Published articles and Media mentions

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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Elena Hoffstein quoted in The Globe and Mail on benefits of family trusts

April 8, 2020 | Toronto

The Globe and Mail, "The benefits of family trusts"

Elena Hoffstein comments on family business succession planning and the use of trusts: For Elena Hoffstein, a lawyer with Miller Thomson LLP and expert in estate and family business succession planning, communication is key for achieving favourable outcomes. “Open and...


How private equity and venture capital funds can respond to COVID-19

April 7, 2020

Introduction COVID-19 has caught the world off guard and the effect of the pandemic on businesses cannot be overemphasized. Private equity funds (“PEs”) and venture capital funds (“VCs”), like other organizations, will need to adapt and take swift action to...


COVID-19: Government of Ontario issues Emergency Order providing additional flexibility to Ontario corporations regarding the holding of meetings

April 3, 2020

In connection with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, on March 30, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued an order (retroactive to March 17, 2020) under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (the “Order”) temporarily suspending and replacing certain sections of...


Nathalie Marchand and Troy McEachren quoted in The Globe and Mail

April 2, 2020 | Montréal

The Globe and Mail, "Ontario court to consider whether a will can be witnessed online as many Canadians draft new documents"

Nathalie Marchand and Troy McEachren comment on notarial wills in Quebec in The Globe and Mail. In Quebec, a third option exists called a notarial will, in which a notary witnesses the signing and the document does not later need...


Municipal tax relief for taxpayers in Quebec

April 2, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain municipalities have decided to implement tax relief measures to address the economic impact of this emergency situation. Your Miller Thomson team remains available to discuss any questions you may have about the...


Reminder to real estate owners and tenants in Quebec: 2020 property assessment appeals deadline April 30, 2020

April 2, 2020

The value of your Quebec property is assessed every three (3) years by the relevant assessing authority. Based on this triennial assessment cycle, you will be required to pay property taxes for your property for the following three (3) years....


Covid-19: The legal fall-out

April 1, 2020 | Toronto


With production across North America grinding to a halt, what are the key legal issues emerging from the coronavirus pandemic? The sudden and dramatic spread of the coronavirus has brought disruption to every facet of the entertainment industry, up-ending events,...


Coverage under business interruption and general liability policies for Coronavirus related claims

March 30, 2020

Introduction The Coronavirus pandemic has affected the lives of everyone on Earth in a way that none of us have experienced before. To date there are more than 525,000 cases worldwide, just over 4,000 of which are in Canada.[1] The...


The impact of COVID-19 on representations and warranties insurance

March 27, 2020

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to escalate, its impact on the global economy is becoming increasingly clear, and the private M&A market is not immune. While both global and domestic Canadian M&A activity will invariably be disrupted, there...


COVID-19: Immigration update as of March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020

For entry into Canada Mandatory quarantines for International Travellers Effective March 25, 2020 at 12:01 EDT, all travellers returning to Canada, with the exception of essential workers, are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine pursuant to the Quarantine Act. Canada...


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