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4 Ways You Can Make Ontario's ESA Work Better for You

November 27, 2017
There are only four allowable circumstances in which an employer and employee may enter into an agreement to vary from the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA) standards. All agreements should: N...
Employment Agreement
Human Resources
Employment

Ontario: Statutory Requirements for Employee Hours

November 27, 2017
Last updated Jan, 2018. After the standard exchange of “hello”s and “how are you”s when meeting someone for the first time, it won’t be too long until an awkward lull in the conversation prompts some...
Employment Agreement
Human Resources
Employment

5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Burnout

November 25, 2017
Links from this article: Original Bullfrog article Our partner organization Bullfrog Insurance put out this article right before its mention...
Announcements

HackerNest Toronto November Tech Social

November 25, 2017
Links from this article: HackerNest event page Our partner organization HackerNest is hosting a tech meetup in Toronto! Join them for a night of cas...
Events

HackerNest Montreal November Tech Social

November 25, 2017
Links from this article: HackerNest event page Our partner organization HackerNest is hosting a tech meetup in Montreal! Join them for a night of ca...
Events

TechTO Meetup

November 25, 2017
Links from this article: TechTO event page Our partner organization Tech Toronto is having their next meeting on December 4th. Many CEOs and founders have spoken at these monthly events, with anot...
Events

Researching Openness

November 25, 2017
Links from this article: Fireside chat with Mike Cannon-Brookes Atlassian Summit 2015 Atlassian Openness video Atlassian Company Values I’ve been researching the concept of “openness” in organizatio...
Journey

HamOnt ML

November 18, 2017
Links from this article: CoMotion event page Our partner organization CoMotion is excited to announce their HamOnt ML event on December 2! The first machine learning conference to take place in H...
Events

HackerNest Ottawa November Tech Social

November 18, 2017
Links from this article: HackerNest event page Our partner organization is hosting a tech meetup in Ottawa! Join them for a night of casual conversation with other tech enthusiasts at Colony VR!...
Events

HackerNest Peterborough November Tech Social

November 18, 2017
Links from this article: HackerNest event page Our partner organization is hosting a tech meetup in Peterborough! Join them for a night of casual conversation with other tech enthusiasts at Retro...
Events

Who Are We?

November 18, 2017
Links from this article:SWAN articleBob Ferchat's articleMcKinsey and Company ValuesOur team is growing at my beloved Clausehound.com, and that is great.  It is no longer a big panic to get from versi...
Journey

The Top 5 Keys to Coworking

November 17, 2017
Links from this article:Original CoMotion articleOur partner organization CoMotion features an article on how to get the most out of coworking. A...
Announcements

5 Steps to Becoming a Social Intrapreneur

November 17, 2017
Links from this article: Original TwentyThirty article Rajah Lehal, Founder and CEO of Clausehound has an organizational role in activating...
Announcements

Thales Student Innovation Championship

November 10, 2017
Links from this article:Original StartUp Here Toronto articleCompetition details and registration pageOur partner organization recently featured a...
Announcements

RIP: Traditional 9-5 Work Hours

November 10, 2017
Links from this article:Original Bullfrog Insurance articleOur partner organization Bullfrog Insurance recently published an article on the declin...
Announcements

Side-Hustling Your Way Into a New Career

November 10, 2017
Links from this article: Lawyer to Yoga Instructor article Previous blog on meditation For this week's Founder's Only I dug into Faheem's podcast archives.  Faheem is a member of Founder's Only, and...
Journey

Common Binding Terms in a Letter of Intent

November 10, 2017
Negotiating a contract can be a messy process. Parties often need to engage in several rounds of back-and-forth negotiation to find a mutually satisfactory deal, and many details are not settled until...
Term Sheet
Letter of Intent
Share Purchase Agreement
Investor Term Sheet
Memorandum of Understanding

Pre-emptive Rights - Who Do They Benefit?

