What do Real Estate Lawyers do?
We do contract review (if requested).
If requested Kerry will review your contract and answer any questions you may have or alert you of any drafting issues.
We inspect the title of the property.
We look at the title and make sure that there are no registrations that will affect the transferability of the home or the registration of the new mortgage.
We coordinate with the other lawyer.
We make sure that any outstanding amounts to be paid for the property all are up to date when the property is transferred whether it is a lien on the property or municipal taxes that are due.
We draft legal documents.
We draft documents such as your mortgage, transfer of land, and anything else that is required to finalize your closing.
We help you get what’s contracted to you.
We help you get what is promised to you in your contract.
We answer all of your questions.
We are here for you, we will take your calls and answer any questions you have.
We take care of all of the registrations on your behalf.
We will register your legal documents such as your mortgage, transfer of land, or discharges at Land Titles as well as anything else that is required for your transaction.
We simplify the transaction for you.
We do what we can to make the experience as smooth and straight forward as possible.
Do All Lawyers Charge the Same?
No absolutely not.
Lawyers have different ways of charging clients. Our team offers set fees for the type of transaction you have and they are guaranteed. These set fees include our legal fees, disbursements such as land titles registrations and couriers as well as G.S.T. This means that it is all inclusive and we will not raise our prices.
We understand that some files may need a little more TLC and we get it, we will not charge you for every phone call, courier fee, or email. There are no additional fees.
We give you a price for your file and stick to it. There are enough uncertainties in life, our fees are not one of them.
What is a Corporation?
A corporation is a distinct legal entity completely separate from you.
What are the advantages of incorporating?
A corporation can shield you from liability because the corporation is a separate legal entity. In other words, it is the corporation that gets sued – not you. There can be many tax advantages when you have a corporation, and you also gain access to all sorts of government grants and business loans.
Am I always protected from liability after incorporating?
Not always. You can lose the shield from liability if you have committed fraud or if you have signed a personal guarantee on an agreement or loan (you would be liable to the extent of the terms of the guarantee).
Can I just go to a registry office and set up a corporation myself?
Yes you can but you probably shouldn’t. The agent at the registries office will not sit down and discuss share structuring with you. They will not explain the roles of directors, officers and shareholders to you. They will not ensure that your minute book is properly filled out and that your shares are properly issued. It is assumed that you already know exactly what you need and know exactly what you are doing. Deciding to start a company is a big decision. It is easier if you start off on the right foot and with a proper foundation.
Last Will and Testament
If you were to pass away without a Will your estate would be divided up according to the Provincial intestacy laws. That means that the government, not you, decides who inherits your estate. A Will is an instruction manual, created by you, in which you get to make the decisions most important to you and your family.
Enduring Power of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a legal document in which you appoint someone you trust to handle your financial matters in the event you became mentally incapacitated. Examples of mental incapacity include Alzheimer's, dementia, brain injury, coma or drug induced incapacity. Without an EPA it can be left up to the court system to choose someone on your behalf.
A Personal Directive is a legal document in which you appoint someone you trust to make health related decisions for you in the event you are mentally incapacitated. It allows you to outline your decisions regarding life support, pain control, health care options and organ donation.