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Miller Thomson is ideally positioned to be Canada’s law firm. Our complete range of business law, advocacy and personal legal services are available in both English and French. Our people also believe in forging strong relationships, at home and abroad....

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Miller Thomson recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” for expertise in Construction Law by…

Miller Thomson has been named the 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” for expertise in Construction Law. These awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area (nationwide). Awards are determined based on a...

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Miller Thomson Pouliot is proud to welcome E. Paul Legault in its Corporate Commercial Law…

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Un syndic peut demander au tribunal d’augmenter ses frais au-dessus du seuil légal permis par…

Le syndic requiert à la Cour de permettre l’augmentation de ses honoraires jusqu’à 81 % des réalisations nettes. De manière générale, le registraire explique que la rémunération du syndic peut être déterminée par l’assemblée des créanciers (39(1) LFI) ou le syndic...

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Groupe d’expertise en fiscalité

Pour de plus amples informations, n’hésitez pas à consulter les avocats de notre groupe d’expertise en fiscalité. Montréal : Barbacki, Richard; Braman, Fred; Fontaine, Richard; Gaudreault-Martel, Julie; Leduc, Bertrand; Marchand, Nathalie; Ménard, Geneviève; Rodgers, Aaron; Royal, Normand

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Miller Thomson renames national practice group to reflect advanced social sector expertise

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Miller Thomson lawyers showcase expertise at STEP Canada Conference

Miller Thomson lawyers are participating at the 15th National STEP Canada Conference, which focuses on the latest developments in trust and estate practice, tax, trust law, trust administration, insurance and financial planning.  Rachel Blumenfeld is the conference co-chair. The conference...

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Miller Thomson Calgary tax lawyers Bill Fowlis and Bryant Frydberg offer their expertise on business…

Lawyers Bill Fowlis and Bryant Frydberg from the Calgary office helped Imperial Group, Inc. transition operational control from the parents to the children. Read the full article: Culture of ‘meritocracy’ needed for business families

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Miller Thomson blogs highlight our lawyers’ expertise.

Four Miller Thomson practice groups have launched blogs, showcasing the  firm’s expertise in education, labour and employment, insurance litigation and foreign businesses in Canada. Written by our lawyers in offices across the country and updated frequently, the blogs provide insightful,...

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Groupe d’expertise en fiscalité

Pour de plus amples informations, n’hésitez pas à consulter les avocats de notre groupe d’expertise en fiscalité. Montréal : Barbacki, Richard; Braman, Fred; Gaudreault-Martel, Julie; Leduc, Bertrand; Marchand, Nathalie; Ménard, Geneviève; Rodgers, Aaron; Royal, Normand

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Miller Thomson Adds New Expertise

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that Danielle Bush has joined the firm in our Toronto office.  Danielle has expertise working with intellectual property and information technology issues for registered charities, and has expertise on gaming laws and regulation in...

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Miller Thomson’s legacy planning expertise profiled in BC Business Magazine.

Sandra Enticknap, Partner in the Private Client Services group, comments on the firm’s expertise in estate and charitable gift planning. “While we’re a large national firm, we’ve made estate planning and charitable giving an important part of our practice,” says...

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Miller Thomson adds Saskatchewan Charities Expertise

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce our merger with Saskatchewan full service law firm Balfour Moss LLP, effective January 1, 2011.  Balfour Moss is one of the oldest and most established law firms in the province. The addition of the...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized for expertise in energy law by Lexpert

Congratulations to Miller Thomson and five of its lawyers who are included in Lexpert‘s November 2013 “Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers”. The annual edition, which appears as an insert in the October 25th issue of The Globe and Mail Report on Business,...

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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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Education lawyers author publication on internet and social media issues

Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna, partners in our Education law industry group, have written An Educator’s Guide to Internet and Social Media Law in the Classroom, a new reference publication that reviews the legal issues and considers solutions for school boards,...

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The Unexpected Dangers of Summer Long Weekends

With the sun shining, and weather warming up, Canadians will soon be celebrating the kickoff to summer’s long weekend season. The Victoria Day Long Weekend is just around the corner, and with it, often comes an unfortunate increase in traffic related...

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Miller Thomson’s Vancouver office inspires collaboration

Miller Thomson’s move away from the conventional law firm environment in Vancouver is profiled in Business in Vancouver. Office Managing Partner, Mike Walker, remarks on the hybrid open concept design of the new premises that encourages collaboration, not only within the office,...

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Lonnie Brodkin-Schneider

Lonnie Brodkin-Schneider is a corporate-commercial lawyer with a strong transactional focus. She has considerable expertise in intellectual property and trademark law including marketing, advertising, packaging, and labeling. Lonnie also specializes in pharmaceutical and food and beverage regulatory issues, advising companies...

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Voice of the Child Reports

Voice of the Child Reports (“VOC reports”) are a relatively recent development in the growing trend to recognize and incorporate children’s voices into matters that affect them.[1] This blog paper will answer four key questions about VOC reports. 1. What...

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Miller Thomson Saskatchewan Growing to Better Serve our Clients

Miller Thomson’s construction law practice already tops its class in Canada according to Best Lawyers which named Miller Thomson the 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” for expertise in Construction law. We are pleased to welcome two new lawyers in...

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Est-ce qu’un syndic à la faillite est lié par une clause de juridiction exclusive (élection…

Les faits À la suite de la faillite de la débitrice, le syndic Le groupe Fuller Landau inc. entreprend des procédures devant la Cour supérieure à Montréal afin de réclamer à Sears Canada inc. (« Sears ») des comptes recevables d’une valeur...

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Construction and Infrastructure

Miller Thomson’s National Construction Law and Infrastructure team is one of the largest and most active in Canada. Our in-depth knowledge of the construction sector combined with our diversified expertise enable us to provide you with comprehensive legal services designed...

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Norcan Fluid Power acquires Hi-Tech Hydraulic

Counsel to Norcan Fluid Power Ltd.

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Tougher Environmental Enforcement Measures Now In Place

On December 10, 2010 many sections of Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Act (“EEA”) came into force. The EEA amends the offence, sentencing, penalty, and enforcement provisions of nine federal environmental statutes in the following respects: Prescribing minimum fines; Increasing fines up...

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Miller Thomson sets precedent in Alberta Court

Jeffrey N. Thom, Q.C. of the Miller Thomson office in Calgary was recently successful in obtaining an order against the Province of Alberta to fund the legal defence costs of a client facing quasi criminal charges under the Securities Act...

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Roberto Noce presents “Top 10+ (Things Every Lawyer Should Know)”

Robert Noce brings his condo law expertise to the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s presentation “Top 10+ (Things Every Lawyer Should Know)”.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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Cross-Border Employee Transfers: Planning and Compliance are Critical

Transferring employees between members of a corporate group can be an effective way to leverage expertise, promote existing corporate culture, transition business units and develop new markets. To ensure that the benefits are realized, it is important that an employee transfer...

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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 LLP Deepens Québec Presence with Strategic Expansion

Miller Thomson LLP Deepens Québec Presence with Strategic Expansion. Move strengthens corporate legal services for Québec business in domestic and international markets TORONTO, ON, January 9, 2012 – National law firm Miller Thomson LLP is expanding its Montréal office with...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized by Benchmark Canada

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that 13 lawyers have been recognized for their litigation expertise in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Canada. This is a marked increase over the eight Miller Thomson lawyers who were recognized in last year’s...

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Your team

A law firm is its people, and the relationships they foster with their clients. Our belief in deeper client relationships leads to deeper understanding, more personal service and better results. Miller Thomson members come from diverse backgrounds, but are united...

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Lexpert recognizes 79 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 38 areas of law are recognized as among the premier in their fields in the 2015 edition of The Canadian Lexpert® Legal Directory. Last year, 71 lawyers across...

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Judge Disagrees with Beasley — Finds Rule 53.03 Doesn’t apply to IE assessors in Tort…

On April 9, 2010, Mr. Justice J.P. Moore held in Beasley v. Barrand that the tort defendant could not call experts retained by the accident benefit insurer to give opinion evidence at trial because their reports did not comply with Rule...

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TSX and TSX-V Finalize Guidance on Listing Requirements for Emerging Market Issuers

Background On July 13, 2015, the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) published a Staff Notice with guidance on the listing requirements of the TSX in relation to applicants and issuers with significant connections to emerging market jurisdictions (“Emerging Market Issuers”)....

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Negligence 101: The ABCDs

Pat Forte conducts seminar for the Ontario Mutual Insurers’ Association Claims School. For more on Pat Forte’s expertise, click here to read her full biography.

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Client Work

Miller Thomson’s expertise covers a wide array of industry sectors. We have experts in over 40 key practice areas. Our respect for client confidentiality means there are some successes we simply can’t talk about, but we are proud to share...

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Schedule I bank provides credit facilities to First Nation limited partnership

Counsel to the bank

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Engage People secures significant investment from Lovell Minnick Partners

Counsel to Engage People, Inc.

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IIROC Issues Proposed Guidelines Respecting Underwriting Due Diligence

Registered dealers should be aware of proposed guidelines for due diligence in connection with prospectus offerings. On March 6, 2014, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) issued proposed guidance with respect to underwriting due diligence for its Dealer...

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John M. Campbell

John Campbell practises taxation law, advising clients on domestic and international income tax issues. John has extensive experience with respect to the tax implications and structuring of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, international tax planning, and other business transactions. He...

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Medical Marijuana Loses its Appeal – The Skinny on Skinner Part 1

In earlier blogs, we have discussed the curious case of Wayne Skinner and his quest for medical marijuana funding under his union’s insurance plan. As you may recall, Mr. Skinner had been injured in an automobile accident in the course...

