Business Law Focus
A blog published by the Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP Business Law Group. We provide information and practical insights on all areas of business law, including business organizations and incorporation, corporate governance, acquisition, reorganization, corporate financing, shareholder agreements, commercial contracts, succession, insolvency, collections and more for businesses in Ontario and across Canada.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Please provide your information below to contact a member of our Business Law Group or call us at

613-238-8080 or

1-888-565-9912

Click to submit your information

submit
Subscribe to Our Blog

Subscribe to Business Law Focus by entering your e-mail address in the box below.

Follow Us
Tags
Archive
2016
    December
    September
    August
    July
    June
2015
    November
    June
    April
    March
2014
    December
    November
    October
    September

Reporting Requirements for Labour Organizations and Labour Trusts Waived

by Kimberley Cunnington-Taylor on December 21, 2016

Reporting Requirements for Labour Organizations and Labour Trusts Waived

In 2015, changes were made to the Income Tax Act to impose extensive financial disclosure obligations on labour organizations and labour trusts; information that would be made publicly available through publication on Canada Revenue Agency’s website. The broad array of information to be reported includes the salaries and benefits paid to particular officers, directors, trustees, employees and contractors.

Read more on Reporting Requirements for Labour Organizations and Labour Trusts Waived

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2017 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Season's Greetings from the Business Law Group

by David A. Stout on December 21, 2016

Season's Greetings from the Business Law Group at Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP!

We wish you a happy and wonderful holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous new year!

David Stout, Kim Cunnington-Taylor, Kyle Stout, Wing Yan, Taiji Yoshino and Adam Tracey


TAGS: Event, News


9th Annual Not-for-Profit LAB Update - Program Topics and Registration

by Kimberley Cunnington-Taylor on September 29, 2016

9th Annual Not-for-Profit LAB Update - Program Topics and Registration

Nelligan O’Brien Payne, Collins Barrow Ottawa and RBC Royal Bank will be presenting the 9th annual Not-for-Profit Sector LAB Update on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at the Centurion Conference Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. This event is designed to provide you with a comprehensive update on the recent changes and issues affecting not-for-profit organizations and charities.

This year the focus is on “Risks: Awareness and Management”.

Read more on 9th Annual Not-for-Profit LAB Update - Program Topics and Registration

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2017 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Condo Boards are Entitled to Deference

by Blog Editor on September 14, 2016

Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Condo Boards are Entitled to Deference

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently overturned a decision of the Superior Court, in which the Judge found a Board had acted oppressively by refusing a unit owner’s request (made under section 98 of the Condominium Act) to modify the common elements of the condominium.

The July 2016 decision of 3716724 Canada Inc. v. Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 375 concerns a mixed-use condominium located in the Byward Market area of Ottawa, Ontario. The unit owner is the owner of commercial parking units within the condominium’s garage. Those parking units were being used for monthly parking. The unit owner requested the Board’s consent to make certain common element modifications in order to convert the garage from monthly use to a 24/7 “pay and display” parking operation. The Board advised the unit owner that it was only prepared to consent on the condition that the unit owner hire a full-time security guard. The unit owner refused, and instead brought an Application in Ontario Superior Court seeking a Court Order allowing the requested common element modifications.

Read more on Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Condo Boards are Entitled to Deference

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2017 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

IPIC recommends "Innovation Box" in Pre-Budget Consultations

by Adam M. Tracey on August 23, 2016

IPIC recommends

The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (“IPIC”), Canada’s professional association representing intellectual property practitioners across the country, has formally submitted recommendations for “fostering a culture of innovation” to Canada’s Minister of Finance. The submission was made in the months leading up to announcement of the federal Liberal government’s second budget under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership.

Read more on IPIC recommends "Innovation Box" in Pre-Budget Consultations

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2017 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.