If you plan to open your own restaurant, bakery or café – or purchase an existing establishment – navigating the labyrinth of required permits, licenses and bylaw obligations can be confusing. The City of Ottawa offers a Business Ambassador Service with a Business Information Officer (BIO) to assist and guide entrepreneurs in starting their enterprise.
The balance between life and work has long been a struggle for professionals. And things tend to become all the more complicated when assets – whether in the form of company shares, investments, real estate or otherwise – are brought into the equation. While most people don’t enter into a romantic partnership planning for it to end, breakups nevertheless do happen. And when not managed properly, they can be financially devastating.
In a recent live interview Craig O’Brien talked about what businesses can do to avoid slips and falls on their premises in winter. Below is the transcript of that interview. Intro (Paul): Hi there. My name is Paul Taylor-Sussex from Nelligan O’Brien Payne and today we are chatting with Craig O’Brien who is the head… Read more »
The consequences of slips and falls can be serious – who is liable if someone is injured at your office or store? Craig O’Brien has some simple solutions to keep both businesses and their clients safe throughout winter.
The Intellectual Property Group and Business Law Group at Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays! All the best in 2018!
Most business people know that a corporation is a separate legal entity, and that corporate law holds that employees, officers and directors are not personally responsible for the debts of the corporation. But there are some key exceptions to that rule.
Statistics Canada reported earlier this year that retail sales in general increased by 4.7% year over year, but e-commerce retail sales increased by a whopping 41.6% over the same period. However, in the rush to get into this burgeoning market, it is also easy to overlook some of the risks.
Registration is now open for the 10th annual Not-for-Profit Sector LAB Update event on November 15, 2017 at the Centurion Conference Centre, Ottawa.
Copyright can apply to a wide variety of creative works. This includes sculpture, paintings and architectural work. An architect generally maintains the copyright in architectural designs unless those designs were developed for a client under the explicit understanding that the client owns the architect’s work product. But what happens when a newly built house appears to bear the exact same design as another house in the same neighbourhood?
In the brief decision of Mitchell v. Lewis, the Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed that in cases of misconduct there are fairly broad circumstances in which the principals of a corporation may be named personally in a civil action.