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 |2019-08-22T16:11:44-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog, Real Estate, Wills & Estates|

Changes to Canadian Cryptocurrency Regulations

Expected changes to cryptocurrency regulations in Canada With the release of updated anti-money laundering regulations set for mid 2020, businesses engaged in the cryptocurrency & blockchain world will want to familiarize themselves with the proposed changes. The Canadian government recently published amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), directly [...]

By |2019-08-16T08:20:02-07:00August 16th, 2019|Blockchain, Blog, Cryptocurrency, Technology Law|

Missouri Cannabis Licensing Process

Authors: Mark Balestra, US Special Counsel, and Natasha Vlajnic, 2019 Summer Student. The article below is a simplification of the licensing process – obtaining legal advice is recommended. If your company needs assistance in filing a cannabis license application, Segev LLP is here to help. Feel free to reach out to Mark Balestra, a senior [...]

By |2019-07-24T10:48:20-07:00July 24th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

Dual Wills

How dual wills could help you save on probate fees: Do you own shares in a private company? Are you looking for savings when your assets pass to your heirs? Dual wills could potentially save you money on probate fees. Under WESA (Wills, Estates and Succession Act) in BC, dual wills are a great estate [...]

By |2019-07-18T17:14:17-07:00July 12th, 2019|Blog, Wills & Estates|

Augmented & Virtual Reality: Navigating the Emerging Legal Terrain

With a continuously expanding market for Virtual Reality technology, from Google’s Daydream to Facebook’s Oculus Rift, the legal landscape is beginning to follow suit. According to market intelligence provider TrendForce, merchandisers sold 14 million virtual reality devices worldwide in 2016, and it projects that VR device sales and software will snowball into a $70 billion [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:33:39-07:00June 13th, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

Preparedness for New Jersey and Pennsylvania Regulated I-Gaming Market Entry: Questions Answered

It’s going to be an interesting Summer for aspiring entrants into the regulated US interactive casino gaming markets. Pennsylvania - now accepting license applications  - has joined New Jersey as a point of intrigue. The New Jersey market is steadily becoming a known quantity, and we’re consequently seeing more and more parties stepping onto that [...]

By |2019-07-19T11:43:53-07:00May 30th, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law|

Recreational Cannabis Regulation in BC

The BC government regulates non-medical cannabis under the following legislation: The Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA), which regulates the possession, retail sale, supply, and production of non-medical cannabis in BC; and The Cannabis Distribution Act (CDA), which establishes the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) as BC’s only wholesale distributor of cannabis 1. The Cannabis [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:24:15-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

New Mandatory Data Breach Obligations Under Canada’s Privacy Law

Canada’s federal privacy law the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, or PIPEDA for short, just got an upgrade. Effective November 1, 2018, organizations regulated under PIPEDA have mandatory reporting obligations if they experience a security breach involving personal information. Failure to comply with the reporting obligations can result in fines of up to [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:27:47-07:00December 4th, 2018|Privacy Law|

British Columbia Cannabis Retail Store Licensing

Overview: If you are an individual (sole proprietor), partnership, or corporation looking to apply for a cannabis retail store licence, here is some key information regarding the application process to sell non-medical cannabis and cannabis accessories in British Columbia. Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, you must own, lease, or have an agreement to lease [...]

By |2018-12-04T11:37:11-07:00August 22nd, 2018|Cannabis Regulations|