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SABA International Women's Day 2021: #ChoosetoChallenge a Gender Imbalanced Pandemic Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains Mar 08, 2021 External Speaker:  Teresa Donnelly - Treasurer, Law Society of Ontario Event ...
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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 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Supreme Court of Canada recently clarified and expanded the scope of t...
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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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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" - Access February 16 - March 2, 2021 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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Here Are Six Important Securities Litigation Cases From 2020 That You Need to Read Hansen Wong Feb 05, 2021 Now that we are into 2021, it seems like an ideal time to reflect on six noteworthy securities law cases from the past year.
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Cybin Completes $34 Million Bought Deal Offering Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Danny Kharazmi, Russell J. Sanders, Sean Green, Meredith McCann and Barbara Worndl Feb 04, 2021 Aird & Berlis acted for Cybin Inc., a biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics, in a bought deal short form prospectus offering.
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Top Labour and Employment Trends From 2020: Preparing for the Unpredictable CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers, 1 Hour for CHRP and HRPA Members Lorenzo Lisi, Michael F. Horvat, Alex Kagan and Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Feb 02, 2021 ACCESS ARCHIVE 2020 was a year no one could have predicted. We watched as the global pandemic too...
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Five Key 2020 Decisions for Businesses Devyn Noonan Jan 29, 2021 Despite the pandemic defining much of 2020, five key decisions were released last year of lasting impact to businesses and commercial dealings.
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New Reporting Requirements for Trusts Jan 28, 2021 If you are a settlor, trustee, beneficiary or protector of a Canadian trust, you need to be aware of changes to the Income Tax Act that have important requirements, expected to be put into effect for the current fiscal year.
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Determining EBITDA in a Time of COVID-19 Sean Mason and Stan Fedun Jan 27, 2021 As entities look to report on the past year, it’s worth considering how we calculate the impact of the pandemic on earnings. EBITDA is the most commonly used stand-in for earnings and can be found in a wide array of agreements.
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Jeffrey Merk Comments on the Explosion of New Psychedelics Companies Jeffrey K. Merk Jan 26, 2021 Jeffrey Merk sat down with the Dales Report last week to answer some additional questions about the legalities of the psychedelics space, and to find out just how busy lawyers are in the emerging industry.
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Aird & Berlis Welcomes Five New Partners Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Danny Kharazmi, Josh Kumar, David P. Neligan and Kenneth Pimentel Jan 26, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Aaron Bains, Danny Kharazmi, Josh Kumar, David Neligan, and Kenneth Pimentel have become partners of the firm.
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What’s New at Tarion Commencing February 1, 2021 Tammy A. Evans and Peter A. Dalglish Jan 20, 2021 There are a number of changes to Tarion’s structure, processes and documentation commencing 2021 that require the attention of developers. This alert will summarize some of those items effective February 1, 2021.
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10th IBA London Finance and Capital Markets Virtual Tax Conference January 18 - February 24, 2021 Jack Bernstein and Clifford Rand Jan 18, 2021 Jack Bernstein is chairing the IBA Finance and Capital Markets Tax Conference for the 10th consecutive year and Clifford Rand is part of a panel on “Contested settlements and reliance on rulings and APAs.”
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The Largest Cannabis SPAC in History Launches The Parent Company with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Roc Nation, Caliva and Left Coast Ventures Jack Bernstein, Francesco Gucciardo, Richard M. Kimel and Russell J. Sanders Jan 15, 2021 Aird & Berlis, in conjunction with U.S. law firms Reed Smith LLP and Cummings & Lockwood LLC, acted as legal counsel to Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and his affiliate entities in connection with the launch of The Parent Company.
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How One Lawyer Helps Young Litigators Through Modern Training Aaron Baer Jan 15, 2021 Law students and young lawyers often find themselves in the world of unknown unknowns. And that is a dangerous and very stressful place to reside.
