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Drawing lines in circles

July-1-2013

Lawyer Neill May
Area Corporate Finance and Securities

Summary

Article originally published in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine, July 2013

Excerpt from "Drawing lines in circles":

Who doesn’t miss the simple priorities and perspectives of childhood?  The question of where to draw a line was much simpler with a crayon in hand.  The onset of adulthood complicates that question, with queries about whether to draw at all, who should make the decision, and what are the possible consequences, to list just a few.  A Socratic question about where to draw a line can provoke a thorough debate, and identify exceptions and fact patterns that challenge instinctive conclusions, but while all of that is going on the kid with the crayon in the corner can draw a lot of lines.

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