November 10, 2017
What is a Pre-emptive Rights Clause? Pre-emptive rights clauses can protect existing shareholders from the dilution of their proportionate holdings, and is a type of protection sought by founders and...
Term Sheet
Shareholders Agreement
Share Purchase Agreement
Investor Term Sheet

Blog Bite: Should a TSX-V public company announce its intentions?

November 10, 2017
This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com is relevant for TSX-V public companies because it sets out the relevant factors that a board of directors should consider when making the decision...
Letter of Intent
Share Purchase Agreement
Blog Bites

Blog Bite: What is the nature of transaction letters of intent?

November 09, 2017
This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com explores the nature of transaction letters of intent or (LOI's). An LOI is typically used as the first step of a deal and should briefly outline th...
Term Sheet
Letter of Intent
Share Purchase Agreement
Blog Bites

Blog Bite: When is a letter of intent binding?

November 09, 2017
This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com highlights how important it is for parties to clearly state their intentions when drafting a letter of intent (LOI). Parties may intend for an LOI...
Term Sheet
Letter of Intent
Share Purchase Agreement
Blog Bites
Investor Term Sheet
Memorandum of Understanding

Blog Bite: Letters of intent, binding or non binding?

November 09, 2017
This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com illustrates how a letter of intent (LOI) can be interpreted as either binding, or non-binding on both parties. To avoid drafting a legally binding...
Term Sheet
Letter of Intent
Share Purchase Agreement
Blog Bites
Investor Term Sheet
Memorandum of Understanding

Blog Bite: How Do I Negotiate a Share Purchase or M&A?

November 09, 2017
This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com contextualizes the role of the letter of intent in the negotiation process, orders the series of events that take place in most negotiations involv...
Term Sheet
Shareholders Agreement
Letter of Intent
Share Purchase Agreement
Blog Bites

Blog Bite: How Do I Conduct Due Diligence in a Share Purchase or M&A?

November 09, 2017
This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com  After a term sheet in an asset or share purchase deal is signed, the parties will usually commence 'due diligence'. This article posted on our par...
Term Sheet
Shareholders Agreement
Letter of Intent
Asset Purchase Agreement
Share Purchase Agreement
Blog Bites
Investor Term Sheet
Memorandum of Understanding

This Guy is Leading an Education Revolution

November 03, 2017
Links from this article: Original article posted on TwentyThirty Rajah Lehal, Founder and CEO of Clausehound is an occasional contributor to...
Announcements

Letter of Intent / Investor Term Sheet

November 03, 2017
Letter of Intent / Investor Term Sheet   What is this document? A Letter of Intent (often referred to as an LOI) or an Investor Term Sheet is a document that is often used between a potential inves...
Term Sheet
Letter of Intent
Share Purchase Agreement

Tech4SickKids Initiative

November 03, 2017
Links from this article: North of 41 announcement Tickets for Event Our partner organization North of 41 is proud to support the Tech4SickKi...
Announcements

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

November 03, 2017
Links from this article: Original Collage article Our partner organization Collage has released an article on managing medical marijuana in...
Announcements

The Co-Founder Relationship

November 03, 2017
Links from this article: Julie's podcast series Part 1 of co-founder series Part 2 of co-founder series Part 3 of co-founder series Julie Zuzek 'the Corporate Yogi' and I have been friends for nearl...
Journey

Why do you enter into legal agreements?

October 31, 2017
What is this document? This is one of clausehound.coms legal templates. Feel free to scroll through the contract and determine whether the template is useful for your needs. You can login and browse...
Contract Overviews

TSX Ignite Event in Waterloo

October 27, 2017
Links from this article: Event page Our partner organization North of 41, along with TSX and Accelerator Centre, are hosting an event on PR strategies for growing startups and businesses. This wi...
Events

Student Entrepreneur National Competition

October 27, 2017
Links from this article: Enactus Competition page Nomination page Our partner organization Enactus is opening applications for their 20th annual Student Entrepreneurship National Competition. Ful...
Announcements

Five ideas for getting talent right

October 27, 2017
Links from this article: Original post on ImpactAlpha Originally posted on ImpactAlpha, Ryan is a the Principal of RGL Strategic, co-founder of CanadaHelps and a member of Founder's Only. A couple...
Journey

