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At Aird & Berlis, we provide strategic legal and business advice in all principal areas of corporate commercial law, including corporate finance, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology and intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax. 

We focus on your legal issues, so you can focus on your business.

Recent Developments

Events
The Canadian Real Estate Industry: Soaring to New Heights Tammy A. Evans and Sherri M. Altshuler Oct 31, 2018 Join our panel of industry leaders as they discuss current commercial and residential real estate issues in Ontario.
Events
Privacy and Data Security in a Globalized World: Cross-Border Issues and Trends Paige Backman Oct 25, 2018 No matter where your business operates, a sophisticated regulatory framework governs your organization’s privacy and data security. Navigating and understanding cross-border laws, regulations and directives is essential to ensuring your business thrives in – and avoids the risks of &n...
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Opportunities in the Canadian Cannabis Market: Licensing, Leasing and Land Use Jeremy D. Burke, Faruk Gafic and Tom Halinski Oct 24, 2018 Join our panel of experts to learn about federal and provincial regulations, municipal zoning by-laws and the leasing matters that may affect your ability to cultivate or sell cannabis, or become a federal cannabis licence holder.
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Multiple Wills – An Important Notification Oct 18, 2018 A decision on September 11, 2018, by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice known as “Re Milne” may affect planning you have put in place to reduce the Estate Administration Tax (“probate tax”).
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Postal Strike Alert Oct 17, 2018 As reported through multiple media outlets, Canada Post may undergo strike or lockout conditions as early as September 26, with Canadians seeing disruptions to their postal service before the end of September. Please note that invoices and cheques sent to and from Aird & Berlis LLP/Aird & McBurne...
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Get into the Octave-gon with the New MMA Ken Clark and Matthew Helfand Oct 16, 2018 Last week, the White House signed into law the Music Modernization Act, bringing American copyright law further into the digital age. The MMA offers several key updates to the copyright regime in the United States. This article provides a few highlights.
Insights EnergyInsider
Ontario Repeals Green Energy Act, 2009 Zoë Thoms and Jonathan Yantzi Oct 12, 2018 The Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines recently introduced legislation to repeal the Green Energy Act, 2009 and its regulations. The Green Energy Act, 2009 was enacted ten years ago to expand renewable energy production, encourage energy conservation and create jobs in the...
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Aird & Berlis Wins CBS Summer Law Challenge Aaron Silver Oct 11, 2018 Aird & Berlis defended its title and won the Canadian Blood Services 2018 Summer Law Challenge for having the highest number of donations!
Representative Matters
MediPharm Labs Corp. Completes Qualifying Transaction and Commences Trading on the TSXV Melanie Cole, Daniel Everall, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur and Brandon Church Oct 10, 2018 On October 1, 2018, MediPharm Labs Corp. completed its business combination with MediPharm Labs Inc., which resulted in a reverse take-over of the Company by the shareholders of the Target and constituted the “Qualifying Transaction” of the Company as such term is defined in the policies of the T...
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SLAPP Fight! Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies SLAPP Legislation Ken Clark and Matthew Helfand Oct 10, 2018 On August 30, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released six decisions involving Ontario’s anti-SLAPP legislation. The six appeals were heard together. These decisions present a roadmap of the ambit of the new anti-SLAPP law.​
Publications Article
Over Before it Began – Online Petition Halts Expropriation of Family Farmland Rebecca Hines and David P. Neligan Oct 10, 2018 A proposal by the Halton Catholic District School Board to expropriate farmland in the Town of Milton was nipped in the bud after it was met with significant public backlash.
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Tales from the Crypt(ocurrency) Ken Clark and Matthew Helfand Oct 09, 2018 The cryptocurrency fad has started to enter the legal mainstream. Unusually, this has happened in the context of a mysterious death. In a case of a mistaken transfer of cryptocurrency tokens, the British Columbia Superior Court has ordered that the tokens be traced so that they can be returned t...
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Powerful Women: Indy Butany-DeSouza Zoë Thoms and Corrine Kennedy Oct 05, 2018 This week’s Powerful Women series profiles Indy Butany-DeSouza, Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Privacy Officer, at Alectra Utilities Corporation, the second-largest municipally-owned electricity utility in North America. In her dynamic interview, Indy shares her journey to the energy sector,...
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Doing Business in Canada - September 2018 Oct 05, 2018 Aird & Berlis is pleased to present the September 2018 edition of Doing Business in Canada. This publication was developed to provide a general overview of Canadian federal and Ontario law, and is intended for those planning to start, acquire or invest in a business in Canada.