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Personal Tax Measures

IN THIS SECTION: Children’s Arts Tax Credit Volunteer Firefighters Tax Credit Family Caregiver Tax Credit Medical Expense Tax Credit for Other Dependants Child Tax Credit Eligibility Tuition Tax Credit – Examination Fees Education Tax Measures – Study Abroad RESPs –...

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A record 122 Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in Canada

Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country were today recognized in The Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016. A total of 122 lawyers across various areas of law were recognized for their industry expertise—up from 107 last year. Miller Thomson is...

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Roberto Noce presents “Top 10+ (Things Every Lawyer Should Know)”

Robert Noce brings his condo law expertise to the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s presentation “Top 10+ (Things Every Lawyer Should Know)”.

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Is a Subcontractor a Successor or Related Employer for Labour Relations Purposes?

Introduction In a recent decision, Molson Coors Canada, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the “Board”) held that the subcontracting relationship between Molson Coors Canada (“MCC”) and Sherway Warehousing Inc. (“Sherway”) did not amount to a sale of business nor were...

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Anti-spam legislation: Are we there yet?

Click here for full article. At a conference held in June 2013, Industry Canada representatives said that they expected Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the final Industry Canada Regulation would be proclaimed in the fall of 2013 and that there...

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Update on Multiple Wills – Milne Estate (Re), 2019 ONSC 579

On October 29, 2018, Miller Thomson LLP issued an advisory on the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Milne Estate (Re) and its potential impact on multiple Wills. In this decision, Justice Dunphy of the Ontario Superior Court...

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Donation d’actions accréditives

Récemment, l’ARC a publié plusieurs décisions anticipées à l’égard d’une stratégie impliquant une donation d’actions accréditives à un organisme de bienfaisance. De façon générale, ce mécanisme est utilisé par une société qui œuvre dans le domaine minier ou énergétique et qui...

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Harold W. D. Cares

Harold Cares restricts his practice to exclusively offering mediation services. Prior to that, Harold Cares was an experienced personal injury lawyer with a special expertise in negligence law relating to personal injury claims that arose from motor vehicle accidents on...

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Calculating Reasonable Notice 55 Years after Bardal – Responding to Economic Realities

Determining the appropriate length of reasonable notice has always been more of an art than a precise calculation.  The main objective of a notice period is to appropriately support an employee after termination as the employee searches for alternate employment. ...

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Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Promises Legislative Changes Relating to Sexual Abuse

Health care professionals are prohibited from engaging in sexual acts, conduct, or behaviour with their patients. It is professional misconduct to engage in such conduct, which is defined as “sexual abuse” in the governing legislation[i]. The legislation attempts to impose...

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Miller Thomson lawyers named leading infrastructure lawyers by Lexpert

Five Miller Thomson lawyers been selected for inclusion in Lexpert’s 2015 edition of Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers. Published in the September issue of The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine, the following Miller Thomson lawyers are recognized for their expertise:...

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Glen Lekach

Glen Lekach is a well-regarded corporate and commercial lawyer with decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities, real estate, commercial contracts, business structures, and secured lending. He has frequently been recognized by directories and third-party surveys for his expertise...

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Nahla Khouri

Nahla Khouri’s practice encompasses a broad range of litigation matters. She specializes in litigating complex commercial disputes. She has particular expertise in contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, negligence cases, and product liability cases. She also has experience in environmental...

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The 2019 Legislative Amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement…

On November 1, 2019, major amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) (the “BIA”) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) (the “CCAA”) included in Bill C-97[1] and Bill C-86[2] came into force. The Government of Canada has stated...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018

In the just released 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 135 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 43 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year”...

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Miller Thomson ranked one of Canada’s leading trademark firms by World Trademark Review

Miller Thomson is proud to be ranked among Canada’s leading trademark firms in the 2018 edition of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. With 12 offices – and close to 550 lawyers – across the...

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Roger Lepage receives prominent Quebec honour

Roger Lepage, Partner in the Regina office, has received L’Ordre des francophones d’Amérique. The award, which was created in 1978, is given annually to people and organizations that play an important role in the promotion of the French language in...

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Alternate Health Corp. closes oversubscribed private placement of common shares and lists on CSE

Counsel to Alternate Health Corp.

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What’s Happening

We are very pleased to announce that David Tang has joined Miller Thomson LLP as a partner in our Toronto office.  David was the co-chair of the Charities and Not-for-Profit Law practice at his former firm and is currently the...

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Alternate Health Corp. closes $7.5 million non-brokered private placement

Counsel to Alternate Health Corp.

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Inna Koldorf

Inna Koldorf’s practice is focused in the areas of Labour & Employment Law, Human Rights Law, and Workplace Investigations. Inna provides clients with strategic advice and training to ensure legal compliance with the different aspects of workplace law, leaving them...

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CRA Announces Completion of Joint Action Plan for Small and Rural Charities Initiative

The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) announced on September 20, 2012, that it has completed its Joint Action Plan as part of CRA’s Small and Rural Charities Initiative. This Initiative, which began in 2007, involved a government consultation with small and...

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Ontario Ministry Releases Report on Potential Dual Purpose Corporate Legislation

The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has released a long anticipated report on a potential framework for the introduction of a “hybrid” corporate structure in Ontario.  Such legislation would be designed to facilitate social enterprise and may be...

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Section 91 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act: Clarification From CIC Regarding Human Resources…

On June 30, 2011, Bill C-35, a proposed amendment to the Immigration Refugee Protection Act (“IRPA”) was passed into Canadian law. The amendment addresses who is authorized to assist individuals in the preparation of their immigration applications to Canada.  Now...

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Kim Ozubko

Kim Ozubko is an experienced lawyer with twenty years of expertise in all areas of pension and benefits law. Proactive and responsive, Kim is committed to providing her clients with high quality service and keeping them up-to-date on legal developments...

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Kelly A. Charlebois

Kelly Charlebois is a tenacious advocate who specializes in estates and trusts litigation. She persuasively and effectively advances her clients’ interests and achieves positive and cost-effective results for them in a broad range of areas. Kelly’s clients praise her strategic...

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Labour & Employment

Miller Thomson’s Labour Relations and Employment Group provides private and public sector employers with practical and strategic support, advice and guidance to assist senior management in making sound decisions consistent with applicable federal and provincial labour relations and employment law...

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Are Your Underwriting Due Diligence Practices Consistent with IIROC’s Expectations? Release of Final Guidance Provides…

Dealer Members of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC“) may wish to consider conducting an evaluation of their due diligence policies and procedures in relation to prospectus offerings, to consider whether their practices are consistent with IIROC’s expectations....

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Miller Thomson charts a uniquely Pan-Canadian course

Miller Thomson LLP is charting a uniquely pan-Canadian course at a time when consolidation and globalization are the watchwords for Canada’s legal industry. The firm competes both locally and nationally, delivering local knowledge and understanding backed by national expertise. It...

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Miller Thomson LLP Successful in Defence of Large Municipal Claim on behalf of Lloyd’s Underwriters

The Ontario Superior Court has dismissed a $25 Million (CAD) lawsuit brought by a failed construction-development tender candidate against the City of Brampton. After a significant cost award had been made against the City as a result of failed motion...

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Privacy & Information Protection

Miller Thomson’s Privacy and Information Protection Group recognizes that many clients are seeking guidance in determining what their privacy obligations are and how to move their organization towards full compliance with relevant privacy legislation. With expertise across the country, our...

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Miller Thomson joins Lexis Practice Advisor

Nine Miller Thomson lawyers have partnered as contributors to Lexis Practice Advisor Canada, an online resource for lawyers that packages current how-to expertise in dealing with transactions, from the routine to the most complex. Recently launched by LexisNexis Canada, the...

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Jennifer A. N. Corak

Jennifer Corak’s practice focuses primarily on estate and business succession planning. Her clients rely on her expertise when planning their estates, including during the process of preparing their Wills, trusts and powers of attorney, and related estate matters. Jennifer works...

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) has made the leap from science fiction to reality, and it is one of the fastest growing areas in the business world. AI covers a variety of technologies, including machine learning, machine perception, problem solving, language processing,...

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Lexpert recognizes six Miller Thomson lawyers as global mining leaders

Miller Thomson is pleased to share that six of its lawyers have been recognized in Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining 2015/2016 edition. Published annually, the guide serves as a key resource to companies seeking to retain the top...

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Appnovation Technologies acquires Wunderkraut Benelux

Counsel to Appnovation Technologies Inc.

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Stakeholder Consultation on Regulatory Changes to Expand CPSO Oversight of Fertility Services

In February 2017, the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (“CPSO”) approved revised proposed regulatory amendments to Part XI of Ontario Regulation 114/94 to the Medicine Act, 1991, which pertain to the “Inspection of Premises Where...

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Catherine Bate co-chairs the OBA “Advertising and Marketing Law: Social, Digital, Online Compliance – Legal…

“Ensure you have the expertise to advise your clients on how to effectively advertise and market their business without getting tripped up by legislative and regulatory hurdles. Get up-to-date on the ever-evolving field of advertising and marketing law, as you...

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The Case of the Missing Records – Part 1

Frequently, charities and non-profit organizations that are structured as non-share capital corporations face challenges arising out of deficiencies in their required corporate records.  These records may be incomplete or missing altogether. This is not an entirely unusual situation for non-share...

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Administrative & Public Law

Miller Thomson’s lawyers combine their years of experience as advocates and negotiators to provide a full range of administrative law services. With the practice of administrative law encompassing increasingly complex legal and technical issues, our clients rely on our extensive...

