HazloLaw-Business Lawyers Listed on Panel Law Firms For the High Commission of India, Ottawa

HazloLaw-Business Lawyers has been listed as a service provider by the High Commission of India. This recognition enables HazloLaw to provide legal services in relation to various issues faced by Indian businesses, as well as to provide advice to the High Commission regarding various facets of Canadian Law. The Firm is published on the website [...]

By |2020-07-27T15:40:01-04:00July 27, 2020|News|

HazloLaw’s Dean Blachford Featured on CAPITAL Magazine

The Ottawa Board of Trade has featured Dean Blachford, tax dispute resolution and litigation lawyer with HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, on page 32 of its spring edition of CAPITAL Magazine. The article was written pre-COVID-19, but Dean’s advice is as relevant and sage now as it was then. To view the article, click here and [...]

By |2020-06-15T09:21:33-04:00June 15, 2020|Dean Blachford, News|

COVID-19: Update on Layoff Regulations

In an effort to help businesses avoid permanently laying off their employees, the Ontario government will be temporarily amending labour laws under the Employment Standards Act. This decision, announced on Monday, June 1, is made amidst fears the severance costs that would otherwise be payable by law would put many businesses that are struggling to [...]

By |2020-06-08T09:53:00-04:00June 8, 2020|News|

Martin Aquilina Joins Panel of Experts at the BHAF 2020 Virtual Conference Hosted by Corporate Connections

On Saturday, May 30th at 4:30pm IST, Martin Aquilina, COO and International Lawyer of HazloLaw, was a panelist at the Big Hairy Audacious Forum (BHAF) 2020 Virtual Conference hosted by Corporate Connections India. Martin’s panel was titled Going Big on Business Beyond Borders - A panel on International Trade Relations. Joined by experts such as [...]

By |2020-06-05T12:02:26-04:00June 5, 2020|Martin Aquilina, News|

Martin Aquilina is the Featured Speaker in the Canada Speaker Series at Corporate Connections

On Friday, May 29, Martin Aquilina, COO and International Lawyer at HazloLaw, was the featured expert speaker at a webinar titled, Having Confidence doing business abroad: Tips, Tricks and Traps from an International Law Expert under the Corporate Connections speaker series. Martin addressed questions concerning the right structures for international operations, contractual agreements, and the [...]

By |2020-06-02T11:14:17-04:00June 2, 2020|Martin Aquilina, News|

Martin Aquilina Attends “Table-ronde | Agents de spectacles et diffuseurs : des contrats à réécrire” Hosted by Franconnexion and Music Managers Forum Canada

On May 21, 2020, Martin Aquilina, COO and head of the International Law department at HazloLaw, attended the “Table-ronde: Agents de spectacles et diffuseurs : des contrats à réécrire”, presented via Zoom. The discussion pertained to force majeure in the current COVID-19 context and the legal effects on the relationship between artists and promoters. It [...]

By |2020-05-28T12:11:43-04:00May 22, 2020|Martin Aquilina, News|

COVID-19: The Construction Act Now Exempted from the Suspension of Limitation Periods

In our last article, we announced that on March 20, 2020, the Ontario Government filed an Order under subsection 7.1(2) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, stating that any statute, regulation, rule, by-law or order of the Government of Ontario that establishes a limitation period OR establishes any period of time within which [...]

By |2020-04-23T14:27:53-04:00April 23, 2020|News|

COVID-19: Ontario Suspends Limitation Periods and Procedural Deadlines

Following announcements regarding the suspension of regular operations of Ontario courts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Government has made an order (the “Order”) suspending limitation periods and procedural deadlines in Ontario proceedings. On March 20, 2020, the Ontario Government filed the Order under subsection 7.1(2) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which [...]

By |2020-03-24T16:21:42-04:00March 24, 2020|News|

Canada has Officially Ratified the USMC

On Friday, March 13, 2020, after months of delays, the Canadian Parliament passed legislation to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) on trade, making Canada the third and final country needed to ratify – Mexico ratified it on June 19, 2019 and the U.S. ratified it on January 29, 2020. The USMCA replaces and seeks to [...]

By |2020-03-17T14:29:53-04:00March 17, 2020|News|

HazloLaw-Business Lawyers and COVID-19

In light of the recent spikes of COVID-19 cases in the province, and more locally, in Ottawa, HazloLaw is taking measures to ensure the health and the well-being of our team and clients as advised by the relevant government agencies and medical experts in the field. It is important for us that our clients know [...]