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New COVID-19 Measures Introduced by Province and City of Toronto: What a Stay-at-Home Order and the New Reporting Obligations Mean for Employers Lorenzo Lisi, Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Stacey Blydorp Jan 14, 2021 The Ontario government, following a review of current COVID-19 modelling trends, announced on January 12, 2021, a stay-at-home order that took effect on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01a.m.
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Tim Lowman Recognized in IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2021 Timothy M. Lowman Jan 13, 2021 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Tim Lowman, head of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, is recognized in IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2021. Tim is one of 25 Canadian IP advisors selected for inclusion in this inaugural guide, which is a supplement to the IAM Strategy 300: The Wo...
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Inclusionary Zoning – What Does It Mean for My Development Project? Eileen P. K. Costello and John Pappas Jan 13, 2021 The City of Toronto has released details of its proposed inclusionary zoning framework. While final approval by Council is still many months away, the details of the report paint a clearer picture for the development community in Toronto of what is to come.
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Jeffrey Merk Answers FAQs About the Psychedelic Space Jeffrey K. Merk Jan 12, 2021 In an exclusive interview with the Dales Report, Jeffrey Merk provided answers to some frequently asked legal questions about the psychedelics industry.
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Ontario Government Announces Changes to Eviction Moratorium Monty Warsh, Marco Gammone, Faruk Gafic, Kenneth Pimentel and Peter A. Dalglish Jan 07, 2021 On December 17, 2020, the Ontario government enacted a new regulation to Bill 229, which extended the protection of tenants from evictions and helped resolve the ambiguity as to whether the landlord would be eligible to receive CECRA (and therefore subject to the eviction moratorium).
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Trent Horne Contributes to Canadian Federal Courts Practice 2021 Edition L.E. Trent Horne Jan 06, 2021 LexisNexis Canada, a leading global publisher, recently released Canadian Federal Courts Practice, 2021 Edition.
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Legislative Amendments in Response to COVID-19 for Flow-Through Shares Obligations in the Canadian Mining Sector Adria Leung Lim and Al Turnbull Jan 06, 2021 In response to an anticipated market-wide inability of junior resource companies to meet their expenditure obligations, the Department of Finance has proposed two extensions to the statutory periods under the General Rule and the Look Back Rule....
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Aird & Berlis Signs BlackNorth Initiative Law Firm Pledge Andrea Skinner Dec 23, 2020 As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Aird & Berlis LLP has signed the Bl...
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Government of Ontario Extends “COVID-19 Period” Until July 3, 2021 Lorenzo Lisi and Fiona Brown Dec 22, 2020 The Ontario government enacted Ontario Regulation 765/20, which extended the “COVID-19 period” until July 3, 2021. What this means is that under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000, a layoff until July 3, 2021, does not automatically trigger a statutory layoff or constructive dismiss...
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The Jordan Company to Acquire Majority Stake in Specialty Building Products from Madison Dearborn Partners Joel M. Rose, Danielle M. Shields, Barbara Worndl, Michael F. Horvat, Dennis M. O'Leary, Jesse Rosensweet, Stephen Zolf, Paige Backman, Kenneth Pimentel and Tony Sabeta, B.Eng. Dec 22, 2020 The Jordan Company, L.P., a private equity firm situated in Chicago and New York, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Specialty Building Products, LLC, a leading distributor of specialty building products in North America.
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Aird & Berlis Advises on Sale of E-Commerce Wellness Company to PlantX Life, Inc. Jeffrey K. Merk and Paige Backman Dec 21, 2020 Aird & Berlis advised the shareholders of Bloombox Club, a privately-held e-commerce company that sells and delivers indoor plants and natural products across the United Kingdom, in connection with its sale to digital Canadian health organization PlantX Life, Inc.
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TSX Venture Exchange Announces Significant Positive Changes to its Capital Pool Company Program Richard M. Kimel, Russell J. Sanders and Emily Chittick Dec 18, 2020 On December 1, 2020, the TSX Venture Exchange announced significant positive changes to its Capital Pool Company program, a popular program for companies looking to access the public markets.
