This category contains all resources in the substantive area of Commercial Law

WEBINAR
Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act
February 8, 2012

The new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act was proclaimed in force on October 17, 2011. All federal not-for-profit corporations will incorporate under the new Act, and all existing not-for-profit corporations will have three years to transition to the new legislation or risk being dissolved. The Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act is designed to streamline the regulatory burden on Canada’s not-for-profit sector, and to promote modern standards of accountability, transparency and good corporate governance. It is aimed at, among other things, enabling organizations to incorporate faster, improving financial accountability, and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of directors and officers. But what does all of this mean in reality?

If you practice law in this area you won’t want to miss this informative session which will include a comprehensive overview of the new Act and regulations, including specifics regarding:

  • The distinction between soliciting and non-soliciting corporations
  • Articles and bylaws
  • Membership rights and remedies, including new derivative and oppression remedies (and carve-out for tenets of faith of religious corporations)
  • Board composition, election, liabilities, and protections
  • Audits, public accountants and financial disclosure
  • Liquidations

Please note the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act does not impact provincially incorporated organizations.

Presenter: Bruce King, Pitblado LLP

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

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   

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

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

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

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

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