By |2020-03-16T10:33:51-04:00March 16, 2020|News|

HazloLaw’s Dean Blachford Hosts CPA Ottawa’s 2020 Tax Update

On February 6, 2020, Dean Blachford, Tax Disputes Resolution and Litigation Lawyer of HazloLaw-Business Lawyers, hosted and moderated the annual CPA Ottawa's 2020 Tax Update panel. The CPA Ottawa’s Annual Tax Update has become a trusted source of information and trending issues in the field. HazloLaw–Business Lawyers was proud to support CPA Ottawa with its [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:43:28-05:00February 11, 2020|Dean Blachford, News|

Martin Aquilina attends the annual Hyman Soloway Annual Memorial Lecture

On January 15, 2020, Martin Aquilina, COO and International Lawyer of HazloLaw-Business Lawyers, attended the Hyman Soloway Annual Memorial Lecture,  International Arbitration and Globalization: The Battle between Private “Justice” and Public Law. The speaker, Howard Mann, Senior International Law Advisor, was engaging and the contents were highly informative. One major take-away was his discussion on [...]

By |2020-01-22T09:13:39-05:00January 22, 2020|Martin Aquilina, News|

Amended French Language Requirements for Public Signage in Québec

Businesses operating in Quebec that display on outdoor signage a trademark that is not in French and which is not accompanied by a French generic term, slogan or description have until November 24, 2019 to comply with the new rules requiring a “sufficient presence of French”.  A well-known example of this is “Café Starbucks”. On [...]

By |2019-11-18T14:32:59-05:00November 18, 2019|News|

Martin Aquilina Speaks at the 14th Annual M&A Conference

HazloLaw-Business Lawyers’ COO and International Lawyer, Martin Aquilina, attended the 14th International M&A Conference sponsored RWP Rechtsanwälte in Versailles, France. The conference, which took place on November 1-3, 2019, offered a broad range of qualified speakers from different countries to discuss national laws that are to be taken into consideration when dealing with transactions involving [...]

By |2019-12-05T11:08:34-05:00November 11, 2019|Martin Aquilina, News|

Martin Aquilina Participated in Panel Discussion for the CAIDP 2019 Conference

Martin Aquilina, COO and International Lawyer of HazloLaw-Business Lawyers took part in the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) 2019 Conference,  Development Cooperation in the Age of Disruption. Joined by other professionals in the industry, Martin’s panel section focused on implementing and enforcing successful codes of ethics in a world currently riddled with sexual [...]

By |2019-10-11T15:06:33-04:00October 11, 2019|News|

2020 Updates of Incoterms Released

The International Chamber of Commerce recently released an updated version of their international trade terms, which take effect on January 1st, 2020.  If you would like to know more, we invite you to read Christian Siviere's article here: https://www.insidelogistics.ca/import-export-and-trade/the-incoterms-2020-update-156806/

By |2019-10-10T11:42:33-04:00October 10, 2019|News|

HazloLaw’s Martin Aquilina Featured on the Ottawa Business Journal

On October 2nd, 2019 the Ottawa Business Journal published a feature article on Martin Aquilina, COO and International Lawyer of HazloLaw-Business Lawyers.  For more than almost two decades, the Ottawa Business Journal has been the national capital's leading source of business news and information -  it is tailored to business managers, owners, professionals and executives. [...]

By |2019-10-07T16:15:43-04:00October 7, 2019|News|

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|

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|

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|

Martin Aquilina Attends the Union Internationale des Avocats 14th Winter Seminar in Colorado

Martin Aquilina, partner and head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ International law department attended the Union Internationale des Avocats 14th Winter Seminar in Aspen, Colorado, United States. The seminar was co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Sections of Litigation and International Law. The event happened between March 30 and April 06, 2019 and counted with […]

By |2019-09-07T15:28:11-04:00April 12, 2019|News|

Hugues Boisvert Acts for the Purchaser of a Tutti Frutti Franchise

Hugues Boisvert, Founder & CEO of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, acted for the purchaser in the acquisition of a Tutti Frutti franchise. The scope of Hugues’ mandate included reviewing the franchise agreement, the commercial lease agreement, drafting the LOI, the Share Purchase Agreement and all closing documents related to the transaction        

By |2019-09-04T13:33:49-04:00April 12, 2019|News|

Hugues Boisvert Represents Shareholders in a Management Buyout

Hugues Boisvert,  Founder & CEO of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, negotiated and drafted a share purchase agreement on behalf of a group of shareholders whose aim was to regain control of their company through a management buyout (“MBO”).  Hugues has vast experience advising shareholders in the negotiation of share purchase agreements and MBOs.

