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HazloLaw Meets with Mrs. Edna Adan Ismail, former Foreign Minister of Somaliland and Women’s Rights Advocate

On September 5th 2019, leading Somaliland women’s rights activist and former Foreign Minister Edna Adan Ismail attended at the offices of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers where she met with Martin Aquilina in order to discuss a potential action plan that would aid Somaliland in its quest for recognition of its sovereignty. Ms. Ismail is one [...]

By |2019-09-30T17:16:39-04:00September 25, 2019|International Law, Martin Aquilina, News|

HazloLaw Hosts Annual Spring Cocktail Party

On Thursday, June 6th 2019, HazloLaw-Business Lawyers hosted their annual Spring Cocktail Party, an event held in appreciation for the continued support of HazloLaw’s friends, colleagues and clients. Overlooking the Rideau Falls and the Ottawa River, the venue welcomed everyone with breathtaking views.  The cocktail party was a success due to the wonderful group of [...]

By |2019-09-30T17:07:47-04:00July 8, 2019|News|

HazloLaw Joins Doing Business International Community

HazloLaw – Business Lawyers has recently joined Doing Business International ("DBi") community. DBI is a comprehensive and integrated service provider platform from the Netherlands, covering all aspects and functions required by a business to establish and operate international, with local expertise. DBi is aimed at providing integrated, world class expertise in every specialized field that [...]

By |2019-09-04T13:44:22-04:00June 21, 2019|News|

American Bar Association to Publish Martin Aquilina’s Article on Exporting Cultural Property

Martin Aquilina, partner and head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ International law department, has just had his article “Caveat Venditor: Exporting Cultural Property from Canada Is Not as Simple as It Seems” accepted for publication in the Spring 2019 edition of the American Bar Association Art & Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter. The article addresses the [...]

By |2019-09-30T15:33:16-04:00June 14, 2019|News|

HazloLaw Launches International Newsletter

HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ is proud to announce the launch of its very own newsletter. Starting June 13, 2019, subscribers will receive quarterly editions of “The Internationalist”, a publication containing 2 or 3 short articles regarding recent updates and general insights on Canadian law of interest to foreign practitioners and other professionals. The newsletter is [...]

By |2019-09-04T13:44:24-04:00June 14, 2019|News|

CRA Reports on Progress re Panama Papers

HazloLaw’s tax dispute resolution and litigation lawyer, Dean Blachford, wants Canadians to know that on June 11, 2019, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue issued a statement with updates regarding CRA’s response to the Panama and Paradise Papers leaks. As of March 31, CRA had commenced 1,100 audits with offshore links and had [...]

By |2019-09-07T14:57:14-04:00June 14, 2019|News|

Caveat Venditor: Exporting Cultural Property from Canada Is Not as Simple as It Seems

The recent and unprecedented decision in Canada (Attorney General) v. Heffel Gallery Limited [1] brings clarity to the interpretation of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act [2] (the “CPEIA”) and the concepts of “outstanding significance” and “national importance” that are at the core of this legislation[3]. In Heffel, the Federal Court of Appeal [4] [...]

By |2019-09-04T13:44:24-04:00June 13, 2019|Articles, International Law, Martin Aquilina|

Canadian Trademark Law to Implement Guidelines of The Madrid Protocol

Canada has been actively involved in the negotiation and ratification of several international treaties with trading partners worldwide. Many of these agreements – such as the Madrid Protocol, the Transpacific Partnership, and CETA – touch upon intellectual property regulations such as registrations and application for protection of intellectual property like trademarks, geographic indication, and traditional [...]

By |2019-09-04T13:44:24-04:00June 12, 2019|Articles, International Law, Martin Aquilina|

Canadian Transborder Dataflows

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the “OPC”) has recently launched a consultation on transborder data flows under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”).  PIPEDA is a federal law of Canada that regulates how individuals’ personal information should be collected, used, and disclosed in commercial transactions. It is restricted to [...]

By |2019-09-04T13:44:24-04:00June 12, 2019|Articles, International Law, Martin Aquilina|

Buying or Selling a Dental Practice – Here are Some Things to Consider

Hugues Boisvert, Founder & CEO, Business Lawyer Claudia Lach, Summer Student Are you considering stepping out of the dental industry after many long years of practice? Or are you looking to purchase an established dental practice with lifelong clients to jump start your dental career? If so, there are many things that you should consider [...]

