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Can I incorporate a company without a lawyer?

Can I incorporate a company without a lawyer?

The short answer is yes. You can incorporate without using the assistance of a lawyer. In Manitoba, you can simply go to the Company’s Office located at 405 Broadway. You pay the applicable fee, $50 for a name search and reservation if you want a […]

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, […]

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 […]

CRA adds weapon to arsenal against tax evasion

CRA adds weapon to arsenal against tax evasion

In a previous article, I wrote about the dangers of commingling business and personal assets. Commingling business and personal assets is simply a nice way of saying, “tax evasion”. In my previous article, I highlighted the Alberta court’s conclusions that the owners of Alberta Hot […]

Dangers of commingling business and personal assets

Dangers of commingling business and personal assets

I receive requests from organizations from time to time to present to a group of business owners and/or managers. I typically cover the topics found in this blog, such as the importance of employment contracts,the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) , or small business taxation. While […]

Must employers accommodate employees with addictions?

Must employers accommodate employees with addictions?

First, a caveat. I don’t practice in the specific area of labour law. However, I represent many businesses and employment issues are usually the single largest area of potential liability. As a business lawyer, I think its important to understand all of the (legal) factors […]

Essential elements of a partnership or shareholder agreement

Essential elements of a partnership or shareholder agreement

Essential elements of a partnership or shareholder agreement In my last article about the viability of partnership, I wrote about the difficulties of managing partnerships. In this article, I will focus more on the legal aspect and how agreements between partners (and shareholders) can help […]

Changes to income tax act come into effect in 2018

Changes to income tax act come into effect in 2018

Last July, the government issued a consultation paper with a view of making changes to the income tax act and the way small business are taxed. I wrote about the proposed changes here and here. I was right… unfortunately. In my last post, I made […]

Intellectual Property; What is it?

Intellectual Property; What is it?

Intellectual property We’ve all heard of intellectual property or IP. We have some vague notion about it, but it seems rather difficult to grasp. And if it’s difficult to grasp as a concept, how do we know if we own any; if we do, how […]

The Cost of Lawsuits

The Cost of Lawsuits

Lawsuits – Avoid, if possible Over the last year, I have written on several topics for the benefit of business owners and managers.  The topics varied from employment law, government regulation in the form of CASL and privacy, and contract law. My goal is to […]