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With a professional commitment to sharing insights and advancing an understanding of legal developments and trends, Miller Thomson’s lawyers are regular contributors to legal and business publications in Canada and internationally.

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Choosing One of Your Adult Children as Your RRSP/RRIF/TFSA Beneficiary? Think -and Act- Carefully

May 17, 2022

Planning Matters

Stephen Hsia authors an article outlining a few issues to consider when naming one of your adult children as the beneficiary on a registered plan: It’s an increasingly common story. A widow has several children, all of them adults. She...

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Eric Sherkin comments on the modernization of legal proceedings and its future impact on virtual hearings

May 5, 2022 | Toronto

Daily Commercial News "Legal Notes: The jury’s out on the future impact of virtual hearings"

In this article, Eric Sherkin discusses the effects of modernization on legal proceedings and its future impacts on virtual hearings. “There was a lot of modernization of our system that was long overdue that was finally implemented out of necessity,”...

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Susan Manwaring comments on the Federal Government’s proposed changes on how charities can fund third-party organizations

May 4, 2022 | Toronto

Canadian Lawyer "Ottawa proposes changes to how charities can fund third-party organizations"

This article discusses the changes proposed by the Federal Government to make it easier for charitable organizations to provide grant money to third-party organizations within Canada and abroad. The current rules are “complicated and quite onerous” and counter to how...

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Please Pay ASAP: Saskatchewan’s Prompt Payment Legislation

April 14, 2022 | Regina

LexisNexis Construction Law Letter, 12-13

In their latest article, Khurram Awan and Amir Aboguddah discuss the key features of the Saskatchewan’s Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2019. Saskatchewan’s Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2019 was proclaimed in force on March 1, 2022. The...

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Karima Kanani featured in the Law Times on building a successful career

April 8, 2022 | Toronto

Law Times, "Miller Thomson partner Karima Kanani on why she doesn't buy into the term 'work-life balance'"

Corporate lawyer and Miller Thomson partner Karima Kanani believes people need to integrate their work and personal life to best suit them and does not buy into the phrase “work-life balance.” “I don’t have a start time or a finished...

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Stephen Hsia featured in The Globe and Mail article on selecting an executor for a will

April 6, 2022 | Vancouver

The Globe and Mail, "Why you might need to update the executor in your will as you get older"

The article outlines the importance of choosing an executor and some of the factors to consider when making that decision: Stephen Hsia, a Vancouver lawyer specializing in estate planning with Miller Thomson LLP, has a “three T” rule for executor...

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BC overhauls lien regime as new Commercial Liens Act receives royal assent

April 4, 2022

On March 31, 2022, British Columbia passed new legislation that will reform and consolidate the law on commercial liens in British Columbia. Bill 11 – 2022: Commercial Liens Act (the “CLA”) will modernize this area of the law and establish...

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Eric Sherkin comments on the interplay of virtual versus in-person trials on court operations

April 1, 2022 | Toronto

Law Times "Lawyers increasingly concerned about interplay between virtual and in-person court operations"

Eric Sherkin speaks about the interplay of virtual versus in-person trials in court operations. In the article, Eric discusses the possible questions that lawyers may have as the system sees technical changes and how these changes have standardized the use...

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Divya Shahani comments on potential consequences of violations against Academy standards of conduct

April 1, 2022 | Toronto

In an interview on the CP24 news channel, Divya Shahani provides the legal perspective on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors initiating disciplinary proceedings for violations against its standards of conduct and the potential consequences....

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Straight Talk: Recent Trends in Canadian M&A (Issue 1, 2022)

April 1, 2022

In addition to our quarterly Canadian M&A Review, this edition features insights from our Partners on the outlook for 2022.

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