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On Windmills, Don Quixote and Family Law

  This past weekend, I gave a talk on why I chose family law as one of my primary areas of practice. This is a slightly adapted version of the … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

When is the best time to think strategically?

The short answer: as early as possible. In fact, if you’re not already thinking strategically, then you should start. Now. And I don’t just mean in the context of clients … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Divorces, Estates and Algorithms

Given my particular area of practice, a few friends–as well as my own dearly beloved–have brought this article to my attention in the last day or so. It is  about … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Empire, Succession and Heenan Blaikie

In recent weeks, it has been difficult to avoid the cautionary tale of Heenan Blaikie, one of the biggest firms in Canada, with full, national reach, that has gone into … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

There’s Strategy… and then there’s Strategy

The same great word… two common usages Over the course of my many and various “grazings” on the topic, I’ve noticed that there are two branches of usage of the … Continue reading

February 3, 2014

The Big Shift: John Ibbitson at CIGI

On Wednesday, the Centre for International Governance Innovation held the latest in their series of free public events.  Titled “the Harper Doctrine”, the highly engaging talk featured John Ibbitson, and … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Shylock’s Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

One of the first Shakespeare plays I tackled, at the august age of eleven or so, was The Merchant of Venice. I managed to glean the jist of it, even if … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment