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Ronald Bohm also known as Ron Bohm | Senior Litigation Partner with Blackburn Lawyers

Ronald Bohm is a senior litigation partner with Blackburn Lawyers (formerly SBMB Law) based out of Richmond Hill, Ontario. Born and raised in Toronto, he grew up in Willowdale before moving to Richmond Hill. Since joining the firm Ron Bohm has received many accolades for his commitment to the legal community. In addition to being a past president with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) – Ron Bohm has been featured on TVO on a panel discussion regarding the ongoing [...]

What Are the Benefits of Incorporating Your Business?

What Are the Benefits of Incorporating Your Business? Blackburn Lawyers has been providing legal assistance to clients with regards to their incorporations and other business law matters since 1975. Our Richmond Hill corporate and business lawyers are proud to represent clients across Ontario with their legal needs. We offer practical, strategic and timely advice on all legal matters related to your business in a cost-effective manner and have developed a reputation for putting our client’s best interests first. It’s important [...]

How Does Severance Pay Work In Ontario?

How Does Severance Pay Work In Ontario? Blackburn Lawyers has been representing clients with their employment law needs (for both employers and employees) since 1975. Our employment lawyers have provided legal advice and guidance on a variety of different employment law legal topics including severance package reviews in Ontario. Our Richmond Hill employment lawyers can offer personalized strategies for personal situations because every termination is different. Contact our law firm today for a consultation if you require legal assistance regarding [...]

How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me? At Blackburn Lawyers our Richmond Hill personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of serious injuries pursue meaningful compensation from insurance companies since 1975. Our personal injury lawyers have developed a reputation in the Greater Toronto Area for assisting clients with their personal injury claims and treating clients like family. Here are four reasons why you should hire a personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in an accident: Help recover [...]

What Should I Do If My Disability Benefits Have Been Denied?

What Should I Do If My Disability Benefits Have Been Denied? Our law firm has been helping clients who have had their disability benefits terminated since 1975. During this time we have helped thousands of individuals across Richmond Hill, the Greater Toronto Area and all over Ontario with their denied disability claims. While denials for disability benefits are very common – it is not the end of the road. There is a chance that you may be able to appeal [...]

Benefits of a Co-habitation Agreement

Benefits of a Co-habitation Agreement At Blackburn Lawyers – our law firm has helped prepare many co-habitation agreements for couples. To start with – a co-habitation agreement is a legally binding document that couples enter into when they choose to start living together. There are several benefits to preparing a co-habitation agreement and for your convenience we have listed some of the benefits below. By no means is this list exhaustive – but gives a general overview on the topic. [...]

5 Things To Do Following a Slip and Fall Accident in Ontario

5 Things To Do Following A Slip and Fall Accident in Ontario In Ontario – slip and fall accidents can occur during any season. Most people think that slip and fall accidents only occur in the wintertime – but that’s not always the case. Slip and fall accidents can occur for a variety of reasons including but not limited to uneven floors, cracks in the surface, unsafe premises, improper signage, slippery surfaces and more. Property owners have a responsibility to [...]

What Should I Do If I Have Just Been Fired?

What Should I Do If I Have Just Been Fired? At Blackburn Lawyers – our Richmond Hill employment lawyers have been helping residents in the Greater Toronto Area with employment law matters since the firm’s inception. During this time we have seen many different types of employment terminations occur – and have been able to advise our clients accordingly based on their unique circumstances. In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) is an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario [...]

5 Things To Do Following A Car Accident In Ontario

5 Things To Do Following A Car Accident In Ontario If you have been involved in a car accident in Ontario and have been injured – you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Some of the compensation available for accident victims include but are not limited to attendant care costs, medical expenses, house keeping costs, travel costs to attend medical appointments, loss of income or business income, out of pocket expenses and potentially more. If you or a [...]

Things to Consider When Drafting A Child Custody Agreement

Things to Consider When Drafting A Child Custody Agreement At Blackburn Lawyers – our Richmond Hill family lawyers have been assisting families with their divorce and separation legal proceedings since 1975. We have helped thousands of clients move forward confidently after the breakdown of a relationship or marriage. More importantly – we understand how complex child custody disputes can be and have successfully prepared child custody agreements for our clients in Richmond Hill and surrounding areas. Prior to discussing or [...]

What Are The Different Types Of Business Structures Available In Ontario?

What Are The Different Types Of Business Structures Available In Ontario? At Blackburn Lawyers – our Richmond Hill business lawyers have assisted clients with their business goals and legal needs since 1975 including choosing the right business structure. Choosing the right business structure is an important legal question you should discuss with your business lawyer or accountant prior to registering your business in Ontario. Business structures are selected based on your business goals, operations as well as your tax goals. [...]

Larger vehicles make it unsafe for Ontarian pedestrians

According to CBC News, at 38 deaths, more pedestrians died in tragic and preventable accidents in 2018 than the prior year. More than half of the Canadians killed on city-controlled roads in Toronto are pedestrians, while only four cyclists faced fatalities. While the 2018 figures do not represent an all-time high for Ontario’s capital, local authorities warn that drivers and police officers should not become complacent as the numbers still give cause for concern. According to a review published by the Office [...]

Brain injuries are not always detected quickly

Brain injuries are complex injuries. Generally speaking, they occur when the brain hits itself against the walls of the skull during a high-impact situation, such as a car accident. However, because the damage is internal, it is not always easy to spot right away following an accident. A recent article published by the Toronto Star describes the ordeal of a Canadian-born pop singer, Kiesza. The article states that two years ago, Kiesza was in a car accident while in an Uber, and [...]

The dangers of E. coli as a foodborne illness

Early this year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control finally announced the end of an E. coli outbreak that affected 62 people in America and 29 in Canada. According to NBC News, the infections were traced back to romaine lettuce farms in California. E. coli with the same DNA strain was found on one farm in particular. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration do not believe one farm alone could be responsible for such a large outbreak. NBC News estimates that [...]

Safety lapses at the heart of deadly train crashes

In 2014, CNN reported on the deadly 2013 train crash in Quebec. From derailment to explosion, the train crash went down in Canadian history as one of the deadliest. A month after the crash already took place, news agencies reported that 2,000 residents had been evacuated, 53 vehicles were totaled, 40 buildings were demolished and 47 people died. After investigations were completed, the Transportation Safety Board found several causes behind the crash. All of them amounted to one primary issue: safety lapses. [...]