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Clausehound Founder & CEO, Rajah Lehal, to be featured at Fireside Chat with the CEO’s at the Toronto Stock Exchange on October 4, 2016

September 27, 2016
Toronto, ON:

On October 4th, 2016, between 7:30am-12:00pm, Clausehound.com will be featured at the Fireside Chat with the CEO’s at the Toronto Stock Exchange. This event’s theme is ‘3 Common Mistakes to Avoid as CEO’. It is hosted by the TSX and North of 41 and will be located at 130 King Street West, Toronto.

Fireside Chat with the CEO’s at the Toronto Stock Exchange is a fantastic event where many of Canada’s leading executives discuss topics relating to effective management practices. Clausehound’s Founder and CEO, Rajah Lehal, will be speaking as part of the panel titled ‘Contracts – Avoiding Court When the _____ Hits the Fan’.

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Who we are: Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, small businesses and lawyers alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive. The software hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. We even offer a concierge service (pro feature) should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

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In conjunction with this announcement, Clausehound.com will be hosting a ‘fishbowl contest’ in which event attendees can drop a business card into our fishbowl for the chance at winning a one year subscription to Clausehound’s Small Business Law Library including access to our concierge (a pro feature). Our concierge will source documents for you that do not presently exist in our library. The value of this promotion is $600, a great prize for the lucky winner.

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Clausehound.com is proud to be working alongside such a great business event, and we look forward to showcasing our new product to Toronto’s business community.

Come and check us out on October 4th between 7:30am-12:00pm.

We hope to see you there!

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Blog Bite: Overholding Clauses vs Surrender Clauses in a Commercial Lease

In AIM Health Group Inc. v 40 Finchgate Limited Partnership (2012) ONCA 795, the landlord (“Finchgate”), entered into a 5 year lease agreement with the tenant (“AIM”).

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Several months prior to the expiry of the commercial lease, AIM informed Finchgate of their intention to not renew the lease but to stay for an extended period of time due to a delay in a medical facilities inspection test required prior to moving into a new premises. Two weeks prior to the notice, Finchgate enforced a surrender clause within the lease which required AIM to vacate the premises at the end of the lease term.

The tenant filed an emergency application and claimed they were entitled to re-entering the premises since the overholding clause in the lease agreement did not state that it was only enforceable subject to the payment of rent and the landlord’s consent. The Court of Appeal reversed the trial judge’s decision and held that an overholding tenancy can arise only if the landlord agrees to a month-to-month tenancy which is normally evidenced through the landlord’s acceptance of rent or by waiving a tenant’s obligation to vacate as stipulated by a surrender clause within a lease agreement.

This interpretation was justified on the basis that clauses typically found in standard form contracts such as a lease agreement should be consistently interpreted in order to foster certainty and predictability in the law.

Key Take-Aways

The Court stated, in obiter, that surrender clauses within lease agreements are not necessary since there is an implied obligation on the tenant to not only give up possession upon expiration or termination of a tenancy, but to also restore absolute possession to the landlord in the same condition that the premises was found to be in prior to the execution of a lease agreement.

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Clausehound.com is excited to attend the Legal Innovation Zone’s Lunch & Law on September 27th!

September 26, 2016
Toronto, ON:

On September 27th, between 12:00-1:00pm, Clausehound.com will be attending Lunch & Law hosted by the Legal Innovation Zone (which is also the location of the Clausehound office!) Lunch & Law is a fantastic event where keynote speakers discuss relevant legal issues with participants. The keynote speaker on September 27th will be Peter Carayiannis, founder of Conduit Law Profession Corporation and co-founder of StandIn. Clausehound looks forward engaging with other legal innovators at Lunch & Law and further participating with the Legal Innovation Zone’s always exciting and educational events.

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Clausehound.com is proud to be working alongside such a great legal technology event! We hope to see you there!

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Who we are: Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, small businesses and lawyers alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive. The software hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. We even offer a concierge service (pro feature) should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

 

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Clausehound.com will be featured at the Ryerson DMZ Learning Zone’s Street Party on October 6, 2016

September 26, 2016
Toronto, ON:

ALERT:  WEATHER-DEFERRED BY ONE WEEK – NEW DATE OCTOBER 6.

On October 6, between 11:00am to 5:00pm, Clausehound.com will be participating in the Gould Street Party hosted by Ryerson Digital Media Zone – Zone Learning. Clausehound will be demonstrating our software between 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Gould Street directly next to Ryerson University. Ryerson DMZ Zone Learning’s Gould Street Party is a unique opportunity for students & interested parties to speak directly with the participating startups’ staff and test their products.  (This event was originally scheduled for September 29.)

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Who we are: Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, small businesses and lawyers alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive. Our software hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary (from five continents) and instructional videos. We even offer a concierge service (pro feature) to assist should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

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Clausehound.com will also be hosting a ‘fishbowl contest’ during our demonstration (between 3 and 5 p.m.).  Event attendees can drop a business card into our fishbowl for the chance at winning a one year subscription to Clausehound’s Small Business Law Library including access to our concierge (a pro feature). Our concierge will source documents for you that do not presently exist in our library. The value of this promotion is $600, a great prize for the lucky winner.

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Clausehound.com is proud to be working alongside such a great legal technology event, and we look forward to showcasing our new product to Toronto’s legal and technology communities.

The Legal Innovation Zone is notorious for hosting great events, so we hope to see you out there to try the Clausehound product alongside other great legal innovators! So – Come and check us out on Gould Street in Toronto on September 29th between 11:00am and 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!

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