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The Virtual Office: Effectively Developing a Secure Work-From-Home IT Solution Aaron Baer, Fiona Brown and Donald B. Johnston Apr 09, 2020 Join a CEO who just transitioned his operations to work from home and the Aird & Berlis Technology Group as they review some of the software and best practices required to create a successful virtual office for yourself and your organization.
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Update on the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Workplaces: Q&A for Employers Fiona Brown, Meghan A. Cowan, Michael F. Horvat, Lorenzo Lisi and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Apr 07, 2020 Join members of the Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Group as they provide an update for employers on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a Q&A session aimed at providing you with some clarity during this crisis.
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Crisis Response Strategies for Private Businesses Kathryn Esaw, Francesco Gucciardo, Lorenzo Lisi and Cecilia M. Moffat Apr 02, 2020 Join members of the Aird & Berlis Private Business Services Group in a complimentary webinar that will focus on developing an emergency response plan and offer insight on ways to recover.
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COVID-19 – Keeping Up With the Tax Updates Louise R. Summerhill and Neil Bass Mar 31, 2020 On Friday, March 27, the Canada Revenue Agency released more updates to its administrative relief... On Friday, March 27, the Canada Revenue Agency released more updates to its administrative relief for income tax and HST filings.
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Tax Disputes Amidst COVID-19 Louise R. Summerhill, Josh Kumar and Jesse L. Waslowski Mar 27, 2020 In these times of uncertainty due to the pandemic, you may be wondering about the implications to... In these times of uncertainty due to the pandemic, you may be wondering about the implications to your current audits and tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA"). Although the situation is fluid and changing rapidly, here is what we know so far.
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Tax Aspects of Ontario’s Action Plan to Respond to COVID-19 Louise R. Summerhill and Jesse L. Waslowski Mar 27, 2020 Currently, businesses with less than $5 million in “total Ontario remuneration” have an exemption... Currently, businesses with less than $5 million in “total Ontario remuneration” have an exemption from employer health tax for the first $490,000 of remuneration. Retroactive to January 1, 2020, the exemption will increase to $1 million. Taxpayers who have already paid instalments on the basis of...
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Confronting the Challenges of COVID-19: A Commercial Leasing Perspective Kenneth Pimentel Mar 27, 2020 This article outlines some of the more salient issues currently facing landlords and tenants amid... This article outlines some of the more salient issues currently facing landlords and tenants amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Construction Issues Brian Chung, Courtney Raphael and Trevor deBoer Mar 27, 2020 As the recent COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on many aspects of businesses across sec... As the recent COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on many aspects of businesses across sectors, including for those in the construction industry such as owners, developers, builders, contractors, lenders and others involved in construction projects, we have identified several challenges an...
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Temporary Layoffs During a Global Pandemic – Difficult Choices Shared by Businesses and Employees Lorenzo Lisi and Michael F. Horvat Mar 26, 2020 We are living in difficult times. We are right to be worried about our families, jobs and busines... We are living in difficult times. We are right to be worried about our families, jobs and businesses. One of the tools being widely considered and implemented by employers is the use of temporary layoffs.
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Limitation and Procedural Time Periods “Freeze” during COVID-19 State of Emergency Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Jasmine Chung Mar 26, 2020 On March 20, 2020, days after Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency pursuant to the Eme... On March 20, 2020, days after Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency pursuant to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, Ontario took the significant step of ordering the suspension of all limitation periods and procedural time periods with respect to ong...
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Update: Federal Government Announces Canada Emergency Response Benefit Stephen Crawford Mar 25, 2020 As an update to our previous bulletin on the federal government’s economic measures in response t... As an update to our previous bulletin on the federal government’s economic measures in response to COVID-19, the federal government today announced that the previously-announced Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit will be combined into a single Canada Emergency Response...