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Lexpert recognizes seven Miller Thomson lawyers as leading energy lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to share that seven of its lawyers have been recognized as leading lawyers in the 2015 Lexpert Special Edition – Energy. Published annually, the guide identifies Canada’s top energy lawyers on the basis of extensive peer...

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Pascale Cloutier

Pascale Cloutier holds the position of Miller Thomson’s General Counsel. She is also a commercial and civil litigator with specialized expertise in competition and consumer law, product liability, and franchising. As the firm’s General Counsel, Pascale acts as its principal...

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Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan reappointed to Ontario Business Law Advisory Council

Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan have been reappointed by the Ontario Minister of Government and Consumer Services as members of the Business Law Advisory Council. Comprised of professionals with demonstrated expertise in commercial and corporate law, the council advises the Minister...

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Counsel Comments: Integris Credit Union v. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation

This case addressed a long-standing tension between receivers and creditors who are unwilling participants in a receivership. A receiver’s role is to enforce security by taking control and possession of all of a debtors’ property and ultimately selling the property...

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Arbitration & Mediation

The in-depth experience and expertise of Miller Thomson’s Arbitration & Mediation Group helps guide our clients toward satisfactory settlements, through either mediation or alternate dispute resolution techniques. Our litigators have extensive experience assisting clients in arbitration disputes involving construction claims,...

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Charities & Not-for-Profit

Miller Thomson has one of the most sophisticated charities and not-for-profit practices in Canada. We provide voluntary sector organizations with legal services designed to meet all of their needs. We advise Canadian and International organizations on all aspects relevant to...

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Prominent First Nations Negotiator Joins Miller Thomson’s Growing Saskatchewan Presence

TORONTO, March 16, 2012 – Canadian business leaders must adopt a policy of respect, transparency and consensus in order to engage in meaningful consultation with First Nations communities across Canada, according to W. Thomas Molloy, one of Canada’s most prominent...

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Savvas Kotsopoulos

Savvas Kotsopoulos is a real estate lawyer who focuses on acquisitions, dispositions, development, and commercial leasing. He has extensive expertise in structuring and settling various joint venture structures and associated agreements (in particular, co-ownerships and limited partnerships). He also has...

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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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Victoria Wu

Victoria Wu practices primarily in commercial real estate law and represents clients in all aspects of real estate transactions and developments. Fluent in English and Chinese with knowledge and experience in Canadian law, English law, Hong Kong law and China...

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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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Nadya Tymochenko

Nadya Tymochenko is a leader in education law at Miller Thomson, serving publicly funded school boards, private schools, and private colleges. Nadya is focused exclusively on serving her education clients. She brings industry expertise and experience to a wide breadth...

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Pierre Soulard

Pierre Soulard has a corporate law practice that focuses on securities as well as corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Pierre has particular industry expertise in the areas of technology and life sciences.

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Miller Thomson welcomes 25 lawyers across the country

Miller Thomson welcomed 25 talented and experienced lawyers in five of its offices across the country in the first quarter of this year. Nine lawyers in Montreal, seven in Toronto, four in Calgary, three in Markham and two in Vancouver...

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Debra Curcio Lister

Deb Lister has a commercial litigation practice involving a breadth of experience and expertise in a number of areas and industries.

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David Reynolds

David Reynolds practices commercial lending and private business transactions. David advises banks, other institutional lenders and corporate borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured lending transactions. His expertise also includes syndicated transactions, single-lender transactions, financing of day-to-day operations, acquisition financing,...

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Quebec’s Contribution to Canada’s G20 Commitments – New Rules Concerning Derivatives

On November 14, 2013, the Quebec Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) published the final version of Regulation 91-506 respecting derivatives determination (Regulation 91-506) dealing with product determination and Regulation 91-507 respecting trade repositories and derivatives data reporting (Regulation 91-507) dealing with...

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La responsabilité de l’ingénieur lors des études préliminaires aux travaux et moyens de défense possibles…

Journal Constructo – 29 mars 2018 Quelle est la responsabilité de l’ingénieur relativement aux études réalisées préalablement aux travaux et quels sont les moyens de défense qui s’offrent à lui ? La décision récente de la Cour supérieure, Asphalte Desjardins...

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Class Actions

Class action lawsuits are complex, often multijurisdictional cases that can create legal and liability concerns, financial exposure, and business risk for defendants over a lengthy period of time. Miller Thomson’s class actions lawyers have the depth of expertise and experience...

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Seann D. McAleese

Seann McAleese’s specialty is management side labour and employment law, both public and private sector. Seann has extensive experience in a variety of industries in both union and non-union settings. Areas of expertise and advice relate to guiding clients on...

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A Triumph of Administrative Law: 2018’s Supreme Court of Canada Religious Freedom Cases

2018 was touted as the year the Supreme Court of Canada would consider how religious freedom should be valued as a right guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  The Supreme Court rendered three highly anticipated decisions which...

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The Hidden Risks Associated with Social Media Background Checks

In the digital age, an individual’s personal information is often only a few keystrokes away.  The prolific use of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Reddit, offer an abundance of personal details.  While employers might value...

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Legal Strategies for Financial Institution Cybersecurity and Minimizing Risks

IT infrastructure, including data management and telecommunications, is becoming the nervous system, if not the brain, of many companies. The failure, interruption or security breach of this infrastructure, can have catastrophic business implications to financial institutions. With proper legal due...

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Anik Pierre-Louis

Anik Pierre-Louis practises in commercial litigation, construction law and insurance. She is regularly asked to plead before the various courts of Québec and arbitration tribunals to defend the interests of her clients, as well as to negotiate and settle disputes....

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Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan appointed to Ontario Business Law Advisory Council

The Government of Ontario has established a new Business Law Advisory Council that will make recommendations to reform laws that are both responsive to changing business priorities and supportive of a prosperous economy. Appointees Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan become...

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Miller Thomson joins Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce its membership with the prestigious Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC), whose mission “is to organize and align the stakeholders in the global legal industry with respect to the use of blockchain technology in order...

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Mesures fiscales visant les particuliers

Crédit d’impôt pour les activités artistiques des enfants Le Budget propose un nouveau crédit d’impôt pour les activités artistiques des enfants afin de promouvoir la participation des enfants à des activités artistiques, culturelles, récréatives ou éducatives. Les parents pourront réclamer...

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Chantal Joubert

Chantal Joubert is specialized in real estate law. She has extensive expertise with regard to various agreements related to the occupation, use and operation of commercial and industrial properties. Furthermore, she has specific expertise in the leasing of industrial buildings,...

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Eugene Gierczak participates on a speakers panel at the Annual enVision Conference 2012, (Rottman Commerce).

One King West Hotel & Residence in the Grand Banking Hall.  Eugene will share his time and expertise to engage with the students.

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Eric Dufour

Eric Dufour has a specialized competition law practice with expertise in foreign investment review. He provides transactional, litigation, and general compliance advice under the Competition Act (Canada) and the Investments Canada Act.

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Communicating with Experts

As evidenced by the recent case of Moore v. Getahun, the scope of permissible interactions between counsel and expert witnesses is a recurring issue that arises from time to time when experts are called to testify at trial. The Advocates’...

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L’obligation de renseignement de l’entrepreneur spécialisé

Journal Constructo – 15 août 2017 INTRODUCTION Dans l’industrie de la construction, l’obligation de renseignement fait habituellement référence à l’obligation qui incombe au donneur d’ouvrage de fournir suffisamment d’informations à ses cocontractants lors d’un projet donné. Celle-ci n’est toutefois pas...

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Lexpert recognizes 69 Miller Thomson lawyers

 Update: Mary Anne Bueschkens and Sheila Crummey have also been recognized in the 2014 edition of The Canadian Lexpert® Legal Directory in the areas of Estate & Personal Tax Planning and Charities & Not-for-Profit. They joined Miller Thomson LLP...

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Introduction

On March 22, 2017, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau tabled the 2017 Federal Budget entitled “Building a Strong Middle Class” (the “Budget”). As is often the case, there was much speculation regarding the Budget, both with respect to how the...

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Oil & Gas Meets Electricity: Flare Gas Energy Projects in Western Canada

In Western Canada “energy” is often considered to be mainly petroleum, oil & natural gas. “Energy” is not often thought of as including electricity generation, as it might be in other jurisdictions. In order to successfully develop a flare gas...

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Corporate Governance

Good corporate governance is the properly coordinated result of appropriate corporate structures, compliance, best practices, proper staffing, transparency and capable management. Sound legal advice is fundamental to ensuring that these areas are appropriately addressed. Miller Thomson’s Corporate Governance Group has...

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CSA Expresses Concerns and a Warning for Issuers using Mass Media to Advertise

Issuers who advertise by way of television, radio, internet, social media and/or print will need to be particularly vigilant that such advertising is in compliance with applicable continuous disclosure requirements and is not misleading to investors. The warning to issuers...

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Nos spécialistes

Groupe d’expertise en fiscalité de Miller Thomson Toronto Dalton Albrecht    416.597.4360 Elena Balkos    416.595.2965 Tarsem Basraon    416.595.7901 Rachel L. Blumenfeld    416.596.2105 John M. Campbell    416.595.8548 Donald Carr    416.595.8506 David W. Chodikoff    416.595.8626 Gordon Cooper    416.595.8198 Gerald D. Courage    416.595.8163 Patrick...

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Court of Appeal Finds Contract Between University and Student

In Lam v. University of Western Ontario, 2019 ONCA 82, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that a court may take jurisdiction over a claim that arises from an academic dispute between a student and a university. Facts Simon Lam...

