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Workplace Law Education Session CPD Information: 2.5 Hours for HRPA and CHRP Members and 2.5 Substantive Hours for LSO Members Meghan A. Cowan, Michael F. Horvat, Alex Kagan, Lorenzo Lisi, Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Jessica Schissler Nov 04, 2021 CLICK TO REGISTER Join the Aird & Berli...
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Private Business Leaders Talk Success & Innovation CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Cecilia M. Moffat and Nick Torchetti Nov 03, 2021 REGISTER HERE External Speakers: Ribat Chowdhury - Co-Founder, The Happy Box Sana Virji&nbs...
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Cannabis Sector Update: M&A, Financing, Legal Matters & More CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Jeffrey K. Merk and Sherri M. Altshuler Oct 28, 2021 REGISTER HERE External Speakers: Jordan Lewis - Founder, Chairman and President, Fotmer Life...
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Uncovering Canadian Cryptocurrency Challenges CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Jack Bernstein, Saam Nainifard and Donald B. Johnston Oct 21, 2021 REGISTER HERE Encrypted digital currencies ...
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Ronin Equity Partners Acquires Minus Forty Group, QBD Group Jack Bernstein, Martin Kovnats and Liam Tracey-Raymont Sep 28, 2021 Ronin Equity Partners, LLC ("Ronin"), a New York-based private equity firm, completed its simultaneous acquisition of the QBD Group and the Minus Forty Group, two North American manufacturers of commercial refrigeration equipment, including freezers, coolers and refrigerated merchandising product...
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Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Extended to January 1, 2022 Jessica Schissler and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Sep 23, 2021 On September 16, 2021, the Government of Ontario once again extended the period that the infectious disease emergency leave will apply pursuant to Ontario Regulation 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. While previously scheduled to expire on Sept...
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Biomind Completes RTO of Crosswinds Holdings, $6 Million Private Placement and Listing on NEO Exchange Richard M. Kimel, Marek Lorenc, Danny Kharazmi and David Mba Sep 23, 2021 Biomind Labs Inc. (formerly Crosswinds Holdings Inc.), completed a plan of merger under the BVI Business Companies Act 2004 (British Virgin Islands) between Biomind Research Corp and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, which resulted in the reverse...
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5 Surprising Reasons Canada is a Premier Destination for Growing European Companies CPD Information: 45 Minutes of Substantive Credit for Lawyers Fiona Brown Sep 23, 2021 External Speakers: Kristina McDougall - Principal & Founder, Artemis Canada Stephan...
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Greenway Greenhouse Cannabis Corporation Commences Trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange Richard M. Kimel, Alicia McKeag and Meredith McCann Sep 21, 2021 On September 21, Greenway Greenhouse Cannabis Corporation commenced trading of its common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol “GWAY”.
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Post-Pandemic Planning for Employers: Next Steps for Reopening CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers and 1 Hour for HRPA and CHRP Members Michael F. Horvat, Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova, Alex Kagan and Lorenzo Lisi Sep 21, 2021 ACCESS ARCHIVE While there are still challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, significant inc...
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The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010: Better Late Than Never Jeremy D. Burke, Portia Biswas and Angela Oh Sep 16, 2021 The much anticipated Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 ("ONCA") will come into force on October 19, 2021, after receiving Royal Assent in 2010.
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Waygar Capital Completes $30 Million Financing Aaron Collins and Jonathan Yantzi Sep 16, 2021 Waygar Capital, as agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Fund, completed its $30,000,000 financing of Enterprise Group Inc., a specialized equipment rental and services organization to Canada's energy sector, to fund asset purchases, enhance capital expenditures and diversify acquisition strat...
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Voltage Pictures Successful in Court of Appeal Decision Ken Clark and Lawrence Veregin Sep 16, 2021 The Federal Court of Appeal released its decision regarding Voltage Pictures’, a movie production company, certification of a reverse class action for pursuing copyright infringement claims.
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Practical Considerations for Returning Employees to Work Alex Kagan Sep 14, 2021 As employers either prepare, or have started, to return employees to work, often by relying on vaccination policies of one type or another, there are a number of practical issues to consider. We have addressed some of these issues in our article to provide your organization with guidance in navig...
