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Acquisition of a Business – Do Such Contracts Affect the Decision to Acquire Shares or Assets?

Allan Snelling / January 19, 2017
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Happy Haloween!

This week RYAN asks: “I was in the pumpkin patch choosing a pumpkin for Halloween.  A zombie came up from behind and startled me.  I hit it with my shovel and it broke in two.  Can I get in trouble for this?” Well thank you for your question Ryan.  There is always some tough legal…

Personal Injury: What steps can you take to protect yourself?

What should I do if I am injured and someone else is responsible? As a litigation lawyer, I am often retained weeks, months or even years after a client has suffered an injury as a result of another’s negligence. Ideally, if you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact a…

Do you need a Lawyer to review your commercial lease?

I run a small business and I am currently in the process of looking for commercial space. Do I need a lawyer to review the lease? A commercial lease is a complex legal document. In addition to the usual but important commercial provisions such as the term of the lease and monthly rentals, there are…

Common Law Relationships 101

Question: I have been living with my boyfriend for 18 months and we have no plans to get married.  At what point are we considered “common law” and what does that mean? What constitutes “common law” as most people use the term is highly dependent on circumstances.  In terms of the ownership of assets, a…

Spousal Support Obligations

Q: My husband and I have been married for 15 years. For the past 5 years my husband has been at home taking care of our 7 year old son while I advanced my career. Upon our separation, what obligations might I have in the way of spousal support? Whether or not a person may be…

Should I waive my right to a home inspection?

We placed an offer on a house, which was accepted by the sellers. The agreement is conditional upon a satisfactory home inspection. The house was built only a few years ago and we are considering waiving our right to a home inspection. If we do, what rights do we have if we discover some deficiencies…

Motor Vehicle Accidents & Limitation Periods:

I was injured in a car accident which was not my fault more than 3 years ago. I have just learned that as a result of my injuries I will need surgery and may never be able to work again. Before learning this from my doctor I had believed my injuries were not that serious…

The Importance of Annual Minutes

I have a corporation the shares of which are held only by me and members of my immediate family. Do I really need to have annual minutes? If your corporation is audited by the CRA and matters, such as the declaration of dividends, have not been formally documented by a written resolution of the directors…

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Should you Report a Potential Claim to an Insurer?

I was at a party out in cottage country and I collided with a parked car while leaving. There was some damage. I thought it looked pretty serious, but the owner said if I paid $500 cash, it would be no problem. Is there any down side to this? Yes. It is risky to settle…

Partnerships: How do they work and how are they setup?

My friend and I have an idea for a business and we are considering forming a partnership. How does a partnership work and how should one be setup? Whether or not a partnership exists is a fundamentally a legal question. Ontario’s Partnerships Act says that a relationship between “persons carrying on a business in common…