The Threshold

March 25th, 2020 by | Posted in Litigation, Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, you will probably hear the expression ‘getting over the threshold’. When you make a claim for compensation for pain and suffering and a loss of enjoyment of life, you must show that you have a serious and permanent impairment. The question is: do…

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How COVID-19 May Impact Your Contracts

March 20th, 2020 by | Posted in Business Law, COVID-19

COVID-19 is a business and legal challenge the likes of which we haven’t seen in over fifty years. As governments grapple with how to respond to the crisis and enact bans on gatherings of 50 or more people and enforce business closures in high risk areas, business owners need to make decisions on how to…

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Are You Thinking of Buying a Franchise?

January 9th, 2020 by | Posted in Business Law, Corporate Commercial

If you are, have you spoken to an experienced franchise lawyer? Franchising has proven to be a preferred business model for a wide variety of industries. Successful franchises provide a considerable number of jobs and generate impressive revenue numbers. It is critical that a prospective franchisee obtain professional advice and guidance prior to completing the…

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Children’s Treatment Centre 2019

January 6th, 2020 by | Posted in Community

This holiday season, Tierney Stauffer LLP was honoured to support the SD&G Children’s Treatment Centre in Cornwall, Ontario. Our firm, along with others from the legal community, made donations to this worthy cause. The Children’s Treatment Centre is a community funded agency that is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. They provide…

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Sponsor-a-Hamper Program 2019

December 23rd, 2019 by | Posted in Community

This holiday season, Tierney Stauffer LLP was proud to support the Caring and Sharing Exchange through their Sponsor-a-Hamper program. We sponsored 4 families including 5 adults, 9 children, 3 cats and a dog! The Sponsor-a-Hamper program at the Caring and Sharing Exchange matches organizations and individuals with families in need. For this program, hampers are…

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The Importance of a Shareholders’ Agreement for Owners of a New Business

December 2nd, 2019 by | Posted in Business Law, Corporate Commercial

Starting up a new business with one or more other parties requires focus, energy, commitment and co-operation. The typical process includes retaining legal and accounting/tax advice. Another usual component is a strategic business plan developed by the intended new owners. In addition, the business will likely require financing, and sourcing that funding will be an…

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Dealing with your Minute Book

October 23rd, 2019 by | Posted in Business Law, Corporate Commercial

Your business is going great. Money is flowing in, employees and customers are happy, and your relationships with your business partners and community couldn’t be better. And then one day, as you’re tidying up your office, you knock over a dusty old book with your company’s name on it, a bunch of old documents within,…

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Annual Police Memorial Service on Parliament Hill

October 4th, 2019 by | Posted in Community

On September 28th, Ian Stauffer attended the Annual Police Memorial Service on Parliament Hill. The memorial recognizes the sacrifice of police and peace officers who have died in the line of duty. Ian sang at the Wall of Tribute, along with Sergeant C. Brown and David Brown. Prayers were said by Reverend Heard to the…

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The Land Planning Appeal Tribunal and You

September 18th, 2019 by | Posted in Corporate Commercial

For years, municipal politicians and community leaders complained about the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and the fact that it held an effective veto over municipal planning decisions. After all of that pressure, the Ontario government passed the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017, stripping the OMB of many of its far-reaching powers, and replacing it…

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