BREAKING NEWS – MBS to Join Beard Winter LLP

We are very excited to announce that the lawyers and staff of Morrison Brown Sosnovitch LLP (“MBS”) will be joining Beard Winter LLP (“BW”).  The transition is scheduled to take place on July 1, 2024 and, on that date, the lawyers of MBS will begin conducting their practices under the BW banner. MBS was formed […]

Shane Greaves Named as Partner to the Firm

Morrison Brown Sosnovitch LLP is delighted to announce that Shane Greaves has been named a Partner to the firm as of January 1, 2024. Since joining the firm as an articling student, Shane has developed  into an experienced and well-respected litigator among all of his peers. The partners are thrilled to have Shane take the […]

Abandonment and Frustration of Employment in Ontario

If your employer takes the position that you have abandoned your job and/or that the employment relationship has been frustrated, employees are well advised to seek legal advice immediately. In many cases the Court may disagree that your position has been abandoned, or that the employment relationship has been frustrated and, as a result, the […]

New Reporting Requirements for Bare Trusts

Background The Department of Finance Canada has recently announced stricter trust reporting rules that will impact income tax compliance requirements for commercial real estate owners. On November 3, 2022, the 2022 Fall Economic Statement, tabled in Parliament, confirmed that enhanced tax reporting requirements for trusts will apply to taxation years ending on or after December […]

Decision-Making For An Incapable Person

Introduction When a situation causing diminished mental ability arises for an individual (whether a senior or not), the law recognizes that someone may need to step in and make decisions for that person. However, families are often surprised that their ability to make decisions on behalf of a loved one is very limited unless the […]

Shanae Soor Joins MBS as an Associate

Morrison Brown Sosnovitch LLP is delighted to welcome Shanae Soor to the firm as an Associate in our real estate group. Shanae will be building a broad real estate practice that includes commercial, development and residential matters. She joins us after spending 5 years at a boutique firm in Vaughan where she led the real […]

Employment Law Update: Disconnecting From Work Policy

With the passage of Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 in December 2021, the Province prohibited the use of non-compete agreements, except in very limited circumstances. That topic was covered in a previous post.  Bill 27 also imposed an obligation on many employers to create a written disconnecting from work policy. Disconnecting from work […]

Employment Law Update: Non-Competition Agreements Banned

Updated – March, 2022 The enforceability of non-compete or non-competition clauses or agreements has long been the source of some confusion for both employers and employees in Ontario. While courts were prepared to enforce such clauses in some circumstances, those circumstances were becoming more and more limited as the courts found that there were less […]