Ottawa Food Bank’s Annual Courthouse Food Drive 2019

April 3rd, 2019 by | Posted in Community

On March 6th, 2019 Tierney Stauffer LLP was proud to have managing partner, Susan Mitchell, along with fellow lawyers, Teena Belland and Nigel McCready, represent them at this years’ Annual Courthouse Food Drive for the Ottawa Food Bank. The event ran each morning for the week of March 4th. Every year, dedicated members of the…

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Farm Business Organization

April 2nd, 2019 by | Posted in Business Law

No matter where you’re at in your career as a farmer, it is worth taking time once in a while to see if your business structure is the right one for you. As the financial needs of your business evolve over time and the goals for you and your family change, it is important that…

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2018 Children’s Treatment Centre Celebrity Walk and Breakfast

February 14th, 2019 by | Posted in Community

Five of the Partners at Tierney Stauffer LLP are proud donors to the 2018 Children’s Treatment Centre Celebrity Walk and Breakfast. This is the Centre’s largest annual fundraising event and, this year, the event raised $41,950.   The Children’s Treatment Centre is a community based, community supported agency committed to the prevention and treatment of child…

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Culture Change in Estate Litigation?

January 25th, 2019 by | Posted in Estate Planning, Litigation

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice may signal a change in estate litigation culture, specifically in how the courts are likely to deal with a will challenge. In the case of Seepa v. Seepa, 2017 ONSC 5368, Justice Myers reviewed the common practice in estate litigation cases involving a will challenge….

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It’s The Law! The Good Samaritan

December 21st, 2018 by | Posted in Personal Injury

While driving northbound on Trafalgar Road with her young daughter, Suzanne Padt was suddenly faced with white-out conditions. She could not see where she was going and went off the road, rolling her car over and ending up in a ditch. Fortunately within a short period of time, four cars and a police officer stopped…

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Accident Benefits: Limitation Periods for Minors

December 14th, 2018 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation, Personal Injury

It is extremely important to understand what the limitation periods are with regards to minors receiving Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS). If your child was injured in a car accident, and is receiving Statutory Accident Benefits, then you might be interested in the February 2016 decision of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) in Moran v….

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The Importance of the Shareholders’ Agreement

November 30th, 2018 by | Posted in Business Law

Entering into a new business venture is an exciting time for any entrepreneur but, with that excitement, comes a certain level of risk. As a lawyer practicing business law, it is my role to advise my clients of the risks involved in any potential business endeavor. One of the most valuable tools for protecting yourself…

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Understanding Probate: The Process and What it Means

November 21st, 2018 by | Posted in Estate Planning

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