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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 2:52 PM

Trump versus Biden presidency: A tale of two taxes U.S. map in shape of faces

If you are a U.S. citizen living in Canada you should be safe from the serious situations that are unfolding south of the border every day. Whether it’s the seemingly unstoppable rise in COVID-19 cases or the unruly politics, the United States is becoming less and less appealing for a number of U.S. citizens. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 1:34 PM

Dentons adds trusts and estates partner in Toronto

Dentons Canada announced that partner Blair L. Botsford has joined its national trusts, estates and wealth preservation group in Toronto. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 1:30 PM

Money laundering, gambling in e-sports M&A: Costs of non-compliance esports_winning_sm

The height of the coronavirus pandemic led to a cancellation of most, if not all, of traditional sports activities and that, in turn, led to a surge in demand for e-sports gaming. ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 9:58 AM

Access to Justice Week events focused on creating more inclusive system | Julie Sobowale

October 26 marks the beginning of Access to Justice Week, held from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30, in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Each province will highlight the work of community justice organizations and pro bono organizations. Throughout the week a series of online national events will focus on educating the public, lawyers and community organizations on how to improve access to justice in their local communities.  ... [read more]

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 9:56 AM

Business ethics and the law | Vanisha H. Sukdeo

The meaning of the term “ethics” varies across disciplines from philosophy, political science, business and law. What does it mean when we speak about “business ethics” in relation to the law? When companies lead with ethics, they attempt to abide by not just the legal requirements that bind their company but the underlying principles that shaped the law at its creation. ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 2:21 PM

Cross-border divorce — COVID-19 style House sitting on money

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, then being shacked up with your spouse during the COVID pandemic can be the straw to break the camel’s back. And for many couples it is. With rates of separation and divorce climbing, getting things aligned in terms of your tax situation is important. This is especially true if the couple owns real property south of the border. ... [read more]

Monday, October 19, 2020 @ 12:50 PM

Two new faces at Rogerson Law

Brian F.P. Murphy and Sarah A. Boland are joining the Rogerson Law Group. ... [read more]

Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 12:32 PM

Juries: Trick or treat? | Marcel Strigberger

Juries first scared me at the age of 9. How? I grew up in Montreal, the son of immigrants from Belgium. One day my late father, a humble tailor, received a letter with an impressive-looking logo of the scales of justice. My dad, whose literary skills did not approximate his ability to alter a fine pair of trousers, asked me to read and translate it. I noticed the word “jury,” whatever that meant. I suspected it had nothing to do with hockey. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 7:42 AM

FEDERAL INCOME TAX - Calculation or gains and losses - Corporations - Capital dividend

Appeal by Gladwin Realty from a decision of the Tax Court that dismissed its appeal from a notice of determination issued by the Minister of National Revenue with respect to its 2008 taxation year. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 2:10 PM

We’re moving to Canada: Leaving assets abroad worldwide_assets_sm

A few weeks ago, Google reported an increase in the number of searches on how to apply for Canadian residency and citizenship. Surprisingly, these numbers may not just be from our friends south of the border. ... [read more]