Job Opportunity! Impact Hub Global Gathering 2018 Lead

October 20, 2017
Links from this article: Impact Hub page We are excited to see the growth of our partner organization Impact Hub! In a short 12 years, they have gone from their first Impact Hub to over 100 world...
Announcements

Lot42 Grand Opening

October 20, 2017
Links from this article: Lot42 homepage Lot42 Grand Opening event registration page Our collaborator Lot42 is excited to announce their grand opening! In less than 24 hours, Lot42 will be celebra...
Announcements

On the road again

October 20, 2017
Links from this article:Original post by Dominic on Startups & Venture Capital Originally posted on Startups & Venture Capital, Dominic is the Founder of TWG and a member of Founder's Only.  Domin...
Journey
DominicBortolussi

Dividends: What, When, How?

October 18, 2017
Dividend structuring and timing are making headlines presently. (For example:  The Globe and Mail:  Ottawa to rein in income 'sprinkling' by wealthy Canadians and the Financial Post: What the new ‘in...
Company Formation
Articles of Incorporation
Canada (ON)
Canada (General)

Three reasons to declare the business of your company

October 17, 2017
As lawyers we are often guiding our clients on defining the “business of the company”, so I thought I’d write a post on this topic.   “Business of the company” is formally declared in several circum...
Company Formation
Articles of Incorporation
Canada (ON)
Canada (General)

When to say no: The Right of First Refusal

October 17, 2017
We are often asked about the right of first refusal clause (ROFR), and so we thought it would be useful to survey the features of a right of first refusal clause here. For a business with shareholder...
Shareholder Agreement
Company Formation
Articles of Incorporation
Canada (ON)
Canada (General)

Liquidation Preference: Cashing Out

October 17, 2017
A liquidation preference is a commonly requested investor term. The idea around a liquidation preference is that the investor will receive their funds out of the business prior to the existing shareho...
Term Sheet
Shareholders Agreement
Company Formation
Articles of Incorporation
Canada (ON)
Canada (General)

When is it time to change your corporation's name?

October 17, 2017
We had previously written an article on the selection of a business name, and as well a second article on defending your business name.  I thought I would write an article about changing a company’...
Company Formation
Articles of Incorporation
Canada (ON)
Canada (General)

Why Indemnify? Director’s Liability – Sources and Mitigation

October 17, 2017
When most of us think about directors of corporations, what comes to mind is the hefty pay (at least in bigger corporations), the prestige, and the power. But with power comes responsibility; the subj...
Company Formation
Articles of Incorporation
Canada (ON)
Canada (General)

Authorizing vs. Allocating vs. Issuing Shares in your Company

October 17, 2017
Company owners or investors, when drafting or digging through the details of the ownership of company shares, will come across the concept of authorized shares, issued shares and sometimes allocated (...
Shareholders Agreement
Company Formation
Articles of Incorporation
Canada (ON)
Canada (General)

Breaking Down Share Issuance Step by Step

October 17, 2017
This article provides an overview of the steps involved in issuing shares, once the negotiations with investors have been completed. To summarize, the process includes the following steps: 1) Subscri...
Company Formation
Articles of Incorporation
Canada (ON)
Canada (General)

TechTO October Meetup

October 13, 2017
Links from this article: TechTO Meetup event page Our partner organization Tech Toronto is having their next meeting on October 16th. Many CEOs and founders have spoken at these monthly events, wit...
Events

Find What You Love And Let It Kill You

October 13, 2017
Links from this article: Original LinkedIn article Originally posted on LinkedIn by Chris Snoyer, who is a member of Founder's Only and occasionally guest posts here. I was grabbing a coffee at Le...
Journey

Dividends: What, When, How?

