Social Group, now rebranded as JAM, powered by Sport & Social Group, to understand how her business has been uniquely impacted by COVID-19. In our short
interview with Kristi, we learned about the dire early impact of COVID-19 and the organization’s lateral extension of its existing capabilities as a recreational sports league. Their successful pivot from in-person to online allowed them to engage with existing customers and find new ones.

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JULY 13

Extension of the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Related Moratorium

A summary of CERS and the current moratorium is contained in the attached article.

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JUNE 16

Published in JUST: Forging Your Own Path: Alternative Routes to Big Law

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Forging Your Own Path: Alternative Routes to Big Law

MARCH 23

Gavel game: Small but real differences between Canadian, U.S. legal systems

This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.

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MARCH 21

Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer: Force Majeure and COVID-19 (Durham Barns case)

In the Durham Sports Barn Inc. Bankruptcy Proposal, an Ontario court considered for the first time the application of a force majeure clause (and to a lesser extent, a quiet enjoyment clause) in a commercial lease in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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MARCH 08

Forward with Foglers: Trends and Ideas

We are pleased to introduce Forward with Foglers: Trends and Ideas, a new quarterly publication designed to share our perspectives and insights around matters that are important to our clients both inside and outside the boardroom.  In honour of International Women's Day 2021 and the theme of Choose to Challenge, our first issue is focused on promoting discussions around gender.

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MARCH 08

Is it Time to Adjust Your Gender Lens?

In Ontario, the Human Rights Code (the "Code") prohibits discrimination on a number of grounds including sex, family status, gender identity, and gender expression. Despite these protections, we live in a world where global headlines still include "Transgender America: 30 Killed and Fatally Shot Already in 2020", "Teacher Fired over Transgender Pronoun Fight Files Suit", "Man arrested for allegedly spitting on transgender woman in subway", and "Activist who raised awareness for transphobia murdered in Toronto". These articles discussed, respectively, (i) how 2020 was the most violent year for transgender people in America over five years, (ii) the firing of a teacher who refused to use a transgender student's preferred pronoun, (iii) the story of a trans woman who was spit on, hit, and called transphobic slurs on the subway in New York City, and (iv) the murder of a trans activist in Toronto. These stories were all published between October, 2019 and October, 2020. Otherwise said, this is not "old news".

 

 

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MARCH 08

Celebrating International Women's Day

Last year, Foglers' FR Women's Network celebrated International Women's Day with guest speaker Connie Walker, an award-winning Cree investigative journalist who is leading the dialogue on Indigenous women's rights in Canada. At the event Connie described her career trajectory as a journalist at CBC; the influence of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report; how the coverage and reporting on Indigenous issues has evolved in the media; and the rise of social media and the platform it has provided.

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MARCH 08

Retention of Women in Law - An Opportunity for Fogler Rubinoff LLP

In the "Before Times" in 2020, I attended the Women in Law Summit, hosted by Canadian Lawyer magazine. The purpose of the conference was to focus on practical strategies that law firm leaders can employ to help attract and retain female lawyers. My biggest take away from the conference is that law firms and law firm leaders want to support women in law but there are still lots of questions, with no simple answers, about how to make this happen.

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FEBRUARY 22

Our Commitment in 2021

Our Managing Partner Michael Slan reflects on 2020 and reaffirms our commitment to our clients with a message that instils a sense of optimism as we all work together to chart a path forward.

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FEBRUARY 01

A New (and Needed) Cyber-Tort Emerges: Harassment in Internet Communications Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670

Recently, Justice David Corbett of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice made a significant contribution to the evolution of cyber-remedies by recognizing the tort of harassment in internet communications in Caplan v. Atas, 2021 ONSC 670. The 65-page decision is remarkable in many ways, so much so that the story is the subject of a lengthy New York Times article. The focus of this article is the litigation significance of this landmark decision.

This article was published in the February 2021 Issue of the Toronto Law Journal.

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JANUARY 19

Weekday Update: Moratoriums on Evictions and Distraint Proceedings Against Commercial Tenants

In a bid to assist commercial tenants, there are currently two moratoria in place on the exercise of eviction and distress rights against commercial tenants, one which relates to the now defunct Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance ("CECRA") program and the other which is tied to the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy ("CERS") program.

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2020

NOVEMBER 12

Come See The Many Sides of "CERS": New Targeted Government Support Program to Help Businesses Through the Pandemic

On November 2, 2020, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-9, which sets out details of the new rent support program called the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy ("CERS"), which was previously announced on October 9, 2020. Bill C-9 would serve to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada). As of the date of this article, the legislation has yet to receive royal assent and remains subject to change.

The new rent subsidy provides support to qualifying businesses, charities, and non-profits that have suffered a revenue drop as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. CERS effectively replaces the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance ("CECRA") program and provides more flexibility and accessibility to both commercial tenants and property owners.

