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About Mahwash Khan

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

Vacant Home Tax for Toronto and Ottawa

An annual tax will be levied on vacant residences in Toronto and Ottawa, payable beginning in 2023. Real estate lawyers should be aware of the details in order to properly advise clients who may own vacant properties in these cities. Toronto By February 2, 2023, all owners of residential property in Toronto must file a… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized

Emotional intelligence: the essential skill for the workplace and life

The concept of emotional intelligence isn’t new but has seen exponential growth over the years and is said to be the essential skill in the workplace and in our personal lives. We’ve all heard about the dichotomy of the heart and mind – it is at the centre of the concept of emotional intelligence. Stopping… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Communication Errors, Wellness and Balance

“Zombie” transfers can come back to haunt you

[Updated July 29, 2020] 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. The recent decision in Thompson v…. Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

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


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

10 Common Mortgage Blunders You Can Easily Avoid


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

Undertakings 101: Manage your risk


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

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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