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Enterprising Families: Risk Management CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Jun 18, 2021 External Speaker: Devin DeCiantis MPP - Managing Partner, Lansberg Gersick & Associates ...
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Workplace Law Education Session CPD Information: 2.5 Approved Hours for HRPA and CHRP Members and 2.5 Substantive Hours for LSO Members Michael F. Horvat, Meghan A. Cowan, Alex Kagan, Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Lorenzo Lisi Jun 01, 2021 CLICK TO REGISTER Join the Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Group for a focused, interactive legal...
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Enterprising Families: Philanthropy CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers May 28, 2021 External Speakers: Jo-Anne Ryan FEA, MFA-P - Vice President, Philanthropy, TD Wealth Andrea Rober...
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Workplace Vaccinations: Legal Considerations and Recommendations for Employers CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers, 1 Hour for HRPA and CHRP Members Lorenzo Lisi, Michael F. Horvat, Meghan A. Cowan and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova May 19, 2021 CLICK TO REGISTER With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine ramping up around the world, employers...
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Then and Now: Legal and Legislative Challenges Faced by Asian-Canadians CPD: 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism Credit for Lawyers Lynn Tay May 13, 2021 External Speakers: Avvy Go - Clinic Director, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic ...
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Privacy and Data Breach Response: Managing the Process, Notifications and Mitigating Damages CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Paige Backman and Donald B. Johnston May 12, 2021 External Speakers: Sandy Boucher - Principal, Forensics Advisory - Grant Thornton ...
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Heat + Herb Opens Flagship Location in Vancouver Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains May 05, 2021 Heat + Herb, a boutique cannabis retailer, has opened its flagship location in Vancouver with the support of Aird & Berlis.
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TerrAscend Closes US$70 Million Acquisition of Keystone Canna Remedies Sherri M. Altshuler, Sean Mason and Al Turnbull May 03, 2021 On May 3, 2021, TerrAscend Corp. (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF), a leading North American cannabis operator, completed its acquisition of Keystone Canna Remedies for US$70 million.
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Small Pharma Completes $63 Million Brokered and Non-Brokered Private Placements, Qualifying Transaction and Initial Listing on the TSX Venture Exchange Richard M. Kimel, Melanie Cole, Danny Kharazmi, Sean Green, Emily Chittick and Al Turnbull May 03, 2021 Aird & Berlis acted as Canadian legal counsel to Small Pharma with a team that included Richard Kimel, Melanie Cole, Danny Kharazmi, Sean Green (Capital Markets), Emily Chittick and Al Turnbull (Articling S...
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Aird & Berlis Welcomes Partner Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard May 03, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard has joined the firm as a partner and member of our Real Estate Group.
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Ontario Government Announces Plan to Introduce Legislation Providing for Three Paid Sick Days Michael F. Horvat and Meghan A. Cowan Apr 29, 2021 On April 29, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced that it would introduce new legislation that would provide for three paid sick days for employees impacted by COVID-19.
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Vaccinations and the Workplace: Update Alex Kagan and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Apr 27, 2021 Since our last article on workplace vaccinations, the pandemic has significantly worsened, requiring the dramatic reallocation of hospital resources, school closures and an extended “Stay-at-Home” order in Ontario. Employers are obligated under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to take every...
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Occupational Health & Safety: Lessons Learned From the Pandemic CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers, 1 Hour for HRPA and CHRP Members Lorenzo Lisi and David S. Reiter Apr 27, 2021 ACCESS ARCHIVE ...
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Aird & Berlis Welcomes Two New Estates & Trusts Group Members Archie Rabinowitz and Holly V.A. Cunliffe Apr 26, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that partner Archie Rabinowitz and associate Holly Cunliffe ...
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New “Go Public” Platform for Mid-Market Growth Companies: NEO Exchange Unveils G-Corp™ Pilot Program Melanie Cole, Russell J. Sanders and Emily Chittick Apr 20, 2021 The NEO Exchange Inc. has introduced a new pilot program for a publicly-traded vehicle known as a Growth Acquisition Corporation™.
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A Long-Awaited Canadian Federal Budget Apr 20, 2021 On April 19, 2021, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered Canada’s budget for 2021 – the first federal budget released by the Department of Finance in more than two years.
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Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney Welcome Partner Steve Hundal Steve Hundal, B.Eng. Apr 19, 2021 We are pleased to announce that Steve Hundal has joined the firm as a partner and member of our I...
