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April 2019

Effective Legal Support: Corporate Law (Edmonton)

April 23, 2019 | 9:00 am12:00 pm
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3A1 Canada
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$198.75 – $295

Date: April 23, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre | Edmonton Early Bird Price: $265 + GST (Register on or before April 9, 2019) Regular Price: $295 + GST NOTE: The materials for this program will be provided in electronic format. This program is also offered in Calgary. This program is now full.   LESA offers the following discounts: D125 - 25% off for living more than 125 km (one way) from…

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Effective Legal Support: Corporate Law (Calgary)

April 30, 2019 | 9:00 am12:00 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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$198.75 – $295

Discuss common commercial and corporate transactions such as the purchase and sale of shares, corporate restructuring, and transactions related to tangible assets. Discuss tips for better document drafting. Consider post-closing procedures and responsibilities and how to update minute books. Explore common roadblocks in commercial and corporate law and develop strategies to handle difficult issues.

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October 2019

Shareholder Disputes (Calgary)

October 25, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Review the major issues and processes that shape shareholder disputes. Discuss strategies for litigating shareholder disputes, and engage in a thorough examination of the Business Corporations Act and Rules of Court to achieve your desired outcome.

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Shareholder Disputes (Edmonton)

October 29, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E9 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Review the major issues and processes that shape shareholder disputes. Discuss strategies for litigating shareholder disputes, and engage in a thorough examination of the Business Corporations Act and Rules of Court to achieve your desired outcome.

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December 2019

Buying & Selling a Business (Calgary)

December 3, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Discuss purchase and sale agreement provisions including representations, warranties, and indemnities. Understand the due diligence process, consider what the financial statements can tell you about a target company, and discuss employee and severance issues.

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Buying & Selling a Business (Edmonton)

December 10, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3A1 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Discuss purchase and sale agreement provisions including representations, warranties, and indemnities. Understand the due diligence process, consider what the financial statements can tell you about a target company, and discuss employee and severance issues.

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September 2020

IP Issues for Non-IP Lawyers: Understanding Your Client’s Intellectual Property and What to Do About It – Webinar

September 16, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$89

This event has passed. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. Click here to purchase the recording so you can watch and learn at your convenience. Presenter: Christine E. Hicks, Hicks Intellectual Property Law     Whether your client is a large energy company actively involved in research and development, a start-up microbrewery, or a small business selling t-shirts online, your client owns intellectual property. Businesses can create value by adopting an IP strategy that includes identifying their…

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October 2020

Tax Issues when Buying or Selling a Business – Webinar

October 21, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$95

About Faculty About This event has passed. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. Click here to purchase the recording so you can watch and learn at your convenience.     When acting for clients who are buying or selling a business, lawyers need to be aware of situations that can result in negative tax consequences for their clients. Explore key considerations and potential pitfalls in this fast-moving Webinar on Demand. Topics: Assets vs. Shares Holding corporations…

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Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 1: Introduction to Financial Statements – Webinar

October 27, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. Learn to read and understand company financial statements.  Gain basic financial literacy, learn the components of financial statements and how apply that knowledge to real life examples.  We will also review the various accounting frameworks and the types of assurance that accountants can provide. Faculty Presenter Darrell Wiens, CPA, CA, MNP LLP

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Corporate Law Fundamentals Day 1 and Day 2 – Webinar

October 28, 2020October 29, 2020
$345

About Faculty Agenda About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand.  Attend this 2-day webinar series to discuss a range of fundamental corporate law topics from pre-incorporation to dissolution, and much more in between. Topics Corporate law overview Pre-incorporation considerations Financing considerations Shareholder agreements Fundamental changes & winding up Faculty Chair Kirsty Sklar, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Presenters Jessica Brown, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP Wesley Fairbanks, Dentons Canada LLP Sarah…

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November 2020

Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 2: Financial Statement Analysis – Webinar

November 3, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. Consider how to evaluate the health of a business, perform ratio analysis, uncover expenses subject to management discretion, and learn what further questions you must ask.  This course assumes a basic working knowledge of financial statements and will focus on the analysis to uncover insights and understand the story behind the numbers. You may also be interested in… Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 4: Business Continuity…

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Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 3: Introduction to Business Valuations – Webinar

