Insights

The practice of law is changing every day, and the effect of changing legislature on businesses is significant. We write about recent developments in the world of tax & business law, keeping a watchful eye on the changing landscape for our clients. See what we’re thinking about, and what your business should be looking out for.

  •  (1)By January 12 2018
    Tax LawTax Dispute Resolution: Monthly Review Vol. 1, No. 1

    When it comes to tax controversies in Canada, 2017 will be no doubt be chiefly remembered for the government’s July tax proposals related to private corporations. There were other notable items in the world of tax dispute resolution that are worth revisiting, however. 

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  •  (1)By December 20 2017
    Tax LawFinance Revisions to Income Sprinkling Proposals Not Likely to Limit the Risk of Increased Tax Disputes

    As has been well reported, on July 18, 2017 the Government of Canada released proposed tax changes impacting the taxation of private corporations. Included in the proposals were proposed changes to address “income splitting”.  The proposals sought to expand rules that already apply a tax on split income (commonly referred to as the “kiddie tax”) to certain income earned by minor children that is attributable to private corporations run by family members.  The government retreated on certain aspects of the proposals in October.

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  • Mo Headshot (1)By Mohamed AmeryDecember 20 2017
    LitigationEnforcing a Settlement Agreement

    This brief article focusses on how a party may enforce a settlement agreement. However, the principles cited here are largely applicable whether one is enforcing a settlement or any other type of deal.

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  • Joe Headshot (1)Adam Rock (2)By Joe Brennan and Adam RockDecember 18 2017
    Business LawEarly Warning Reports - When Do I Need to File?

    In theory calculating when early warning reports are required to be filed under Canadian securities law sounds simple, but in practice it can be quite complicated. This article attempts to make that task a little less confusing.  In any event, if you are close to any reporting thresholds before buying or selling any further shares or convertible securities you should seek legal advice from a legal professional experienced in this area so that all relevant facts can be ascertained and proper legal advice provided.

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  • Mo Headshot (1)By Mohamed AmeryDecember 18 2017
    LitigationThe Elements of a Partnership

    This article provides an overview of the current state of partnership law and highlights the elements that form that type of business association.

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  • Matt Clark Headshot (1)By Matthew ClarkDecember 18 2017
    Tax LawWill the Senate stop Liberals’ tax changes?

    On December 13, 2017 the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance released its report on the July 2017 tax proposals announced by the Liberal government. Over eight weeks, the Senate committee heard from 138 witnesses and received 32 written briefs.

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