Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

What C---? - Environmentalists Blame the Swine Flu on NAFTA

I was shocked to read an articles in the Toronto Star entitled "Blame NAFTA for swine flu, experts say" that NAFTA is to blame for swine flu in Mexico. To read the article, go to the following link -...

Lang Michener Ranks in Bloomberg's Top 10 Canadian M&A Law Firms

I have a chance to share some good news - Bloomberg has ranked Lang Michener as Number 7 in Canada's Top M&A Firms by deal volume in 2008.  Here are the top 10 players in Bloomberg's Canadian M&A league tables for legal...

Harmonization in Ontario of GST and ORST Does Not Include Decrease in Land Transfer Tax

After July 1, 2010 and harmonization, sales of new homes in the province of Ontario will be subject to harmonized sales tax ("HST") at a rate of 13%. In addition, the sale will be subject to land transfer tax imposed by the...

USTR Wants Canada to Implement IP Protection at Border - Canadian Trade Lawyers Cheer

The Obama administration added Canada Thursday to a notorious intellectual property blacklist of countries. One of the key issues is Canada's lack of border enforcement of copyright. Washington wants Canada to put an...