Karima Kanani

Partner | Toronto

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Portrait of Karima Kanani

Karima Kanani has a corporate/commercial law practice and is one of the firm’s top health industry specialists. Karima has been named as one of the “Best of the New Generation” of lawyers by Precedent Magazine, and as a “Rising Star” and “Leading Canadian Corporate Lawyer to Watch” by Lexpert Magazine.

Karima advises public and private sector healthcare organizations of all sizes on corporate governance, integration, corporate structuring and reorganizations, mergers and program transfers, infrastructure development, procurement of goods and services, government relations, joint ventures, and other general commercial matters.

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New edition of Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada

Miller Thomson’s National Health Industry Group is pleased to announce the third edition of Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada. Individuals who need social work services have problems that are complex and multifaceted. To best serve their clients,...

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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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Karima Kanani named 2015 Lexpert Rising Star

Miller Thomson Partner Karima Kanani has been named among Lexpert’s 2015 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. The prestigious honour, presented annually by Lexpert magazine, recognizes the outstanding achievements of young lawyers from across Canada. Winners are selected by an advisory board...

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Karima Kanani featured in Advantage Magazine

Karima Kanani was recently a featured expert in Advantage Magazine. “Even as a lawyer, you’re doing a lot more than just practicing law.” Beyond negotiation and mediation with Karima Kanani, partner at Miller Thomson Karima Kanani doesn’t just talk the...

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Karima Kanani has been named as one of the Leading Canadian Corporate Lawyers to Watch by LEXPERT magazine in its 2012 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.

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Karima Kanani named 2011 Precedent Setter making her mark among the best of the new generation of lawyers.

KARIMA KANANI NAMED 2011 PRECEDENT SETTERMaking her mark among the best of the new generation of lawyers TORONTO, ON (June 2, 2011) – Precedent Magazine named this year’s Precedent Setter Award winners, profiling six top-class lawyers in their first ten...

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Miller Thomson co-hosts roundtable on long-term care

Miller Thomson and HUB International Limited co-hosted an invitational roundtable on January 27, 2016, with approximately 30 participants including leaders from the long-term care home sector and risk management experts, discussing a variety of topics including: Privacy Update: The Continued...

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Miller Thomson and HUB International Limited co-host a roundtable discussion for Family Health Teams and Community Health Centres.

Miller Thomson and HUB International Limited are co-hosting an invitational roundtable on the theme “Legal Landscape of Family Health Teams and Community Health Centres” on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Miller Thomson Toronto office. Approximately 25 participants will be...

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Karima Kanani speaks on “Integration Opportunities – A Legal Perspective” at the Community Services Support Network of the Central East LHIN.

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Karima Kanani presents on “Clarity And Conflict In Governance Roles: Strengthening Leadership And Accountability ” at the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario conference.

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Karima Kanani and Kathryn Frelick present at the OAND’s 2011 “Building a Successful Practice” – Business Symposium, at the Foresters Conference Centre.

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Karima Kanani presents on “Legal Issues and Incorporation” at the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario Annual Convention on November 9, 2010

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Kathryn Frelick and Karima Kanani present at the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors’ upcoming “Building a Successful Practice” Symposium in Toronto on May 4 to May 5.

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Kathryn Frelick and Karima Kanani present at the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors’ upcoming “Building a Successful Practice” Symposium in Toronto on May 4 to May 5.

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B. Pigott, K. Kanani and D. Bulat present “The Procurement Process: A Workshop for the Health Industry” in Toronto on (Jan 19), London (Jan 20), Sudbury (Jan 26) and Ottawa (Jan 27)

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Karima Kanani – Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Negotiating Technology Purchase and Service Arrangements.

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Coffee Talk: Regional Integration and the Lead Agency: A Legal Perspective

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group invites you to a complimentary webinar on June 6, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., titled “Regional Integration and the Lead Agency: A Legal Perspective”, presented by Karima Kanani. Integration can take many forms from service collaborations to...

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Coffee Talk – Board of Directors Series – What Directors Need to Know: The New H-SAA

The new H-SAA reflects recent changes to LHSIA.  It also introduces new governance obligations and standards for hospital boards, as well as requirements for hospitals to have mandated policies in place. Each public hospital will need to consider the new...

