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Government Support Programs for Canadian Businesses During COVID-19

The Segev team is wishing you well during these challenging times.  We are working remotely, but we are still at work. We've compiled a list of Canadian Government relief and assistance programs available that we'd like to share with you (and please feel free to share with others!). The following measures have been announced, though many [...]

By |2020-06-03T08:37:20-07:00March 19th, 2020|Announcement, Blog|

Single Game Sports Betting: Legalization Looming?

On February 25, 2020, Kevin Waugh, MP from Saskatoon-Grasswood, put forth bill C-218 to the House of Commons.  The bill would legalize single game sports betting in Canada.  Named “An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sports Betting)”, it seeks to ever so slightly change the language of the Criminal Code, a change with potentially [...]

By |2020-03-10T10:55:42-07:00March 5th, 2020|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law, Sports Betting|

Beer, Booze and Vertical Integration: making and selling your own alcohol in BC

In the late 19th Century, brewers in America started to set up “tied houses” in order to get their product to the masses.  Tied houses were saloons financed and supported by specific brewers for the purpose of selling that brewer’s beer.  Anheuser Busch, the legendary St. Louis based company, was one of the brewers at [...]

By |2020-01-27T08:54:41-08:00January 17th, 2020|Blog, Liquor Licensing and Regulations|

Do Securities Laws Apply to Private British Columbia Companies?

There is a common misconception that securities laws are only relevant for companies listed on a stock exchange; however, the fact is that securities laws apply to all companies, whether public or private. Securities laws have two fundamental elements, both aimed at protecting the investing public and maintaining market integrity. The first is the requirement [...]

By |2020-02-06T08:36:46-08:00January 14th, 2020|Blog, Securities Law|

Direct Listing by Non-Offering Prospectus (NOP) versus Listing by Reverse Take Over (RTO)

Two popular ways for a company to go public, other than by conducting an initial public offering (IPO), are by reverse takeover (RTO), and, increasingly common in the last couple of years, by direct listing using a non-offering prospectus. Both are simpler, therefore faster and less costly, and do not carry the market risk of [...]

By |2020-02-07T09:52:18-08:00January 9th, 2020|Blog, Securities Law|

Critical Next Steps for Prospective Cannabis Retail Store Owners in Ontario

The Government of Ontario is moving towards an open market for retail cannabis stores starting in January 2020.  For those looking to take advantage of this opportunity, there many things you should be considering and doing immediately. 1. Get Informed The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will start accepting licence applications from prospective [...]

By |2020-02-11T09:39:13-08:00December 19th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

Gaming Industry Growth and Demographics

Video games have come a long way since 1958, when Tennis for Two debuted as the first video game created for exclusively entertainment purposes. Since then, the video game industry has gone from a niche, budding form of recreation into a lucrative and diverse industry that caters to a wide range of audiences around the [...]

By |2019-10-01T12:26:12-07:00October 1st, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Technology|

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry

Information about Cannabis Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) between privately held corporations involve a variety of complex business and legal considerations. In order to effectively navigate this terrain, it’s important to understand some of the underlying dynamics and some of the issues that may arise. This is especially important in the cannabis [...]

By |2019-09-24T15:40:53-07:00September 24th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

Fan Art: Appropriation or Appreciation?

This month, Vancouver hosted the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) which celebrates Vancouver’s dynamic and growing arts and culture scene (dance, music, food, crafts) surrounded by the city’s best and most stunning outdoor mural art. More information on the VMF can be found on their site,  www.VanMuralFest.ca . As we wound our way through the festival [...]

By |2019-09-06T11:46:30-07:00August 30th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property|

Benefits of Joint Tenancy

The benefits of estate planning with joint tenancy Estate planning is certainly not a one-size-fits-all model; however, a joint tenancy could be used to help achieve a few common goals, including: ensuring the property passes to the appropriate beneficiary; minimizing income tax and probate fees; and simplifying the estate administration process. Benefits of Joint Tenancy [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:09:32-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog, Real Estate, Wills & Estates|