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Honesty in contracts and other oxymorons


Lawyer Neill May
Area Corporate Finance and Securities


Article originally published in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine, January 2015

Excerpt from "Honesty in contracts and other oxymorons":

When the subjects of law and good faith intersect, a common result is lawyer jokes.  Over the winter months, for example, there’s the old saw that you know it’s cold outside when lawyers have their hands in their own pockets. To me, though, the law is all about trustworthiness.  In fact, all of my siblings (and I) are trained as lawyers, except one, who is a trained artist.  And the lawyer siblings have never trusted the artist because art seems a bit shifty, right?

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