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Aird & Berlis Recognized in Chambers Canada 2022 Sherri M. Altshuler, Jack Bernstein, Fred D. Cass, Ron W. Clark, Eileen P. K. Costello, Peter K. Czegledy, Steven L. Graff, Tom Halinski, Richard M. Kimel, Kim Kovar, Lorenzo Lisi, Leo F. Longo, N. Jane Pepino, Steve J. Tenai, Barbara Worndl, Douglas J. S. Younger, Steven Zakem and Stephen Zolf Sep 09, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that the following members of the firm have been recognized as top practitioners in the 2022 edition of Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
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Haywood Securities Inc. Leads Syndicated Private Placement for MineHub Technologies Richard M. Kimel, Marek Lorenc, Russell J. Sanders and Meredith McCann Sep 07, 2021 Represented Haywood Securities Inc. and a syndicate of agents in connection with the $10.1 million subscription receipt financing of MineHub Technologies Inc. and related go-public transaction on the TSX Venture Exchange.
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Aird & Berlis Welcomes New Partner Gary Volman Gary Volman Sep 01, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Gary Volman has joined the firm as a partner and member of our Capital Markets Group.
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Putman Investments Acquires Toys “R” Us Canada Tony Gioia, Graham Topa, Francesco Gucciardo, Barbara Worndl, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Stephen Zolf, R. Grant Cansfield, Lynn Tay and David Mba Aug 30, 2021 On August 19, 2021, Putman Investments Inc., a Canadian-based, family-owned enterprise, announced its acquisition of Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us Canada from Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Toys “R” Us, a household name in children’s toys, has 81 loc...
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84 Aird & Berlis Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 Sherri M. Altshuler, Ian Aversa, Paige Backman, Leonard Baranek, Neil Bass, Maggie Bassani, Jack Bernstein, Jennifer A. Bishop, Rachel L. Blumenfeld, Fiona Brown, Donald Carr, Fred D. Cass, Ron W. Clark, Joanne C. Coldwell, Aaron Collins, Eileen P. K. Costello, Peter K. Czegledy, D. Robb English, Richard Epstein, Ed Esposto, Thomas A. Fenton, Harry M. Fogul, Patricia A. Foran, Jill P. Fraser, Stanley W. L. Freedman, Faruk Gafic, Marco Gammone, Angelo Gentile, Tony Gioia, Steven L. Graff, Francesco Gucciardo, Tom Halinski, Patrick Harrington, Matthew Hibbert, Michael F. Horvat, Donald B. Johnston, Norman I. Kahn, Neill Kalvin, Steven Kelman, Richard M. Kimel, Kim Kovar, Martin Kovnats, Lorenzo Lisi, John J. Longo, Leo F. Longo, John Mascarin, Paul V. McCallen, Derek J. McCallum, Andrea McEwan, Bernie McGarva, Edward Miller, Cecilia M. Moffat, David P. Neligan, Margaret T. Nelligan, Dennis M. O'Leary, N. Jane Pepino, Marni Pernica, Archie Rabinowitz , Clifford Rand, Joel M. Rose, Cynthia R. C. Sefton, Danielle M. Shields, Andrea Skinner, Michael D. Smith, Sanj Sood, Miranda Spence, David Stevens, Scott Stoll, Louise R. Summerhill, David Takenaka, Steve J. Tenai, Kimberly Thomas, Sidonia J. Tomasella, Hon. Peter Van Loan, Jennifer A. Wainwright, Monty Warsh, Andrew Webster, Donald L. West, Christopher J. Williams, Barbara Worndl, Melanie A. Yach, Steven Zakem and Stephen Zolf Aug 26, 2021 Aird & Berlis is proud to announce that 84 members of the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. The firm is recognized across 43 practice areas and received 17 new listings.
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CSC Cannabis Stores Approved for Ontario Cannabis License Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains Aug 24, 2021 CSC Cannabis Stores has been approved for a Cannabis license in Ontario.