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Environmental Law

Canadian and multinational businesses must navigate Canada’s environmental laws and regulations, which evolve constantly and vary from province to province. Miller Thomson’s Environmental Law Group is your trusted partner when it comes to managing environmental risk, including undertaking environmental due...

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Cybersecurity: Steps to Manage Cyber Risks Effectively

In recent years, cyberattacks have been steadily increasing in sophistication, frequency and magnitude – with the media reporting, what appears to be, a major cyberattack on an almost weekly basis.  Hackers are targeting organizations from all industries, including not-for-profits and...

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Robert L. Duke

Robert Duke is a veteran personal injury lawyer with decades of experience in civil litigation matters. He has been recognized by in the legal community for his expertise in the law and exemplary client service. Over the course of his...

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Berendsen v. Ontario

Bernard Berendsen, Maria Berendsen, and their children sued her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario for losses sustained by their dairy farm operations as a result of contamination of their water supply by toxic road fill.  The previous land...

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Access expands into Quebec with the acquisition of Docu-Dépôt

Counsel to Access Information Management of Canada, ULC

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Family Law

Family Law cases are becoming increasingly complex and difficult and require the attention of knowledgeable, sophisticated and seasoned counsel.  Miller Thomson’s Family Law team members are action- and results-oriented.  Our lawyers have significant experience and practical expertise in recognizing and...

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Federal Government Announces Social Innovation Review Project

The federal government announced on June 8, 2017 that it is convening a committee to review and develop a strategy to advance social innovation and social finance in Canada. The new group, called the Social Innovation and Social Finance Co-Creation...

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Real Estate Paraprofessional, Intermediate – Calgary

Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada’s fastest growing national business law firms, with offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan and Montréal. Our consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice,...

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Thought leadership in agribusiness: The Food Web blog

The Food Web, authored by Miller Thomson’s Agribusiness and Food Group lawyers, focuses on legal issues and challenges in Canada’s agriculture and food production industries. Timely, insightful, and national in focus, postings highlight the group’s expertise in finance and lending,...

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Calgary

With deep roots in Alberta’s business community, Miller Thomson’s Calgary office has grown from two founding partners in 1987 to nearly fifty lawyers today.  Combining the benefit of national expertise with an in-depth knowledge of local market and business issues,...

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Agribusiness & Food Production

Miller Thomson’s Agribusiness & Food Production group is a leader in Canada.  We advise on the legal needs for all segments of this industry sector, from the farmer/producer, to the food manufacturer, to the end consumer – and virtually every...

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Robert England

Robert England has a litigation practice with a special expertise in employment law and occupational health and safety matters. Robert represents corporations, public institutions, and individuals in employment litigation and advises employers with respect to the implementation of policies and...

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Automotive

Built upon decades of experience, Miller Thomson’s Automotive Group provides one-stop shopping to our auto industry clients to address their legal and regulatory needs. Our Group consists of lawyers who have the in-depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise to...

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Divisional Court Confirms that Protecting Patients Act Cannot be Applied Retrospectively

The Protecting Patients Act, 2017 (PPA) sets out amendments to a number of different pieces of legislation. On May 30, 2017, various sections of the PPA, which amend the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), came into force. The RHPA...

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Jallex and Soleno form stormwater management partnership

Counsel to Les Entreprises Jallex Inc.

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Saskatoon

Through our merger with Balfour Moss in 2011, Miller Thomson broadened its reach into Saskatchewan and became the only national law firm to recognize the opportunities for growth in the province.  Balfour Moss was one of the first provincially recognized...

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Energy & Natural Resources

The Energy and Natural Resources industry is a key driver for the Canadian economy. After all, the country is rich in natural resources and is considered a world leader in terms of production, business operation and innovation. As the industry...

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Privacy Commissioner of Canada cracks down on Mobile Health Devices

This month, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) has been examining Internet-connected or wireless health devices that collect data on individuals.[1] What the OPC is looking for is whether or not the companies that make, distribute or...

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Entertainment & Media

With over three decades of experience, Miller Thomson’s Entertainment and Media Group offers legal and business expertise to Canadian and international clients on corporate and structured financing, protection and licensing of intellectual property rights, resolving litigation disputes, commercial entertainment contracts and...

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Troy McEachren

Troy McEachren, TEP, is an experienced estate and trust lawyer. Capitalizing on his expertise in civil law, common law, and tax law, Troy focuses his practice on tax and estate planning, family business succession planning, wills and trusts, and corporate...

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Hospitality

The multi-billion dollar Canadian hospitality industry is a complex business where evolving consumer expectations and spending habits, coupled with profitability concerns and a competitive environment, requires the industry to be flexible and adaptable to new challenges. At Miller Thomson, our...

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Insurance & Risk Management

Miller Thomson understands the mechanics of insurance – the need to assess and manage risk and deal with it effectively.  Our Insurance & Risk Management group is one of the largest independent insurance practices in Canada, with offices in many...

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Practical Strategies for Responding to a Cyber-Attack

The author would like to thank the co-author of this article, Claudiu Popa[1], for his contributions and expertise in this area. Organizations across industry sectors are learning to recognize just what cyber-attacks look like, as Canadian companies are experiencing dozens...

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Tax Court Addresses Distinction between Employees and Independent Contractors

A recent decision of the Tax Court of Canada serves as a reminder that charities and non-profit organizations must ensure that they properly distinguish between employees and independent contractors. In Sistema Toronto Academy Inc. v. MNR, the Tax Court of...

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Guelph

The firm has a rich and celebrated local history beginning in 1898 with John M. Kearns. As one of the oldest and largest law firms in Guelph, the office has a long standing tradition of commitment to community involvement.  Today...

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Canada’s Highest Court Grants Significant Deference to Labour Arbitrators

A recent Supreme Court of Canada case, Nor-Man Regional Health Authority Inc. v. Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals, confirms that a high degree of deference is to be granted to arbitral decisions under judicial review. Justice Fish, writing for...

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Michael Caruso

Michael Caruso has a business law practice that focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, M&A insurance, private placements, and corporate governance. He has considerable experience in cross-border transactions, and has routinely acted for clients at all stages of development, from...

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Mesures annoncées antérieurement

Mesures annoncées antérieurement Le budget confirme l’intention du gouvernement d’aller de l’avant avec certaines mesures fiscales et connexes qui ont été annoncées au cours de la session actuelle du Parlement, mais qui n’ont pas encore été légiférées, notamment : la...

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Toronto

Originally known as Miller, Thomson, Hicks & Sedgwick, the firm began in the heart of Toronto at 55 Yonge Street.  Growth has been the signature of the Toronto office, starting with only six lawyers in 1957 and increasing to more...

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Social Impact

Miller Thomson’s Social Impact Group is the largest national team of legal experts in Canada dedicated to helping charities, non-profit organizations and social enterprises meet their legal needs and accelerate their social impact. Clients from philanthropic foundations to active charities...

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Interim Adjudication Amendments: Authority and Timelines

Part II.1 of the Construction Act (Ontario) (the “Act”) introduces a new mandatory interim dispute resolution adjudication process which comes into force October 1st, 2019. It is imperative that both owners and contractors are aware of its fast approaching implementation....

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Scott R. Spencer

Scott brings a wealth of comprehensive litigation expertise to Miller Thomson having extensive experience in both private and public practice. Scott has a broad litigation practice and prides himself in his ability to represent any party to a legal dispute....

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Financial Services

The financial services group at Miller Thomson consists of over 70 lawyers across the country with a broad scope of expertise in all aspects of regional, national and international financing transactions.  Working closely with our colleagues in other specialty and...

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International Organizations Should Consider CIDA Funding

It may surprise international organizations to learn that the Canadian International Development Agency (“CIDA”) does not limit its funding to Canadian organizations.  International organizations engaged in development work worldwide may be eligible for CIDA funding for their work abroad.  CIDA’s...

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James Klotz receives the OBA Award of Excellence in International Law.

James Klotz of Miller Thomson Toronto, a partner in the Business Law Group, will receive the OBA Award of Excellence in International Law on June 27 at an event at The Estates of Sunnybrook. Since being called to the Ontario...

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Thought leadership in litigation

MT Litigation Blog focuses on the big cases and issues affecting the litigation landscape. Authored by the firm’s lawyers across the country, the blog’s postings are timely and insightful, highlighting the group’s wide-ranging expertise in litigation, insurance and commercial disputes...

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Lilian Semira

Lilian is a Real Estate Law Clerk in the Toronto office of Miller Thomson LLP. Lilian’s practice focuses on commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financings. She has extensive expertise in completing due diligence searches for commercial transactions and in...

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Federal Budget Allocates Significant Funds towards Cybersecurity

On February 27, 2018, the Minister of Finance tabled Budget 2018 – Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class (the “Budget”) before Parliament. The Budget includes investments in several key areas of the Canadian economy, including in the area of...

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Michelle MacGillivray named 2017 Lexpert Rising Star

We are proud to announce Michelle MacGillivray is one of Lexpert’s 2017 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. This prestigious honour celebrates the rising stars of Canada’s legal community. Finalists are selected on the basis of their legal accomplishments, business acumen, leadership, and community involvement. In...

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OSC Initiates a Pre-Filing Review of a Mining Company’s Technical Disclosure in Short Form Prospectus…

OSC takes action to reduce burden for mining issuers On June 6, 2019, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) announced the adoption of an important pre-filing review process for mining issuers (see Staff Notice 43-706 Pre-filing Review of Mining Technical Disclosure)....

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John R. Tidball

John Tidball is a Specialist in Environmental Law, certified by the Law Society of Ontario.  He has expertise in matters relating to regulatory compliance and approvals, waste management and contaminated property.  He provides environmental law advice and counsel to a wide...

