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Sunday, 10 September 2006 21:00

Real Estate: Commercial real estate boom rolls on

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Real Estate: Commercial real estate boom rolls onCommercial real estate is entering an unprecedented 13th year of growth with no signs of letting up. It's a plus for both the real estate lawyers and title insurers who are changing the way that the commercial real estate market protects itself from risk. But lingering memories of the 1980s crash has law firms looking over their shoulders wondering if the boom will turn to bust.

Friday, 12 May 2006 08:59

Uncivil law

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Friday, 12 May 2006 08:45

Real Estate: Mortgage Brokers

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With a new Mortgage Brokers Act afoot soon in Ontario, lawyers may have some new marketing opportunities — but there are caveats.

 

From coast to coast, tobacco companies are facing massive lawsuits to recoup smoking-related government healthcare costs. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are the latest provinces to flex their legal muscle.

Monday, 17 April 2006 11:14

Reconstructing Stelco

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Reconstructing StelcoDid the venerable Canadian steel icon’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings breathe new life into an ailing enterprise or just a lot of hot air?
Wednesday, 01 March 2006 09:12

The champs’ champion

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The champs’ championHe comes across as mild-mannered, but sports lawyer Gord Kirke is tough when it counts – when tempers flare, Kirke is famous for bringing sanity and a much-needed sense of fair play to the multi-billion-dollar sports industry.
Wednesday, 01 February 2006 09:12

Lawyers, liability and the firm

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Lawyers, liability and the firm Personal relationships and widely shared ideas about ethics and conduct once guarded the integrity of law firms. Not any more. Megafirms, competition and the LLP have changed all that. The question is, what is taking the place of the traditional law firm and the values it was built on?
Thursday, 26 January 2006 09:12

Borderlines...Act anywhere, liable everywhere?

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When it comes to doing business abroad, more and more companies — and their executives — are bumping into conflicting legal environments: as the Enron and Hollinger  cases show, their lawyers need to find out what’s out there, before the trouble starts.
Thursday, 26 January 2006 09:12

Mentoring grows up

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Once a dusty tradition that occurred on an ad hoc basis, if at all, mentoring is making a comeback. In fact, using top judges and lawyers to mentor young lawyers is becoming an important part of training associates at some of the country's best-known firms.
The billable hours approach to compensation, with its emphasis on individual work, is giving way at some top firms to a more collegial model.
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