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Freely Trading Securities Without a Prospectus CSA Proposes Efficient New Means of Raising Equity Capital for Canadian Public Companies Melanie Cole, Russell J. Sanders and Corey Fletcher Aug 23, 2021 For many smaller Canadian public companies, the current short-form prospectus regime can be prohibitive from a cost perspective, and some investment dealers have less interest in smaller offerings. The Canadian Securities Administrators has proposed a new prospectus exemption for reporting issuer...
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Update for Federally-Regulated Employers: Pay Equity Act Comes Into Effect on August 31, 2021 Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Bardia Jalayer Aug 10, 2021 According to the most recent data from Employment and Social Development Canada, women are still paid 89 cents for every dollar a man earns. To address this at the federal level, on August 31, 2021, the long-anticipated federal Pay Equity Act (the “PEA”) will come...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $500 Million Green Bond Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith, Ethan Eisen and Barbara Worndl Aug 06, 2021 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $500 million debt offering of 3.095% series I senior unsecured debentures. The Series I Debentures are Allied’s second Green Bond issuance under its previously announced Green Financing Framework.
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Aird & McBurney Welcomes Three New Members to IP Group Jonathan G. Adams, M.Eng., Michelle Lacroix and Jay M. Millman, P. Eng. Aug 05, 2021 We are pleased to announce that Jay Millman, Michelle Lacroix and Jonathan Adams have joined Aird & McBurney as members of our Intellectual Property Group.
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Bought an NBA Top Shot NFT? What Did You Actually Buy? Jasraj Shergill Jul 29, 2021 2021 has seen NFTs, or “Non-Fungible Tokens,” become the centre of attention in the worlds of sport, investing and blockchain. A catalyst for this rise in popularity is NBA Top Shot, a new form of licensed digital collectibles from the NBA. More than $230 million was spent on Top Shot NFTs during...
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Ontario Superior Court of Justice Approves CannTrust’s CCAA Plan Steven L. Graff and Jonathan Yantzi Jul 27, 2021 On July 16, 2021, CannTrust announced that its plan of compromise, arrangement and reorganization was sanctioned by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as part of CannTrust’s restructuring proceedings under the CCAA.
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Department of Finance Clarifies Legislative Intent for Amendments to Taxation of Intergenerational Transfers of Businesses Edward Miller and Robert Santia Jul 23, 2021 On July 19, 2021, the Department of Finance released a statement acknowledging that the amendments contained in Bill C-208 form part of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and are now law. The July 19 Announcement replaces the June 30 news rel...
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Aird & Berlis Recognized as Leading Firm in Chambers High Net Worth 2021 Rachel L. Blumenfeld, Archie Rabinowitz and Melanie A. Yach Jul 23, 2021 Aird & Berlis is proud to be recognized as one of the top law firm advisors for international private wealth in Chambers HNW 2021.
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Bill C-208: Tax Implications for Family Businesses Edward Miller and Robert Santia Jul 08, 2021 On June 29, 2021, Bill C-208 received royal assent. Bill C-208 contains amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “ITA”) that impact the tax consequences of certain intergenerational transfers by providing exceptions that will allow for the extraction of corporate surplus.
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Divisional Court Finds Statutory Severance Pay Calculation is Based on Employer’s Global Payroll Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Maria Gonzalez Jul 06, 2021 On June 15, 2021, the Ontario Divisional Court released its decision in Hawkes v. Max Aicher (North America) Limited. The Court held that the payroll threshold for determining whether an employer is a severance payor under section 64 of the Employment Standards...
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EQ Inc. Acquires Paymi Steven L. Graff, Jeffrey K. Merk, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann and Ryan Cohen Jul 05, 2021 EQ Inc., a leader in geospatial data and artificial intelligence driven software has acquired all of the shares of Integrated Rewards Inc., and its consumer-facing application Paymi.com.
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Aird & Berlis | Aird & McBurney Recognized in 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 Kimberly A. McManus, PhD, Lola A. Bartoszewicz, PhD, Erica L. Lowthers, PhD, Kitt Sinden, M.Sc. and Timothy M. Lowman Jun 30, 2021 Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney are proud to be recognized in the Canada section of the 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
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Canadian Insurance Regulators Issue Proposed Conduct Principles for Intermediaries Pamela Miehls and Maria Gonzalez Jun 25, 2021 On May 25, 2021, the Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations released proposed Principles of Conduct for Intermediaries. CISRO is currently seeking feedback on the Principles from stakeholders. The deadline to submit comments is July 9, 2021.