October 13, 2017
Links from this article: Globe and Mail article Financial Post article Dividend structuring and timing are making headlines presently. (For example:  The Globe and Mail:  Ottawa to rein in income 's...
Dividends
Shareholders Agreement
Canada (ON)
Canada (General)

Western Accelerator

October 13, 2017
Links from this article: University of Western Accelerator page Application page Our partner organization, the University of Western, is excited to announce their newest accelerator! The Western...
Announcements

Customer Loyalty: the Golden Rules

October 13, 2017
Links from this article: Original Futurpreneur article Our partner organization Futurpreneur published an article on customer loyalty. It has a razor sharp focus on how entrepreneurs should find,...
Announcements

Spotlight on: Toronto's Fashion Startup Ecosystem

October 13, 2017
Links from this article: Original Enterprise Toronto article Our partner organization Enterprise Toronto has recently published an article on the Fashion industry in Toronto. In 30 years, the fas...
Announcements

Women Entrepreneurship Week #WhyNotMe Panel Discussion

October 06, 2017
Links from this article: startGBC Event Page Our partner organization has opened up registration for their #WhyNotMe discussion panel. There will be talks from leading entrepreneurs such as Nicol...
Events

Digital Marketing: Unhealthy Habits

October 06, 2017
Links from this article: Original Bullfrog article Our partner organization Bullfrog Insurance has very recently published a piece on how to improve your online reach. It explores topics such as...
Announcements

The New One Percent Is Giving

October 06, 2017
As soon as I met Jennifer and Upside Foundation of Canada, I liked what they were all about.  Their foundation promotes the allocation of 1% of your company’s equity to a charitable purpose.  Reservin...
Journey

Enterprise Toronto's Small Business Marketing Forum

September 29, 2017
Links from this article:Event Registration Page - With 50% Off!Our partner organization Enterprise Toronto is now selling tickets for their new event, Small Business Marketing Forum. Learn from market...
Events

YEDI's Not For Profit Track 2017

September 29, 2017
Links from this article: YEDI Not For Profit Track Registration Page YEDI Not For Profit Track Event Page Our partner organization YEDI is now accepting applications from innovative not-for-profit...
Events

Why I Buy Beers I Can't Afford

September 29, 2017
Links from this article: Original Linkedin article Originally posted on Linkedin, with additional comments from discussions with Founders Only. When you’re a young, broke student, beers are like go...
Journey

Slack vs Microsoft Teams: Which Do You Prefer?

September 29, 2017
Links from this article:Original Bullfrog Insurance articleOur partner organization Bullfrog Insurance has released a new article about the two most popular collaboration tools. This article compares...
Announcements

In the eye of a Hurricane, there are quietly unexercised stock options

September 15, 2017
Links from this article: Hibberd v. Hurricane Hydrocarbons Ltd. Parol Evidence Rule Co-authors:  Brendan Sheehan and Rajah Lehal   Introduction The case of Hibberd v. Hurricane Hydrocarbons Ltd. i...
Exercise of Options
Termination
Rights of Option Holders
Contract Negotiations
Expiry of Options
Case Law
Effects of Termination
Notice of Termination
Oral Representations
Choice of Law
Option Agreement

YEDI Youth Entrepreneurship Program

September 15, 2017
Links from this article: Event Page Application Page Our partner organization YEDI is excited to announce their new entrepreneurship program. Open t...
Events

How Transcendental Meditation Taught Me to Take Risks

September 15, 2017
Links from this article:Original Huffington Post ArticleOrignally posted on Huffington Post, with additional notes as provided to Founders Only. Image by John Kelsey Transcendental meditation is havi...
Journey

Who to hire? Independent Contractor vs. employee

September 15, 2017
Links from this article: Collage Article Our partner organization Collage recently wrote an article about classification of employees versus independent contractors. There are many intricacies i...
Announcements

How Civic Technology in Toronto Makes the City More Open

September 15, 2017
Links from this article: Enterprise Toronto Article Our partner organization Enterprise Toronto released an article about the growth of civic technology in Toronto. Many companies are using techn...
Announcements

Five Key Factors to Start-Up Success

September 15, 2017
Links from this article:Futurpreneur ArticleOur partner organization Futurpreneur has published an article on helpful reminders for entrepreneurs....
Announcements

