Business and personal legal services, for individuals, partnerships, companies and their executives for over 30 years in Canada, USA, and worldwide.
Intellectual Property: Patents, Trade Marks, Copyrights, Industrial Designs, Integrated Circuit Topography, Plant Breeders Rights, Packaging & Labeling, Confidentiality Agreements, Trade Secrets, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Marketing, Intellectual Property Mediation, Arbitration, and Litigation, Intellectual Property Offences; Information Technology: Internet use of Intellectual Property, Domain Names, e-Commerce, Internet Law, Computer Hardware and Software Acquisitions, Website Privacy Policies, Internet Advertising and Marketing; Business Law: Advertising and Marketing Law, Competition Law, Privacy Law, Business Formation (Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Corporations, Associations, Charities, Business Divisions, Joint Ventures and Franchises), Partnership / Shareholder Agreements, Contracts, Letters of Intent, Buying / Selling of Businesses, Mergers and Acquisitions, Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations, Association Law, Charity Law, Commercial law, Corporate Law, International Trade, Customs Law, Corporate Governance, Equipment Financing and Leasing, Leases and Leasing, Commercial leasing, Landlord and Tenant Law, Franchises and Franchising, Corporate Structuring, Securitization of Assets and General Asset Protection; Business Finance and Funding: Loans, Mortgages, Government Guaranteed Loans, Small Business Loans (SBLs), Government grants, Equipment Finance and leasing, Corporate Finance, Tax Credits, Tax Deductions, Shareholder Loans and Shareholder Agreements, Venture Capital, Securities, and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs); Taxation: Corporate Taxation, Taxation of Trusts, Individual Taxation, Tax arrears, Negotiations of Payment Plans, Objections, Appeals, Federal and Provincial Income Tax, Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), Goods and Services Tax (GST), Source Deductions/Employee Tax Deductions, Municipal Property Tax, Land Transfer Tax, U.S. Taxation, Tax Treaties, Offshore Corporations, and Tax and Estate Planning; Bankruptcy and Insolvency: Debtor - Creditor Rights, Directors and Officers Liability, Pre-Bankruptcy, During Bankruptcy, and Post-Bankruptcy Advice and Representation, Negotiation and Payment Arrangements with Creditors, Consumer proposals, Regular proposals, Individual and Corporate Bankruptcies, Assignments in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Petitions, Bankruptcy Discharges, Bankruptcy Oppositions, Proofs of Claim, Fraud Allegations and Fraud Actions, Fraudulent Preferences and Asset Tracing, Bankruptcy References, Creditor Proofing, Setting Up and Attacking Protective Structures and Liability Shields, Restructuring Plans, Debtor Financing, Purchase and Sale of Insolvent Companies and their Assets, Cross-Border Insolvencies, Dispute Resolution, Insolvent and Bankrupt spouses, Insolvent Estates, Reinstatement of Defaulted Proposals, Reversal of Bankruptcies, Applications for relief on Student Loans, Security and Priorities between Creditors, Forbearance Agreements, Subordination Agreements, and Credit Rating and Repair; Litigation: Federal Court of Canada (Country Wide), Ontario Superior Court, Ontario Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, Corporate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Collections, Construction Litigation, Estate Litigation, Tax Litigation and Appellate Practice; Family Law: Divorce, Domestic Agreements (Cohabitation Agreements , Marriage Contracts/Pre-nuptial Agreements, Paternity Agreements, and Separation Agreements), Custody, Joint Custody, Access, Child Support, Spousal Support, Paternity Claims, Exclusive Possession of Matrimonial Home, Property Division, Equalization Claims (Community Property), Insurance and Security for Support Issues, Pension Division, Claims against Estates (Deceased Spouses) , Dependent’s Relief Claims (by dependents against estate), Family Law Act Claims (for personal injury/death of family member), Restraining Orders, Enforcement of Family Law Orders and Agreements , Enforcement of Foreign Family Law Orders, Appeals and Judicial review, Variation of Court Orders, Guardianship Applications, Adoptions, Legal Opinions on recognition of Foreign Divorce Decrees in Ontario and Canada, Preparation of Financial Statements, and Family Law A.D.R. (Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration) and Family Law Litigation; Criminal Law: Intellectual Property Offences (Patent Offences, Trademark Offences, Copyright Offences), Corporate Offences, Directors and Officers Offences, Tax Offences, Business Offences, Employment Related Offences, Impaired Driving/DUI/DWI/Over .08 mg., Driving Offences, Criminal Code Offences, Federal Offences, Provincial Offences, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Bail, Trials, Appeals, Sentencing, Pardons, US Criminal Record Travel Waivers; Wills, Estates and Trusts: Estate Planning, Wills and Probate, Estate administration, Guardianship Applications, Intervivos Trusts, Testamentary Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Committeeships, Passing of Accounts, Estate Litigation; Real Estate: Construction Law, Construction Liens, Condominium Law, Condominium Liens, Property Law, Commercial Leasing, Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Landlord and Tenant law, Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Industrial Real Estate, Municipal Law, Zoning and Land Use; Immigration: Canadian Immigration, including, Emigration and Related Tax Aspects, Visitors’ Visas, Work Permits, Landed Status (Investor Class, Entrepreneurial, Class, Family (sponsored), Class, Independent Class, Domestic worker program), Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications, Departure Notices and Deportations, Citizenship; U.S. Immigration, including Work Permits, Green Cards, Vehicle Seizures, Exclusions and Deportations, and Criminal Record Waivers; Personal Injury: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Occupier’s Liability, Medical Negligence, Product Liability; Labour and Employment: Due Diligence on Purchase/Sale of Business, Transfer of Employees, Immigration Work Visas for Executives, Executive Compensation, Fiduciary Duties of Departing Employees, Employment Standards, Employment Contracts, Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements, Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements, Employee Benefits, Pension Benefits, Dismissal for Cause, Wrongful Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Preparing and Reviewing Termination/Severance Settlement Offers, Tax Aspects of Termination, Settlement Agreements and Court Orders, Human Rights (Employer Defense), Occupational Health and Safety, Workers Compensation, WSIB/WCB; Alternate Dispute Resolutions (A.D.R.): Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, Appeal, and Judicial Review; Administrative Law: Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, Land Titles Assurance Fund, Personal Property Security Assurance Fund, Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) Compensation Fund.
Certifications and associations
Law Society of Upper Canada, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Registered Canadian Trademark Agent (CIPO), Registered Canadian Patent Agent (CIPO)