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Baylin Technologies Inc. Completes $5 Million Private Placement Richard M. Kimel, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur and Meredith McCann Dec 15, 2020 Baylin Technologies Inc., a leading, diversified, global technology company, recently completed a private placement offering of 6,666,700 units at a price of $0.75 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $5 million.
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From CECRA to CERS: What You Need to Know About the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Monty Warsh, Marco Gammone, Faruk Gafic, Kenneth Pimentel and Peter A. Dalglish Dec 15, 2020 Government rent relief for commercial tenants will continue into the middle of 2021 under the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy program.
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Stories from Canadian Para Athletes: Waiting for Game Day CPD Information: 1.25 Substantive Hours for Lawyers Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova Dec 03, 2020 External Speakers:  Camille Bérubé - Two-Time Paralympian, Swimming Tara ...
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Reforming Canadian Data Privacy Laws: Introducing Bill C-11 CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Paige Backman, Aaron Baer, Donald B. Johnston and Andy Nguyen Dec 02, 2020 ACCESS ARCHIVE On Tuesday, November 17, 2020...
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Fall Economic Update: Major GST/HST Changes to Non-Resident Businesses Selling to Canadian Consumers Angelo Gentile Dec 01, 2020 On November 30, the Government of Canada released its Fall Economic Statement, which includes sweeping proposed changes to the GST/HST treatment of certain goods and services sold by non-residents of Canada.
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Check Your Numbers Twice: Receiver and Its Counsel Denied Their Inadvertently-Omitted Fees and Disbursements Jeremy Nemers Nov 30, 2020 In what can only be described as a bitter pill to swallow for the professionals involved, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Duca Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. v. 2203284 Ontario Inc.​ has refused to approve the inadvertently-omitted fe...
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Aird & Berlis Lawyers Named in Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2020 Neil Bass, Steven L. Graff, L.E. Trent Horne and Steve J. Tenai Nov 27, 2020 Aird & Berlis partners Neil Bass, Steven Graff, Trent Horne and Steve Tenai are among the leading lawyers named in the Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2020.
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Women Leaders in the Post-Pandemic World of Business: Surviving to Thriving CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett and Pamela Miehls Nov 26, 2020 External Speakers: Rebecca Kacaba - CEO and Co-Founder, DealMaker Joyce Lim -...
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Frustration of Contract in a COVID-19 World: Safeguarding Your Business CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers Barbra H. Miller, Margaret T. Nelligan and Angela Swan Nov 25, 2020 ACCESS ARCHIVE Most businesses rely on contractual relations with various external parties, inclu...
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Conservation Authorities Reimagined: Amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act Through Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020 John Pappas Nov 24, 2020 The provincial government proposes to revise the role and operations of Ontario’s conservation authorities. As part of Bill 229, the Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budg...
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Online Accessibility Requirements Approaching for Large Ontario Employers Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Alex Kagan Nov 23, 2020 Employers in Ontario are required to make their workplaces accessible. As of January 1, 2021, accessibility standards will extend to the internet websites and web content controlled by “large organizations” with 50 or more employees.
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Feronia Inc. Completes Restructuring Transaction Richard M. Kimel, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Steven L. Graff, Kyle B. Plunkett and Nathan Gates Nov 19, 2020 Feronia Inc. recently completed a third party sale and restructuring transaction, resulting in the sale of substantially all of the Company’s assets, including its direct and indirect equity interests in its operating subsidiary, Plantations et Huileries du Congo.
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New Obligation for Condominium Developers Coming Into Force on January 1, 2021 Andrew Webster, Tammy A. Evans, Gobind Ahuja and Peter A. Dalglish Nov 19, 2020 Upcoming changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 will come into force on January 1, 2021 that will add an additional document which must be delivered by developers to purchasers of condominium units.
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