November 10, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand.   Explore how a business valuator arrives at an opinion regarding the value of an ownership interest in a company. Examine the reporting standards followed in Canada, discuss common valuation approaches, and learn how the valuation report is organized and delivered to the reader. Explore qualitative considerations and identify common mistakes. You may also be interested in… Business Fundamentals for Lawyers…

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Estate Planning Considerations Part 1: Before Death – Webinar

November 17, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand.  You may also be interested in the recording from Estate Planning Considerations Part 2: After Death. Click here to purchase the Webinar on Demand. Estate planning is much more than drafting a Will. This session will help you identify pre-mortem tax planning issues for your clients, including common pitfalls and opportunities. Before death (pre-mortem) planning includes tax and estate planning in order to minimize…

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Estate Planning Considerations Part 2: After Death – Webinar

November 24, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. You may also be interested in the recording from Estate Planning Considerations Part 1: Before Death. Click here to purchase the Webinar on Demand. After death (post-mortem) estate planning will discuss both the compliance for effective estate administration and the tax planning considerations in the administration of an estate.  This session will discuss the inherent double / triple tax on death when owning…

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December 2020

Independent Legal Advice – Adjusting the Duty of Care to Different Transactions – Webinar

December 7, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand.  The duty of care fluctuates from transaction to transaction when giving independent legal advice. One size does not fit all. Learn how to identify and set the obligation, and how to fix the commensurate fee. Explore how to sue lawyers who get it wrong. Faculty Presenter John E.S. Poyser, The Wealth & Estate Law Group

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Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 4: Business Continuity Planning and Digital Transformation – Webinar

December 9, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. Understand what a firm needs to do to prevent possible disruptions to business, how to recover in the event of a disruption, and the role technology plays in this. Faculty Presenter Matt Patrick, MNP LLP

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January 2021

Due Diligence in M&A Transactions – Webinar

January 21 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version. This webinar will focus on covering certain essential aspects of the due diligence process applicable to an asset purchase or share purchase transaction. Topics covered include an introduction to due diligence, using a requisition as a starting point, understanding the impacts of due diligence findings on a transaction, and preparing a reporting letter for your clients. If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm…

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Board Governance for Not-for-Profit Organizations 4-Day Series – Webinar

January 26 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$258.75 – $345

About Faculty Agenda About This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version. Understand different board governance models and explore directors’ responsibilities and potential liabilities. Examine how to effectively serve on a board of directors and advise clients. This program consists of 4 lunchtime sessions which take place once a week for 4 weeks. Hear from our experienced faculty on the following topics: Day 1 – Governance Models and Approaches Day 2 – Advising Boards and Serving…

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February 2021

Board Governance for Not-for-Profit Organizations 4-Day Series – Webinar

February 2 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm

About Faculty Agenda About This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version. Day 1 – Governance Models and Approaches (January 26, 2021) Day 2 – Advising Boards and Serving on Boards (February 2, 2021) Day 3 – Dealing with Conflict and Dysfunction on Boards (February 9, 2021) Day 4 – Panel Roundtable Discussion and Q&A (February 19, 2021)  Faculty Chair Vivian R. Stevenson QC, Duncan Craig LLP Presenters Sam Amelio QC, MLT Aikins LLP Bud Melnyk…

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Preventing Fraud and Disputes in Contracts and Agreements – Webinar

February 3 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$93.75 – $125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. Learn how accountants and finance professionals view due diligence, drafting agreements, and contractual compliance. Errors and omissions can easily contribute to disputes and litigation. Explore a series of real-life examples to see what went wrong and how issues could have been avoided. The devil is in the details! Attendees will explore 4 key stages during the lifecycle of an agreement where…

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Board Governance for Not-for-Profit Organizations 4-Day Series – Webinar

February 9 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm

About Faculty Agenda About This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version. Day 1 – Governance Models and Approaches (January 26, 2021) Day 2 – Advising Boards and Serving on Boards (February 2, 2021) Day 3 – Dealing with Conflict and Dysfunction on Boards (February 9, 2021) Day 4 – Panel Roundtable Discussion and Q&A (February 19, 2021) Faculty Chair Vivian R. Stevenson QC, Duncan Craig LLP Presenters Sam Amelio QC, MLT Aikins LLP Bud Melnyk…

