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COVID-19 Developments and Legal Updates

We are committed to providing you with the latest COVID-19 regulatory initiatives and government programs, and how these developments can impact you and your business. Our real-time updates in areas such as business, labour & employment, litigation and tax, offer valuable legal insights and summaries that will help inform what you need to do for business continuity, to protect your employees, to meet your contractual and regulatory obligations, and to re-open with the ease of government restrictions.

Our longstanding dedication to practice innovation means we are prepared to navigate unforeseen circumstances like these. With our innovative tools and project management methodologies, we continue to deliver uncompromised service to our clients while working in a remote environment.

We are here to help you think: forward when you need it most.

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Bringing Corporate Governance Online: Can Atlantic Canadian private issuers leverage tech solutions while complying with provincial corporate statutes? Part 2: Electronically-signed share certificates

June 22, 2020

Stephanie Stapleford, Mike Carver, Matthew Craig, Kimberly MacLachlan and Christine Pound Part 2: Electronically-Signed Share Certificates The COVID-19 crisis, and federal, provincial and local government directives for individuals to continue complying with social distancing policies even as measures are gradually relaxing, have forced businesses to re-think traditional corporate governance practices. Questions arise as to whether…

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think: forward in times of crisis

May 13, 2020

To our clients who have been innovating to protect our communities, from all of us here at Stewart McKelvey, we thank you and are proud of your efforts. As we grapple with the profound impact that this virus has had on the world around us, it has brought tremendous opportunity for innovation, and for many,…

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Closing Folders: Supporting business continuity during COVID-19

April 7, 2020

Sadira Jan and James Gamblin Our Firm is currently using a program called Closing Folders that is designed to streamline transaction processes and provide better service to clients. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions, Closing Folders is a powerful tool that supports business continuity by helping your transaction go “paperless”. It allows our firm…

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Estate planning during a pandemic: innovative practices for a challenging time

April 3, 2020

Richard Niedermayer, TEP The current COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting declarations of states of emergency, public health orders and national guidelines on travel, business openings, self-isolation and social distancing have affected everyone in Canada and around the world. As many people are at home contemplating the global effects of COVID-19, their thoughts are also turning…

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COVID-19 – leading law forward using DocuSign

March 20, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our Firm is focusing on business continuity, including supporting the business continuity of our clients. Practice innovation investments we have made help our business to continue “as usual” even when the unexpected happens. We have planned to be one step ahead to assist our clients in times like these. Many of…

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COVID-19 Update: As of 5:00pm today, we have transitioned to a remote work environment in all of our six offices across Atlantic Canada

March 18, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as of 5:00 p.m. today, March 18, our six offices across Atlantic Canada have transitioned to a remote work environment for an undetermined period of time. We will leverage our technology and other infrastructure to continue to provide service to our clients from outside. Our leadership team is closely…

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