TechTO September Meetup

September 08, 2017
Links from this article: TechToronto Events In just 10 days time, our partner organization TechToronto will be hosting their next event. Many CEOs a...
Events

Buying and Selling Shares - Investor Disclosure

September 08, 2017
Links from this article: CanLII Case And:  What Investors Should Know About Their Rights When Dealing With Brokers There are compelling reasons to invest in a startup company’s shares. But with...
Investors
Investor

Things I learned Running INFINITI Lab

September 08, 2017
Links from this article: Original Multiplicity Article This article was originally posted by Chris on Multiplicity. INFINTI Lab is all wrapped up and it was a wonderful experience. I had the fortu...
Journey

Blog Bite: What is Technology Transfer?

September 06, 2017
This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how, though details vary from transaction to transaction, agreements affecting technology transfers contain two essential elements: the s...
Intellectual Property
IP Transfer

Overview of IP Transfer Agreement

September 06, 2017
Overview of IP Transfer Agreement What is this document? An IP Transfer Agreement is an agreement between an individual or corporation transferring its intellectual property to another individual...
Intellectual Property
Contract Overviews
IP Transfer

Understand Network Centrality in Five Minutes

September 01, 2017
Links from this article:Fractal Scale ArticleOur partner organization Fractal Scale has recently posted an article on learning about network centr...
Announcements

Life, In Chapters

September 01, 2017
Links from this article: Original Medium article Resposted from Assaf's original post on Medium. “If you want to make God laugh, tell them about your plans.” — Woody Allen When it rains, it pours. [...
Journey

How Coworking Ignites the Freelance Fire

September 01, 2017
Links from this article:CoMotion ArticleOur partner organization CoMotion has posted a blog article on how you can motivate yourself. This article...
Announcements

List of Important Terms in an IP Transfer Agreement

September 01, 2017
Dear [INSERT NAME OF CLIENT],   The IP Transfer Agreement is in progress of being drafted and I wanted to provide a high-level list of what provisions will be included in your IP Transfer Agreement...
Playbooks

Mapping to Checklist - IP Transfer

August 31, 2017
To map a checklist into an agreement: Read through the agreement clause by clause. After reading each clause, find the relevant section of the checklist. Using the comment function in Word, note...
Playbooks

Walking Away

August 25, 2017
I like starting things, I don’t like ending them.  So maybe I’m not the right person to be writing a post on walking away.  But I've seen many businesses begin and  fail.  On my way home from work t...
Journey

HamOnt JS 2017

August 25, 2017
Links from this article: Event Page At the end of September our partner organization CoMotion are hosting a low cost javascript conference. This eve...
Events

CoMotion State Of The Motion 2017!

August 25, 2017
Links from this article: Event Page In mid September our partner organization CoMotion are hosting a birthday part for the CoMotion coworking space....
Events

Getting Employees Focused

August 18, 2017
Links from this article: Bullfrog Insurance Article Out partner organization Bullfrog Insurance recently posted an article about creating a...
Announcements

Social media – it’s for lawyers too!

August 18, 2017
Links from this article:LIZ ArticleOur partner organization the Legal Innovation Zone posted an article about the impact that widespread social me...
Announcements

Time Off Benchmarks in Canada

August 18, 2017
Links from this article:Collage ArticleOur partner organization Collage has put out and article about how companies manage the time off given to e...
Announcements

Announcing The Launch Of Open Sky Ventures

August 11, 2017
Links from this article:Open Sky VentureOur partner organization Open Sky Incubator has launch a new consulting company, Open Sky Ventures. Open S...
Announcements

Journey into Hiring Diversity

August 11, 2017
There was a call today asking for Sundar to resign from the CEO role of Google around, as the New York Times has phrased it, 'diversity drama'.  Diversity is a touchy subject these days, and we were...
Journey

0 to 100 Real Quick

August 04, 2017
This article was originally posted on Medium.  Additional notes added within this Founder's Journey column. Amazing news this week from the Tribe! We just hit the century mark for the number of emplo...
Journey

LeapIN: The Final Leap!

