About Mahwash Khan
Mahwash is Communications Counsel in the Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations department at LAWPRO. She is also chair of LAWPRO's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2003. Prior to joining LAWPRO, she practised real estate law in a firm in Mississauga.
Mahwash is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, and South Asian Bar Association (past co-chair of the SABA Mentorship Committee).
Mahwash Khan's Posts
The bottom line: A dead person cannot convey an interest in land A “zombie” deed/transfer refers to a land transfer registered after the death of the transferor as if the transferor is still alive. There has been much debate around the use of “zombie” deeds – a recent case attempts to put the debate to… Read More »Categories: Real Estate
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
The Smiths (seemingly friendly and genuine people) walk into your law office with what appears to be a straightforward real estate deal including mortgage financing, for which you are to represent the lender as well. But, is it really that straightforward? Consider this: a high percentage of claims are caused by communication errors, inadequate investigation,… Read More »Categories: Real Estate
There is often some confusion around the purpose of undertakings and how they should be structured. Be the lawyer who solves closing problems without taking on risks. Undertakings are essential elements in real estate transactions. They are commonly given by one party to another to avoid delays in closings, or as a courtesy to the… Read More »Categories: Real Estate
Don’t worry about minor differences in title insurance policy terms – if you choose the right policy
We know that it is important to review the coverages, exclusions and specific exceptions in title insurance policies with clients. However, with respect to standard policy coverages (provided they are not affected by any property-specific exceptions), lawyers should be aware that the nature of Legal Service Coverage in TitlePLUS policies makes differences in these coverages… Read More »Categories: The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance
On June 22, 2016, surrounded by family and colleagues, Kathleen Waters was honoured with the 2016 Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in Real Estate. Her remarks included comments on the lawyer as quarterback and advice on moving successfully into the digital future. “I’m a passionate believer in the role of the lawyer as defender… Read More »Categories: Real Estate, The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance
Don’t worry about minor differences in title insurance policy terms – if you recommend TitlePLUS insurance
You know that it is important to review the coverages, exclusions and specific exceptions in title insurance policies with clients. There are, of course, differences in standard policy coverages and it is your responsibility to arrange the appropriate coverage for your client, based on her or his individual transaction. If a problem arises after closing… Read More »Categories: The TitlePLUS Program & Title Insurance
French philosopher Michel Eyquem de Montaigne said it well – “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune, most of which never happened.” When things are not going the way we want, we sometimes create the illusion that they are worse than they actually are. In her book “Self-Compassion,” Dr. Kristin Neff, Ph.D. suggests being… Read More »Categories: Wellness and Balance