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Is it safe to serve on a client’s board of directors?

It can be very rewarding, both personally and financially, to be asked to serve on a client’s board of directors. It’s also easy to understand why a client might make the request: the lawyer may have worked closely with the corporation’s founders to establish the company, and will likely have a solid understanding of the… Read More »

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Mediation required before setting down: Amended GTA Practice Direction Effective May 1, 2017

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Effective May 1, 2017 the Consolidated Practice Direction for Civil Actions, Applications, Motions and Procedural Matters in the Toronto Region is amended such that most cases in the GTA will likely require mediation before setting an action down for trial. See the amendment to para. 57: 57. Court staff will not accept for filing a… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Announcements, Civil Litigation

[LAWPRO Alert] Clarification on implementation of non-resident speculation tax changes

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 24, 2017] With the new Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) statements being required as of April 21, an issue arose as previously signed documents would have lost their approval if someone added the new statements. Late Friday afternoon… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

[LAWPRO Alert] Clarifications on implementation of provincial land transfer tax changes

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 21, 2017] This afternoon the Ministry of Finance posted an update that clarifies how previously signed documents will be handled. The Ministry’s update makes it clear that previously signed documents will remain signed and can be registered… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

[LAWPRO Alert] Non-resident speculation tax changes effective April 21, 2017

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 20, 2017] The Law Society received a letter from the Ministry of Finance today which provides details about the April 21, 2017 implementation of the non-resident speculation tax changes. LAWPRO encourages all lawyers who handle real estate… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

[LAWPRO Alert] Provincial land transfer tax changes effective April 24,2017

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[The following is a LAWPRO Alert that LAWPRO sent to all Ontario lawyers with REPCO coverage on April 19, 2017] LAWPRO encourages all lawyers who handle real estate transactions in Ontario to be aware of upcoming changes to the land transfer tax system. These changes apply to applicable purchases and acquisitions starting April 24, 2017…. Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate
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