By |2019-09-07T15:35:00-04:00April 5, 2019|News|

Dean Blachford Participates as a Speaker in STEP Canada’s Privilege, Penalties, and Professional Responsibility Event

Dean Blachford, head of the tax litigation department of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, participated as a speaker in STEP Canada’s event on March 20, 2019. The event took place at the Rideau Club, in Ottawa, and dealt with tax, accounting, and legal aspects related to trusts and estate planning.  The event aimed to provide an […]

By |2019-09-07T15:36:57-04:00April 1, 2019|News|

Martin Aquilina Speaks at the Export Strategies for Commercial Growth Conference

Martin Aquilina, partner and head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ International law department was one of the organizers and speakers at the Export Strategies for Commercial Growth breakfast conference that happened in Ottawa on March 28. The conference was directed to entrepreneurs who wish to enhance their international presence while mitigating international risks. The conference […]

By |2019-05-15T07:01:28-04:00March 29, 2019|International Law, News|

Martin Aquilina Invited as the International Law Expert at This Year’s Canadian International Model United Nations (CANIMUN)

Martin Aquilina, partner and head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ International law department is the international law expert invited to participate in this year’s Canadian International Model United Nations (CANIMUN 2019) that will be held at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa from March 14-17, 2019. The event’s summits will include the Conference on Trade […]

By |2019-05-15T07:01:42-04:00March 15, 2019|International Law, News|

Hugues Boisvert Attends the Ottawa Senators’ 2019 Annual Gala Event

Hugues Boisvert,  Founder & CEO of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers and head of its business law group attended the Ottawa Senators’ 2019 Annual Gala that happened on February 9. The disco-themed soiree supported the local children and youth by raising money for physical and mental wellness as well as social and recreational programs. The event […]

By |2019-05-15T07:01:58-04:00March 1, 2019|Business Law, News|

HazloLaw – Business Lawyers has partnered up with OONE, an International Online Consulting Platform

HazloLaw – Business Lawyers has joined the OONE network comprised of lawyers, accountants, customs, marketing and internationalization experts in over 50 countries.  OONE, which is based in Padova, Italy, provides initial consultations by means of a video conference software by which clients are able to schedule one-hour calls with local professionals. This consultation system enables […]

By |2019-05-15T07:02:45-04:00February 25, 2019|Business Law, International Law, News, Tax Litigation|

Hugues Boisvert Presents to a Large Group of Retiring Federal Government Employees on Estate Planning

Hugues Boisvert,  Founder & CEO of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers and head of its business law group, was the instructor of a estate planning course directed to retiring federal government employees. The course took place in Ottawa on February 05, 2019 and addressed relevant aspects related to the drafting of wills, power of attorney and […]

By |2019-05-15T07:03:09-04:00February 5, 2019|Business Law, News|

Hugues Boisvert Presents to a Large Group of Retiring Federal Government Employees on Estate Planning

Hugues Boisvert,  Founder & CEO of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers and head of its business law group, was the instructor of a estate planning course directed to retiring federal government employees. The course took place in Ottawa on February 05, 2019 and addressed relevant aspects related to the drafting of wills, power of attorney and […]

By |2019-02-05T12:58:26-05:00February 5, 2019|News|

Dean Blachford Presented on Tax Issues at the Royal LePage’s 2019 Kick-Off Seminar in Kitchener

This week, Dean Blachford, head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ Tax Litigation department was in the Kitchener/Waterloo area presenting on tax issues related to real estate agents to the Royal LePage team at their 2019 Kick-Off Seminar. You can read Dean’s article on property flipping issues by clicking here. Follow HazloLaw on Twitter and LinkedIn to […]

By |2019-05-15T07:04:39-04:00January 18, 2019|News, Tax Litigation|

HazloLaw – Business Lawyers Sponsors Ottawa’s First Outdoor Christmas Market

[ENG] Ottawa’s first outdoor Christmas market opening took place on December 5th, 2018 in the Clarendon Court in the Byward Market. Hosted by  Alpha Art Gallery owner Edith Betkowsi-Sokolowski and sponsored in part by Hazlolaw Business-Lawyers, Martin Aquilina, COO of the firm and International Lawyer, attended the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in which the Mayor […]

By |2019-05-15T07:05:01-04:00December 7, 2018|Business Law, International Law, News, Tax Litigation|