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Immigration

Miller Thomson’s Immigration Group provides advice and assistance to individual and business clients on all forms of temporary entry into, permanent residence and citizenship for Canada and the United States. We assist clients ranging from corporations seeking to do business...

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Patricia Fourcand

Patricia Fourcand serves a clientele composed mainly of business people, professionals, employers and senior executives. Her areas of expertise are divorce, separation, child custody, alimony, parentage, parental authority, international abduction, dismissal, constructive dismissal and sexual harassment.

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Temporary Foreign Workers: Navigating the Legal Landscape

For employers looking to fulfill their personnel needs, foreign workers can be a valuable resource. However, navigating the requirements associated with hiring and managing foreign workers can be difficult. This article provides a brief overview of key immigration issues that...

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Who can be Present at an Examination for Discovery?

Answering the question of who should be allowed to attend at an examination for discovery involves an exercise in balancing two competing interests: the interest of upholding the privacy of examinations as a pre-trial discovery process relevant to the parties’...

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2019 Miller Thomson Federal Budget Review

Disponible en français :  Analyse du budget fédéral de 2019 par Miller Thomson With the tabling of its federal Budget (“Budget 2019”), the Federal Government (the “Government”) has renewed its commitment to “investing” in the Canadian middle class (and in...

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Our commitments

We’re building a stronger Canada, community by community. Miller Thomson has always been committed to the growth and wellbeing of the communities where we work and live. From chairing hospital executive committees to lacing up our sneakers for a charity...

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Bill C-69 – Out with the Old, In with the… New?

The Canadian Liberal government has introduced Bill C-69, which, among other things, will repeal the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (the “CEAA”) and enact the Impact Assessment Act (the “IAA”).  After being introduced in February 2018, Bill C-69 was passed...

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The Drummond Report and Environmental Protection

The sweeping Drummond Report, which was delivered to the Government of Ontario on February 15, 2012, has called for transformational change in the way the Ministry of the Environment (“MOE”) and the Ministry of the Natural Resources (“MNR”) regulate and...

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Les Panama Papers: alerte aux contribuables

À présent, de nombreux Canadiens sont au courant des révélations au sujet des Panama Papers. Si vous n’avez pas encore entendu parler du dévoilement simultané du 3 avril dernier dans la presse mondiale par un vaste réseau de partenaires médiatiques...

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What’s Happening

We are pleased to announce that Lampros Stougiannos has joined our Montreal office as a partner. Lampros has developed expertise in advising clients in the not-for-profit and charitable sectors with respect to corporate and commercial matters. His primary focus is...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Miller Thomson is thrilled to announce that 43 of the firm’s lawyers from across Canada were recently recognized in 25 categories in the 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. These rankings, based on extensive annual peer-review surveys, identify leading lawyers in Canada across...

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La double constitution de sociétés au Delaware et au Canada pour les entreprises technologiques canadiennes…

Les entreprises canadiennes en démarrage, notamment celles du secteur des technologies de l’information (applications mobiles, logiciels et autres technologies de l’information), peuvent profiter de certains avantages, entre autres des avantages fiscaux rattachés à l’exploitation à la fois d’une société établie...

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Kathryn M. Frelick

Kathryn Frelick has specialized expertise in health and privacy and is a leading lawyer in these areas. She advises public and private health industry clients on a broad range of matters, with a particular focus on regulatory, strategic, and risk...

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Employer Found Liable of Defamation and Procedural Abuse Towards its Former Employee

Author: Marie-Pier Côté An Employer terminated its Employee, an accounting clerk, for it firmly believed that she had stolen a sum of $30,000 over a certain period of time. A succession of proceedings ensued. The Court of Québec recently put...

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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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Ontario Court Strikes Down Limits on Non-partisan Political Advocacy by Charities

An Ontario court decision rendered on July 16th may completely change the rules about political advocacy by Canadian charities.  The decision struck down the law limiting a charity’s non-partisan political activities. This affects every Canadian charity hoping to get public...

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La responsabilité civile des concepteurs en cas de défauts majeurs

Les concepteurs tels les ingénieurs professionnels et les architectes qui participent à la conception d’un ouvrage et à la surveillance de la construction qui s’en suit, se trouvent assujettis à un régime de responsabilité légale pour les défauts majeurs. La...

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Le privilège des communications entre client et avocat : d’une importance tout simplement cruciale!

Décisions de la Cour suprême du Canada Le vendredi 3 juin 2016, la Cour suprême du Canada (la « CSC ») a publié deux décisions importantes [Canada (Procureur général) c. Chambre des notaires du Québec et Barreau du Québec, 2016 CSC 20 (« Chambre des notaires »); et...

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Sharmilaa Kanthavel

Sharmilaa Kanthavel is a real estate law clerk in the Toronto office of Miller Thomson LLP. Sharmilaa’s primary expertise is in condominium project work, acting on builder sales. She also has experience in all aspects of residential transactions involving purchases,...

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Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Unite for Impact Investing

This October, Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Jane Philpott MP, along with Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (“HSFC”) and MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, announced Canada’s first ever federally-funded social impact bond (“SIB”). A SIB is an investment...

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A New Era for Privacy Class Actions – Hopkins v. Kay and Implications for the…

In its highly anticipated decision released October 29, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a hospital’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision of Hopkins v. Kay (“Hopkins”). Hopkins involved a proposed class action proceeding...

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Helen D.K. Friedman

Helen D.K. Friedman offers her clients expertise, value, innovation, and a wealth of experience in a focused practice on the defence of first-party insurance claims. Helen has built trusted industry relationships by representing insurers and providing strategic and sound technical...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in Who’s Who Legal

We are pleased to announce that seven Miller Thomson lawyers have been recognized in the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2013. This annual compendium features the very best legal practitioners in 143 countries...

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Brendon G. Ho

Brendon Ho is a corporate and tax lawyer with expertise in mergers and acquisitions.  Brendon’s experience in both corporate tax and corporate law allows him to consider client issues from various legal perspectives and assists him in achieving the most...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized as Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada by Lexpert

Four Miller Thomson lawyers are featured in the 2016 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Corporate, which profiles Lexpert-ranked lawyers who focus on cross-border Corporate Law and Transactions. The following lawyers are recognized for their expertise: Jennifer Babe, Toronto Todd Bissett, Kitchener-Waterloo Karima...

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Miller Thomson’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group consists of lawyers in our 12 offices across Canada who provide clients with extensive “on the ground” expertise and experience in the complex area of both Public and Private M&A. Our multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary team...

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Adjudication de contrat : Injonction pour ordonner le sursis d’une décision

Journal Constructo – 26 avril 2016 Le 5 novembre 2015, nous vous relations le cas de Constructions Lavacon inc. c. Icanda Corporation. C’est un dossier où la Cour supérieure a accueilli la demande d’injonction de l’entrepreneur général qui cherchait à...

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Bruce N. Geiger

Bruce Geiger is a corporate commercial lawyer with expertise in intellectual property. Bruce advises businesses at all stages of development in relation to startups, shareholder and loan capitalizations, shareholder and partnership agreements, employee and shareholder compensation and equity plans, acquisitions,...

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The “Delaware – Canco Straddle” for Canadian Tech Start-Ups

Canadian start-ups, including those in the information technology sector (i.e. mobile apps, computer software and other information technologies (“IT”)) may benefit from certain tax and corporate advantages of operating both a Canadian corporation (“CanCo”) and a U.S.-based corporation (often a...

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Thought leadership in labour and employment

Miller Thomson’s Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog focuses on the hot topics and cases affecting labour and employment law in Canada. Insightful, timely and authored by the firm’s lawyers across the country, the postings highlight the group’s expertise in public and...

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Miller Thomson receives top ranking by Chambers for international private wealth management

Miller Thomson is ranked as a Band 1 (highest ranking) law firm in Canada in the 2016 Chambers High Net Worth Guide. The guide ranks the leading lawyers and law firms for the international private wealth market in key jurisdictions around the world. ...

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Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, 2016, Proposes Amendments to the Sexual Abuse Provisions in…

Bill 87, the Protecting Patients Act, 2016 (Ontario) (“Bill 87”), passed First Reading on December 8, 2016 and, if passed, will amend or repeal five different statutes, including the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (“RHPA”). The proposed amendments to the RHPA...

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Case Brief: J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), 2017 BCCA 308

In an unanimous decision released on August 31, 2017, the British Columbia Court of Appeal ordered a new trial for B.G., a father accused of sexually abusing his four children. Miller Thomson lawyers Morgan Camley and Robin Dean successfully argued...

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Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation

Miller Thomson’s Pension, Benefits and Executive Compensation group consists of lawyers from various disciplines across Canada. In today’s business environment, pension, benefits and compensation considerations enter into nearly every business decision, and continue to increase in significance as Canadian companies...

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Ron Choudhury

Ron Choudhury has a multi-dimensional tax practice. He is among a handful of tax practitioners whose expertise includes both income tax and sales tax. Ron’s income tax practice focuses primarily on corporate tax, tax planning for high net-worth individuals, and...

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Miller Thomson receives top honours in 2017 Chambers Canada guide

Thirteen Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups are named in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada.  The guide ranks lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, based on client feedback, peer interviews and an assessment of...

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Wanda Menes

Wanda Menes is a law clerk in real estate in the Toronto office of Miller Thomson LLP. Wanda has over 15 years of experience with varied types of real estate transactions. She has expertise in financing and leasing, and also in...

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Speaking engagements

Meet us in person and hear what we have to say Miller Thomson lawyers regularly lend their expertise and insight as guest Chairs, speakers, and panelists at conferences, trade shows and events across North America and around the world.

