Business & Corporate Law
We provide advice in all areas of business and corporate law including incorporations, dissolutions, restorations, re-organizations & rollovers, family trusts, partnership and shareholder agreements, limited partnerships, due diligence, purchase and sale of a business, related business agreements, and business finance (such as commercial lending). We also assist with private equity investments.
The firm has a sizable and extremely efficient practice in the area of corporate records. We serve as the registered records office for over 400 companies, and complete all annual filings and other requirements for these clients.
Our clients include sole proprietorships, small to medium sized businesses, and corporations. Industries represented include professional services, natural resources, telecommunications, insurance, financial services, retail and manufacturing to name a few.
Real Estate Law
Our Real Estate services include residential conveyances, mortgages, family transfers, commercial conveyances, commercial mortgages and refinance, secured LOC & bridge financing, disclosure statements, purchase and sale agreements, and private lending.
Our conveyancing division processes both residential and commercial conveyances. We leverage the experience of our conveyance paralegals, overseen by our real estate lawyers, to offer extremely competitive conveyance rates.
We represent investors, developers, and small and medium businesses, to name a few.
Wills, Estates &
Wills, Estates, and Family Trusts
We provide a wide range of services in this area including wills, powers of attorney, enduring powers of attorney, advance directives, trusts, and estate planning. We will also work closely with your accountant or other financial advisers.
A will, power of attorney, and a representation agreement are basic, but critical, tools to help you to structure your affairs so that your wishes are heard and followed, even when you cannot speak--including how you want to be cared for, how you want your affairs to be managed while you are alive, and how you want your estate distributed thereafter.
We provide sensitive, informational advice on your options and help you to clearly identify your wishes. If needed, we can help to administer your wishes at the appropriate time. We are able to make home and hospital visits if needed.
We encourage our clients to consider reviewing their will approximately every five years – or when there has been a significant change in their life – to ensure that such documents are an accurate reflection of their current wishes. A change in marital status, the birth or death of a child, or the progression of age in your children represent changes that might require adjustments in your will.
Family Trusts may be a useful tax planning tool for your family. Determining whether the cost and administration required are advantageous to you is a decision you will make with your accountant or other financial advisers. We work closely with your accountant to create the trust deed and, if necessary, any corporations or share transfers that will make a Family Trust an instrument that will perform for you.