Seminars & Events

Cassels Brock has been delivering a quarterly corporate counsel seminar series to a growing audience since 2006. Our lawyers also host practice specific seminars, which can be found under Additional Events. Use the site search function to look for topics of interest. To be added to our Seminars & Events mailing list please click here.

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Past Seminar & Events

Cassels Brock Presents "Employment Law Update: Hot Topics for HR Professionals in 2016"
October 18, 2016

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Canadian employers operate in a complex and highly regulated environment. Keeping on top of updates to employment legislation and evolving case law is the key to managing risk and limiting litigation with current and former employees. In this seminar, we will review recent changes to legislation affecting the workplace and important trends in decisions from the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

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Employment & Labour Seminar: Ending the Employment Relationship
April 13, 2016

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Managing the termination of an employment relationship comes with many important considerations. Mistakes or oversights during this process can expose employers to a number of legal landmines including wrongful dismissal actions, tort claims, human rights applications and unintended contraventions of employment standards legislation. In this seminar, we will provide practical tips and strategies for ending the employment relationship in a manner that minimizes the potential liability to employers.

 

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Employment & Labour Seminar: Where Are My Employees? Managing Absenteeism in the Workplace
October 7, 2015

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Excessive absenteeism is a frustrating and costly problem for employers. Absenteeism can lead to decreased productivity, low employee morale and poor working conditions. Failure to manage these issues can expose employers to a number of liabilities including union grievances, human rights applications and violations of employment standards legislation. In this seminar, we will provide practical tips and strategies for reducing and managing absenteeism in the workplace to minimize liability and improve productivity.

 

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Suhuyini Abudulai Discussing "Consumer Protection Compliance Fundamentals for Financial Institutions"
November 28, 2017
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Wendy Berman is a Program Chair of "Intersection of Civil, Criminal and Regulatory Law Issues in Litigation" Seminar
November 17, 2017
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Carla Potter Discussing "Security Agreements and Equipment Finance Agreements"
November 15, 2017
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Stephen Selznick Speaking at the Osgoode Hall Continuing Education Program “Structuring, Negotiating and Drafting Entertainment Contracts”
October 30, 2017
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Wendy Berman Speaking at the 7th Biennial Women in Litigation Symposium - "Unstoppable Confidence: Making Your Mark as a Litigator"
October 27, 2017
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Larry Weinberg Moderating Panel at the 2017 IBA Annual Conference
October 10, 2017
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Christopher Horkins Speaking on "Managing Default, Termination and the Duty of Good Faith"
September 26, 2017
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Jeffrey Oliver Speaking on “Restructuring Strategies” Panel
September 20, 2017
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Jake Bullen Co-Moderator of a Private Equity Subcommittee Panel at the ABA Business Law Annual Meeting
September 15, 2017
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Michael Wunder Discussing "Cross-Border Loan Transactions" at the 2017 ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting
September 14, 2017
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Wendy Berman Discussing "Rapidly Changing Law With Respect to Arrangements Under the Business Corporations Act"
September 11, 2017
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Past Seminar & Events

Proud Sponsor of the 2017 CAIRP Annual Conference: Featuring Expert Insights from Mary Buttery and Lance Williams
August 22, 2017

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Len Glickman, Moderator, Discussing “Northbound and Southbound: Cross-Border Transactions in the Cannabis Industry”
July 29, 2017

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Alison Hayman, Len Glickman and Jonathan Sherman Speaking at the Cannabis Law Institute
July 28, 2017

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Wendy Berman Taking Part in "A Special Litigation Presentation: Securities Advocacy: Securities Litigation Across Canada"
May 17, 2017

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Robert Cohen, Panelist, Discussing "Ethics and Professionalism In Arbitration and Litigation"
October 27, 2016

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Cassels Academy of Continuing Professional Development
August 16, 2016

On August 16, 2016, Cassels Academy (Toronto Campus) re-opened its doors to alumni and friends, offering a wide and varied curriculum. Guests were invited to attend all programs or pick & choose the ones that most appealed to them. To learn more about Cassels Academy and view our most recent presentations, click here.

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Jane Dietrich Discussing "Construction and Insolvency: Two Worlds Collide"
June 1, 2016

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Tim Pinos Discusses "The Year in Review: Ontario Courts’ Application of Hryniak in Summary Judgment Motions"
May 24, 2016

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Jane Dietrich Presenting "Mid-Market- Construction – Liens"
May 19, 2016

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Tim Pinos Presents at the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario 26th Annual Conference
May 13, 2016

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Suhuyini Abudulai Lectures on Professional LLM in International Finance
January 1, 2016

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Changes to the Personal Property Security Act: What Does This Mean for You?
November 19, 2015

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Restructuring & Insolvency Seminar: Protecting Your Business Interests in Times of Economic Uncertainty
November 18, 2015

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Len Glickman Discusses “How to Provide the Advice Your Clients Want and Need”
October 5, 2015

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10 Things About Canada's New Anti-Spam Law (CBB Corporate Counsel Insights Video Series)

In this video from our CBB Corporate Counsel Insights Series, partner Bernice Karn discusses new Canadian anti-spam legislation. Join Bernice as she shares the Top 10 things you should know about this new legislation, including how consent can be obtained, what electronic messages must include and the heavy penalties for not properly adhering to these new rules.

Cross-Border Leasing for U.S.-Based Lenders

In this video from our Corporate Counsel Insights Series, partner Jonathan Fleisher discusses the "hybrid lease". The hybrid lease is an innovative product developed by Cassels Brock specifically for U.S.-based lessors and lenders with the intention of levelling the competitive playing field.

Drafting Tips for Indemnity Provisions (CBB Corporate Counsel Insights Video Series)

In this video from our CBB Corporate Counsel Insights Series, partner Stuart English discusses how to reduce uncertainty in drafting contracts, specifically within indemnity provisions.

Foreign Investment Rule Changes (CBB Corporate Counsel Insights Video Series)

In this video from our CBB Corporate Counsel Insights Series, partner Chris Hersh discusses recent announcements regarding foreign investment in Canada, particularly in regards to state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Says Chris: “While the Canadian government approved significant investments by Chinese and Malaysian State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) late last week, it also sent a strong message to SOEs that future transactions will have to meet even higher standards. In characterizing Canada’s policy position on SOE investments, Prime Minister Harper stated that ‘Canada is open for business, but not for sale’ ”.

Insider Trading and Crisis Management (CBB Corporate Counsel Insights Video Series)

In this video from our CBB Corporate Counsel Insights Series, partner Ellen Bessner discusses crisis management. This has become a serious issue as mere allegations can spread like wildfire through the internet, affecting share value, profitability and the ability to attract talent.

Negotiating Information Technology Contracts: 10 Things You Should Consider

In this video from our Corporate Counsel Insights Series, partner Bernice Karn discusses the 10 things you should consider when negotiating IT contracts

Share Purchase Agreements and Cross-Border Tax Issues (CBB Corporate Counsel Insights Video Series)

In this video from our CBB Corporate Counsel Insights Series, partner Andrew Reback discusses share purchase agreements and cross-border tax issues. Join Andrew as he discusses a few of the tax related issues that may arise whenever shares of a company are purchased or disposed of, including “Foreign Affiliate Dumping Rules”, the allocation of consideration to non-competition payments under share purchase agreements, vendors selling shares of a Canadian-controlled-private-corporation and a recent modification to the rules surrounding non-residents of Canada disposing of shares of a Canadian company.