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Cooperative Capital Markets Regulations – A Step Closer to National Securities Legislation

On September 8, 2014, the Department of Finance announced that the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick as well as the federal government (the “Coalition”) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement that outlines the framework under which...

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L’ocre ferreuse : Gardez l’oeil ouvert !

Journal Constructo – 7 novembre 2013 Il y a quelques années, le problème de présence d’ocre ferreuse dans les conduites des bâtiments a malheureusement fait les manchettes. Il est en effet très onéreux d’y remédier et il peut être ardu...

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Asim Iqbal

Asim’s practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring law, guiding a client through informal workouts, formal restructuring proceedings and special situations with a creative and practical approach to problem solving. Asim has substantial experience representing a broad range of stakeholders in...

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Private Equity

Miller Thomson’s Private Equity Group assists clients ranging from large pension funds to private equity private investor funds with a variety of services, including structuring of transactions, dealing with management equity incentive plans and structuring private equity investments for non-Canadian...

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Laying the Foundation for a Build-to-Suit Lease

A build-to-suit (or design-build) lease is essentially a landlord/developer’s agreement to construct a purpose built building, usually for a single tenant. The landlord will typically own or ground lease the lands (and once constructed, the building) and has the option...

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Expert Testimony in Environmental Claims: Participant vs Litigation Experts

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently discussed the drafting of expert reports and the nature of expert testimony (respectively in Moore v Getahun, 2015 ONCA 55 (CanLII) and Westerhof v Gee, 2015 ONCA 206 (CanLII)).  Neither of these cases...

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Peter Dunne

Peter Dunne’s practice focuses on the Canadian investment industry, combining his expertise in securities regulatory matters, fund formation and capital raising to serve clients in this space. Peter is one of Canada’s leaders in securities regulatory law and was one...

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Michel La Roche

Michel La Roche is a senior commercial lawyer with many years of experience. Michel is the National leader of Miller Thomson’s Insolvency and Restructuring group. He has developed a particular expertise in restructuring, financing, winding-up, bankruptcy and commercial fraud matters, and regularly works...

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What’s Happening

On April 28, 2016, Susan Manwaring, along with Laird Hunter, Richards Hunter Toogood, and Wanda Brascoupé Peters, The Circle of Philanthropy spoke on “Working with Indigenous Partners: Essentials” at a Webinar hosted by Philanthropic Foundation Canada. On April 27, 2016,...

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Montant de l’hypothèque de la construction : par quels coûts le bonifier ?

L’hypothèque légale de la construction confère une protection accrue aux créances des personnes impliquées dans la construction d’un immeuble. C’est un « super privilège » en ce qu’il permet aux entrepreneurs et sous-traitants d’être payés en priorité par rapport à toute autre...

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Residency of a Trust

On September 10, 2009, the Tax Court of Canada released its decision in Garron Family Trust  v. Her Majesty the Queen and several other cases heard on common evidence (“Garron”).   The Court held that two Barbados Trusts were resident in...

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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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Can a Non-Compete Protect Your Business?

Employers keen to protect their business commonly put non-competition clauses in their employment contracts, or a stand-alone non-competition agreement. A duty not to compete during the period of employment is fine, and even implicit in every employment relationship. One that...

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L’entrepreneur et le chantier subventionné

Journal Constructo – 1er avril 2014 Pour la plupart des personnes, lancer un processus d’appel d’offres afin d’entreprendre des travaux de construction n’est pas chose du commun. Loin de là. Le donneur d’ouvrage profane en la matière doit ainsi s’en...

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CRA Releases Guidance on Low Cost Housing Corporations for the Aged

In April, CRA released a short guidance, CG-025, which sets out the criteria that must be met by an organization seeking to be recognized as a low cost housing corporation for the aged. Such corporations, provided that they obtain and...

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À quel risque s’exposent les concepteurs d’immeubles ?

Journal Constructo – 16 mai 2014 L’entrepreneur qui construit un immeuble au Québec n’est pas le seul qui s’expose à un risque si le projet rencontre des difficultés. En vertu du Code civil du Québec (ci-après « C.c.Q. »), les professionnels (architectes...

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Sarah D. Hansen

Sarah Hansen has experience and expertise in environmental and aboriginal law, including contaminated site litigation. In her practice, she represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters relating to environmental matters and focusing on regulatory and administrative law, extra-provincial regulatory regimes,...

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2019 Federal Budget Edition

Disponible en français :  Édition du budget fédéral de 2019 Introduction The Federal Budget was tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on March 19, 2019 (the “Budget”). The Budget focuses on the government’s spending priorities for 2019 and into the future....

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J. Scott Galajda

Scott Galajda is a highly experienced solicitor who has worked for over a decade in corporate, real estate, and municipal law. His experience includes such corporate transactions as acquisitions, divestitures, and financing as well as contract negotiation. Scott’s real estate...

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Structured Finance & Securitization

Miller Thomson’s Structured Finance and Securitization Group has extensive experience and knowledge of this unique area. Structured finance law broadly includes transactions that have both a financing component and legal structures designed to isolate assets from other creditors for the...

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The Legal Variety

Pensions and Benefits Edition Pensions and benefits considerations impact all levels of an organization and every sector of the economy. Stay informed with Miller Thomson’s The Legal Variety: Pensions and Benefits Edition. In each quarterly collection, we’ll highlight new developments and...

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Can Professional Secrecy be Unveiled for Persons in Vulnerable Situations?

When estate planning involves a transaction with an elderly person or a person of full age in a vulnerable situation (“Vulnerable Person”), lawyers and notaries (“Legal Advisers”) must be careful to reconcile the wishes of the parties, the protection of...

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2013 Provincial Budget Highlights

AlbertaBritish ColumbiaOntarioQuébec (English Version)Québec (Version Française)Saskatchewan 2013 Alberta Budget Highlights Regan A. O’Neil, Calgary The 2013 Alberta Budget tabled by The Honourable Doug Horner, Minister of Finance, on March 7, 2013 received royal assent on April 29, 2013.  Corporate and...

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Miller Thomson’s construction law team is growing

We are pleased to welcome Lampros Stougiannos and Karine Carrier who are joining our Construction and Infrastructure Group at our Montréal office, as partner and associate respectively. Lampros has significant expertise in the negotiation and drafting of construction and infrastructure...

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CRA Provides Updates and Guidance for Internal Divisions

An internal division is a branch, section, parish, congregation or other division of a Canadian registered charity (the head body) that is permitted to receive and receipt donations on its own behalf.  Although it has its own charitable registration number,...

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Malcolm Lavoie

Malcolm Lavoie is available to assist clients with a variety of matters. In addition to his work with Miller Thomson, Malcolm is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. He has expertise relating to civil...

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Tax Disputes Resolution

Miller Thomson’s Tax Disputes Resolution lawyers are dedicated to finding solutions for our client’s provincial, federal or international tax litigation challenges. We have recognized expertise in negotiating tax disputes and in litigating tax matters. Many of our lawyers in the...

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Non respect de l’échéancier : Le donneur d’ouvrage doit-il formellement mettre en demeure l’entrepreneur ?

Journal Constructo – 19 septembre 2014 Dans le cadre d’un contrat de construction, les délais d’exécution des travaux prennent une place nettement importante, sachant les inconvénients que peuvent entraîner les retards, qu’on pense à la perte de production d’une usine...

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Des bardeaux qui s’envolent : défaut d’installation ou de fabrication ?

Journal Constructo – 13 octobre 2016 En matière de construction, le client bénéficie de certaines protections prévues par la loi contre les vices affectants son ouvrage. On pense, par exemple, à la garantie d’un an contre les malfaçons[1] et à...

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Financement de la recherche

Le budget prévoit un certain nombre d’enveloppes budgétaires pour la recherche scientifique et technique. Par exemple, les collèges et les polytechniques recevront 10 millions de dollars répartis sur deux ans pour répondre aux besoins en recherche des « organismes » locaux. Nous n’avons...

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Nos spécialistes

Groupe d’expertise en fiscalité de Miller Thomson Toronto Dalton Albrecht    416.597.4360 Elena Balkos    416.595.2965 Tarsem Basraon    416.595.7901 Rachel L. Blumenfeld    416.596.2105 John M. Campbell    416.595.8548 Donald Carr    416.595.8506 David W. Chodikoff    416.595.8626 Gordon Cooper    416.595.8198 Gerald D. Courage    416.595.8163 Patrick Déziel    416.595.8676 Arthur B.C. Drache    416.595.8681 James A. Fraser    416.595.8594 Robert J....

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Transactions & Leasing

Miller Thomson’s Transactions & Leasing Group is comprised of a team of professionals spanning 12 offices located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, with in-depth knowledge and experience who are ready to assist with any real property needs. ...

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Owner’s Occupational Health and Safety Obligations

Owners of commercial or residential property that are engaged in a significant construction project may unwittingly assume health and safety obligations.  A recent example of this occurred in British Columbia, where former Premier Gordon Campbell was found by the BC...

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Miller Thomson recognized in Chambers Global 2017

Miller Thomson’s national Labour & Employment group has been named in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global, a ranking of the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. Chambers & Partners conducts extensive annual research of legal markets to identify the leading firms...

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Miller Thomson lawyers across the country recognized in top legal rankings.

Miller Thomson lawyers across the country recognized in top legal rankings from three industry outlets:  Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and Best Lawyers in Canada. Martindale-Hubbell This year, 24 Miller Thomson lawyers earned or maintained their...

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Legal Myths: Is a terminated employee guaranteed one month per year of service?

Law is full of its share of misconceptions. For instance, many people talk about a “rule of thumb” that provides that a terminated employee is entitled to one month per year of employment. Despite this, Courts across Canada have emphatically...

