As the director, legal counsel for Choice Properties REIT in Toronto, 33-year-old commercial real estate lawyer Jennifer Asnani juggles her in-house role with her duties as the president of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto — all while striving to promote diversity and mentorship opportunities in the legal profession.
For our 13th annual General Counsel Roundtable, we decided to focus the conversation on the impact of technology on in-house departments.
The legal landscape around privilege is shifting and under mounting scrutiny in growing parts of the world.
Ontario’s updated employment laws have dominated public discussion for most of the past year. But while many have focused on the increased minimum wage, restaurants and retailers are dealing with changes that are harder to calculate, like new calculations for holiday pay, equal pay for equal work requirements and changes to scheduling.
At the annual Uniform Law Conference of Canada in 1989, there was proposed legislation drafted that was called the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
Ask Bruce Karn what is keeping him busy these days and the senior legal counsel at construction giant EllisDon will say it is the pending changes to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act.