Advising BC Businesses

Product Type: Publications - Print + Online
ISBN: 1-55258-492-5 (loose-leaf)
Pages: 1694
Price: $350.00

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This book is essential for: all solicitors in their first five years of practice and also for general practitioners who do any business law work.

Current to: July 1, 2010 

The long-awaited business law practice manual for junior lawyers and general practitioners
You asked us for a broad-ranging resource to help you provide effective advice and strategies for your business law clients. Leading business law practitioners have responded, developing a new made-in-BC resource on giving advice to businesses, including companies, societies, various types of partnerships, and other organizations. Now you can take advantage of the authors' collective wisdom in CLEBC's Advising British Columbia Businesses. This accessible, multi-disciplinary work offers the type of information that good mentors pass on to their juniors (when they have time), with an emphasis on "how to" and practical tips.

The two-volume publication covers all stages of advising a business, from the first meeting with the client (where the client has a new business) until the point just before the company goes public (but not beyond). You will be better able to handle a diverse range of client needs and situations, recognize possible pitfalls and problems, and determine when more specialized advice needs to be obtained. Key forms and precedents are included, and the book includes all the regular CLEBC finding aids, including a statute table and a subject index.

Subscriptions include online access with search capabilities and links to the full text of case law and legislation, and forms and precedents on CD-ROM.

Highlights of the 2010 update

  • Chapter 2 (Organizing and Operating a Business)—securities laws issues; sample share subscription agreement
  • Chapter 4 (Equity Financing)—legislative reform of Canada’s securities registration regime
  • Chapter 5 (Business Acquisitions)— discussion of broken deals (repudiation, untrue representations and warranties, breach of condition)
  • Chapter 8 (Tax Issues)—transition to Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
  • Chapter 9 (Intellectual Property Issues)—Supreme Court of Canada jurisprudence on trade dress and patents; the doctrines of anticipation, obviousness, and double patenting
  • Chapter 12 (Environmental Law)—federal Environmental Enforcement Act and Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act; provincial Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade) Act, Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements) Act, and Carbon Tax Act, 2008
  • Chapter 13 (Insurance Basics)—named windstorms coverage; breach of policy provisions by non-automobile insured
  • Chapter 14 (Estate Planning for Business)—new Sample Rights and Restrictions for Section 86 Shares precedent
  • Chapter 15 (Resolving Disputes)—new jurisprudence on oppression claims
  • Chapter 16 (Bankruptcy)—interim financing; DIP financing; position of suppliers under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act; remedies available to suppliers under the Sale of Goods Act

CLEBC Legal Editor 
L. Joy Tataryn

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