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Disclosure and Filing Deadlines: Regulator Relief and Other Considerations for Canadian Public Companies Melanie Cole, Adria Leung Lim and Gaurav Gopinath Mar 25, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to spread, the number of reporting issuers impacted by COVID-19 will contin... As COVID-19 continues to spread, the number of reporting issuers impacted by COVID-19 will continue to grow. Regardless of the industry a company is in, COVID-19 will likely impact all aspects of a reporting issuer’s business, ...
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COVID-19 and the Law of Frustration Angela Swan Mar 24, 2020 We are flying blind into this storm. The pandemic is certain to affect, and has already affected,... We are flying blind into this storm. The pandemic is certain to affect, and has already affected, all kinds of contractual relations. I think it possible, even probable, that COVID-19 will be held to be an “Act of God” and available to excuse performance of all kinds of contracts, contracts of em...
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Federal Government Introduces Economic Measures Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic Stephen Crawford and Saam Nainifard Mar 24, 2020 On March 18, 2020, the federal government announced a series of economic measures intended to hel... On March 18, 2020, the federal government announced a series of economic measures intended to help stabilize the economy and provide support to Canadian individuals and businesses in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. While some of these measures have not yet been enacted into...
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COVID-19 and the Workplace: Recent Federal and Ontario Emergency Measures Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Meghan A. Cowan Mar 23, 2020 Employers are facing unprecedented times in dealing with the impact of the global COVID-19 pandem... Employers are facing unprecedented times in dealing with the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on their workplaces. In this bulletin, Aird & Berlis’ Workplace Law Group provides guidance on recent enactments by the federal and provincial governments that apply to Ontario workpla...
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Virtual Shareholders’ Meetings: Navigating Social Distancing During Proxy Season in Light of COVID-19 Melanie Cole, Adria Leung Lim and David Mba Mar 20, 2020 Amid the increasing global spread of COVID-19, corporations approaching proxy season are consider... Amid the increasing global spread of COVID-19, corporations approaching proxy season are considering alternative means for holding their annual general meetings.
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Performance Mark van Zandvoort and Gaurav Gopinath Mar 20, 2020 With the global spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 causing unprecedented disruption to individual... With the global spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 causing unprecedented disruption to individuals and businesses, many will wonder whether their inability to perform contractual obligations can be excused, or whether they may be discharged from a contract, either in reliance on a force majeure p...
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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Saam Nainifard, Robert Santia and Tyler Brent Mar 18, 2020 Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new set of economic measures to help protect the... Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new set of economic measures to help protect the economy from the damage caused by COVID-19. Included in the Government’s package is a set of tax measures designed to provide immediate relief to businesses and individuals that may be facing hardshi...
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Our Response to COVID-19 Steven Zakem Mar 18, 2020 Consistent with the advice of local and national health experts, the majority of lawyers and staf... Consistent with the advice of local and national health experts, the majority of lawyers and staff at Aird & Berlis are currently working remotely.
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Ontario Court of Appeal Holds No Leave Required in Appeals of Bankruptcy Orders Sam Babe Mar 13, 2020 On March 6, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Bodanis, holding that two debtors, each having an estate exceeding $10,000 in value, had appeals of their bankruptcy orders as of right under section 193 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency A...
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Aird & Berlis Welcomes Partner Paul Jachymek Mar 13, 2020 We are pleased to announce that Paul Jachymek has joined the firm as a partner in the Infrastructure, Procurement, Construction and Corporate/Commercial Law Groups.
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The Coronavirus and Our Workplaces Michael F. Horvat, Lorenzo Lisi and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Mar 11, 2020 Join members of the Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Group as they discuss the challenges employers are facing due to COVID-19 and provide guidance on the measures that can be taken to address the possible risk of harm in the workplace, while trying to manage effectively.
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Anisman v. Drabinsky: Claim to Set Aside Fraudulent Conveyance of Land Subject to Real Property Limitations Act 10-Year Limitation Period Sam Babe Mar 06, 2020 On February 25, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in Anisman v. Drabinsky, holding, among other things, that the limitation period for attacking a transfer of real property as fraudulent under ...
