Area’s of Practice
Real Estate Law
- Preparing and Reviewing Agreements of Purchase and Sale (residential and commercial)
- Purchase or sale or refinance of condominiums, houses, townhouses
- Purchasing a new build condominium or new build home
- Securing title insurance for new and existing properties
- Preparing and reviewing residential and commercial leases
- Mortgage refinancing for residential and commercial properties
The Firm offers expertise in negotiating creative, practical, and resolution-oriented settlements, and resolving family disputes through mediation and collaborative law.
- Cohabitation / Prenuptial Agreements
- Separation Agreements
- Property division
- Matrimonial home
Last Will and Testament
A Last Will and Testament is a written document that sets out a person’s wishes about how their estate (their assets and liabilities) should be taken care of and distributed after death. It only takes affect when a person dies. Having a proper valid Will assures your wishes are honoured, and protects your spouse and children.
The Firm can help to determine whether a court application is necessary (probate is not always required), complete the required forms, explain the legal duties and responsibilities of an estate trustee, identify legal risks and advise on estate tax issues.
What is probate? Probate is the formal procedure asking the court to approve the will as the valid last will and testament of the deceased and to grant a person the authority to act as the estate trustee of an estate. In Ontario, an estate trustee is the only person who has the legal authority to manage/distribute an estate on behalf of the deceased.
Powers of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the power to act on your behalf, also known as your ‘attorney’.
The Power of Attorney for Personal Care allows your attorney to make medical and personal care decisions for you if you become mentally incapable of making them yourself. Personal care decisions include decisions about your health care and medical treatment, diet, housing, clothing, hygiene, and safety.
The Continuing Power of Attorney for the Management of Property authorizes your attorney to make financial decisions for you and help manage your finances if you become mentally incapable of doing so. “Property” includes your money, investments, home, and anything else you own. It takes effect as soon as it is signed and witnessed unless you state in the document for it to take effect at a later date.
Contact the Firm at 416-233-5525 for legal advice or help with your estate planning needs.
Corporate / Commercial Law
The Firm offers corporate legal services, including:
- Incorporations (both Ontario and Federal)
- Shareholder Agreements
- Partnership Agreements
- Minute Book updates
Please call us at 416-233-5525 for more information on corporate legal services.
Notary Public Services
The Firm provides the following Notary Public Services
- Certified true copies of documents
- Notarial Certificates
- Commissioner for taking oaths
- Sworn Statements
- Solemn Declarations
Clients must be able to:
- Provide proof of identity by providing original valid unexpired photo identification prior to signing a document. Acceptable forms of identification include: Canadian Passport, Ontario driver’s licence, citizenship card (health cards are not acceptable).
- Provide proof of address in Ontario, by showing current utility bills or some form of government communication sent to your home address.
- Provide the completed UNSIGNED form (i.e. if completing an insurance proof of loss claim or governmental form) as these forms must be signed before the notary public / commissioner for taking oaths.
- Provide the original document, if a certified copy of the document is requested.
An appointment is required for Notary Public Services.
Please call us at 416-233-5525.