Corporate

Miller Thomson’s Corporate lawyers work closely with businesses across Canada and internationally to achieve their corporate aspirations. Whether a client is an entrepreneurial start-up or a multinational corporation, we make it our mission to understand our clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate. We offer practical and informed advice in all areas of corporate law — from advising on day-to-day operations, to leading company-transforming deals. Whatever our role, we provide proactive and innovation solutions to our clients’ business challenges so that they can thrive and grow.

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Miller Thomson continues strategic growth

Miller Thomson recognizes that the complexities of today’s business landscape increasingly call for legal solutions that span multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. With a continued focus on building our national platform, we are pleased to welcome the following lawyers who have...

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Sarah Hansen, Troy McEachren and Kristina Shaw named 2018 Zenith Award winners

Miller Thomson Partners Sarah Hansen, Troy McEachren and Kristina Shaw are recipients of the 2018 Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrating Mid-Career Excellence. The Zenith Awards recognize lawyers across the country who excel in their area of law and in social responsibility....

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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Miller Thomson advises winners of top GTA real estate award

On March 22, 2018, NAIOP Greater Toronto announced the winners of the 2017 REX Awards at a gala celebration. NAIOP is the pre-eminent Commercial Real Estate Industry/Development Association in North America. The REX Awards celebrate the achievements of the office, industrial, retail...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson attracts prominent Canadian corporate finance, securities and M&A expertise

Miller Thomson has welcomed two of Toronto’s most prominent business lawyers, Lawrence Wilder and Tom Koutoulakis, who have joined the firm as partners. Wilder and Koutoulakis join the Toronto business law group that has seen 10 new partners arrive in...

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Eleventh edition of Sale of a Business published

The 11th edition of Sale of a Business by Jennifer Babe, a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office, has now been released. One of Canada’s leading commercial law practitioners, Babe has authored this...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Jennifer Babe honoured with 2016 Law Society Medal

Jennifer Babe, alongside 13 other members of the legal profession, will be recognized for her exceptional legal career achievements at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 25, 2016, at Osgoode Hall. Please click here to read more.

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Barbara Doherty named Cross Border Lawyer of the Year by the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law

Barbara Doherty has been named Cross Border Lawyer of the Year by the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2016. The Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the legal profession across the...

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Anna Balinsky presents at the Law Society of Ontario’s “Choosing the Right Business Structure” seminar

Anna Balinsky presents on “General Overview of Alternative Business Structures: What are the Choices?” at the Law Society of Ontario’s “Choosing the Right Business Structure” seminar on October 4, 2018.

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Danielle Bush speaks at The Osgoode Certificate in Gaming Law

Danielle Bush speaks on the topic of “Compliance and Consumer Protection” at The Osgoode Certificate in Gaming Law program

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Gal Smolar speaks at Canadian Law and Blockchain Technology event

Gal Smolar is a panelist at MLG Blockchain’s Canadian Law and Blockchain Technology event which brings together legal experts and entrepreneurs in the blockchain landscape to discuss how Canadian law applies to this innovative technology.

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Sarah Lazure and Isabella Covino speak at the Canadian Dry Cleaners Symposium

Sarah Lazure and Isabella Covino will give the Conference ”Doing Business in Quebec” at the Canadian Dry Cleaners Symposium.

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Sarah Lazure and Isabella Covino speak at the Canadian Dry Cleaners Association Symposium

Sarah Lazure and Isabella Covino will give the conference ”Doing Business in Quebec” at the Canadian Dry Cleaners Association Symposium.

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Paul Legault guest speaker at a conference on the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Under the auspices of the Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Bulgaria, Kevin Hamilton, the Faculty of Law of the University of Sofia in Bulgaria and the University of Thessaloniki in Greece are hosting the Conference The EU-Canada Free...

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Imran Ahmad speaks on “Cyber Incident Response Planning” at IIAC webinar

Imran Ahmad speaks at the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) webinar on “Cyber Incident Response Planning” in collaboration with communications agency FleishmanHillard HighRoad on Thursday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m.

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Eamonn Flaherty speaks at the Annual Direct Sellers Association of Canada Conference

Eamonn Flaherty speaks at the Annual Direct Sellers Association of Canada Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland on the topic: “Navigating Canadian Regulations governing Temporary Entry to Canada for Direct Selling Companies and their Independent Distributors – Pitfalls and Tips”  

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David Reynolds speaks at Six-Minute Business Lawyer program

David Reynolds speaks on PPSA Developments for the Law Society of Ontario’s Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2018 program.

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Jennifer Babe and Aaron Atcheson speak at Business Law Summit

Jennifer Babe and Aaron Atcheson are presenters at the Law Society of Ontario’s 8th Annual Business Law Summit. Jennifer is Program Chair and speaks on “Commercial Law Updates”. Aaron speaks on “CleanTech in Transactions”.

