COVID-19 Important Information

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COVID-19: A Brief Analysis of Layoffs in Alberta

In light of COVID-19 and many clients executing layoffs, we wish to provide more information regarding the legal framework of layoffs in Alberta.  As this is not client-specific, this article is merely information and not legal advice. 

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| April 1, 2020

COVID-19: Force Majeure

This article aims to provide general advice regarding the applicability of force majeure clauses within the current COVID-19 climate. The information herein is based on articles that have been recently published in Canada regarding contractual performance and COVID-19, as well as basic force majeure principles.

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| April 1, 2020

COVID-19: Frustration of Employment Agreements

In the onset of COVID-19, Bryan & Company’s clients have requested information on frustration of contracts generally, and particularly its application to employment agreements.  The following exploration relates to employment agreements specifically but we would be happy to speak with you about frustration general as well.

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| March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Legal Crisis Management Assistance

We understand that the rapid developments surrounding COVID-19 are deeply concerning to you, your business and your employees. Bryan & Company has assembled a committed crisis management team to be at your disposal for issues that arise as more information comes available to the public.

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| March 20, 2020

The Family Property Act – What is it, and why does it matter to you?

On January 1, 2020, the Family Property Act will replace Alberta’s Matrimonial Property Act, RSA 2000 c M-8 pursuant to the Family Statutes Amendment Act, 2018 Chapter P-31. The biggest takeaway from this legislative change is that unmarried couples who meet certain requirements will now have property rights very similar to those of married spouses upon separation.

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| December 5, 2019

We are moving, effective Dec 23, 2019

Effective December 23, we will be moving to new office space in Manulife Place. Please update your records accordingly. NEW ADDRESS Suite 2900, Manulife Place 10180 – 101 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3V5 Our contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, etc.) remain the same.

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| November 22, 2019

Franchise Disclosure in Alberta: What the franchisee can expect and what is expected from the franchisor

As with any investment decision, it is important for the prospective investor to do their research prior to committing to an investment. Luckily for those looking to invest in a franchised business operating in Alberta, the Franchises Act requires franchisors to disclose detailed information regarding the franchise to better assist potential franchisees in making informed investment decisions.

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Best Lawyers Canada 2019

Congratulations to the Bryan & Company lawyers that have been recognized by their peers as some of the Best Lawyers in Canada for 2019! Asset-Based Lending Practice Kenneth B. Blasius Q.C.– First Year Recognized in Asset-Based Lending Practice: 2013 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010 Aviation Law Lawrence W.

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| September 4, 2019

Preserving your rights as a Commercial Landlord

It’s the second of the month and your tenant still has not paid rent. Or, a few months have gone by without a payment and you are not sure how to recover arrears.

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| August 17, 2019

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