When Family and Business Matters Collide

Blog Post
April 20, 2020
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Are you getting married or living common-law? Maybe you’re on the other side of the relationship spectrum, and getting separated or divorced? If either you or your partner owns a business or part of one, there are some legal issues that you should know about.

Corporate Commercial Issues in Family Law

Article
April 15, 2020
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When people get married, choose to live together in common-law relationships, or when they separate from their married or common-law spouse, corporate and commercial issues can often come into play.

Cancelling contracts and obligations – is COVID-19 a “Force Majeure” situation?

Blog Post
March 20, 2020
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With the COVID-19 pandemic and preventive measures being implemented by Canadian authorities, many are are worried about how contracts and obligations will be impacted. For the March break, I had booked day camps for my kids. With the current situation, and before the Ontario government declared a state of emergency, I called to cancel their… Read more »

How to protect yourself during a business breakup

Blog Post
September 25, 2018
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Like any relationship, business partnerships can be susceptible to disagreements. And just like the breakdown of a marriage or common-law relationship, business breakups can be painful and costly. What are some steps you can take to protect yourself if your business partnership fizzles out?

Buyer Beware: A Guide, not a Warning

Blog Post
June 26, 2018
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“Buyer beware” is a term more formally known as caveat emptor. The principle isn’t unique to real estate law, but when it comes to investing in something as significant as a home, it is particularly important for buyers to take notice of. There are two types of defects that buyers need to be wary of: patent defects and latent defects.

Revenge Porn Update

Blog Post
April 26, 2018
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How serious is revenge porn? Natasha Chettiar discusses a recent law suit in Manitoba, where a woman learned that her prospective employer had been sent intimate images of her without her knowledge or consent. She has started a court claim seeking damages, as well as a court injunction ordering anyone who may have copies of her intimate images to destroy them and refrain from distributing them any further.

Recent allegations against Patrick Brown highlight the need for Bill C-65

Blog Post
February 12, 2018
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An employee should not have to be subjected to sexual harassment in order to succeed in their career. Allegations of sexual misconduct against former Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader, Patrick Brown, highlight why Bill C-65 is necessary to enact stronger protection for Parliament Hill staff. But while Bill C-65 sounds like a promising first step, there is still legislative work to do.