August 04, 2017
Links from this article:LeapJunction ArticleOur partner organization leapJunction has published an article detailing the successes of their most r...
Announcements

Mobile Security Tips for Business

August 04, 2017
Links from this article: Bullfrog Insurance Article Our partner organization Bullfrog Insurance has published an article about increasing yo...
Announcements

YEDI Youth Application

July 21, 2017
Links from this article:YEDI ApplicationOur partner organization YEDI, has opened up a call for applications for a youth business incubator. YEDI is seek...
Events

Exciting Ways to Market a Boring Brand

July 21, 2017
Links from this article:LogoJoy Blog ArticleOur partner organization LogoJoy, has published an article on exciting ways to market a boring brand....
Announcements

Leadership Lessons from the CEO of Uber

July 21, 2017
Links from this article:Bullfrog Insurance ArticleOur partner organizations Bullfrog Insurance has given some thought to the recent departure of t...
Announcements

One Eleven Tech Summer Social

July 14, 2017
Links from this article:Event PageOur partner organization One Eleven is a fellow community organizer. We have attended the past two years of this event...
Events

The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation

July 14, 2017
Links from this article:Accelerator ApplicationOur partner organization Joe Fresh Centre, a fellow resident of the Ryerson DMZ, is opening up application...
Events

Leap IN: We’re Halfway There

July 14, 2017
Links from this article:Leapjunction articleOur partner organization Leap Junction, has published an article on the Leap IN progress. In the artic...
Announcements

Termination - For Cause or For Convenience?

July 14, 2017
Links from this article: Atos IT Solutions and Services v Sapient Canada Inc Software Development Agreement When negotiating a contra...
Software Development
Termination Agreement

What's Cool This Week, Powered by Multiplicity Media

July 14, 2017
Links from this article: Multiplicity Media Multiplicity Media Small Business Community Powered by Multiplicity Media Clausehound is an active c...
Business
Tech News
Company Formation
Commercial Activities
Small Business Corner

Diminishing Returns

July 07, 2017
Links from this article: Medium Founder's Only Here’s something you learn when building teams: at a certain point, growing the team adds to its capabilities by frustratingly less than you thought....
Journey

How can a contract dispute be resolved?

July 07, 2017
Links from this article: Dispute Resolution Agreement Commercial Arbitration Act Small Business Law Library When you're involved in a contractu...
Dispute Resolution
Arbitration
Mediation Agreement

7 Ways to Cut Group Benefits Costs

July 05, 2017
Links from this article:CollageOur partner organization Collage, has published an article on how to reduce group benifits costs. In the article, C...
Announcements

Sears Canada Bankruptcy – What Happened?

July 05, 2017
Links from this article: Bullfrog Insurance Our partner organization Bullfrog Insurance, has published an article on the Sears Canada Bankrupt...
Announcements

Tech TO at RBC Waterpark Place

June 29, 2017
Links from this article:https://www.techtoronto.org/In July, our partner organization TechTO will be hosting their monthly networking. This will be a nig...
Events

Expert Round Up: How to Inspire Creativity

June 29, 2017
Links from this article: Logojoy Our partner organization LogoJoy, has published an article on how to boost creativity. In the article, Logo...
Announcements

Startup Fest 2017

June 29, 2017
Links from this article: Startup Fest 2017 In July, our partner organization StartupHere has asked us to remind you that StartupFest, will be hosti...
Events

Health TO Meetup

June 29, 2017
Links from this article: HealthTO For all entrepreneurs in the healthy industry, be sure to check out our partner TechTO's HealthTO meetup, an even...
Events

StartupTech Unleashed, at Cisco

June 29, 2017
Links from this article: Startup Tech Unleashed In July, our partner StartUp Tech Unleashed will be hosting their monthly networking event at Cisco...
Events

No More Wax On, Wax Off

June 26, 2017
Links from this article: Blue J Legal Sentiment Assessment Technology Ideal.com Playbooks I was recently asked to speak at Big Data Toronto on the topic of machine learning and AI, and I decided to...
Journey

What is a 'permanent' full time position?

