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You just leased space to carry on a fast-food restaurant in a university neighbourhood where the target market is students who don’t carry ca... Read More

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2249778 Ontario Inc v Smith (Fratburger) 2014 ONCA 788 (CanLII)  |  ATM  |  Lease

A termination of an employee without cause occurs when an employer terminates an employee for no reason to do with the employee or his/her perform... Read More

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Mar 3, 2015
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision serves as a stern reminder for those working with any kind of contract to get it in writing. If not, thousands of dollars can be on the line. For one real estate broker, the failure resulted in the loss of $100,000 in commission along with a costs award of $150,000.

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Presented by John Fox, this webinar will equip you with the information to help you assess the role of your corporate structure in redevelopment. Drawing on examples from Ontario, during this webinar you will learn:

  • Types of corporate structures and their pros and cons
  • Elements to think about in assessing what structure is right for you
  • Implications to consider- legislation, political, governance
  • How risk is assigned in a corporate structure
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Corporate Structure  |  Governance  |  Housing Development  |  Limited Liablility  |  Non-Profit  |  Risk Allocation  |  SHARE Webinar Series  |  Shareholder

 In November 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 ) issued a unanimous decision which effectively expanded the common law approach to “good faith” in contracts by recognizing that there is a duty to act honestly in the performance of contractual obligations as part of that “good faith”.

In order to better understand what this means in terms of contracts and their performance going forward, we need to consider the facts in the Supreme Court case

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Bhasin v. Hrynew 2014 SCC 71  |  Contracts  |  Good Faith  |  Honesty  |  Lease  |  RENX  |  The Legal Corner

In this still hot real estate market, in order to provide a ‘firm offer’ as quickly as possible, many deals are entered into without a professional inspection of the property. However, hastily entering into a deal carries great risk to the buyer, especially where older properties are involved.

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Property Biz Canada  |  Real Estate  |  The Legal Corner

  Presented below are a few due diligence searches that proactive tenants and counsel should consider carrying out before entering into a binding offer to lease or lease. Read More

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Due Diligence  |  Enviromental Issues  |  Landlord  |  Property Biz Canada  |  Real Estate  |  Tenant  |  The Legal Corner  |  Zoning

Darrell M. Gold, a partner in our Real Estate Group and Robert Choi, an associate in our Litigation Group, co-authored the article – "Forfeit... Read More
Presented below are a few due diligence searches that proactive tenants and counsel should consider carrying out before entering into a binding offer to lease or lease. Keep in mind that you must be practical in determining which searches you want to carry out (as time and expense are involved) so you must assess the “risk” to you of not doing the searches. Read More

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Due Diligence  |  Enviromental Issues  |  Landlord  |  Leasing  |  Searches  |  Tenant  |  Zoning

Developers are offering more and varied incentives to attract purchasers to newly marketed condominiums as well as those projects that are close to... Read More

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Under the general rules of the Excise Tax Act (Canada) (the "Act"), participants in a joint venture (often referred to as "co-tenants" in the real ... Read More

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Tax Law  |  Estate & Succession Planning

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Many readers of this newsletter own a home and some may also own or come to own commercial properties. At some point in time one or more of those p... Read More

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Broker  |  Commission  |  Property Biz Canada  |  T.L. Willaert Realty Ltd. v. Fody  |  The Legal Corner

Nimbism continues to rear its ugly head in Toronto, notwithstanding the desperate need for affordable housing in GTA and 416. On June 12, 2014 Jas... Read More

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I was privileged to attend this past Wednesday a luncheon sponsored by the Economic Club and the WorldPride Human Rights Conference, featuring an i... Read More

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Last week the City of Toronto gave the green light to a completely unique project – the creation of 80 units of affordable rental housing to ... Read More

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As a real estate lawyer whose practice is predominantly commercial leasing, I still need to be aware of “red flags” for potential environmental issues and then seek assistance from an environmental law specialist where contamination is possible, suspected or known. Read More

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Contamination  |  Enviromental Issues  |  Liability  |  Property

The Conservative government's 2014 Federal Budget was presented on February 11, 2014 and contains several proposals that will affect many of the st... Read More

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You may already be receiving specific e-mail notices from businesses asking you to “click to consent” to continue receiving their emails. This article will explain why.

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CASL  |  CEM  |  Consent  |  Email  |  SPAM  |  Texts

Apr 16, 2014
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