If I want to raise money privately to fund my start-up company without having to file a prospectus, are there any legal requirements that I need to be aware of?Why do I need a shareholders agreement?Is it true that non-competition agreements are "not worth the paper they are written on"?In this age of globalization, how does a local firm such as yours handle national and international transactions?
What are an employer's obligations to an employee whose employment is to be terminated without cause?Should an employer and an employee have a written employment contract? Does an employer have the right to suspend an employee for misconduct? Following termination of employment, does an employee have any obligations to his/her former employer? What if there is no agreement?Is it advisable to have a written workplace policy regarding sexual harassment? Can an employer view an employee's e-mail or listen to an employee's voicemail without that employee's permission or knowledge?
What is intellectual property?How can intellectual property be protected?
I am involved in a commercial dispute. How do I decide whether or not to commence a court action?I have heard that the civil court system in Ottawa has been revamped to make it faster and more effective. Is that true?My company is looking for lawyers who can assist us with collection of our difficult accounts receivable. What does your firm offer in this regard?I am a corporate executive. Sometimes I am required to give distasteful instructions to advance the interests of the company. Can I be held personally liable for orders I give or actions I take on behalf of my company?
What are the basic advantages of being a registered charity? What are the obligations of a registered charity?Does an organization need to be registered?Are charities subject to other federal and provincial requirements?What standards does CCRA use to register charities?What forms of organizations can be registered?What are charitable purposes?What factors will disqualify an organization from registration? What types of organizations or activities are not "charitable at law"?What types of charities are identified by the Income Tax Act?
Would it be advisable for a lawyer to review the Agreement of Purchase and Sale before I sign?Should I involve my lawyer when negotiating a re-financing for my commercial property?Why is it important to have a survey of my property when I purchase a home?What is the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (the "ONHWPA")?What is title insurance and how does it work?What does it mean to own a property as “joint tenants”?
I have heard that probate fees are payable by my estate on my death. How are probate fees calculated and is there any way to avoid them?I have accumulated substantial assets through my operation of a successful private company. I would like to eventually transfer the business to my children and at the same time keep my income tax burden on death to a minimum. What can I do?Every time I turn around it seems like the government is eliminating another income tax shelter. Is there anything left for Canadian taxpayers to take advantage of?Is it possible to reduce my tax burden by moving some of my investment assets outside of Canada?I have heard that there are ways that I can use trusts to save my family tax when I die. How does that work?I have heard that the beneficiary of my life insurance should be an “insurance trust.” What does that mean?
How can an employer protect its trade secrets and other proprietary information from misuse by employees and former employees?How can an owner of intellectual property permit others to use it without losing their exclusive rights of ownership?