June 23, 2017
Links from this article: Employment Agreement Ontario's Employment Standards Act Are you covered by the ESA? Small Business Law Library In today’s job market, finding semi-regular employment can b...
Employment Agreement
Consulting Agreement

Who is responsible for payments if a contract is terminated?

June 16, 2017
Whether you (the client/customer) have an obligation to pay when a contract has been terminated depends on the reason for termination, the timing of the termination, which party terminated the contract, and the terms of the contract. Mostly, it depends on what the contract says!
Termination
Master Services Agreement
Software Development
Termination Agreement

How broadly should an arbitration clause be worded?

June 02, 2017
ACTION FOR DEFAMATION FALLS WITHIN SCOPE OF BROADLY WORDED ARBITRATION CLAUSE 9302-7654 Québec inc. (Team Productions) c. Bieber 2017 QCCS 1100 (CanLII) A Quebec court ruled that an action for damag...
Dispute Resolution
Arbitration
Scope

Can a disclaimer relieve a party of liability to a third party?

June 01, 2017
CLAUSE DISCLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY TO THIRD PARTIES RELIEVES CONSULTANT OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE IN PREPARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT Wolverine Tube (Canada) Inc. v. Noranda Metal Industries...
Liability
Consulting Agreement
Disclaimer

Why is it important to give notice of disclosure required by law?

June 01, 2017
EXPERT WITNESS DISQUALIFIED DUE TO CONFIDENTIALITY OBLIGATIONS TO OTHER PARTY Abbott Laboratories v. Canada (Minister of Health) 2006 FC 76 (CanLII) A motion to retain a proposed expert was dismisse...
Confidentiality
Confidential Information
Confidentiality Agreement
Expert

How to Properly Sign a Contract - e-Signatures

May 26, 2017
Links from this article: Ontario's Electronic Commerce Act Ghaed v Telus Communications Co Services Agreement Except for few spe...
Contract Drafting
Services
Master Services Agreement

Blog Bite: What is the strategic value of an 'action for declaration of non-infringement?'

May 25, 2017
This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com reviews the case in which a golf ball manufacturer raised a complaint against Costco, who in turn brought an action for a declaration of non-infringement
Intellectual Property
Technology
Business
Ownership of Intellectual Property
Infringement of Third Party Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Transfer
Litigation
IP Transfer
Blog Bites
USA
Canada (General)

What should I look for in a commercial lease?

May 19, 2017
Links from this article: Commercial Lease Small Business Law Library While most commercial leases are standard, you should still be careful about what you sign. The fine print matters, and every c...
Contract Drafting
Contract Negotiations
Commercial Lease

What voting rights do non-voting shareholders have?

May 12, 2017
Links from this article: Shareholders' Agreement ESOP Articles of Incorporation A common question that entrepreneurs/inventors have when incorporating...
ESOP
Employee
Articles of Incorporation
Shareholders Agreement

How to Get Cheap Office Space!

May 08, 2017
Links from this article: Bullfrog Insurance Clausehound’s partner organization, Bullfrog Insurance, discusses ways that growing organization...
Announcements

What rights can you not sign away in a contract?

May 05, 2017
Contracts won’t be enforceable if they’re unconscionable and, in making enforceability determinations, courts give significant weight to public policy.
Intellectual Property
NDA
Intellectual Property Transfer
Master Services Agreement
Software Development
IP Transfer
Learn
All Jurisdictions

Welcome to the cloud, Toronto

April 27, 2017
Links from this article: Welcome to the cloud, Toronto Clausehound’s partner organization, StartupHere Toronto, has shared a blog on a Toront...
Announcements

Toronto - A City That Makes Makers!

April 10, 2017
Links from this article: StartUp HERE Toronto Clausehound’s partner organization, StartUp HERE, has written a blog about Toronto’s rich entre...
Announcements

Name a social impact business!

April 07, 2017
Links from this article: Etsy IPO Patagonia Ben and Jerry I recently chatted with some folks at LinkedIn and their messaging around business visio...
Journey