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Every business, including small ones, can end up at trial

Every business, including small ones, can end up at trial

Everyone knows that lawsuits are expensive. I’ve written about the costs of lawsuits here. When I meet clients, we often discuss in general terms the costs related to lawsuits and the importance of planning properly to avoid them. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, […]

My Story- Becoming a Lawyer

My Story- Becoming a Lawyer

How I ended up in law. I was asked to write about my decision to become a lawyer by Israel, one of our team members, responsible for client services and marketing. She thought my life story was interesting and those of you who choose to […]

Employee entitled to 6 months wages after only 6 months of employment!

Employee entitled to 6 months wages after only 6 months of employment!

Wages in lieu of notice continues to be one of the most misunderstood areas of business law. Just last week, a business sale failed because of this issue. I wrote an article on the importance of signing contracts with employees before. In essence, unless otherwise […]

What do you do when your new car turns out to be a lemon?

What do you do when your new car turns out to be a lemon?

A friend of mine recently purchased a new vehicle. She had to return her new car a number of times as the starter and battery kept failing (I believe the dealer replaced the battery twice and the starter three times). She started to worry that […]

Why I left criminal defence work

Why I left criminal defence work

Working in Criminal Defence Prior to practicing law on Provencher, I practiced criminal defence work. When the subject comes up, clients usually perk up. Often, I hear the comment: “I understand why you changed” or “you must be happy to be out of that.” While […]

Manitoba legal trivia, tidbits, and oddoties

Manitoba legal trivia, tidbits, and oddoties

Over the past several months, I have written about (mostly) serious topics.  Today, maybe because it feels very spring-like, I just wanted to share with you a few odd (at least, I found them odd) Manitoba law trivia. In Manitoba, the province currently has over 550 […]

Family trusts – contrarian view Part I

Family trusts – contrarian view Part I

Family trust pitfalls ** The Canadian government announced in July of 2017 that it is considering important changes to the Income Tax Act.  The ability to multiply the LCGE will most likely be eliminated.  Read my blog posts here and here for more information ** […]

Do Not Call List : Stop telemarketers

Do Not Call List : Stop telemarketers

Do Not Call List: add your number. It’s easy and effective. I gave up my land line phone several years ago.  Many of us have “disconnected” from phone lines.  I decided to do so, because I realized that I was only receiving telemarketing calls on […]

Commercial lease: 8 must know provisions

Commercial lease: 8 must know provisions

  Unless you own the building where you operate your business, you probably think about your commercial lease fairly regularly.  Do you have enough room to grow? Are you in the best location?  What are your options when your lease is up? Few of us, however […]

Beating Parking Tickets

Beating Parking Tickets

Parking ticket: Oh, how I hate you… If you are like me, nothing annoys you more than returning to your parked car to find the little yellow parking ticket stuck underneath your windshield wiper. Unfortunately, once that little yellow paper is tucked neatly under your […]