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Crown Immunity From Subdivision Control Matthew Helfand and Leo F. Longo Mar 03, 2020 Do subdivision control provisions in the Planning Act apply to Crown corporations? The answer is, it depends.
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Lexpert Highlights Aird & Berlis Lawyers in Mining Special Edition Martin Kovnats and Steve J. Tenai Mar 02, 2020 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that partners Martin Kovnats and Steve Tenai have been named to the Lexpert Special Edition: Mining 2020.
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Food Delivery Drivers Open to Unionization – Expanding Labour Relations to E-commerce Fiona Brown, Michael F. Horvat and David Mba Mar 02, 2020 On February 25, the Ontario Labour Relations Board delivered a crucial decision regarding Foodora, an online food delivery service that had contracted with independent bike couriers to deliver restaurant food to patrons. Foodora is one of the many “app” delivery service c...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $400 Million Debt Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin, Zale Skolnik and Barbara Worndl Feb 26, 2020 On February 21, Allied completed an offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of Series F Debentures pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated February 6, 2020 to a short form base shelf prospectus dated November 19, 2019.
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Black Tech Innovators: Finding Success Within the Industry Tony Sabeta, B.Eng. and Andrea Skinner Feb 26, 2020 Join Andrea Skinner, Aird & Berlis Diversity & Inclusion Partner, and Tony Sabeta, Partner & Patent Agent, as they respectively introduce and moderate a panel of esteemed Black professionals from various tech organizations and startups.
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Hearings of Necessity Eliminated for Certain Transit Priority Projects Matthew Helfand, Ajay Gajaria and David P. Neligan Feb 25, 2020 On February 18, the Ontario government introduced for first reading Bill 171. If passed, Bill 171 will allow the Lieutenant Governor in Council to designate land as transit corridor land if it is or may be required for a ‘priority transit project.’
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Debtor and Creditor Bring Competing CCAA and Receivership Applications, NL Court Dismisses Both Sam Babe Feb 20, 2020 On December 30, 2019, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador released its decision in Re Norcon Marine Services Ltd., dismissing both an application by a debtor for continuance of its Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act proposal proceedings under the Companies...
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Novel Coronavirus 2019 - Precautionary Measures in the Workplace Fiona Brown and Lorenzo Lisi Feb 20, 2020 Lessons learned during the SARS epidemic will play an important role given the introduction of Coronavirus, a new contagious and potentially deadly virus. The purpose of this article is to highlight how employers in Ontario take precautionary measures, while also acknowledging the regional ri...
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Aird & Berlis Lawyers Named in Lexpert Finance and M&A Special Edition Neil Bass and Jill P. Fraser Feb 19, 2020 Aird & Berlis partners Neil Bass and Jill Fraser are among the leading lawyers named in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2020.
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Alta Energy: Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Rules That Treaty Shopping is Not Abusive Jack Bernstein, Francesco Gucciardo, Barbara Worndl and Tyler Brent Feb 14, 2020 The Federal Court of Appeal in Alta Energy held that the Appellant, a Luxembourg corporation, could properly rely on the Canada-Luxembourg Treaty to claim an exemption from Canadian tax on a capital gain realized on the sale of shares of a Canadian corporation engaged i...
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Aird & Berlis Trademark Practice and Practitioners Recognized in WTR 1000 Timothy M. Lowman, L.E. Trent Horne, R. Grant Cansfield and Ken Clark Feb 14, 2020 Aird & Berlis is proud to be recognized in the 2020 edition of World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals at both the firm and individual levels.
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Aird & Berlis Partners Recognized in Chambers Global 2020 Jack Bernstein, Barbara Worndl, Stephen Zolf and L.E. Trent Horne Feb 13, 2020 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that partners Jack Bernstein, Barbara Worndl, Stephen Zolf and Trent Horne were recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
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Alberta Court of Appeal Orders Trustee to Post Security for Costs Sam Babe Feb 13, 2020 On January 29, 2020, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. v Perpetual Energy Inc., granting applications requiring a trustee in bankruptcy to post security for costs on appeals brought by the Trustee.
