Webinar
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law 2014
June 17, 2014

Do your clients market products or services via email, text or on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter? Of course they do! Canada’s new Anti-Spam law is about to fundamentally alter online marketing activities in Canada. It is perhaps the most comprehensive type of anti-spam legislation in the world, which will amend Canada’s private sector privacy law, PIPEDA, and Competition Act. Are your clients ready?

Learn more during this timely webinar where our speakers will survey the following:

  • The new law's scope
  • New consent obligations, & related exemptions
  • Anti-spyware provisions
  • Amendments to PIPEDA
  • Amendments to the Competition Act
  • The regulatory enforcement regime (including fines of $10 Million)
  • Penalties and the new private right of action
  • Steps your clients can take now to prepare for its pending implementation

Presenters:
Brian Bowman, Pitblado LLP
Andrew Buck, Pitblado LLP

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00 50% Discount: $20.00 + GST = $21.00

Webinar
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: What Your Clients Need To Know
May 23, 2013

Do your clients market products or services via e-mail, text or on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter? Of course they do! Canada’s new Anti-Spam law is about to fundamentally alter online marketing activities in Canada. It is perhaps the most comprehensive type of anti-spam legislation in the world, which will amend Canada’s private sector privacy law PIPEDA, and Competition Act. Are your clients ready?

Presenter: Brian Bowman, Pitblado Law

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00 50% Discount: $20.00 + GST = $21.00

Intellectual Property: Protection & Enforcement
October 7, 2014

Identifying issues and developing effective strategies for your clients.

This program will provide you with a basic understanding of the most common intellectual property issues that are likely to arise in your practice. This presentation will help you determine which matters you could take on yourself and which matters require an IP expert.

The following key topics will be discussed (from both the creator and user's perspective):

  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Priority of lien claims
  • Patents
  • Confidential Information/ Trade Secrets

This program would be of particular interest to junior IP lawyers, general practitioners and in-house counsel.

Presenter: John A. Myers, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50 50% Discount: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

Lawyers and Governing Boards: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself and Your Clients from Common Pitfalls
June 10, 2015

Do you sit on a Board of Directors? Do you have clients who do and ask for advice about their exposure to risk? Many lawyers willingly take on this role and yet don’t fully understand all of the risks and responsibilities that come with it. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your clients from potential liability. The following key topics will be covered:

  • Directors’ duties and responsibilities
  • To whom do you owe your duty as a director?
  • Due diligence defences
  • Effective risk management strategies
  • Directors and Officers liability insurance
  • How to deal with conflicts

Presenters:
Bruce King, Pitblado LLP
Douglas Finkbeiner, Q.C., Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Jim Cox, Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 0.5

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50 50% Discount: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

OMG, They’re Insolvent! What Do We Do Now?
October 22, 2015

Insolvency and bankruptcy are “game changers” and can leave even experienced commercial lawyers wondering what happens next. If you practice in the area of labour and employment, commercial, construction, real estate or intellectual property law and want to better understand the impact of insolvency, this program is for you. A panel of skilled practitioners will lead you through different scenarios leading up to and following insolvency and update you on recent developments in the law. The session will cover:

  • Common issues facing both employers and employees in a labour and employment context, such as pension issues, wages, termination, group termination and WEPPA among others;
  • Advising the landlord on tenant insolvency and restructuring
  • The impact of insolvency on trusts under the Builders’ Lien Act
  • The inter-relationship between bankruptcy and insolvency law and intellectual property rights

Presenters:    
J.J. Burnell, Aikins Macaulay and Thorvaldson LLP
Kris Gibson, Aikins Macaulay and Thorvaldson LLP
David Jackson, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
David Marshall, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
David Kroft, Fillmore Riley LLP
Silvia de Sousa, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Andrea Doyle, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

CPD hours: 3.5
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $105.00 + GST = $110.25 50% Discount: $52.50 + GST = $55.13

Tax 101 for Commercial Lawyers
May 31, 2018

If you have a general commercial practice, you know that tax issues will inevitably arise on your client files. Often you are aware of the issue or have encountered it before and you are prepared to deal with it. However, what about those instances where, as the saying goes, “you don’t know what you don’t know”?

Join experienced tax practitioner Johanna Caithness for this “Tax 101” program intended for practitioners who wish to gain a better understanding of various tax issues that arise in general commercial practice or young practitioners who are starting out in commercial practice.

Issues covered will include:

  • General corporate matters - taxation of intercorporate dividends, rules relating to eligible dividends, overview of stated capital and paid-up capital
  • General purchase/sale matters - use of capital gains reserve, matters relating to restrictive covenants, overview of s. 84.1 of the Income Tax Act (Canada)
  • Share purchase/sale - overview of lifetime capital gains exemption, deemed year-end on an acquisition of control as a result of a share sale
  • Asset purchase/sale - GST issues, including GST registration, availability of the s. 167 GST joint election and related issues, applicability of GST (particularly relating to real property), and PST issues, including bulk sales and exemptions under The Retail Sales Tax Act
  • Non-resident issues - requirement for clearance certificate under s. 116 of the Income Tax Act (Canada), dividend withholding and remittance requirements under s. 212 of the Income Tax Act (Canada)

Presenter: Johanna Caithness, Fillmore Riley LLP

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $65.00 + GST = $68.25 50% Discount: $32.50 + GST = $34.13

The Income Tax of Share Sales and Reorganizations
October 11, 2013

Are you aware that the tax rates on dividends have been steadily increasing and are now much higher than tax rates on capital gains? If not, you could potentially run into a very costly problem when doing share transactions for your clients. So if you are a commercial practitioner who does everyday share transactions and wants to know what to look out for, you will not want to miss this session. The following topics will be covered:

  • Tax rates for eligible and ineligible dividends versus capital gains
  • Family share sales - planning for capital gains instead of section 84.1 deemed dividends
  • Death of shareholder - planning for capital gains instead of deemed Section 84(2) dividends
  • Inter-company dividends - planning for capital gains instead of dividends

Presenter: Cy Fien, Fillmore Riley LLP

CPD hours: 1.25
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $75.00 + GST = $78.75 50% Discount: $37.50 + GST = $39.38