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OCTOBER 02

A Primer on CRA’s Collection Powers and its Effect on Secured and Unsecured Creditors

The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) has several collection powers under the Income Tax Act(“ITA”) and the Excise Tax Act (“ETA”) to ensure the remittance of taxes. When taxes are not remitted, the CRA has an arsenal of collection tools including the deemed trust, garnishment, and certification of tax debts with the Federal Court to obtain a judgment. These remedies have different impacts on secured creditors and unsecured (judgment) creditors. They are also treated differently in a bankruptcy situation, with some of the remedies maintaining Crown priority and others losing priority status. It is important to understand the distinctions between the collection mechanisms and how they operate under the ITA and the ETA in order to advise secured and unsecured creditors or lenders working with individuals who have a tax debt. This article examines each of the collection mechanisms and attempts to clarify the distinctions between them.

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JUNE 18

ILN Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Rehabilitation Proceedings Guide - Canada Chapter

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Doing Business in Canada - 2020 Edition

This comprehensive guide provides an overview of the legal framework governing Canadian business operations and outlines key considerations for investing and conducting business in Canada. Find up-to-date information on the following topics:

  • Types of Business Organizations
  • Directors' Liabilities
  • Foreign Investment and Anti-Competition Legislation
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sales and Transfer Taxes
  • Income Taxes
  • Customs and Excise Duties
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Incentives
  • Immigration Restrictions for Non-Canadians
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Electronic Commerce
  • The French Language Requirements in the Province of Quebec
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MAY 20

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Update: Relief is Almost Here, But Will Everyone Play Ball?

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance: Relief Is On The Way, But The Devil May Be In The Details

While tenants attempt to negotiate relief from their lease obligations, landlords are concerned with the absence of relief from mortgage or realty tax payments, creating a clear tug-of-war between these parties during an increasingly difficult time.

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MARCH 19

COVID-19 Insurance Considerations: Is My Business Covered?

COVID-19 Insurance Considerations: Is My Business Covered? A question we are repeatedly hearing from clients is whether they have insurance coverage for business interruption and related losses as a result of COVID-19. Justin Jakubiak has outlined what you need to consider when reviewing potential insurance coverage. 

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MARCH 19

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

An update regarding travel restrictions based recent COVID-19 announcements by the Federal Government. 

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MARCH 17

An Update From Fogler Rubinoff Regarding COVID-19

As we all continue to adjust to the rapidly changing news around COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees, clients, and those in our broader community remain a priority. We are taking cues from public health officials about prudent steps to protect everyone, and effective March 18th, 2020 lawyers and staff will be primarily working remotely until further notice. We are implementing our business continuity plan to ensure our people will remain safe while our clients continue to be well served.

 

 

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MARCH 13

Our Role and Responsibility to Clients as we Navigate Through COVID-19

At Fogler, Rubinoff LLP the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, clients, contacts, and colleagues is foremost in our minds as we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak.

While we are currently maintaining business as usual operations, we are closely following the guidance of Toronto Public Health and will adjust protocols as the local authorities issue new guidance.

We understand the need for our firm to provide continuous and uninterrupted legal services, and want to take this opportunity to update you on the proactive steps we are taking to be prepared for the evolving situation with COVID-19.

Should the outbreak result in our office closure, we have contingency plans in place that enable us to provide you with uninterrupted service. Our plan includes enhancements to our remote work capabilities and technology to ensure our accounting systems and data are available and secure. By modifying our operations and working remotely, our lawyers and staff will continue to be responsive to your legal and business needs.

In keeping with public heath guidelines, and to ensure the safety of all our employees, colleagues, clients and visitors in our offices, the firm has limited client meetings and moved to teleconferencing where appropriate. Policies on travel, office sanitation and health and safety have been enhanced and enforced, and we have adopted the following measures:

Clients and visitors should refrain from visiting our offices, if:

• They have traveled to any highly affected area or hot spot including but not limited to China, South Korea, Iran or Italy or have been in close contact with someone who has travelled to those areas at any time in the past 14 days; or
• They have any reason to believe that they might otherwise have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; or
• They are exhibiting any symptoms of infection (e.g. fever, dry cough, shortness of breath or other breathing difficulties).

Our lawyers and staff are working under the same guidelines.

We will continue to keep you informed of any changes we may implement as the situation progresses, with information provided via our website and e-mail updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact your Fogler, Rubinoff lawyer, or myself, if you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance in guiding you through these new challenges.

We wish everyone well as we collectively navigate this global health challenge.

Michael Slan
Managing Partner, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

 

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FEBRUARY 14

A life transformed, black awareness heightened

A feature article in the Queen's Law Reports  on Michael Coleman, Law' 17 and co-founder of the Black Law Students' Association of Canada - Queen's Chapter.