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L’autonomie de l’entrepreneur sur un chantier de construction

Introduction Le contrat de construction est un contrat d’entreprise par lequel l’entrepreneur s’engage envers son client à réaliser un ouvrage moyennant une rémunération que ce dernier s’engage à lui payer en retour[1]. Le contrat d’entreprise se caractérise notamment par le libre...

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What’s Happening

Miller Thomson’s Saskatchewan Team Hosts Regina and Saskatoon Construction Law Seminars for Construction Week On Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, 2018, the Miller Thomson Saskatchewan Construction law team, presented back to back half-day seminars in Regina and Saskatoon. ...

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Customizing Boards and Committees

One of the most important aspects of operating a non-profit is to have a board which can give direction to the organization. Without being comprehensive in terms of board duties, it must set policy, manage investments, handle personnel issues, raise...

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Special Health Legislative Update: Ontario

Over the past number of years, an extraordinary series of changes relating to health service delivery in the province of Ontario has resulted in a fundamental shift in concepts of accountability and transparency.  The Ontario government embarked upon its “transformation agenda” which...

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Receiver v. Lessor: Who Gets the Equipment? Limitations on Property Under a Receiver’s Control

Court appointed receivers commonly assume control over all of a debtor’s property.  In assuming that control, the receiver may collect various pieces of the debtor’s leased equipment, and include that equipment in a sale of the debtor’s assets.  Further, the...

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Philip Long

Philip Long practices mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law. He is a member of the firm’s Business Law Group, the Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions Group and is a member of the firm’s Blockchain taskforce looking at legal...

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How Smart is Your Contract? Legal Considerations Around Smart Contracts

In a 2016 report by the World Economic Forum,[1] it was suggested that smart contracts based on blockchain technology could potentially codify financial agreements in a shared platform and guarantee execution based on mutually agreed conditions. This would significantly reduce...

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Michael J.P. Henley

Mike Henley is a partner with a corporate commercial practice. He also has expertise in residential and commercial real estate transactions. During Mike’s previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he worked for one of Canada’s largest pharmaceutical companies where his focus was on business...

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Tax Court of Canada Decides Third-Party Civil Penalty Assessments Come With Charter Protections

The Tax Court of Canada’s recent decision in Guindon v. R. concerned an assessment of third-party civil penalties pursuant to section 163.2 of the Income Tax Act (the “Act”).  For a primer on this type of penalty, please see a...

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The Charities Group Welcomes Troy McEachren to the Team

We are pleased to announce that Troy McEachren joined our Montreal office as partner on April 20, 2015. Troy graduated from McGill University Law School, where he obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law degree (B.C.L.) and a Bachelor of Laws...

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David Tang

David Tang practises municipal, land development, and planning law. He also represents many charities and not-for-profit organizations and is the Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association. David appears regularly before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal,...

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The Importance of the Standard of Review in Judicial Appeals of Arbitration Awards

In 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two separate decisions regarding appeals of arbitration awards: Attorney General of Quebec v. Ronald Guérin, [2017]  2 SCR 3 (“Guérin”) and Teal Cedar v. British Columbia, [2017] 1 SCR 688 (“Teal Cedar”)....

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Gestion d’un litige en matière de construction

Introduction L’industrie de la construction génère malheureusement de nombreux conflits ou litiges. L’exécution d’un projet inclut beaucoup d’intervenants, dont les principaux sont le donneur d’ouvrage, les professionnels, les entrepreneurs, les gérants de projet, les sous-traitants et les fournisseurs de matériaux....

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Stéphanie Pépin

Stéphanie Pépin is a tax lawyer. In her practice, she advises individuals and corporations regarding dispute resolution with the tax authorities in Canada and represents clients before the courts with respect to tax litigation. She has also developed expertise in...

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Normand Royal sera conférencier lors du colloque sur les Aspects fiscaux des conventions commerciales,

La conférence, présentée par l’Institut canadien, se tiendra les 23 et 24 février 2010. L’atelier présenté par Me Royal portera sur : Les conventions de sociétés, de coentreprises et autres alliances stratégiques. Pour en savoir plus sur notre groupe d’expertise en...

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Elizabeth K. Ackman

Elizabeth Ackman practises commercial litigation with an emphasis on contract disputes, real estate, fuel oil contamination, and financial recovery enforcement. She also has expertise in insolvency and restructuring. She has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme...

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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Bill 39, Concussions – Is it Everything It’s Cracked Up to Be?

On March 6, 2012, the Ontario Liberal Government introduced legislation amending Ontario’s Education Act to add provisions regarding concussions. Concussions have received increasing media attention due to significant issues with former hockey and football players in Canada and the United States....

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Réalisation de projet intégrée : la collaboration avant tout

La réalisation de projet intégrée (« RPI ») est un mode collaboratif de passation de contrats de construction qui diffère fondamentalement de la méthode traditionnelle de planification, d’établissement des coûts, de conception et d’exécution de projets appliquée par les maîtres d’ouvrage, les...

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Cannabis and Co-operatives – A Traditional Business Model in a New Agricultural Sector

Co-operatives are an important part of Canada’s agricultural sector and they offer a useful business structure for small and medium-sized growers in the developing cannabis industry.  Producer members of a co-operative can pool resources and share profits through their ownership...

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Eric Sherkin

Eric Sherkin is a commercial litigation lawyer with a broad range of expertise across many areas of practice, and has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario. His experience touches upon issues including bankruptcy and insolvency, libel and slander,...

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Miller Thomson partners on first federally-funded social impact bond

On October 28, 2016, Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Jane Philpott MP, along with Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (“HSFC”) and MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, announced Canada’s first ever federally-funded social impact bond (“SIB”). A SIB is...

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Court of Appeal Rules for Insurer in Topsy-Turvy FSCO Dispute

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has set aside a Divisional Court decision from a weird FSCO ruling dealing with multiplicity of proceedings and limitation issues. The facts in Gordyukova v. Certas Direct are somewhat extraordinary, which might explain the differences of...

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Lawrence Witt

Lawrence Witt is an experienced labour, employment and human rights law practitioner. He regularly acts on behalf of clients in labour and employment litigation matters before administrative tribunals, arbitration tribunals as well as first instance and appellate level courts. Lawrence...

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E. Peter Auvinen

Peter Auvinen is the Chair of Miller Thomson. An experienced commercial litigation and insolvency practitioner, Peter was previously the firm’s Office Managing Partner for the Toronto, Vaughan and Markham offices. He is a national leader in commercial litigation and insolvency...

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Andrew M. Cohen

Andrew Cohen is a member of our Business Law Group and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions. However, in response to the needs of his clients, he has acquired significant expertise in a wide range of commercial matters, including...

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New Draft Requirements for Aboriginal Consultation on Renewable Energy Projects

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has released a Draft Aboriginal Consultation Guide for preparing a Renewable Energy Approval Application (“Guide”). The Guide lays out the requirements for project proponents to consult with Aboriginal communities in the Renewable Energy Approval...

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Perry Katz

Perry Katz is a commercial real estate lawyer focusing on the acquisition, development, sale, leasing, and financing of commercial and industrial properties for Canadian and international clients. Some of Canada’s leading retailers and developers are among Perry’s clients, and he...

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Aboriginal

With many of Canada’s leading lawyers in all areas of Aboriginal law, Miller Thomson’s Aboriginal Law Group provides a national platform for sophisticated and strategic advice to industry, Indigenous peoples, crown entities and governments on a full suite of legal services....

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Les Frais d’expert

La loi prévoit que la partie qui succombe à un recours en justice peut avoir droit au remboursement de ses frais d’expertise. Les frais d’expert seront accordés par le tribunal si le rapport et le témoignage de l’expert ont été...

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Rosanne Rocchi named leading woman in business law by Expert Guides

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that Rosanne Rocchi has been recognized in Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2013 for her expertise in Trusts and Estates. Rosanne has extensive experience with all areas of wealth transfers and management including business...

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L’obligation de renseignement du donneur d’ouvrage et la nécessité de procéder à des investigations géotechniques

Journal Constructo – 26 mai 2016 L’obligation de renseignement incombant à l’entrepreneur était autrefois définie largement par les tribunaux comme le devoir de ce dernier de se renseigner sur tous les aspects du contrat et le tenait responsable de toute...

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Jennifer Babe

Jennifer Babe’s commercial law practice focuses on secured transactions, the securing of sales and leases of significant products, and the purchases of businesses, assets, and shares. Jennifer works with the Firm’s financial services team and has special expertise in the...

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Le BIM et l’avenir du contrat de construction

Au cours des dernières années, l’industrie de la construction a grandement réinventé ses pratiques d’affaires, logiciels et technologies. Le recours accru à la modélisation des données d’un bâtiment (plus connu sous le nom de BIM – Building Information Modelling) en...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2019 Benchmark Litigation Canada guide

We are pleased to announce that 17 Miller Thomson lawyers are listed among the country’s leading litigators in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation Canada, including William Kenny, Q.C. who was named one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in...

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M. Christine O’Donohue

Christine O’Donohue has a litigation practice with special expertise in employment law, executive compensation, privacy, and labour-related injunctions to restrain unlawful picketing. She is a partner with considerable knowledge and experience in a range of industries, including real estate and...

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The Right to Be Wrong: Supreme Court of Canada Lowers the Causation Bar on Occupational…

On June 24, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada provided considerable latitude to decision makers regarding occupational disease and injury in British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority (“Fraser Health”). Fraser Health concerned three technicians at a...

