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Employment Agreements For Employers

An employment agreement is essential for employers and employees.  Some employers and employees believe that an oral or verbal agreement is enough, or that current legislation will help them if the relationship turns sour. Although an oral or verbal employment agreement is valid in law, there are many benefits to a written employment contract and…

Personal Trusts in Estate Planning

Family pets can be of utmost importance for estate planning purposes.  The recent case from the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench brought clarity into the court’s treatment of family pets. In that case, a husband and wife were divorcing and could not agree on where their two dogs should live. The wife wanted the court…

How To Dissolve A Corporation In Ontario

If you want to know how to dissolve a corporation in Ontario, you must first seek consent from the Ministry of Finance. Once consent is received, the corporation has 60 days within which to file articles of dissolution. If a corporation has been dissolved, but property remains in the dissolved corporation after a three-year period, the Forfeited Corporate Property…

Canadian Controlled Private Corporations

Canadian Controlled Private Corporations (“CCPC”) enjoy numerous tax benefits. For example, a sale of CCPC shares may qualify for the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption, CCPCs enjoy a small business deduction and they may be eligible for the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (“SR&ED”) Tax Credits. Therefore, many seek to ensure their business falls within the…

Legal Innovation at Conductlaw and uOttawa

ConductLaw Lawyer JP McAvoy attended the Legal Innovation Event at uOttawa on November 14, 2016.  The event discussed how technology continues to change the practice of law and what it means for the legal profession. The event was attended by industry leaders and young and aspiring lawyers who are interested in and want to modernize our legal and justice…

Conduct Law Sponsors Barrhaven Business Breakfast

Join us at the Barrhaven Business Breakfast tomorrow where ConductLaw’s is sponsoring the event and Managing Partner JP McAvoy is speaking at the meeting to be held at Stonebridge Golf Club on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. For more information, go to: http://www.discoverbarrhaven.com/bbia/bbia-news.html ConductLaw proudly provides legal services to the Barrhaven and surrounding communities including Manotick, Riverside South,…

How do I calculate Land Transfer Tax?

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When buying real estate in Ontario, our clients often ask “how do I calculate land transfer tax?” Buying land or an interest in land in Ontario will likely require the payment of Land Transfer Tax.  For the purposes of LTT, any buildings, buildings to be constructed, and fixtures (such as light fixtures, built-in appliances and cabinetry) will…

Business Owner Trademark Rights

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With a registered trademark, business owners acquire rights under the Canadian Trademarks Act and ensure that they are not left with the challenge of protecting an unregistered trademark.  It is with this protection that registered trademark owners can sue for trademark infringement as trademark registration is proof that they own that trademark.   Just as importantly, registration gives ten years…

Opportunities at the CBA Annual Convention in Ottawa

For lawyers and non-lawyers alike there are numerous opportunities that will arise at the Canadian Bar Association annual convention taking place in Ottawa August 12 -14, 2016.  The conference’s theme is centered on building better lawyers.  Content will be delivered on a number of streams that provide for interactive learning and networking opportunities.  Topics include: -Financial…

We’re Hiring! 2 New Positions Available at our Barrhaven Office

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We are seeking to fill a number of positions in our vibrant upwardly mobile Ottawa based law firm. We believe that the practice of law is evolving and we are seeking individuals who are like minded and interested in helping us provide our clients with the best possible advice and service. We are seeking a…

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