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Pitfalls of Incorporating and Organizing without Proper Legal Counsel

Many clients incorporate without legal counsel, which I have no problem with.  However, this approach can sometimes lead to issues that require s...
Jun 2024
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Will Planning for Second Relationships and Blended Families

For the purpose of this article, I group both married couples and unmarried ‘common-law’ couples under the term “spouse”. Indi...
Jun 2024
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Jurisdiction to Make Parenting Orders in Ontario

Intro A parent who participates in a family court case in Ontario may wonder if Ontario is the appropriate location for their case. In circumstances ...
Jun 2024
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Can I Record my Former Spouse and Use it as Evidence in Family Court?

As family law litigants navigate the court system, often one of the most difficult tasks is gathering the necessary and relevant evidence to prove the...
May 2024
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Three Points to Note Before Signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Business relationships so often begin with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and yet these documents are rarely given much thought, setting a poor stan...
May 2024
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DIY and Holographic Wills:

Why Legal Expertise Matters Given the access to a plethora of resources on the internet, the allure of do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions are appealing for various tasks, from home r...
May 2024
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Ontario Superior Court of Justice rules that a Secured Creditor is not required to realize on Security before suing on Debt or pursuing Guarantors

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has decided in Bank of Montreal v. 9310088 Canada Inc., 2024 ONSC 2191 that there is no requirement for a s...
May 2024
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Non-Compliance with Mandatory Vaccination Policy may Frustrate Employment Contract

In Croke v. VuPoint System Ltd., 2024 ONCA 354, the Court of Appeal for Ontario applied the doctrine of frustration to uphold the termination of the e...
May 2024
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Kosicki v. Toronto (City):

Squatting Rights on Public Lands The case of Kosicki v. Toronto (City), 2023 ONCA 450, raises important questions about the law of adverse possession of parkland and its implications ...
Apr 2024
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The Real Estate Agent’s Duty to Disclose Role in a Transaction:

An Analysis on Graf v Periyathamby, 2024 ONSC The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has recently awarded damages to the plaintiffs of a real estate dispute after several related transactions faile...
Apr 2024
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Pedestrian vs. Motor Vehicle

What You Should Know There is an inherent danger when motor vehicles and pedestrians are sharing the same space. Under the Highway Traffic Act, at s. 144, the responsibili...
Apr 2024
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Franchise Disclosure Documents:

An Overview There are various pieces of legislation across Canadian provinces governing the disclosure obligations that franchisors have to franchisees who are pu...
Apr 2024
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The Impact of the 2024 Ontario Budget on Residential Real Estate Transactions

In an effort to improve access to and affordability of the housing market, the government of Ontario has recently announced several updates within the...
Apr 2024
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Title and Mortgage Fraud in the Real Estate Sector

How to Protect Yourself In the last couple of years, title and mortgage fraud have plagued the Canadian real estate sphere as technology has continued to advance allowing fra...
Mar 2024
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What You Should Know as a Power of Attorney for Property

A Property Power of Attorney is a key precaution for the event of becoming unable to manage one’s own finances and other assets. Nonetheless, wh...
Mar 2024
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Important Deadlines for Preserving and Perfecting a Construction Lien

What is a construction lien? Generally, a lien is a charge granted upon real or personal property to secure the payment of a debt or the performance o...
Mar 2024
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TARION update re Registrar Bulletin 15 and Upcoming CSS Changes

Changes to Registrar Bulletin 15 This bulletin outlines how the fee, that the vendor/builder must pay to receive the Qualification for Enrolment (QFE)...
Mar 2024
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An Overview of the Share Purchase Process

When one is purchasing (or selling) a business, there are generally 2 routes – a share purchase or an asset purchase. In this article, we are go...
Mar 2024
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Demystifying Disbursements in Residential Real Estate Transactions

Generally, when a client contacts a real estate law firm to inquire about pricing, the firm discloses its fixed fee for the service but also that the ...
Mar 2024
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Proposed Ban of Notice of Security Interests

What is a Notice of Security Interest (“NOSI”)? A Notice of Security Interest, or NOSI, is a legal instrument that allows vendors to regis...
Mar 2024
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Why Should You Use a Professional Executor?

When you pass, one or more persons will need to step up to manage and administer your estate.  They will carry through your funeral and post mort...
Mar 2024
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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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