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Aird & Berlis Shortlisted for Chambers D&I Awards: North America 2021 Apr 19, 2021 We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2021 in the Canada Private Practice – Firm Award category.
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The Escalation of Elder Abuse During COVID-19: Practical Strategies for Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Andrea McEwan and Melanie A. Yach Apr 15, 2021 External Speakers: Laura Tamblyn Watts - CEO, CanAge - Canada’s National Sen...
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Privacy and Data Breach Prevention: Safeguarding Your Business CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Paige Backman and Donald B. Johnston Apr 14, 2021 External Speakers:  Claudiu Popa - CEO, Informatica Security ACCESS ARCHIVE ...
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Maritime Resources Announces Closing of Strategic Investment by Tembo Capital Jeffrey K. Merk, Liam Tracey-Raymont and David Mba Apr 13, 2021 Aird & Berlis represented Maritime Resources in connection with the closing of a strategic investment by Tembo Capital for a total investment of approximately $4 million via a non-brokered private placement.
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Maritime Resources Announces Closing of Nugget Pond and Property Portfolio Acquisition Jeffrey K. Merk, Adria Leung Lim and David Mba Apr 13, 2021 Aird & Berlis represented Maritime Resources Corp. in connection with the closing of an asset purchase agreement with two subsidiaries of Rambler Metals and Mining PLC valued at approximately US$2.7 million.
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Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Condominium Class Action Based on a Limitation of Liability Clause Brian Chung and Steve J. Tenai Apr 08, 2021 This is an update to our July 3, 2020 bulletin summarizing Justice Perell’s decision in Ritchie et al. v. Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc., 2020 ONSC 3840.
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Aird & Berlis Featured in Globe and Mail Article on Pay Equity Steven Zakem and Andrea Skinner Apr 05, 2021 Aird & Berlis was featured in an article about compensation for its male and female equity partners.
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Jeffrey Merk and Sherri Altshuler Featured in The Globe and Mail Sherri M. Altshuler and Jeffrey K. Merk Apr 05, 2021 Jeffrey Merk and Sherri Altshuler, co-leaders of the firm's Capital Markets Group, were featured in a Globe and Mail article.
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Maritime Resources Completes $6.9 Million Brokered Private Placement Jeffrey K. Merk, Marek Lorenc, Liam Tracey-Raymont, David Mba and Carol J. Burns Mar 22, 2021 Aird & Berlis represented Maritime Resources Corp., a Canadian gold mining and exploration company, in a brokered private placement of common shares on a “flow-through” basis for approximately $6.9 million.
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Dasha Peregoudova to Serve as Team Canada’s Ombudsperson for the 2020 Olympic Games Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Mar 16, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Dasha Peregoudova, an associate and member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Workplace Law Groups, has been appointed as the Ombudsperson for Team Canada for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate: The Employer’s Dilemma Alex Kagan and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Mar 11, 2021 One of the topics that generated the most feedback in our last Workplace Law webinar was vaccinations in the workplace. As such, this article summarizes our insight on the topic.
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MediPharm Labs Closes $33 Million Bought Deal Equity Financing Melanie Cole, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Meredith McCann and Barbara Worndl Mar 09, 2021 Aird & Berlis LLP advised MediPharm Labs Corp. in connection with its bought deal offering of units for total gross proceeds of $33,350,000.
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The Valens Company Completes Acquisition of Leading Canadian Edibles Manufacturer LYF Food Technologies Inc. Jeffrey K. Merk, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Francesco Gucciardo and Michael F. Horvat Mar 05, 2021 Kelowna, British Columbia with expertise in novel product creation, white label manufacturing and infusion technologies, was acquired by The Valens Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of cannabis products.
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Ontario Proposes Significant Changes to the Expropriations Act in Bill 245 Ajay Gajaria and Matthew Helfand Mar 05, 2021 The Province of Ontario has proposed new legislation which will introduce amendments to the Expropriations Act respecting hearings of necessity, the board of negotiation and statutory interest rates. The changes represent some of the most significant changes to the Ontario Expropria...
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Are You Prepared for the Changes Coming to Ontario’s Corporate Law Requirements? Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Ian McLeod and Christian Nianiaris Mar 04, 2021 On December 8, 2020, the Ontario legislature enacted the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020, which includes several significant amendments to the Ontario Business Corporations Act.
