“Own Your Future” – Grant Stefanson Speaks to CDSPI


On October 12, Winnipeg lawyer Grant Stefanson was part of a small group of five local professionals asked to present at a CDSPI seminar. Approximately 75 dentists and fourth-year dental students attended the evening event, which took place at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

In keeping with the theme of “Own Your Future: 5 Perspectives on Buying a Practice,” the panel of experts explored the legal, accounting, human resource, risk management and financial planning considerations that are essential when purchasing a dental practice.

Grant spoke on a number of the key legal issues involved in buying and starting a dental practice – with a particular focus on employment law considerations. He discussed the importance of employment contacts, employer obligations related to termination, how to avoid liability and minimize risk, and the use of associate contracts for independent contractors.

About Grant Stefanson

Grant is a partner who practises in the areas of civil litigation, business law, aboriginal law and employment law. He can be reached at gstefanson@mltaikins.comor (204) 957-4614.

About CDSPI

Established in 1959, CDSPI is a not-for-profit company whose members are the Canadian Dental Association and participating provincial and territorial dental associations. CDSPI provides advisory insurance and investment services to meet the changing needs of dentists at every stage, from dental school to retirement and beyond.