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Full Day Advanced Corporate Law Program

September 25, 2013

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Jordan Dolgin - Principal, Dolgin Professional Corporation
Buying and Selling A Business 

•     Discussion of different structures for purchasing and selling a business in Ontario
•     Key distinctions between asset and share purchase transactions
•     Discussion of key legal issues in documenting business purchase and sale transactions
•     Essential legal due diligence and closing support
•     Organizationaltips for efficienttransaction management


Scot Patriquin – Partner, Brautithorning Zibarras LLP
Share and Share Alike -The What’s and Why’s of Share Structures

•     Basic guidelines for share structures
•     Typical share conditions and when to use them
•     Common mistakes and how to avoid them

Andrew Walker – Associate, McMillan LLP
Minute Book Reviews and Correcting Minute Book Deficiencies

•     Your role in the due diligence process
•     How your work gets used in practice
•     Best practices


Ryan Prendergast – Associate, 
Carters Professional Corporation
The In’s and Out’s of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) and the Not-for-profit Corporations Act, 2010 (“ONCA”)

•     Status and overview ofthe CNCA and ONCA
•     Essential things to know about the CNCA and ONCA
•     Timing of continuance/transition under the CNCA and ONCA
•     Practical steps and thorny issues


Jennifer Allen – Associate, Gardiner Roberts LLP
Amalgamations Versus Dissolutions

•     Voluntary Dissolutions under the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Business Corporations Act(Ontario)
•     Practical considerations when choosing between voluntary dissolutions and amalgamations
•     Long-form versus short-form amalgamations


Mark Tozer – Associzte, Brzutithorning Zibbaras LLP
An Overview of Tax Planning Using Trusts

•     The fundamentals oftrusts
•     How trusts are taxed under the IncomeTax Act
•     Typical uses oftrusts in corporate and estate planning
•     How to avoid common pitfalls when using trusts


Patrick Gervais – Associate, Blaney McMurtry LLP
Tips and Tricks for Better Legal Drafting

Learn how to draft documents in a clear, modern and effective manner by avoiding drafting mistakes. Tackle areas where drafting errors are most common, including: 
•     How and when to use defined terms
•     When to use “shall”, “will”, “must”, “which”, “that”, “what”, “but”, and “so”
•     When to use the passive voice
•     How to reduce verbiage, legalese and syntactic ambiguity
•     Your role in the due diligence process
•     How your work gets used in practice
•     Best practices