Dec 22, 2020

Web Series: Leading Questions – Presented by WeirFoulds Women

Leading Questions is a new biweekly web series that explores everyday legal issues, hot topics in business and professional development, and more. The series is hosted by Megan Mah, Julia Sydorenko and Kayla Theeuwen, members of WeirFoulds Women, and features a variety of guests ranging from lawyers at WeirFoulds, to in-house counsel and professionals from other industries. Stay tuned for new episodes here and on our YouTube channel.

Do you have questions that you would like answered? Send them to and we’ll tackle them in a future episode.

Episode 1: COVID-19 Quandaries Pt. 1/2

In this episode, 12 of our lawyers answer pandemic-inspired questions about whether employers can reduce salaries during COVID-19, how tax residency may be affected by a pandemic, what to look out for when negotiating service contracts in the future, and more.


Episode 2: COVID-19 Quandaries Pt. 2/2

In this episode, 12 of our lawyers return to answer more pandemic-inspired questions, with a focus on real estate and estate planning issues such as the impact of deferring mortgage payments, if there is rent relief for residential tenants, and whether now is the right time to update wills and powers of attorney.


Episode 3: Employment Issues in the COVID-19 Era

In this episode, four of our lawyers answer questions that focus on employment issues that have arisen as a result of COVID-19, such as employee termination rights, CERB qualification, eligibility for wage subsidies, and job protections for employees who may have contracted COVID-19.


Episode 4: Financial Planning for the Future

In this episode, we are joined by Akilah Allen-Silverstein, a Certified Financial Planner & Registered Retirement Consultant with Mandeville Private Client. Akilah answers important financial planning questions about whether a COVID-19 world is a good time to invest, how much of your income you should set aside for investments, and safe investment options for novice investors.


Episode 5: Incorporating 101

In this episode, we are joined by two of our lawyers, Rochelle Perera and Adrian Howard, who give us a crash course on incorporating a corporation in Ontario. Rochelle and Adrian answer important questions about the benefits of operating through a corporation, the process for incorporating, and issues to consider when incorporating with partners.


Episode 6: Master your Zoom Interviews!

In this episode, we are joined by three of our 2020-2021 Articling Students – Dana Kriszenfeld, Janice Philteos, and Nevethan Balendra to answer law students’ burning questions about how to best prepare for the upcoming OCI recruit, including networking tips, preparing for your interviews, and how to set yourself apart as an applicant.


Episode 7: Putting Your Best (Virtual) Self Forward in Zoom Interviews!

In this episode of Leading Questions, we are joined by three of our 2020-2021 Articling Students – Abby Benattar, Nofil Nadeem, and Kiran Waterhouse, who discuss how to navigate the brave new world of Zoom interviews. The students provide advice on how to set up a professional background, adjust your camera and lighting, and dress for Zoom success.



Please note that any changes to the applicable legislation since the date these episodes were recorded may be at variance with the information that was shared.

This video series does not make WeirFoulds LLP (or any individuals) your lawyers and the content should not be regarded as legal advice. The content is general information only, and is not to be relied upon in relation to any particular circumstances. Professional advice should be obtained before any content is relied upon.