Author archive: jpm

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…

Legal Assistant Position at ConductLaw

We are seeking to fill a front of office position in the Barrhaven office of 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…

North Dundas Business Centre

ConductLaw is pleased to support the NDBC in Winchester, Ontario.  The NDBC is a private-sector business incubator spearheaded by John and Sarah Meharg and JP McAvoy. The business incubator was recently featured in the Chesterville Record where John Meharg was quoted: “Investing locally helps us all. Investing in real estate and business is the engine…

JP McAvoy Appointed To JPAAC

ConductLaw is pleased to announce JP McAvoy has been appointed by the Attorney General to the Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee (JPAAC). JP McAvoy will be serving as a regional member in Ottawa. The Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee classifies applicants for appointment as justices of the peace and to report…

Shareholders Agreement

A Shareholders Agreement is a written contract between some or all shareholders of a corporation. It establishes the structure of the relationship, defines expectations, and creates the rules for governing the business and relationships. We understand that that entrepreneurs typically endure long, busy days filled with many tasks and meetings. As a result, it is…

Remembering Lisa Raganold

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Lisa Raganold. Lisa was a dedicated legal assistant with us at our Barrhaven office and was very well known in the community as a generous person who was always ready to help anyone in need. We now know she…

Corporate Will

Corporate Wills, or Multiple Wills have been settled law for some time in Ontario. A recent decision, which lawyers are referring to as the Re Milne Estate decision is causing a stir for wills and estates lawyers. The decision is being appealed. Although it isn’t expected that the appeal will be heard for several months,…

Employee Stock Option Plan

Corporations need to consider the benefits of an Employee Stock Option Plan. An Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) can strengthen employee engagement and encourage employee retention. It can also be an alternate method of providing compensation to valued employees. With an Employee Stock Option Plan, the company would offer to one or more employees the…

Building Wealth Through Real Estate

ConductLaw’s Managing Partner JP McAvoy speaks at Building Wealth Through US Real Estate Meeting at Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre at 1315 Prince of Wale Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. JP McAvoy practices corporate and commercial law at ConductLaw, a law firm with offices in Ottawa, Barrhaven, Bell’s Corners and Winchester. He was called to the bar…

Landlord Quiet Enjoyment

To determine whether there is Landlord Quiet Enjoyment, the courts have, over the years, taken a broad view. In short, there is an obligation of a landlord not to interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of the tenant. A breach of the covenant may entitle the tenant to damages, injunctive relief, or an order declaring the…

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