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March 27, 2019 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Duration: 1 hour(s) Price: FREE
Show(s): PM Springfest
Location: South Building
Credits: BOMI 1
Stream(s): Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management
The Cannabis Act became a law on October 17, 2018. This new law impacts your business - the way you manage and operate your buildings. What are your obligations under this Act? How would legalization impact new and existing lease agreements, policies for tenants, employees, visitors, and contractors? What are the City By-Laws governing the use and sale of cannabis and cannabis-based products in and around commercial buildings or built environments? How are they enforced? What have we experienced since the legalization? As a landlord, you need to know this information to help you navigate through and avert potential risks. Join our panel of experts, including senior industry leaders, to learn what you need to know about are this is new law and how you could avoid any pitfalls.
Partner, Daoust Vukovich LLP
Dennis has been listed in the "Most Frequently Recommended" category of Leading Practitioners in Toronto in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and has also been included in the American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, in each year that they have been published. He is also included in the inaugural 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. He has been qualified in court as an expert in commercial landlord and tenant law. Since 1978, his practice has focused on commercial leasing and development law. He has extensive experience in all aspects of large and complex commercial, retail, office and industrial leasing transactions across Canada and the United States. He was called to the bar in 1974. Until 1978, he practised commercial real estate law with a law firm that eventually merged with the Toronto firm of Cassels, Brock, Blackwell. He joined The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited as legal counsel in 1978 and as Vice-President and General Counsel of Cadillac Fairview Shopping Centres, Canada, he supervised all legal aspects of Shopping Centre operations. In 1986, he assumed responsibility for all aspects of legal services for Cadillac Fairview's U.S. Shopping Centres. In 1988, he joined the leasing department of a large Toronto law firm and became a partner there in 1989. In 1995, he co-founded the firm of Daoust Vukovich LLP. Dennis has written and lectured on topics such as landlord and tenant remedies, ground leases, the use of commercial leases as a creative financing technique, lease negotiation strategies, income tax aspects of commercial lease transactions, restrictive covenants, leasehold improvement construction problems, insurance risk management, HST and commercial leases, construction contracts, architect's agreements, telecommunications license agreements, and a variety of other topics.Recognition & Awards Named in the 2019 Best Lawyers™ in Canada list and recognized as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Commercial Leasing Law in the Toronto area.
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Ranjeev has a general corporate commercial practice and is Co-Head of the Cannabis group. He advises clients in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including debt and equity financings, private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, shareholder arrangements, corporate reorganizations and public markets matters. His practice includes representation of start-up, growth and mature companies, including public companies. Ranjeev also has significant experience in the formation and structuring of several domestic and cross-border private equity funds and other investment vehicles. Ranjeev’s cannabis clients include Canadian and international companies, licensed producer and dealer applicants, licensed producers and dealers, patient outreach platforms, clinics, industry consultants, marketing and branding firms, technology and software companies, asset managers and private equity funds as well as not-for-profit organizations.