Author archive: jpm

Will Disputes

  Will disputes are becoming more and more common and the Courts are becoming less reluctant to weigh in on drafting issues.  For example, in Alberta, the Court of Appeal has just reminded us how important it is to use clear and unambiguous wording in a Will.  In this case, the definition of “home” was…

The Millionaire’s Lawyer

We’re happy to announce that The Millionaire’s Lawyer: From Startup to Payout Podcast has officially launched! Conductlaw is pleased to be a sponsor of the podcast and to serve the legal needs of its listeners.  We understand that The Millionaire’s Lawyer will be made available on all the platforms that you’d like to find it…

Limited Partnerships

When it comes to Limited Partnerships (“LP”), there are two mandatory classes of partners involved: limited and general partners. The liability of limited partners in LP’s does not go beyond their investment. Whereas general partners essentially run the business and are held accountable for the actions of the LP and retain full liability for all…

Giving Up Your Green Card

Giving up your green card is often a decision made with mixed emotions. As a green card holder in the United States of America, you are legally required to file tax returns annually and pay taxes. For this reason, green card holders outside of the United States will typically abandon their lawful permanent resident status…

JP McAvoy consultant with Florida Business Law Firm

ConductLaw is pleased to announce that in addition to his duties as Managing Partner of Conduct Law, JP McAvoy is a consultant with Florida Business Law Firm CPLS, P.A. https://cplspa.com/team-members/jeffrey-mcavoy/ JP represents a diverse range of corporations in Canada, the United States, and Asia. JP works with professionals and business owners to help them understand…

How To Dissolve A Corporation

To dissolve a corporation , there are a few steps to undertake with your lawyer. This blog summarizes those steps for business owners. The first step involves getting clear instructions and information from the client including contact information from the client’s accountant. The lawyer will want a copy of the clients final Tax Returns filed…

Business Owner Corporate Wills

Business Owner Corporate Wills and Professionals with Multiple Wills can include basket clauses to deal with their assets as they estate plan to reduce probate taxes. A recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Re Milne Estate, 2018 ONSC 4174 was appealed and overturned after raising concerns of a conventional practice of…

New Media Summit

Conductlaw Managing Partner JP McAvoy was delighted to share the stage with Steve Olsher, Kelly Poelker and Gail Zelitzky at the New Media Summit in Tampa, Florida. New Media Summit in Tampa, Florida

Assisted Suicide

Canadians may now legally access assisted suicide under provided guidelines. This blog is prepared to answer questions one may when arranging for their powers of attorney and end of life care. Case law provides that respecting patient autonomy recognizes a patient’s authority over their bodily integrity and their right to accept or refuse a healthcare…

Non Competition Agreements

Current trends in commercial transactions for the sale of a business are the inclusion of non competition agreements. This blog is prepared to shed light on non competition agreements within a commercial context in respect to the strict reasonableness requirements imposed by the Supreme Court of Canada. Specifically, in regard to the enforceability of restrictive…

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