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Reflections on Technology Changes in Real Estate Practice

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Online real estate portals support client satisfaction, risk management, and profitability Facilitating transfers of real estate has been the bread-and-butter of thousands of Ontario lawyers for generations. Despite occasional market wobbles, real estate business has helped firms to flourish in communities of all sizes, often supporting the delivery of family, estates, commercial and even criminal… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Technology

Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions

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Last updated June 8/17 The government has posted the following regulations http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r17182 The FAQs have not been updated to what is stated in the regulations: (Updated June 8, 2017). To help real estate lawyers take steps to comply with the recent changes to the Land Transfer Tax and the new Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST), LAWPRO… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

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 »

Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Conflicts of Interest, Corporate Law

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 information in this Alert is dated. Please visit our Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions webpage for the most current information. [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… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate

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

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The information in this Alert is dated. Please visit our Always up-to-date LTT and NRST Frequently Asked Questions webpage for the most current information. [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… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate
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