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Coffee Talk – Business Activities and Social Enterprise: Legal Considerations

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will host a complimentary webinar/audio conference on December 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Business Activities and Social Enterprise: Legal Considerations“, presented by Karima Kanani and Andrew Valentine. This session will cover: What is social enterprise? Revenue generation and legal compliance Best practices...

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Coffee Talk – Transitions in Care: Collaborating Across the Care Continuum

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will host a complimentary webinar/audio conference on April 19, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Transitions in Care: Collaborating Across the Care Continuum“, presented by Karima Kanani and Kathryn Frelick. This Coffee Talk will include a discussion of...

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Coffee Talk: Build, Renovate, Expand – Risk Management in Construction & Procurement

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will host a complimentary webinar/audio conference on February 15, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Build, Renovate, Expand – Risk Management in Construction & Procurement“, presented by Karima Kanani and Rosa Mauro. Construction projects can expose organizations to...

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Coffee Talk: Fundraising and Name Recognition

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group hosts a complimentary webinar/audio conference on April 13, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Fundraising and Name Recognition – Key Issues“, presented by Karima Kanani This Coffee Talk addresses key issues associated with donor name recognition...

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Coffee Talk: Protecting Your Brand

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group hosts a complimentary webinar/audio conference on October 28, 2015 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Protecting Your Brand: Managing Legal and Reputational Risk”, presented by Karima Kanani and Meg Spevak. You have the option of registering via webinar...

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Stepping Over the Line: Governance vs. Management

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Coffee Talk: Leasing and Licensing Space

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

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Coffee Talk: Information Sharing

Kathryn Frelick and Karima Kanani present a Coffee Talk seminar on “Information Sharing.”

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Annual Returns Due Date Approaching for Ontario Health Service Providers

Under the Corporations Information Act (Ontario), corporations are required to file an Annual Return with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “Ministry”) within six months of the corporation’s financial year-end to update the public record. The Annual Return...

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What’s Happening

Karima Kanani presented on the topic: “Transformation Governance: Best Practices for Boards Engaged in Health System Renewal” at the Alliance for Healthier Communities, Health Equity Action and Transformation Conference in Toronto, ON on June 13, 2018.

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Karima Kanani and Meg Spevak will be presenting on “Are You Ready? New Amendments to Non-Profit Governance in Ontario” to members of the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario in Toronto, ON on May 11, 2018. Susan Manwaring will be speaking...

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Public Hospital Advisory: New Accountability Agreement for Hospitals (H-SAA)

Pursuant to the Local Health Services Integration Act (“LHSIA”), hospitals receive operational funding through Hospital Service Accountability Agreements (“H-SAA”). The current H-SAA terminates on March 31, 2018, and a new H-SAA template is being implemented on April 1, 2018. The...

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Susan Manwaring spoke on the topic:  “Protecting Your Private Club’s Tax Exempt Status” at The Canadian Society of Club Managers’ BMI General Manager/COO Course at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON on January 27, 2018. Karima Kanani and Meg Spevak presented a webcast...

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Amendments to Non-Profit Governance in Ontario

The Ontario Corporations Act (“OCA”) was recently amended after not being substantially updated in many years.  In November 2017, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 made certain amendments to the OCA to bring long desired flexibility to the Ontario...

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Karima Kanani and Andrew Valentine presented on “Business Activities and Social Enterprise:  Legal Considerations” in Coffee Talk:  A Miller Thomson LLP Health Industry Seminar Series in Toronto, ON on December 6, 2017.

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Nicole D’Aoust and Natasha Smith presented at the AFP Congress 2017 on the topic:  “You Can Donate That?! Non-traditional Gifts that can Make a Big Difference” in Toronto, ON on November 21, 2017. Kathryn Frelick and Karima Kanani presented a webcast...

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Public Hospital Advisory: Hospital Naming Directive Now Effective

On October 12, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the “Ministry”) issued a Hospital Naming Directive (the “Naming Directive”) setting out naming criteria and the approval process that all Ontario hospitals must follow when changing their corporate name or...

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October 16, 2017 Deadline to Submit Applications for Community Hub Surplus Property Transition Initiative

The Province of Ontario recently announced a Surplus Property Transition Initiative  (the “Initiative”), aimed at addressing barriers to the development of community hubs. The Initiative builds upon the recommendations identified in the Province’s Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework & Action Plan....

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