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Richard Niedermayer, TEP, addresses changes to Income Tax Act in Canadian Bar Association webinar

Halifax partner Richard Niedermayer, TEP, will co-present the Canadian Bar Association webinar, The Changed Landscape: The Impact of New Tax Rules on Trusts and Estate Donations, September 17.

Changes to the Income Tax Act come into effect January 1, 2016 and will affect existing testamentary, alter-ego, spousal and joint partner trusts, as well as how individuals use these trusts for planning in the future. In addition to reviewing changes to these specific areas, Richard will also discuss how tax credits for charitable donations and gifts from estates and trusts will be impacted.

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James Travers, QC, awarded Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

April 14, 2015

Charlottetown partner James Travers, QC, has been awarded a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for his long-standing volunteer commitments and contributions. This award was created by the former Governor General Roméo LeBlanc in 1995 and recognizes individuals who…

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Lydia Bugden speaking at Women in Leadership conference

April 14, 2015

Nova Scotia regional managing partner Lydia Bugden will present a session at the Femmes de Carrière en Interaction – Career Women InteractionWomen in Leadership conference, Wednesday, April 15 in Halifax. Beginning at 9:40 a.m., Lydia’s presentation, Designing and implementing…

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St. John’s partner Maureen Ryan presenting interactive lesson for Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series V

April 10, 2015

As part of the Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series V Corporate Drafting for Lawyers, Maureen Ryan will be co-presenting the online module Drafting Key Provisions of the Asset Purchase Agreement, starting at 12:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, April 14.…

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Associate Leah Grimmer presents online CLE on the litigation of subrogated actions

April 8, 2015

Halifax lawyer Leah Grimmer co-presented the online continuing legal education (“CLE”) session, Carriage and Control of Litigation in Subrogated Actions, at 12:00 p.m. today. Within this presentation, Leah reviewed the care and control of litigation in subrogated actions,…

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Newfoundland and Labrador regional managing partner Neil Jacobs quoted in Canadian Lawyer

April 7, 2015

Neil Jacobs, Newfoundland and Labrador regional managing partner, is quoted in an article by Donalee Moulton exploring the recent expansion and growth in St. John’s due to the discovery of untapped oil fields. Within St. John’s:…

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Article by Twila Reid on gender equality in the workplace reproduced on Legal Executive Institute blog

April 6, 2015

Make it Happen!, the latest article from the Canadian Lawyer column “The Twila Zone” has been republished on the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute blog. In light of International Women’s Day, March 8, author Twila Reid focused on the current…

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David Henley testifies before fisheries & oceans parliamentary standing committee

April 1, 2015

On behalf of the Canadian Maritime Law Association, Halifax partner David Henley testified as a witness before the parliamentary standing committee on fisheries and oceans, Tuesday, March 24 in Ottawa, with respect to amendments currently before Parliament to implement…

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Stewart McKelvey welcomes two new St. John’s associates

March 31, 2015

We welcome associates Meaghan McCaw and Erin Best to our St. John’s office. Meaghan will provide her clients with a strategic, practical approach in the areas of insurance, construction, municipal and litigation. Erin, a registered trademark agent, will also…

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HR Law blog post reproduced in LexisNexis Canada Inc. newsletter

March 25, 2015

Originally published on the HR Law blog March 11, Duty to Accommodate: If only we knew back then what we know now. Actually, we did and the complaint should have been dismissed a long time ago, has been…

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Tanya Butler, TEP, discussing digital assets & death at Wills, Estates & Trusts section meeting

March 24, 2015

Halifax associate Tanya Butler, TEP, will speak today at a Canadian Bar Association Nova Scotia branch Wills, Estates and Trusts section meeting, beginning at 12:00 p.m. Tanya will review digital assets and death, specifically what happens to…

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