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Navigating Family Law Solutions at the Kitchen Table

Family law matters often involve complex legal processes, but not all resolutions occur within the confines of a court room. When marriage breakdown o...
Feb 2024
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Unconventional Estate Plans and Will Challenges

Billionaire Hermès and his Lucky Gardener Estate planning is a critical aspect of financial management that ensures the orderly distribution of assets after an individual's passing. While many...
Feb 2024
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NBA Player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Dream Home Purchase Gone Wrong

In real estate, caveat emptor is the Latin phrase for “let the buyer beware”. This means that a buyer purchases a property at their own ri...
Feb 2024
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Spousal Support Entitlement

Compensatory, Non-Compensatory, and Contractual Did you know that marriage itself does not automatically entitle a spouse to receive support?  Pursuant to s.15.2(4) of the Divorce Act, in maki...
Feb 2024
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Avoiding Canadian Tax when Licensing Software into Canada

When software companies license or “sell” into Canada from abroad, there is often some leeway in how they allocate their fees between the ...
Feb 2024
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Toronto's Proposed Municipal Non-Resident Speculation Tax

Toronto is considering implementing a new tax measure that could significantly affect foreign buyers interested in the city's residential real estate ...
Jan 2024
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Keyboard Warriors Be Aware:

A Cautionary Tale on Defamation How much power does the ‘click of a button’ hold? It is easy to fall victim to the assumption that one is insulated from personal liabili...
Jan 2024
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Bad Faith Renovictions:

Hamilton to be the first city in Ontario to implement a bylaw to hinder renovictions The City of Hamilton (“City”) is making further efforts to combat the elevated housing crisis that Canadians are continuing to experience ...
Jan 2024
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Property Assessments and Calculating Property Taxes in Ontario

What is MPAC? The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), is the largest assessment jurisdiction in North America. MPAC operates as an indep...
Nov 2023
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Announcing Your Separation on Social Media. Yes or No?

Social media is everywhere and almost everyone in Canada has access to it or utilizes it. For most people, turning to social media to complain, vent, ...
Oct 2023
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Leaving A Short-Term Marriage With Young Children? You Need To Read This Now!

Spouses separating after a brief marriage with young children often wonder if they have an entitlement to spousal support and whether that claim is wo...
Sep 2023
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What is the Governing Legislation for Family Law in Ontario?

There is often confusion on what legislation governs and oversees family matters in the province of Ontario. In short, the Divorce Act and the Family ...
Jul 2023
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Investing in Early-Stage Ventures: The Questions That Everyone Should Ask

Broadly speaking, there are two schools of thought when it comes to investing in early-stage ventures. There is the “same boat” approach w...
Jul 2023
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Are you buying or selling a property that has a fuel oil/storage tank?

Defining Fuel Oil Storage Tanks Fuel oil storage tanks are governed under the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) which regulates the fuel...
Jul 2023
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Buying and Funding Canadian Companies: The Foreign Buyer’s Perspective

As a foreign purchaser of Canadian shares or business assets, simple steps may be taken today to reduce consequent costs tomorrow. Looking ahead pays ...
Jul 2023
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Minimizing the Income Tax Consequences of Sending Employees to Canada

When a foreign employer sends its employees to Canada, that employer must consider its own income tax position as well as that of its employees. The f...
Jul 2023
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Virtual Meetings and Electronic Notices: How the Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act Will Impact Condo Corporations

On June 8, 2023, Bill 91—the Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023—received Royal Assent. Schedule 7 of the Bill introduces several am...
Jul 2023
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Status Certificates and Fulsome Disclosure: Why One Condo Unit Owner is Exempt from Paying Special Assessment Fees

A recent judgement from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reinforces the importance of status certificates and their role in protecting buyers, se...
Jul 2023
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Licence Revoked! Ontario Developer Banned from Building or Selling Homes After Engaging in a Series of Illegal and Unethical Activities

Pinetree Developers Inc. (“Pinetree”) is no longer allowed to build or sell homes in Ontario after the Home Construction Regulatory Author...
Jul 2023
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Impacts on Business Corporations of the Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023, S.O. 2023, c.9 (the “Act”)

Schedule 4 of the Act makes several amendments to the Business Corporations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16 (the “OBCA”). The bulk of these amen...
Jul 2023
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Grkavac v. Basnet, 2023 - failure to close a real estate transaction

In the recent case Grkavac v. Basnet, 2023 ONSC 3823 from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, the plaintiffs, Milan Grkavac and Des...
Jul 2023
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New Incentive: Tax Free First Time Home-Buyers Savings Account Program

Last spring we wrote an article about several incentives available to first time homebuyers, as laid out in the Federal Budget 2022. Notably, the...
Apr 2023
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Ontario’s latest legislation – Helping Homebuyers Protecting Tenants Act

The discussion in every household is economic uncertainty, rising of inflation, high interest rates, and how the rental market has been simply booming...
Apr 2023
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Tarion Warranty: The Builder’s Obligation to Conduct Emergency Repairs After the Possession Date

The Ontario New Homes Warranties Plan Act provides that certain elements of a new home are protected by a Tarion Warranty policy for a period of one t...
Apr 2023
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