By |2020-07-22T09:12:38-04:00June 11, 2019|Articles, Business Law, Hugues Boisvert|

The Minister of National Revenue Announces 2019’s Budget to Operate a Real Estate Task Force

The real estate sector continues to be a cash cow for CRA audits. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, recently announced that since 2015, CRA audits have identified over $1 billion in additional gross taxes related to the real estate sector. And the numbers are on the rise. In 2018, CRA real estate [...]

By |2019-09-30T15:41:08-04:00June 10, 2019|News|

HazloLaw Congratulates Justice Gabrielle St-Hilaire on her Appointment to the Tax Court of Canada

On Monday, Dean Blachford, our tax dispute resolution and litigation lawyer, attended the (by-invite-only) swearing-in of Justice Gabrielle St-Hilaire to the Tax Court of Canada. Chief Justice Rossiter of the Tax Court presided over the special hearing of the Court. He was joined on the bench by Associate Chief Justice Lamarre, numerous other Tax Court [...]

By |2019-09-07T15:04:36-04:00May 31, 2019|News|

Ella Sui Volunteers at CPA Ottawa’s Event on Artificial Intelligence

Ella Sui, HazloLaw - Business Lawyers' tax clerk, volunteered at the Chartered Professional Accountants Ottawa's event on artificial intelligence. The event happened on May 16, 2019 and was presented by MindBridge AI, a company that builds revolutionary solutions to analyze financial data. MindBridge AI uses artificial intelligence technology to maximize auditors' ability to process enormous [...]

By |2019-09-07T15:11:45-04:00May 17, 2019|News|

Dean Blachford Speaks About Shareholder’s and Director’s Liability for Corporate Tax Debt at the CCLA’s Conference

Dean Blachford, head of the tax litigation department at HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, spoke about shareholder’s and director's  liability for corporate tax debt at the County of Carleton Law Association’s Solicitors Conference at Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello on Friday, May 3.  Dean was joined by Harold Feder and Bernard Roach as co-panelists, and Sarah Saad [...]

By |2019-09-07T15:12:51-04:00May 10, 2019|News|

HazloLaw’s Client, Arctic Leaf, Recognized as One of 2019 Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Companies

HazloLaw is proud to acknowledge Artic Leaf’s recognition as one of the Fastest Growing Companies of 2019 by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade. The company started its activities in 2010 and had a three-year revenue growth of 227.46%. As well, the company’s founder, Josh Garellek, was one of the recipients [...]

By |2019-09-04T13:44:25-04:00May 3, 2019|News|

Shotgun Clauses in Shareholders’ Agreements: What are They and How Do They Work?

If you are purchasing shares in a company, or if you are already a shareholder and are considering implementing a shareholders’ agreement to govern your company, one of the most important provisions you will want to consider is the buy-sell or “shotgun” clause. A shotgun clause provides an important lever to be used in the [...]

By |2019-09-04T13:44:26-04:00April 29, 2019|Articles, Business Law, Hugues Boisvert|

Dean Blachford Explains the Recent Changes to the CRA’s Voluntary Disclosure Program on Video Tax News

Dean Blachford, head of the tax litigation department at HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, recently spoke to Joseph Devaney, CPA of Video Tax News about the changes to CRA’s Voluntary Disclosure Program (“VDP”). Among the changes the CRA implemented on March 1st, 2018 is the new two-track system, which includes the limited track and general track. [...]

By |2019-09-07T15:21:58-04:00April 18, 2019|News|

Hugues Boisvert Represents a Dentist in a Partial Sale of his Dental Practice

Hugues Boisvert, Founder & CEO of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, represented a dentist and his family in connection with the partial sale of his dental professional corporation and a hygiene practice. Hugues was in charge of all legal aspects of the transaction, including effecting a pre-closing reorganization of the dental and hygiene practices, negotiating and [...]

By |2019-09-07T15:23:17-04:00April 18, 2019|News|

Martin Aquilina Attends the American Bar Association 2019 Annual Conference

Martin Aquilina, partner and head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ International law department, attended the American Bar Association 2019 Annual Conference that happened in Washington, D.C. between April 9 and April 12. The conference dealt with corporate social responsibility and discussed the International Criminal Court decision in the Bamba Case.  

By |2019-09-07T15:25:11-04:00April 18, 2019|News|

HazloLaw’s Articling Students Passed the March, 2019 Bar Exam!

HazloLaw-Business Lawyers is proud to announce that our articling students, Valentine Gurfinkel and Marcela Souki, have successfully passed the March, 2019 Bar Exam and will be called to the Bar upon completion of their articling. Preparing for the exam took a lot of hard work and dedication, and we are certain that Valentine and Marcela will [...]

By |2019-09-04T13:44:26-04:00April 17, 2019|News|