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Ontario Court Revisits Issue of Landlord Drawing on a Letter of Credit in Excess of BIA Preferred Claim Sam Babe, Shakaira John and Lynn Tay Feb 13, 2020 In 7636156 Canada Inc. v. OMERS Realty Corporation, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that a bankrupt’s landlord was only entitled to have drawn down on a letter of credit by an amount equal to the landlord’s priority claim for three months’ acc...
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Proactive Super-Priority of DIP Lenders Prevails over Reactive Post-Filing Creditors Ian Aversa, Jeremy Nemers and Shakaira John Feb 13, 2020 The Quebec Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision in Gestion Éric Savard reaffirms the super-priority ranking of CCAA DIP financing over regular unpaid post-filing obligations, absent steps being taken to reverse this usual order of priorities.
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Application to Replace a CCAA Monitor Denied for Lack of Standing Sam Babe, Shakaira John and Gurpal Bopa Rai Feb 13, 2020 On October 10, 2019, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released its decision in 8640025 Canada Inc. (Re), denying an application to replace the monitor in a Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceeding because the applicant was not a creditor and therefore had no standing to bring su...
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Peter Czegledy Featured in Canadian Lawyer’s Cover Story on Esports Peter K. Czegledy Feb 05, 2020 Peter Czegledy provides commentary in Canadian Lawyer’s cover story on the growing esports industry.
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SCC Reinstates Quebec Superior Court Judgment in 9354-9186 Québec inc. v. Callidus Capital Corp. Sam Babe Jan 31, 2020 On January 23, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its unanimous decision in 9354-9186 Québec inc. v. Callidus Capital Corp. to allow the appeal of the decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal and reinstate the decision of the Quebec Superior Court.
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Cannabis 2.0 - An Overview of Edibles, Topicals & Extracts Jeremy D. Burke, Erica L. Lowthers, PhD and Ken Clark Jan 30, 2020 Join Aird & Berlis partners, Jeremy Burke and Ken Clark, along with Aird & McBurney patent agent, Erica Lowthers as they discuss the regulations of Cannabis 2.0 and provide insight on how to bring new cannabis products to market legally and effectively.
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A Lesson on Permitted Uses Kenneth Pimentel Jan 29, 2020 The case of JCP Drugs Ltd. v. Daniels Leslieville Corp. is an example of why it is so important to pay close attention to permitted use clauses in commercial leases.
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Top Labour and Employment Trends 2019: A Look Back, A Look Forward Lorenzo Lisi, Michael F. Horvat, Meghan A. Cowan and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Jan 29, 2020 Join the Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Group as they review the top workplace law matters from 2019 and provide insight on what may be in store for employers in 2020.
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Congratulations to Our New Partners! Aaron Baer, Brian Chung, Jeremy Nemers, Jesse Rosensweet and Graham Topa Jan 28, 2020 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Aaron Baer, Brian Chung, Jeremy Nemers, Jesse Rosensweet and Graham Topa have become partners of the firm.
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Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. Acts As Trustee in NIS 500 Million Bond Offering Nili Goldman, Aaron T. Collins and Eveleen Lal Jan 27, 2020 Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. acted as the trustee for the Israeli bondholders in connection with the bond offering by The Elad Group, which completed an initial debt issue on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and raised NIS 500 million in a private bond placement to investment institut...
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A New Year’s Reminder From the Ministry of Labour About Workplace Violence David S. Reiter Jan 23, 2020 Last week, the Ministry of Labour laid nine charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act against an Ontario health facility. These charges are a reminder for businesses that workplace violence continues to be a significant problem in Ontario, and they highlight why employers...
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Recent and Significant Decisions in Employment and Labour Law Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Jan 23, 2020 More and more commonly, employers are offering alternatives in how they compensate their employees, such as the granting of share options and restricted share units. When faced with interpreting which of these incentives an employee is entitled to upon termination in cases where the employee has...
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