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FEBRUARY 13

Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer: I Can’t Hear Myself Think! (Part 2)

I Can’t Hear Myself Think! (Part 2): My Landlord is Undergoing Renovation/Construction:
What are Potential Tenant Rights and Remedies?

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2019

DECEMBER 12

Amendments to Canadian Insolvency Statutes: BIA and CCAA

The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) ("BIA") and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) ("CCAA") comprise the statutory framework for individual and corporate insolvencies, restructuring, and bankruptcies in Canada. On November 1, 2019, the BIA and CCAA (the "Acts") were both amended to achieve better accountability and transparency in insolvency proceedings...

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JUNE 21

The Theory and Practical Aspects of Discount Rates for Quantifying Losses

The Theory and Practical Aspects of Discount Rates for Quantifying Losses, authored by  Milton DavisRon Davis and with the assistance of Beth Armstong, was presented at the Chartered Business Valuator Institute’s  2019 National Business Valuation Congress in Montreal.

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MAY 07

"Good Working Order" - What Does This Mean in the Context of a Commercial Real Estate Agreement of Purchase and Sale?

Including certain representations and warranties in commercial real estate agreements of purchase and sale is commonplace.  Although in a hot market, the nature and extent of such representation and warranties become more and more limited. 

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MARCH 19

Speaker: ICSC Legal Conference

Alex Kolandjian led a roundtable discussion at the ICSC Legal Conference.

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FEBRUARY 05

The Tides have Turned with Redwater: Provincial Environmental Obligations have Priority Over Secured Creditors in a Bankruptcy

In the much anticipated decision, Orphan Well Association et al. v. Grant Thornton Limited et al., (Redwater), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held that a bankrupt estate is required to comply with environmental obligations imposed by a provincial regulator before distributing assets to secured or unsecured creditors...

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2018

JULY 03

Upcoming Changes to the Construction Lien Act

The construction industry should be alive to the imminent changes to the laws that affect them...

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MAY 09

Ontario’s Standard Form of Residential Lease

As of April 30, 2018, residential tenancies in Ontario that are subject to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (i.e., most apartment, condominium, house and secondary unit tenancies, among others), must use a new standard form of residential lease...

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2017

JUNE 06

Ontario Bill 59: New Consumer Lender Regulations

The government of Ontario passed Bill 59, Putting Consumers First Act (Consumer Protection Statute Law Amendment), 2017 (the Bill) on April 10, 2017 which amended several acts including the Consumer Protection Act (Ontario), the Collection and Debt Settlement Services Act and the Payday Loans Act. Bill 59 also enacts the Home Inspection Act, 2017, which requires home inspectors to be licensed, among other matters...

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APRIL 26

High Time To Enter The Cannabis Industry: Canadian Federal Government Introduces Legislation To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

On April 13, 2017, the federal government introduced the highly anticipated Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (the "Act")...

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APRIL 21

Honsberger's Bankruptcy in Canada, Fifth Edition

Vern DaRe, is the co-author of Honsberger's Bankruptcy in Canada. The 5th Edition offers a concise, comprehensive description of bankruptcy in general, and the distinctive features of the Canadian system in particular. Not just the law, but also the basis of the law:

  • Coverage of both national and international dimensions of bankruptcy law
  • Reference to the jurisprudence of other countries as it relates to Canada
  • An authoritative explanation of history, constitutional law, comparative law, statutory construction and interpretation
  • Precise directions regarding practice and procedure

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2016

SEPTEMBER 20

In Search of a Voluntary Disclosures Program

In Search of a Voluntary Disclosures Program, authored by Harris Rosen and Karen HO was published by The Voice, the magazine of the Career Colleges of Ontario Association. The Article appears on page 19.

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SEPTEMBER 15

Craft Cannabis or Big Cannabis: How Will the Eventual Business Model Shape Investment in this Evolving Industry

Presentation: Craft Cannabis or Big Cannabis: How Will the Eventual Business Model Shape Investment in this Evolving Industry?, September 2016 Canadian Cannabis Business Conference

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SEPTEMBER 08

Michael Slan co-authors the Canada chapter in Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide.

This collaborative electronic guide, produced by the International Lawyers Network (ILN), offers a summary of key corporate law principles in 22 countries across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those establishing an entity in these jurisdictions.

To read the guide, please click here: Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide.

 

Reproduced with permission by the International Lawyers Network

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MARCH 17

8 Tips for Building a Successful Alternative Fee Arrangement

Alternative Fee Arrangement (AFA) has become a buzzword in the legal community, and lawyers should expect clients to ask to enter into an AFA. Prepare yourself with these eight important tips for building an AFA.

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2012

NOVEMBER 01

From the Schoolyard to Cyberspace: The Supreme Court of Canada Recognizes the Importance of Privacy for Victims of Cyber-bullying

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2009

OCTOBER 01

Carrier Remedies When Load Brokers Go Broke

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