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Advising the Family-Owned Business
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Editor and contributing author: Robert M. Halpern

Other contributing authors: Jeffrey I. Cohen, Violet A. French, B.D. Mulroney, M. Susan Murphy, Ann Elise Alexander, Sabina Mexis, Irit Gertzbein, Risa Awerbuck, Stephen Landau, Lorn Kutner, Silvia Jacinto and Joe Dickstein

This looseleaf service is expertly designed to assist the professional advising the family-owned business in legal matters. It explores the main stages in the life of the business from its start-up to its operation and any alterations in its structure and/or participants. Inside find valuable legal insight and expertise on:

  • Use of trusts in a family-owned business
  • Tax issues to consider in forming a new trust
  • Putting different children in different roles
  • Estate freezes
  • Incapacity planning
  • Use of personal or family holding companies
  • Iintergenerational gifts or bequests
  • Different types of insurance and their purposes, and more!

No other available publication offers such a spectrum of legal information for the family-owned business.

About the Author

Robert M. Halpern received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1983 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985.  He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Family Law and has been head of the Family Law Group at Torkin Manes LLP since 2000.

Mr. Halpern’s practice addresses all aspects of family law, including related business and personal financial protection planning.  He is also an experienced certified Mediator/Arbitrator.

He has taught Family Law for the Bar Admission Course and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association – Family Law Section.  He was a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada Family Law Specialist Selection Committee.  He serves as a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Ontario Superior Court.

Mr. Halpern has chaired programs on family law and has presented family law papers and other papers at various conferences for the National Judicial Institute, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, the Canadian Institute, Osgoode Professional Development and Federated Press.  He has appeared on radio programmes commenting on family law issues.

He has been named as “Repeatedly Recommended” or “Consistently Recommended” in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory under the Family Law category every year since 2008, inclusive. Additionally, for every year since 2010, Mr. Halpern has been recognized by his peers for selection in Best Lawyers in Canada, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Mr. Halpern is also the editor and an author of Advising the Family-Owned Business, Property Rights and Obligations under Ontario Family Law,  and of Support Rights and Obligations under Ontario Family Law, all published by Thomson Reuters.