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Super Group Merges with Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. and Lists on NYSE Peter K. Czegledy, Angela Swan and Lynn Tay Jun 24, 2021 Super Group, the parent of Betway, a global technology company delivering the world’s leading, regulated, online betting and gaming brands, has entered a definitive agreement to merge with Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. (SEAC), a publicly traded special purpose acquisi...
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Indigenous Business Leaders Talk Employment, Industry & Growth CPD Information: 1.25 Substantive Hour for Lawyers, 45 minutes for HRPA and CHRP Members Kimberly Thomas Jun 23, 2021 External Speakers:  Laurie Froman, Director - Grand River Employment and Training Scott Hill...
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Fengate Asset Management Completes Sale of its Legacy Portfolio Neill Kalvin Jun 22, 2021 Fengate Asset Management completed the sale of its legacy portfolio of industrial properties located across Hamilton, Burlington and Stoney Creek, Ontario.
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2021 Edition of Doing Business in Canada Now Available! Jun 22, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to present the 2021 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.
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OBCA Amendments to Come Into Force on July 5 Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Ian McLeod Jun 21, 2021 Highly anticipated amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (OBCA) will take effect on July 5, 2021.
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Aird & Berlis Advises in $115 Million Sale Neill Kalvin Jun 21, 2021 Aird & Berlis advised Northam Realty Advisors Limited on its $115 million sale of twin office buildings located in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Fengate Asset Management Closes Construction Financing Neill Kalvin Jun 17, 2021 Fengate Asset Management secured construction financing for the development of a 230,000 square-foot industrial building located in the Greater Toronto Area.
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The LGBTQ2+ Family: Family Law, Family Status & Workplace Accommodation CPD Information: 1.25 Substantive Hours for Lawyers, 1.25 Hours for HRPA and CHRP Members Lorenzo Lisi Jun 17, 2021 External Speakers: Sara R. Cohen, Fertility Lawyer - Fertility Law Canada Sandeep Nair, Mana...
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Aird & Berlis Partners Recognized as 2021 IP STARS Timothy M. Lowman and Ken Clark Jun 15, 2021 Three members of the Aird & Berlis Intellectual Property Group have been recognized in the 2021 edition of IP STARS, Managing Intellectual Property’s guide to the world's leading IP firms and practitioners.
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Fengate Asset Management Completes Purchase of 20-Acres of Land Neill Kalvin Jun 15, 2021 Fengate Asset Management completed its purchase of a 20-acre parcel of land at Highway 50 in the Greater Toronto Area. A two-phased development of two 225,000-square-foot buildings is proposed to be constructed on the lands.
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IDEL Extension and a Welcome Case for Employers on Constructive Dismissal and Pandemic Layoffs Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Jun 15, 2021 The Government of Ontario has once again extended the period that the infectious disease emergency leave (“IDEL”) will apply. IDEL will now extend to September 25, 2021. Prior to this change, IDEL was scheduled to expire on July 3, 2021.
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Spectra7 Microsystems Closes $6.3 Million Private Placement Richard M. Kimel, Russell J. Sanders and Sean Green Jun 11, 2021 Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, completed a brokered private placement led by Cormark Securities Inc. and a non-brokered private placement, collectively consisting of 211,157,035 units for gross p...
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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: Legal Compliance with Web Accessibility and Accessibility Compliance Reports CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers, 1 Hour for HRPA and CHRP Members Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Alex Kagan Jun 10, 2021 ACCESS ARCHIVE Under the legal requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabili...
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Aird & Berlis Lawyers Named in Lexpert Special Edition: Health Sciences 2021 Donald B. Johnston Jun 10, 2021 Aird & Berlis partners Trent Horne and Donald Johnston are among the leading lawyers named in the Lexpert Special Edition: Health Sciences 2021. This publication focuses on health services and the Lexpert-ranked lawyers who serve this industry.
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