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Construction Law Essentials – Preserving Lien Rights

Many construction companies do not realize that the area of construction law is extremely time sensitive. According to the Construction Lien Act of Ontario, in the majority of cases an individual or a company with lien rights over a project must preserve their rights within 45 days of whichever of the following events occurs first:…

Workplace Harassment and Wrongful Dismissal Claims in Ottawa

On May 9, 2011, the CBC reported on a harassment claim by a public servant employee for the federal government in Ottawa. The public servant has claimed she was wrongful dismissed due to the way the federal government handled her complaint. While the wrongful dismissal claim is currently under appeal before the Federal Court the…

CNAS Expands Legal Services to Offer Real Estate

CNAS is pleased to welcome Louise LeBlanc to our team.  Louise will continue her established real estate practice providing clients in greater Ottawa with capable and efficient service as she has for more than a quarter century. She is joined by Christine Hopewell, a senior conveyancing assistant who has extensive experience in real estate transactions…

BILL PARKER JOINS CONNOLLY NICHOLS ALLAN & SNELLING LLP

Connolly Nichols Allan & Snelling L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Bill Parker has joined the firm’s civil litigation and employment law practice. Bill has practiced civil litigation and employment law since his call to the Bar of Ontario in 2009. In his practice Bill has represented clients in employment related matters before various Ontario…

WHY DO I NEED A SHAREHOLDER’S AGREEMENT FOR MY CORPORATION?

“I’ve been told I need a Shareholder’s Agreement – do you have a standard agreement I can use” is something we hear with frequency. It reflects an understanding by the client that a Shareholder’s Agreement is a “good thing”, but without an understanding of what that good thing is. Generally the response of legal counsel…

Connolly Nichols Allan & Snelling L.L.P. to Provide Family Law Services.

Connolly Nichols Allan & Snelling L.L.P. is pleased to announce that as of December 1st 2010, we will offer clients family law services. To facilitate this service, we are very pleased to announce that Gina Rossi has joined the firm as a litigation Lawyer. Gina brings nearly 15 years of experience representing clients in family…

SALE OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION

The retirement plan for many professionals in Ontario includes the sale of his or her shares in a professional corporation, often using the lifetime capital gains exemption to exempt from capital gains tax of up to $750,000 of proceeds. There are unique issues with respect to the sale of professional corporations that are bear traps…

Asset Protection

Asset protection is about preserving the wealth of the entrepreneur in the event of a business failure or something going awry. Asset protection, structured and implemented properly, is legal and ethical. Considered broadly, asset protection encompasses everything from incorporation, to insurance and to the implementation of policies and procedures to mitigate risk. Considered narrowly, asset…

What is Fiduciary Breach Anyway?

You may have heard the term “Fiduciary” or “Fiduciary Duty” used with respect to legal claims.  A fiduciary is an individual who acts on behalf of another, whom we may refer to as a beneficiary.  The relationship  is characterized by the beneficiary being vulnerable to the fiduciary and reposing in her or him trust.  As a result…

Asserting Claims in the Face of Losses Occasioned By Advisors

The spectre of a rogue financial planner being sentenced to a lengthy prison term while victims a left to their own devices to replace hard earned life savings is unfortunately becoming commonplace in our society.  When losses such as this occur it bhoves us to ask the question: How can we protect ourselves? At Connolly…