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SCC Expands the Application of the Principle of Good Faith: What You Should Know When Exercising Discretionary Power at Contract Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Ian McLeod Mar 04, 2021 In Wastech Services Ltd. v. Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage, the Supreme Court considers the contours of the duty to exercise contractual discretion in good faith.
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2021 Business Planning for Young Leaders: Tips and Tricks for a Successful Year CPD Information: 1 Hour of Professionalism Credit Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Mar 04, 2021 External Speakers:  Tyler Kirk - Vice President, Technology Banking, Silicon Valley Bank Dan...
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Examination and Discussion of the Duty of Honesty in Contractual Performance CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Paige Backman, Margaret T. Nelligan and Angela Swan Feb 25, 2021 ACCESS ARCHIVE The Supreme Court of Canada recently clarified and expanded the scope of the duty ...
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5045299 Completes Disposition of Common Shares and Options of Greenland Resources Inc. Jeffrey K. Merk and David Mba Feb 24, 2021 5045299 Ontario Inc., a corporation formed on the amalgamation of 2449539 Ontario Inc. and Gupta Group Mining and Resources Inc., has disposed of 17,333,333 common shares in the capital of Greenland Resources Inc.
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Otso Gold Corp. Completes US$11 Million Strategic Investment Thomas A. Fenton, Russell J. Sanders and Al Turnbull Feb 22, 2021 Otso Gold Corp. (TSXV:OTSO), the owner of the Otso Gold Mine in Raahe, Finland, recently completed a US$11 million private placement offering of 284,944,440 units to a strategic investor at an issuance price equal to $0.05 per unit.
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PsyBio Completes Reverse Takeover and $14.5 Million Private Placement Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Adria Leung Lim, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, David Mba and Barbara Worndl Feb 19, 2021 Aird & Berlis represented PsyBio Therapeutics, Inc. in a reverse takeover transaction and $14.5 million private placement.
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EQ Inc. Closes Overnight Marketed Public Offering of Common Shares Jeffrey K. Merk, Russell J. Sanders, Alicia McKeag, Meredith McCann and Francesco Gucciardo Feb 19, 2021 EQ Inc. (TSX-V: EQ) (the “Company”), a leader in geospatial data and artificial intelligence driven software, closed its previously announced overnight marketed offering of an aggregate of 7,187,500 common shares in the capital of the Company at a price of C$1.60 per Offered Security for to...
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Aird & Berlis Welcomes Partner Matthew Hibbert Matthew Hibbert Feb 19, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Matthew Hibbert has joined the firm as a partner and me...
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Aird & Berlis Partners Recognized in Chambers Global 2021 Jack Bernstein, Fred D. Cass, Ron W. Clark, Barbara Worndl, Douglas J. S. Younger and Stephen Zolf Feb 18, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that partners Jack Bernstein, Fred Cass, Ron Clark, Barbara Worndl, Douglas Younger and Stephen Zolf have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
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Harborside Inc. Completes $35 Million Private Placement Sherri M. Altshuler, Adria Leung Lim, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Meredith McCann and David Mba Feb 18, 2021 Harborside Inc., a California-focused, vertically-integrated cannabis enterprise, recently completed a brokered private placement offering of units for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $35 million.
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Aird & Berlis Trademark Practice and Practitioners Recognized in 2021 WTR 1000 Timothy M. Lowman, L.E. Trent Horne, R. Grant Cansfield and Ken Clark Feb 16, 2021 Aird & Berlis is proud to be recognized in the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000: The W...
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Complimentary Video Interview - Dr. Hadiya Roderique, Author, "Black on Bay Street" CPD Information: 40 Minutes of EDI Professionalism Credit David Mba Feb 16, 2021 External Speaker: Dr. Hadiya Roderique CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $600 Million Green Bond Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, David Mba , Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Feb 12, 2021 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $600 million debt offering of 1.726% series H senior unsecured debentures.
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Happy Lunar New Year! Hansen Wong Feb 12, 2021 The date of the Lunar New Year is determined by the lunar calendar, falling on the second new moo...
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Outlook on the Canadian Mining Sector: Opportunities for Growth and Investment CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Jeffrey K. Merk and Adria Leung Lim Feb 11, 2021 External Speaker: Bruce Sprague - National Mining Leader, BDO ACCESS ARCHIVE The Canadi...
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