Aaron Grinhaus, LL.B., J.D., LL.M. (Tax), is a business and tax lawyer, and founder of Grinhaus Law Firm, a full-service practice located in Toronto. He advises on tax, regulatory and securities matters, and is an established Fintech and Blockchain consultant who advises on the uses of Blockchain technology to reduce business costs. Aaron is also heavily involved in the legal community and currently serves as Chair of the Sole, Small Firm and General Practice Section of the Ontario Bar Association. He is also an author of "A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts and Blockchain Law" (LexisNexis: 2019), the world's first legal textbook on the subject.
We asked Aaron about his background, practice and the challenges that he faces.
"The romantic concept of being a lawyer from TV and movies is a fallacy. If you work at a firm you need to justify your existence by billing, and if you run your own firm you are only as successful as your last retainer."
When you think of artificial intelligence, it’s easy to pull in visions of beeping, whirring robots from science-fiction movies. Truth is, AI is far more cerebral than that (pun intended). Read full article »
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Lawyers have long been the greatest safeguard of confidential client information. And it may be that the data residency demand is perhaps a hangover from the lawyer’s traditional role as physical custodian of confidential client information. Read full article »
Why Legal Marketing Often Falls Flat | Kim McLaughlin
Unless you’re marketing to other lawyers, it’s important to design a marketing program that will appeal to your clients, who are most likely not lawyers. Read full article »
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Three-part series: Digital Estate Myths | Sharon Hartung
Myth #1: All Assets are the Same
Planning for digital assets is not a new topic. Estate planners have been discussing this topic for the last 10 years, and yet during this time of rapid global technology adoption the topic of digital assets remains one of the least understood aspects of estate planning and estate administration. Read more »
Free Lexis Advance® Quicklaw® Newsletter: Will Power
This checklist provides a detailed and comprehensive breakdown of all documents required when submitting an Application for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will when the applicant is an individual. It also provides tips and issues to be aware of when completing each form.
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A Conversation with Russell Bennett on Cannabis Law in Canada
In this webinar, the author of our newly released Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation and Commentary, Russell Bennett highlights some of the major developments of cannabis legalization in Canada. He also reviews the main sources of the new legislation and examines how the Act is divided into criminal prohibitions and regulatory provisions, with a strong emphasis on the new Cannabis Regulations, which came into force on October 17, 2019, one year after legalization.
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