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Considérations pratiques en droit des affaires et en financement

Louis-Philippe Borduas et Julien Morier présentent une conférence sous forme de « Lunch & Learn » le 1er décembre à La Gare|Espace collaboratif. La présentation porte sur les considérations pratiques légales que tout entrepreneur devrait connaître en droit des affaires et en financement. Louis-Philippe et Julien aborderont...

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Employing Foreign Workers Seminar

Canadian companies compete for talent on a global basis.  At a recent tech company forum, leaders of four prominent companies identified the recruitment of talent as one of their top priorities and all expressed concern over the challenges of navigating...

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Embedding Security Into Big Data Environments

Technological advancement and expanded use of smart phones are creating significant opportunities for businesses, but competition is also growing. Disruptive technology operators are ever more capable of addressing the needs of their customers, cheaper, faster and better. An increasing need...

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Real Estate Joint Ventures Seminar

This seminar on real estate joint ventures covers, dos and don’ts, best practices, competitive intelligence and information sharing. Highlights of this presentation include: Effective and tax efficient structuring Real property and construction Development management, construction management and governance Industry trends...

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Groupex

Maxime B. Rhéaume donnera une conférence sur la relève d’entreprise à Groupex qui regroupe 80 franchisés dans le domaine des coopératives horticoles.

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Coffee Talk: Leasing and Licensing Space

Welcome to Miller Thomson’s Coffee Talk Health Seminar Series. About Coffee Talk Coffee Talk is a monthly webinar/audio seminar series for the health industry offered by Miller Thomson’s national health industry group. In this seminar corporate and commercial lawyers Karima...

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Definition and Dissolution of a Partnership

A partnership is “the relation that subsists between persons carrying on a business in common with a view of profit” (The Partnership Act (Saskatchewan), RSS 1978, c P-3, section 3(1)). Partnerships can be formed in relation to any trade, occupation,...

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What Happens to a Partnership’s Assets and Liabilities upon Dissolution?

A partnership is “the relation that subsists between persons carrying on a business in common with a view of profit” (The Partnership Act (Saskatchewan), RSS 1978, c P-3, section 3(1)). Partnerships can be formed in relation to any trade, occupation,...

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Danielle Bush speaks on “The Lynda Steele Show” about the impact of the US Supreme Court decision on sports gambling

What impact could the Supreme Court decision to make sports gambling legal in the US have on Canadian bettors? Danielle Bush speaks on possible implications. For more, listen here.

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Is it Time to Expand my Franchise Concept Internationally?

The Franchise Voice, Winter 2016 Issue

After years of hard work, your franchise concept is finally taking off. You are enjoying brand recognition and repeat visits from happy customers. You are getting traction from prospective franchisees who want to invest in a fresh, promising brand.

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Movable Hypothec on Monetary Claims: New Security Under the Civil Code for Cash Collateral

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Immigration

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Chapter in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, all editions 2009-2015.

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Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Best Practices Guideline

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Securities Law

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Chapter in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada. 

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Advertising, Marketing and Product Regulatory Compliance

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Chapter 10 in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, 2015 edition.

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Immigration

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Chapter in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada. 

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Wilhelmina Group acquires 40 acre property

Counsel to Wilhelmina Group Limited Partnership in the acquisition of 40 acre property

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Flexiti Financial acquires TD Bank’s Canadian private label credit card portfolio

Counsel to Flexiti Financial in its $250 million acquisition of TD Bank’s Canadian private label credit card portfolio

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Southbridge completes acquisition of three long term care homes in Thunder Bay

Counsel to Southbridge Health Care LP in its acquisition of three long term care homes in Thunder Bay, Ontario from Revera Inc.

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FDF Brandz led by Ricky’s Group of Family Style Restaurants acquires Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria chain

Counsel to FDF Restaurant Brandz, a leading privately held restaurant franchising company, in its acquisition of the Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria chain

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CannaRoyalty completes cross-border acquisitions of Kaya Management and Alta Supply

Counsel to CannaRoyalty Corp. in its cross-border acquisitions of California-based cannabis product manufacturers and distributors Kaya Management Inc. and Alta Supply Inc.

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International Battery Metals acquires intellectual property related to oil field brine lithium extraction

Counsel to International Battery Metals Ltd. in its acquisition of Selective Adsorption Lithium, Inc., a company that specializes in lithium extraction from oilfield brines

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GP Strategies acquires IC Axon

Canadian counsel to GP Strategies

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TVA Group to acquire Serdy Média and Serdy Vidéo in $24 million transaction

Counsel to Serdy Média Inc. and Serdy Vidéo Inc.

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Chartwell acquires four Edmonton retirement communities in $297.9 million transaction

Counsel to one of the vendors

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Alabama Graphite acquired by Westwater Resources

Counsel to Alabama Graphite Corp.

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Business Laws of Canada

Business Laws of Canada, edited by Miller Thomson partner Barbara R.C. Doherty, is now available.

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