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Are you maximizing returns and minimizing risk by using the optimal business structure? Join us for practical advice from top lawyers on the latest in partnership and joint venture developments. This course provides guidance with the how, why and when to use each structure and its tax advantages.

This comprehensive and practical one-day course is taught by leading practitioners from some of Canada’s largest law firms. This program will teach practitioners (or refresh your knowledge on) the following key issues:

  • Negotiation strategies and key terms and conditions in the structuring of a partnership, limited partnership and joint venture agreement
  • Important drafting tips to protect your clients’ interests and avoid certain default provisions of the Partnerships Act and the Limited Partnerships Act
  • The treatment of contributions to the partnership and sharing of profits
  • The latest case law and developments with respect to a partner’s obligations
  • Key considerations in the purchase, sale, exchange or retirement of partnership interests
  • Special considerations in the termination of a partnership or limited partnership
  • Review of key issues arising in cross-border and international joint ventures


Program Chairs

  • Matthew R. Hibbert, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Mark A. Mahoney, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Dov B. Begun, Partner, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Andrew Bourns, Associate, Dentons, Canada LLP
  • Matt Dunnet, Associate, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Michael Friedman, Partner, McMillan LLP
  • Victoria Graham, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Jesse Brodlieb, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Rahim Punjani, Legal Counsel, Cancer Care Ontario
  • Laura Sheppard, Associate, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Michael P. Whitcombe, Partner, McMillan LLP


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including a link to the program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
February 3, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$895 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Seasoned practitioners looking to refine or refresh their skills and practicing in the areas of:
    - Corporate/Commercial
    - Mergers & Acquisitions
    - Mining
    - Real Estate
    - Tax
  • Junior-intermediate lawyers who desire a practical introduction to this topic
  • In-House or Corporate Counsel
  • Presidents and CEOs
  • Chief Strategy Officers
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Directors

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What past attendees of our program have said:

“Well balanced between a high level overview and a deeper dive with practical information.”

“Good amount of useful information, especially tax-related.”

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