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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sidney Troister to Chair and Moderate the upcoming Law Society of Ontario webcast "Your Real Estate Practice and the COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Need to Know Right Now"

Sidney H. Troister, LSM Sidney Troister of our Commercial Real Estate Group will be chairing and moderating the Law Society of Ontario's webcast "Your Real Estate Practice an...
Mar 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

Jeffrey I. Cohen As the cases of COVID-19 increase around the world, we continue to implement precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our people, the...
Mar 16, 2020
In the News

Laurie Pawlitza speaks to Law Times about the Health Care Consent Act

Laurie H. Pawlitza Law Times A recent case highlights how the Health Care Consent Act, which calls for judges to take a child’s wishes into account when it comes to consenting to ...
Mar 6, 2020
Firm News

Lindsay Kantor Presents an Overview of Provincial Health Care Legislation

Lindsay Kantor On March 4th, Lindsay Kantor of our Health Law Group will be presenting an Overview of Provincial Health Care Legislation. This session is part of the...
Mar 2, 2020


Lindsay Kantor to speak at Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases 2020

Lindsay Kantor Lindsay Kantor to speak at "Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases" on April 2, 2020. The webinar is presented by Osgoode Professiona...
Date of Event: Apr 2, 2020

Sahil Razdan speaks at Cannabis + Tech | Retail Tech presented by LeafLink

Sahil Razdan Sahil Razdan, an associate in our Corporate Law Group, spoke with Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis for Cannabis + Tech | Retail Tech presented by...
Date of Event: Apr 13, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020

Lisa Lifshitz to speak on upcoming webcast "Ensuring Robust Data Management Practices For Clients During a Pandemic" presented by Canadian Lawyer

Lisa R. Lifshitz Lisa R. Lifshitz, chair of our Technology, Privacy and Data Management Group, will be participating in a panel discussion titled "Ensuring Robust Data...
Date of Event: Apr 14, 2020

Lisa R. Lifshitz to Moderate the 2020 CAN-TECH Law Spring Program "Digital Transformation: Understanding and Managing the Legal Risks"

Lisa R. Lifshitz Lisa R. Lifshitz to moderate the 2020 CAN-TECH Law Spring Program "Digital Transformation: Understanding and Managing the Legal Risks" on May 7, 2020....
Date of Event: May 7, 2020

Publications & Presentations

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Virtual Witnessing of Wills and Powers of Attorney Permitted In Ontario During COVID-19

The Government of Ontario has issued an Emergency Order in Council (the “Emergency Order”) permitting the virtual witnessing of Wills and Powers of At...
Apr 9, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ontario Government Issues Emergency Order to Re-Open Cannabis Stores

Matt Maurer and Vlad Mihaescu Since our previous article on this topic, the Ontario Government has removed cannabis retail stores from the list of essential workplaces. The cannabi...
Apr 8, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tax Planning Considerations for Uncertain Times

Kay Leung and Ted Citrome Amidst these unprecedented and uncertain times, the question that often arises is what should one do regarding their own taxes? It is during times lik...
Apr 8, 2020

Hardship due to COVID-19 may be cause to have spousal support payments reduced

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post The impact of COVID-19 is unquestionably far-reaching. For many individuals, the financial implications are particularly acute. Nearly one million Can...
Apr 8, 2020


These relationship red flags are pretty accurate signs you're headed for a breakup

Laurie H. Pawlitza It’s rare that a relationship breakdown comes as a complete surprise. In fact, in hindsight, most spouses have a Spidey sense about their pending brea...
Jul 11, 2019

Laurie Pawlitza on the biggest mistakes couples make when they separate

Laurie H. Pawlitza Laurie Pawlitza of our Family Law Group breaks down the biggest mistakes people make when separating. Hint: there’s little be gained by being vindicti...
Jul 4, 2019

Laurie Pawlitza on the top five things you need to know about marriage contracts

Laurie H. Pawlitza As you might imagine, a marriage contract — an agreement that says what will happen in the event that you separate — is rarely seen as a romantic gest...
Jun 25, 2019
LegalPoint Videos

Marijuana and the Canadian Workplace - Peter Straszynski – Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video

Peter C. Straszynski Peter Straszynski explains the workplace challenges of accommodating the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes, and recommends a number of steps...
Sep 22, 2016