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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Safety and Firearms

September 16th, 2019 by | Posted in General Interest

This month, two of the members of the TS team attended the Canadian Firearms Safety Course held at the R.A. Centre in Ottawa.  The intensive course taught the safe handling, transportation, storage and display of both non-restricted and restricted firearms.  The course was taught by two very experienced Certified Firearms Safety Instructors. Having successfully completed…

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Succession Planning for the Family Business

August 27th, 2019 by | Posted in Business Law

Do you want to someday successfully transfer the family business to the next generation? Don’t wait until the later stages of a founder’s life to create a plan. Do it earlier, when time is on everyone’s side. Many plans require a significant number of years to allow for effective tax planning and proper integration of…

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Starting Your Own Business

August 14th, 2019 by | Posted in Business Law

People who want to start their own business get excited at the prospect of being their own boss, seeing their ideas evolve into reality and earning large profits. But ask yourself: Do you have a good business plan?  Is the necessary funding in place? If a technology business, is your intellectual property protected? Do you…

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Buying or Selling a Business

August 1st, 2019 by | Posted in Business Law

Are you considering buying or selling an existing business?  Typically, businesses change hands by way of the purchase and sale of shares or the purchase and sale of assets. Do you understand the differences between these two methods? Do you know which method would be best for you? There are important strategies involved in negotiating…

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The 10th Annual BD Battalion Golf Tournament

July 17th, 2019 by | Posted in Community

On July 10th, 2019, Tierney Stauffer LLP was proud to be a hole sponsor at the 10th Annual Ottawa Police Association’s BD Battalion Golf Classic at the Hylands Golf Club. This event is held in support of the ALS Society of Canada, DIFD, and the Ottawa Police Benevolent Fund. For more information about this event,…

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The 27th Annual Fuller Keon Golf Tournament

May 31st, 2019 by | Posted in Community

On May 27th, 2019, Tierney Stauffer LLP was proud to sponsor the 27th Annual Fuller Keon Golf Tournament. This year, the event was attended by one of our firm partners, Donald Simonds, a true golf enthusiast! Each year, this event is held in support of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The money raised will…

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How Should We Split the Cheque?

May 27th, 2019 by | Posted in Business Law

An Overview of Cost-Sharing Agreements We often see professionals, like doctors, dentists, or accountants, come together with their own independent practices to form partnerships and corporations to share costs and manage their affairs. If you’re considering coming together to help reduce certain costs, but want to maintain independence and autonomy with your own practice, you…

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Shareholder Agreements

May 24th, 2019 by | Posted in Business Law

Are you about to form a company with another person? Are you one of the shareholders of an existing company operating without a shareholder agreement? Then you should have a written agreement covering such things as: Rights and obligations of shareholders Restrictions on the sale of shares, and how a shareholder can exit the company…

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