Posts By: Kelly Bird

4 tips for navigating commercial leases to avoid long term consequences

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Finding a suitable office space is one of the major decisions all technology and startup companies need to make during their initial stages of its growth. Navigating commercial leases can be challenging, as lease terms are typically 3 – 10 years, this decision can have long-term consequences. Today, Zeifmans’ Real Estate Team will be reviewing ….

Here’s why Toronto’s skyrocketing tech industry needs to scale-up

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From Alexander Graham Bell to the Canadarm, Canada has long been a hub for tech innovation. And within our country in recent years, few regions can rival Toronto’s skyrocketing tech industry.  Big names like Google, LG and Samsung have all begun to looking to our city for future expansion. Uber recently made an investment here ….

5 big ways M&A activity will impact the Canadian cannabis market

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Big changes have been taking place in the Canadian cannabis market and among them is a significant increase in M&A activity. Within the first six months of 2018 alone[1], 48 deals took place, representing a total value of CAD$5.2 billion. It stands to reason, with recreational legalization on the horizon and Canadian cannabis stocks skyrocketing ….

So you closed a big real estate deal – now what?

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So you finally closed that big real estate deal and are left with significant funds in your corporation. You have now moved onto to evaluating various investment options, looking at a place to invest your funds or perhaps you may even have large personal financial commitments. In this post, we will briefly explore a few ….

Top 10 reasons why Cannabis companies need accounting leadership: Part 2

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In Part 2 of this series, we continue to examine why cannabis companies need accounting leadership and the biggest challenges cannabis companies face. It’s a positive problem: A start-up grows so quickly it’s crucial that they develop a proper accounting and corporate structure early on. But without early intervention from a knowledgeable accounting professional, growth is ….

Top 10 reasons why cannabis companies need accounting leadership: Part 1

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As many cannabis companies across the globe prepare for a public offering, or for purchase by a public company, the nascent industry’s accounting challenges are beginning to present themselves in numbers. In this two-part series, we’re taking a look at the biggest ways in which cannabis companies can benefit from accounting leadership. Although research around ….

The ins and outs of income tax when using cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies has developed into a sizzling topic over the last 2 years. Trending digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have increased in value resulting in significant market capitalization, transactional use and legitimacy. With the rise of cryptocurrencies, regulators and taxation authorities have taken notice. Here are the key tax questions and answers, investors and ….

The future of buying and selling real estate with cryptocurrency

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With cryptocurrency becoming more prevalent in today’s economy, discussion has turned to business transactions being made using cryptocurrency, in particular when buying and selling real estate with cryptocurrency. Already, certain American brokerages are listing residential properties in Bitcoin. In fact, recently there was a much talked about news story about a cryptocurrency tycoon purchasing a $28,000,000 ….

Canadian cannabis stocks – the Canada-Israel link

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The combination of Canada’s cannabis capital markets and Israel’s clinical research expertise have poised the nations for fruitful collaboration for Canadian cannabis stocks. While Canada has postponed the legalization of recreational cannabis until October 17th of this year, growth in Cannabis stocks has sustained momentum in the country. As discussed in a previous article, Financial ….