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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 12:14 PM

New corporate associate for DLA Piper in Edmonton

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Lee Axford has joined the firm’s Edmonton ‎office as an associate in the corporate group.‎‎ ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 10:55 AM

Condo board elections and voting: No more proxy fraud Badly attended meeting

The condominium lifestyle grows ever more popular in Ontario: over 11,000 condominium corporations are registered throughout the province. Central to the destiny of each condo corporation is the quality of its governance. Yet the weak link in board governance often is the manner by which board elections are conducted, frequently resulting in disputes about legitimacy of directors and ultimately having direct financial consequences on the owners. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 9:38 AM

Time to start conversation about mental health for non-lawyers at law firms: report Lynn Foley, fSquared Marketing

Over the past few years there has been a lot of focus on the mental well-being of lawyers because of the stress they face due to their heavy workloads and the pressures of getting in the billable hours. But a new report from a Vancouver-based marketing firm said the mental health of those who have not been called to the bar is also an issue in the legal industry. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

Show me the money: Cautionary M&A tales money_bags_sm

Over the past 30 years, I have advised on hundreds of private company mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions across British Columbia. Having managed so many transactions over so many years, one begins to see patterns of purchaser and vendor behaviour ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

Recognizing stellar litigation work of the Chief | Sam Goldstein

Sept. 18 marks the 124th birthday of Canada’s 13th prime minister, John Diefenbaker. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Securities regulators looking to change rules on business reporting, investment fund regulation Fraser McDonald, Allen McDonald Swartz LLP

The umbrella group for Canada’s securities regulators is seeking public input on several proposed changes to its requirements on business acquisition reporting and its proposals to reduce the regulatory burden on investment funds. ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:49 AM

Eight new associates for Lenczner Slaght

Lenczner Slaght announced that the following eight associates have joined the Toronto litigation firm: Sarah Bittman, Mitch Brown, Julia Flood, Samantha Hale, Adam Kanji, Jessica Kras, Jenn Power and Sahar Talebi. ... [read more]

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 9:07 AM

Art as loan collateral: The Canadian landscape art_collection_sm

This is the second in a series on utilizing your existing art collection as collateral. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 12:49 PM

Durham Region Courthouse renamed after First World War hero

The Ontario government announced that it is honouring a Canadian hero by renaming the Durham Region Courthouse after prominent military leader, lawyer and parliamentarian Lt.-Col. Samuel Sharpe. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

Cassels Brock welcomes 12 associates

Cassels Brock announced that the following 12 associates have joined the firm: Sean Baraich, Ave Bross, Tiffany Chiu, Tristan Davis, Joseph Hamaliuk, Heesoo Kim, Kelly Lee, Any Obando, Paras Patel, Jonathan Shepherd, Rebecca Sim and Jesse Tepperman. All formerly were summer students and articled with the firm. ... [read more]