Corporate

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

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2019

Miller Thomson earned a top “Band 1” ranking for two practice areas in the 2019 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded as being “leaders in the charitable sector,” and praised for their ability  to “help find solutions in complex situations.” Our Agribusiness group...

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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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Miller Thomson continues strategic growth

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

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

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

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

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

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Miller Thomson advises winners of top GTA real estate award

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

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

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

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

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

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Eleventh edition of Sale of a Business published

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

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

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

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Max Spearn co-chairs and presents at the Law Society of Ontario’s 9th Business Law Summit

Max Spearn co-chairs and presents at the Law Society of Ontario’s 9th Business Law Summit in Toronto on May 13, 2019.

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Keyvan Nassiry speaks at The Canadian Bar Association webinar

Keyvan Nassiry is on the faculty for the Canadian Bar Association’s Skilled Lawyer Series, presenting the webinar on “Financing the Deal: Secured Loan Transactions.” The session covers the provisions of a loan agreement and the financing mechanics for a secured...

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Jaclyne Reive moderates at the Transportation Lawyers Association’s “Chicago Regional Seminar and Bootcamp”

Jaclyne will be moderating a panel that discusses how to navigate technological aspects of food safety and dealing with temperature-controlled food claims. The TLA Chicago Regional is a conference designed for all lawyers interested in transportation law, practice or procedure...

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Ryan Done chairs LSO “Buying or Selling a Business in 2019” seminar

Ryan Done will be chairing the LSO “Buying or Selling a Business in 2019” seminar taking place March 20, 2019 in Toronto.

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Derek Hoffman speaks to Canadian Corporate Counsel North

Derek Hoffman co-hosts a round table discussion for the Canadian Corporate Counsel North chapter of the CBA, Saskatchewan Branch. The topic of discussion is Compliance with Laws: One Company, many Jurisdictions October 17, 2018 12:00 pm Saskatoon Club

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Barbara Doherty and Eugene Gierczak speak at “Doing Business in Canada”

Barbara Doherty and Eugene Gierczak speak at “Doing Business in Canada” at the FENALAW Conference held in São Paulo. FENALAW is the largest legal event in South America that brings together more than 4000 lawyers. They will also be presenting...

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Shayne Barrie and Kyla Duchin speak at Square One Small Business Week in Regina

Shayne Barrie and Kyla Duchin present “Top 10 Legal Issues for Start Ups” on October 17. Square One Small Business Week takes place October 15-19, 2018.

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Fraiba Jalal and Luanne Schlosser speak at Square One Small Business Week in Saskatoon

Fraiba Jalal presents “Top 10 Legal Issues for Start Ups” and Luanne Schlosser presents “Marking a Mark: Trademarks in your Business” on October 17. Square One Small Business Week takes place October 15-19, 2018.

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Catherine Bate speaks at Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance Regional Meeting in Brazil

Catherine Bate speaks on the topic of  “Digital Marketing and Influencers” at the GALA Regional Meeting in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Imran Ahmad speaks at the International Cyber Security & Intelligence Conference

Imran Ahmad speaks at the International Cyber Security & Intelligence Conference (ICSIC) on November 14 – 15, 2018

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Considérations pratiques en droit des affaires et en financement

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

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Employing Foreign Workers Seminar

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

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Embedding Security Into Big Data Environments

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

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Real Estate Joint Ventures Seminar

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

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Groupex

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

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Coffee Talk: Leasing and Licensing Space

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

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Twelfth edition of Sale of a Business published

The 12th edition of Sale of a Business by Jennifer Babe, a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office, has now been released. One of Canada’s leading commercial law practitioners, Babe has authored this comprehensive, step-by-step...

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Seasonal Gifts & Entertainment: Avoiding ethical, reputational and legal pitfalls

This time of year is when we typically reach out to our customers, suppliers and employees to show appreciation and celebrate the season and end of year. Businesses foster relationships and build trust by interacting with their network, an important part...

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And you thought your contract excluded “lost profits” claims…

In a somewhat surprising recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that a common contractual clause excluding claims for “loss of profits” did not achieve that result. Atos IT Solutions v. Sapient Canada Inc. involved a subcontract for data...

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Definition and Dissolution of a Partnership

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

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

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

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

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

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Is it Time to Expand my Franchise Concept Internationally?

The Franchise Voice, Winter 2016 Issue

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

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

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Immigration

Thomson Reuters

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

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Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Best Practices Guideline

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Fan Tuan completes Series A Financing for US$5 million to expand their food delivery business across Canada and into the US

Counsel to Fan Tuan

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Vantage Data Centres Acquires Canada-based 4Degrees Colocation for $259 million

Counsel to Vantage Data Centres, LLC

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Frankie’s Canadian Restaurants Inc. sells restaurant in Lloydminster, Alberta

Counsel to Frankie’s Canadian Restaurants Inc.

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Frankie’s Burgers 104 Inc. sells restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta

Counsel to Frankie’s Burgers 104 Inc.

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Frankie’s Burger Enterprises Inc. sells restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta

Counsel to Frankie’s Burger Enterprises Inc.

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Visa Canada Corporation, the Toronto-Dominion Bank and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce provided financial support to Air Canada in connection with its acquisition of Aimia Canada Inc. and its Aeroplan Loyalty business at an amended purchase price of $497 million plus the assumption of $1.9 billion of liabilities

Counsel to Visa Canada Corporation

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Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec Foundation sell Lynde Creek Retirement Community for $34.5 million

Counsel to Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec Foundation, as well as the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec Housing Corporation

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SPX Corporation completes acquisition of Carmanah Technologies Corporation’s marine business, amongst others, for USD $77 million

Counsel to SPX Corporation

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Sun Life Financial, acting as Administrative Agent, completes a recapitalization for a Canadian fully integrated real estate company

Counsel to the Agent and Lenders, Sun Life Financial

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Airborn Consolidated Holdings, Inc. completes recapitalization with LBC Credit Partners as Term Lender, and Wells Fargo Capital Finance as the ABL Revolving Lender

Canadian counsel to Airborn Consolidated Holdings, Inc.

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Business Laws of Canada

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

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