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

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


“I will be out of the office…forever” and I don’t want to deal with claims

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Are you thinking of changing careers or law firms, selling the practice, or retiring? Even after you retire, malpractice claims can engage your LawPRO’s run-off coverage. Real estate lawyers should consider TitlePLUS title insurance since claims covered under the Legal Service Coverage in a TitlePLUS policy will not affect your run-off insurance. This article from… Read More »

Categories: The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance


Notice to Lawyers Concerning Syndicated Mortgages

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On Oct. 24, 2017, the Law Society of Upper Canada issued a notice to lawyers concerning syndicated mortgages and syndicated mortgage investments. A syndicated mortgage is a mortgage where two or more persons participate as investors. Syndicated mortgages can be as simple as two people lending to a third person, the loan secured against a… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Commercial title insurance: What you need to know

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Commercial title insurance is a different product than a residential policy. For the most part, residential policies can be characterized as being “one size fits all” or “off the rack.” Yes, there are times when a residential policy may require an amendment or an exclusion to accommodate a particular situation, but often times, assuming the… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Avoiding communication-based claims: some tips for litigators

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Claims against litigation lawyers often involve allegations of communication errors. In this article, we consider steps that lawyers can take to avoid such claims right out of the gate – at the outset of their retainers. When we attribute a claim to a communication problem, what exactly do we mean? Here are some examples: a)… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Civil Litigation

New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Microsoft OneNote for Lawyers in One Hour, 2nd Edition

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Upgrade your practice from the yellow legal notepad with Microsoft OneNote, a program that is included in both Microsoft Office 2016 and Microsoft Office 365. It’s also now available on nearly any device with a web browser, including iOS and Android devices and Windows Phones. With this guide, you will learn how to use OneNote… Read More »

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