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“Unfair” agreements may be rejected by the court

Obtain independent legal advice to ensure that you are not entering into an unconscionable transaction/agreement. Generally, when a signor signs a contract, they are bound by it. However, courts have...

Changes in Marriage Contracts since Ancient Egyptian Times

Some may think entering into marriage contracts is a recent trend. However archeological evidence shows the contrary: marriage contracts have been around for quite some time - since ancient Egyptian t...

Entering Into a Term Sheet is Hard Enough, Getting Out of One Can be Even Harder

As a company entering into a possible investment, when accepting an investor term sheet, consider the provisions relating to termination of that term sheet.  There’s nothing worse than being stuck ...

When Fundraising, “Know” Your “Accredited Investor”

When raising money in Ontario or Canada for your startup company, you fall under the scrutiny of the rules of the Securities Act and related National Instruments that set the rules on the nature and t...

Legal Tips and Tricks: A Term Sheet Should Start with a Blank Page

When entering into an important contract, take the time to discuss with your business partners, advisors and legal counsel, to make sure that you are clear about your opportunities and risks.  In thi...
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