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Miller Thomson LLP continues strategic expansion of its Labour & Employment practice

TORONTO, April 10, 2018 — Within only a few months of doubling the size of its Quebec labour practice, Miller Thomson has announced Seann McAleese has joined its Ontario team as a partner. Seann is the most recent addition to...

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Embaucher les plus de 60 ans : une solution à la pénurie de main-d’œuvre

NOUVELLE DATE Miller Thomson a le plaisir de vous  inviter à un petit-déjeuner conférence portant sur l’embauche des plus de 60 ans, ainsi que sur les aspects légaux et fiscaux connexes. Cette présentation sera donnée, le mardi 19 mars 2019,...

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Counsel-Expert Communications: The Debate Rages On

Two recent decisions have shaken up the litigation bar. The Ontario Superior Court, in Bailey v Barbour,1 explicitly set out the court’s expectations of an expert’s proper behaviour. In the subsequent decision of Moore v. Getahun,2 the Ontario Superior Court...

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Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that Sheldon Silver, Q.C., has joined the firm as…

Sheldon’s practice focuses on all aspects of taxation law, advising clients on domestic and international income tax issues. His experience in tax matters, with an emphasis on tax litigation and dispute resolution, includes extensive dealings at all levels with the...

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Emerging Business

Miller Thomson’s expertise in the early stage space is extensive. It is a sector that plays to the firm’s strengths, including its business minded services, and strength in different practice group areas that fit with the varying and often complex...

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Clergy Residence Deduction – CRA Revises Form T1223

The Canada Revenue Agency has released a revised T1223 form applicable for clergy residence deduction claims for the 2012 taxation year.  In particular, the CRA has added requirements to Part B of the form, which is the employer certification portion...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized by Who’s Who Legal Canada 2013

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that 10 of its lawyers have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal Special Report Canada 2013 in six of the publication’s researched practice areas. The firm’s ranked lawyers with comments by reviewers are: Construction Scott J....

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Douglas F. Best

Douglas Best has a broad commercial litigation practice. He is a national leader at Miller Thomson in corporate fraud asset recovery. His practice has a particular emphasis on corporate fraud both domestically and internationally, employment law, administrative law, regulatory law,...

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Développements récents du devoir d’information en droit de la construction : portée et limites

Introduction L’industrie de la construction est en perpétuelle évolution. L’avènement de nouvelles technologies entraine sans cesse l’introduction de nouveaux matériaux, techniques et méthodes de travail. Les rapports entre les divers intervenants sont également sensibles à cette évolution. Nous observons une...

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Steven Lubczuk

Steve Lubczuk is a senior lawyer whose practice is focused primarily on family law and divorce cases. He is a member of the firm’s National Executive Committee and is the Office Managing Partner of Miller Thomson’s Southwestern Ontario offices in...

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Facing the “Big Unknown”

New Building Issues Negotiating offers and leases for new space in an existing building requires careful consideration of a number of issues such as landlord’s work, possession date(s), fixturing period(s), improvement allowances and remedies (if any) in the event of...

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Keywords Studios acquires Vancouver-based Descriptive Video Works

Counsel to Keywords Studios

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Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy Brings Opportunities

In the Saskatchewan Strategy, introduced the first week in December after much delay, the Province of Saskatchewan is preparing to give large emitters, primarily in the agriculture, oil & gas and mining industries, the most varied compliance options anywhere in Canada....

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Workplace Harassment Investigations: What Employers Need to Know

Conflict between employees and misconduct by employees is a fact of employment life in most workplaces. An employer may be required to conduct an investigation into incidents and complaints of workplace harassment or violence. Applicable governing legislation in Ontario, for...

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Ontario Court of Appeal: Experts vs. Participant Experts

In a post on this blog in January, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s ruling in Moore v. Getahun was discussed. That case saw the Ontario Court of Appeal overturn a lower court’s ruling in respect of the practice of lawyers reviewing...

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Miller Thomson ranked in 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Miller Thomson has close to 100 lawyers recognized for their industry-leading advisory experience across 35 areas of law in the newly released 2019 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Published annually since 1997, the directory is the most comprehensive guide to...

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Schedule I bank arranges credit facilities for First Nation to finance land claims against Canadian…

Counsel to the bank

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Wendy Baker, Q.C. and Heather MacMillan-Brown, Q.C. appointed to Superior Court bench in BC and…

Miller Thomson proudly congratulates Madam Justice Wendy Baker, Q.C. and Madam Justice Heather MacMillan-Brown, Q.C. on their recent appointments to the Superior Court bench in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, respectively. Wendy Baker, Q.C. is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court...

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Miller Thomson lawyers make major contribution in global tax publication

In the recently released Thomson Reuters publication “Tax on Transactions Multi-jurisdictional Guide,” six Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country provided their expertise in authoring the Q&A chapter “Tax on corporate transactions in Canada.” Contributors are William Fowlis, Ilan Braude,...

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Robert E. Forbes

Bob Forbes’ business law practice is focused on finance, securities regulation, and mergers and acquisitions. He has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions in highly-regulated industries and private equity transactions.

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Le devoir du donneur d’ouvrage d’informer sur les risques d’un produit

Dans cette affaire, le tribunal rappelle que le donneur d’ouvrage se doit de donner toute l’information déterminante relative aux travaux envisagés afin que les entrepreneurs soient en mesure d’évaluer correctement l’ampleur des risques de leur engagement. Cette affaire porte sur...

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Kelly Harris

Kelly Harris leads the national Marketing, Advertising & Product Compliance Group. She gives practical, timely, and business-focused advice to her market-leading retailer, manufacturer, and distributor (including MLM) clients, addressing their broad and evolving challenges and concerns. She has legal expertise...

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Supreme Court of Canada Provides Guidance on Regulatory Bodies Ability to Fulfill Duty to Consult

Overview On July 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released the companion decisions of Clyde River (Hamlet) v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc.[1] (“Clyde River”) and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v. Enbridge Pipelines Inc.[2] (“Chippewas”). The SCC in...

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Private Enterprise

With years of experience working closely with privately-held and family-owned businesses, Miller Thomson understands first-hand that owners of these enterprises  face unique operational, growth and succession issues. We are a competitively-priced legal services partner with local market rates. We are...

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Susan Manwaring named to federal panel examining political activities of charities

Susan Manwaring, lead of the national Social Impact group, has been named to the consultation panel that will make recommendations to Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier in order to clarify the rules governing the involvement of registered charities in political activities. The panel,...

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Miller Thomson is proud to announce Gerald Courage’s re-election to Chair of the Firm

Extended three-year term an endorsement of firm’s strategic market direction TORONTO, ON, January 26, 2011 – The partners of Miller Thomson LLP have acclaimed Gerald Courage as Chair of the national law firm for a second, three-year term. The extended...

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Kevin D. Sherkin

Kevin Sherkin’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, with expertise in construction matters, shareholder disputes, real estate-related litigation and breach of trust claims. With over 150 reported cases, Kevin is known for aggressively pursuing the interests of his clients. He...

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Thomas W.R. Manes

Tom Manes represents mid- to large-size corporations and organizations in his accomplished corporate commercial practice. He provides help with a wide range of business matters, with a particular emphasis on health professional corporations, including medical doctors, chiropractors, veterinarians, and dentists....

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The Expert Witness and Environmental Law Practical and Ethical Considerations

The complex nature of environmental issues that come across a lawyer’s desk often require highly technical expertise from any (or all) of a number of highly specialized disciplines. Expertise could be needed from fields that include geology; hydrology; hydrogeology, engineering,...

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Principes de base en matière de quantification des dommages

Recueil de textes de la conférence Miller Thomson 2018 en droit de la construction  1. Introduction Le fondement du recours en dommages-intérêts est la responsabilité civile qui peut être « contractuelle », en cas de manquement à une obligation contenue dans un...

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The Volunteer Relationship

Many charities and not-for-profit organizations depend on the dedication and hard work of their volunteers.  Volunteer contributions can include fundraising, promotion and advocacy, governance, and service delivery.  As such activities are often integrated with day-to-day operations, and integral to an...

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Miller Thomson ranked among Canada’s leading trademark firms in WTR 1000 2017

Miller Thomson is pleased to be ranked among Canada’s leading trademark firms in the 2017 edition of The World Trademark Review (WTR) annual guide, WTR 1000. In its review, WTR praises Miller Thomson’s coast-to-coast coverage via a network of 11 Canadian offices and...

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Miller Thomson named among top Prairie firms by Canadian Lawyer

Miller Thomson was chosen as one of the top firms in Saskatchewan in a recent Canadian Lawyer survey. Lawyers, in-house counsel and clients across Canada were asked to rank firms on the basis of regional service coverage, client base, notable mandates, service...

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Jeremy Sacks

Jeremy Sacks is experienced in a broad range of commercial litigation, with expertise in construction and real estate matters, breach of contract, and shareholder disputes. Jeremy utilizes his strategic and analytical abilities to resolve complex legal issues. Jeremy’s efficient and direct...

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Paul E. Brace

Paul Brace is an experienced and creative corporate-commercial lawyer with deep expertise in the IT industry. He is often retained to assist clients with private M&A and financing transactions. Paul provides practical and cost-effective legal advice to midmarket technology and...

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Geoff Clarke

Geoff Clarke has 20 years of experience in investment banking, financial advisory, and corporate and securities law. Geoff represents and advises public companies, institutional investors and investment banks in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, shareholder activism, exchange sponsorships,...

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Revenue Generation for Charities

Charities are constantly looking for new ways to generate revenue to fund their existing and future charitable programs. The housing and real estate markets provide charities with opportunities to generate revenue, whether through existing land holdings or as part of...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020

In the just released 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 133 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 7 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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