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Board Governance for Not-for-Profit Organizations 4-Day Series – Webinar

February 19 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm

About Faculty Agenda About This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version. Day 1 – Governance Models and Approaches (January 26, 2021) Day 2 – Advising Boards and Serving on Boards (February 2, 2021) Day 3 – Dealing with Conflict and Dysfunction on Boards (February 9, 2021) Day 4 – Panel Roundtable Discussion and Q&A (February 19, 2021)  Faculty Chair Vivian R. Stevenson QC, Duncan Craig LLP Presenters Sam Amelio QC, MLT Aikins LLP Bud Melnyk…

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Labour & Employment Update 2021 Part 1 – Webinar

February 23 | 12:00 pm3:30 pm
$146.25 – $195

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand program.   Explore an update on human rights. Consider potential future implications on workplace safety, employer rights, disability, and more arising from the current global pandemic. Hear about the changes at the Alberta Human Rights Commission with Michael Gottheil, Chief of the Commission and Tribunals.Topics:Human Rights UpdatePoor performance and human rights’ complaintsSexual harassment claimsCase law update on the duty to accommodateImpact on the work environment in light of the Black…

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March 2021

Labour & Employment Update 2021 Part 2 – Webinar

March 9 | 12:00 pm3:30 pm
$146.25 – $195

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version.   Discuss updates to employment law and recent amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act with seasoned faculty. Also consider “A View from the Bench” with Justice Kevin P. Feehan. Topics:Employment Law UpdateCase law update on employment law issuesTermination payProper draft of employment clausesWrongful dismissal damagesLiability for unauthorized overtimeMitigation and fixed term employeesConstructive dismissalOccupational Health and Safety UpdateRecent amendments on Occupational Health and Safety ActRecent sentencing developmentsWork refusals…

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How to Untangle Immigration Issues: An Overview and Analysis of a Case Scenario – Webinar

March 25 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$93.75 – $125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version. This program is designed for any lawyer whose clients have immigration issues and will provide an overview of important immigration categories. Attendees will untangle a fictitious case scenario while applying the concepts presented in this webinar. Discuss travel restrictions, temporary versus permanent residence applications, spousal versus economic categories, and more. Learn to identify which immigration rules and public health requirements apply, including who can enter…

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Seminars on Demand

Seminar on Demand - An Introduction to the Tax Court of Canada
Seminar on Demand - The Income Tax Act: Section 86 in Practice
Seminar on Demand - The Income Tax Act: Drafting Considerations for Section 85 Rollovers
Seminar on Demand - Purchase and Sale of Shares
Seminar on Demand - Tax Tips and Traps: Charting a Path during the Sale of Business Assets
Seminar on Demand - How and When You Can Fix Mistakes: Rectification, Rescission, and Other Tools
Seminar on Demand - An Introduction to Tax-Deferred Share Exchanges and Section 51
Seminar on Demand - Intellectual Property Law for Non-IP Lawyers
Seminar on Demand - Effective Legal Support: Corporate Law and Commercial Law
Seminar on Demand - Indigenous Law Conference

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Publications

Business Law Fundamentals (Electronic Format)
Business Law Fundamentals (Hardcopy and Electronic Format)
Alberta Labour Relations Board Reports
Alberta Labour Relations Code Practitioner’s Manual

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Program Papers

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Seminar on Demand - An Introduction to the Tax Court of Canada
Seminar on Demand - The Income Tax Act: Section 86 in Practice
The Corporate Divorce: Where Corporate Law and Family Law Collide
Seminar on Demand - The Income Tax Act: Drafting Considerations for Section 85 Rollovers
Indigenous Businesses: Developing Successful Business Structures for and with Indigenous Communities
Seminar on Demand - Purchase and Sale of Shares
An Introduction to Tax-Deferred Share Exchanges and Section 51
Seminar on Demand - Tax Tips and Traps: Charting a Path during the Sale of Business Assets
The Income Tax Act: Section 86 in Practice

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Complimentary Resources

Current Trends in Corporate Practice and Procedures
Bibliography - Intellectual Property Law Updated (2011)
Resources Revealed
Ethics and the Business of Law
Corporate Drafting: Share Structure Supplement to Presentation Materials

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