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What was the point of that again?

February-1-2012

Lawyer Neill May
Area Corporate Finance and Securities

Summary

Article originally published in Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Excerpt from "What was the point of that again?":

Corporate law is, I suppose, like a lot of specialized activities — users of corporate legal services seem generally to have little interest in, or understanding of, the ugly machinery of the industry (in this case, the vagaries of statutory requirements, the overlay of common law dictates, and the realities of common practice). And really, why should they? When someone comes to fix my hard drive, I don’t want to know details about the processor, the circuitry, or the history of the PC. I just want to know that there are either no problems, or that whatever problems there were have been fixed.

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