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BUSINESS LAW

Our lawyers can assist you at all stages of your business, from start-up to the sale of your business. We tailor our services to the unique needs of each of our clients, whether a sole proprietor, a corporation, a partnership, or a not-for-profit.

When business disputes arise, whether with employees, suppliers, or customers, we are committed to finding the right solution for our clients through negotiation, litigation, or alternative dispute resolution.

Our Services:

 

Business Services

  • Incorporation of New Businesses

  • Drafting of Corporate By-laws and Resolutions

  • Drafting and Review of Contracts

  • Shareholder Agreements

  • Partnership Agreements

  • Purchases and Sales of Businesses

Commercial and Business Litigation

  • Breach of Contract

  • Interference with Contracts and Other Business Torts

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes

  • Employment Disputes

  • Human Rights Act Complaints

Contact us to discuss your business law issue with one of our lawyers.

June 11, 2017

CASE SUMMARY: G&P Procleaners and General Contractors Inc. (ONCA 2017)

Businesses need to be aware of the types of claims excluded under their commercial general liability insurance policy.  In G & P Procleaners and General Contractors Inc. v. Gore Mutual Insurance Company,[1] the Court of Appeal for Ontario provides a useful summary of the principles of interpreting exclusion clauses in commercial general liability insurance p...

February 13, 2017

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal highlights the dangers in missing deadlines stipulated in Agreements of Purchase and Sale.[1]

 
The Facts

On January 10, 2014, Invecom Associates Limited (“Invecom”) entered into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (the “Agreement”) with 2260693 Ontario Inc. and two other numbered companies (collectively the “Vendors”) to acquire three properties in Waterloo, Ontario.

 
Invecom had p...

August 24, 2016

Ontario retailers, security guards, and store detectives are in a difficult position when seeking to protect their merchandise from shoplifters. The difficulties such individuals face in the criminal context were brought to the fore by the vigilante grocer David Chen, whose detention of a shoplifter led to his own arrest, charges, and criminal trial. Although I will return to the Chen case below, the main focus of this blog po...

August 15, 2016

The issue of jurisdiction often arises where parties to a dispute operate in different jurisdictions or where the underlying facts forming the basis of a claim involve another jurisdiction.  The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Lapointe has important implications for individuals and companies outside of Ontario who do business with entities in Ontario, or who become involved, even indirectly, in a contract made in On...

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