Legal Alert Blog

Changes to Law, Major Case Decisions, Industry Trends, & Other Legal Issues

Trademarks and the Cannabis Industry

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Since the legalization of Cannabis here in Canada in October of 2018, we have seen an influx of cannabis-based businesses looking to protect their intellectual property rights.

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No Spec Tax on Westbank First Nation Lands

By Andrea East
Categories: Blog, First Nations
The recently introduced BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax (“Spec Tax”) is a topic of much discussion in our community lately.

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Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program

By Bryan Fitzpatrick
The new B.C. Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Program is designed to attract entrepreneurs to participating regional communities in order to start new businesses.

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Tax-Deductible Legal Fees

By Patrick Gaffney
Categories: Blog, Family Law
If you receive child or spousal support, and you spent money obtaining a court order to get child or spousal support then the money spent to get the order may be tax-deductible.

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Breach of Contract and Repudiation: Affirm or Accept the Repudiation, Not Both

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog, Litigation
One of the more difficult issues in contractual disputes is sorting out what rights and obligations continue to exist when a party to a contract breaches the terms of the contract.

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A Will For Canadian Property and Foreign Property

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Whenever I have clients that have Canadian property and assets in a foreign jurisdiction, I always recommend that they consult with a lawyer in the jurisdiction where they hold those foreign assets.

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Central Okanagan Economic Development Commissions’ Latest Snapshot

By Jeremy Burgess
Categories: Blog
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) has released its 2018 fourth quarter economic indicators report.

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Bad Behaviour and Termination

By Alfred Kempf
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
We often see cases in our office where a client presents a situation where an employee has behaved in outrageous fashion.

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Registered Disability Savings Plans

By Zach Pashley
Categories: Blog, Tax
The Registered Disability Savings Plan is a savings plan provided by the federal government to help parents and others save for the long-term financial needs of a disabled individual.

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