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About Lisa Weinstein

Lisa Weinstein Lisa M. Weinstein, LL.B., is Vice President, TitlePLUS® At LAWPRO. Graduated from University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 1978. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1980. Associate and partner with the Toronto law firm of Strauss, Cooper, 1980 – 1995, practising real estate and corporate/commercial law with specialty in repair, defence and settlement of lawyers’ professional liability claims. In-house counsel with the Winfair Group of Companies, 1995 – 1997. Joined TitlePLUS Department of Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company, 1997. Member of Ontario Bar Association and speaker at OBA and LSUC Continuing Legal Education programs.

Lisa Weinstein's Posts

Recognizing the red flags of real estate scams involving corporate identity theft


Frauds targeting real estate lawyers are getting ever more sophisticated. LAWPRO has seen several attempted frauds involving corporate identity theft. The properties involved may be commercial or residential, but are always owned by a corporation. How these frauds work These frauds start with the fraudsters changing or stealing the identity of corporate property owners. This… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

What do title insurers expect from lawyers?

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Still relatively new in Canada, title insurance is not fully understood by many consumers. Even certain less-sophisticated lenders lack detailed knowledge of the product. The responsibility for explaining title insurance to those who purchase it – and for supporting insureds in obtaining coverage that suits their needs – falls squarely on lawyers’ shoulders. Lawyers are… Read More »

Categories: The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance, Real Estate

Would you get caught in a trust vs. gift dispute when handling purchase funds?


It can be uncomfortable to talk about money. When handling real estate purchases and domestic contracts, however, lawyers can’t afford to accept purchase funds on a “no questions asked” basis. Why not? Because if purchase funds come from somebody other than the prospective owner, the doctrine of resulting trust presumes that, regardless of who is… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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