Business Law

Presenter Profile: Douglas H. Peterson | Advanced Legal Writing

With having practiced law for more than 20 years, Douglas H. Peterson now primarily works in corporate commercial law. Focusing on corporate structuring (both domestic and international) and international business transactions, Douglas works with his fair share of contracts. He has represented companies in all phases of the business lifecycle from start-up to the international …

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Presenter Profile: Michael Styczen | Joint Ventures Webinar Series

LESA is pleased to have Michael Styczen, partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP present a three-part series on Joint Ventures for LESA this fall. Originally from Ontario and called to the bar in both Manitoba and Alberta, Michael practices corporate and commercial law in the energy sector with a focus on clean energy, energy storage, and …

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A Look at Franchise Legislation in Alberta, and Beyond

Guest Author: Ellery Lew, Witten LLP Alberta was the first jurisdiction in Canada to pass franchise legislation. The first legislation was enacted in 1971.[1]  It was modelled after securities legislation and was focused on the requirement for disclosure of material information to a potential franchisee. At the time, the document for disclosure of material information …

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LESA Library Feature: Interactive PDF Viewer

As a LESA Library subscriber, our bet is you are one happy camper right about now! The LESA team spent countless hours reimagining the site map and structure for the LESA Library to create a platform that offers intuitive navigation, enhanced searchability, and subscription options tailored more specifically to your unique needs. We are quite …

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Register Now for Advanced Legal Writing

Communication is integral to the practice of law. Having the skill set and knowledge base to produce well-written legal documents, such as contracts or litigation documents, greatly benefits your practice. Join us this October for a 2-part series to hone your legal writing skills. Attendees will walk away from this program with an expanded skill …

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Fall Program: Franchising Essentials

Attend this full-day program to explore the fundamentals of franchising, including Alberta-specific franchise laws. Attendees will consider essential aspects of franchising that are of particular relevance to lawyers engaged by prospective and existing franchisees and franchisors. Topics: Fundamentals of Franchising and Franchise Laws of Alberta Franchise Documentation Financing of Franchises Financial Statements and the Valuation …

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New Format for LESA’s Electronic Publications

You may have already heard…  we have just launched an all-new LESA Library. This online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. With its improved navigation and enhanced search functionality, including full-text search, the LESA Library is your go-to source for electronically accessing top-notch continuing …

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Meet the Authors: The Alberta Business Law Practice Manual

Have you heard? A brand new addition to LESA’s Practice Manual series is now available: the Alberta Business Law Practice Manual. This publication provides in-depth coverage of many general corporate and commercial topics and also addresses more specific areas like trusts, business disputes, intellectual property, franchises, and legal practice in the oil and gas sector. …

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Features, Options, and Benefits – OH my!

            LESA’s same trusted resources for continuing legal education in Alberta are getting a new look. Enjoy the all-new LESA Library with its fully redesigned interface featuring improved navigation and enhanced searchability. This online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support …

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