Articles & Resources

Joint Ventures: A Unique and Flexible Structure for Farms to Consider

Posted on December 14, 2020 in Agricultural Business Law | Corporate, Commercial & Contract Law
by Michael J. Deobald, TEP

A farm’s overall success in the short and long term has a number of factors, chief amongst them being the blood, sweat, and tears of the men and woman who operate them. Many farms are in the middle of or preparing for a transition to the next generation.  The legal structure of the farm (e.g. […]

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New Rules for Corporations in Saskatchewan

Posted on November 27, 2020 in Corporate, Commercial & Contract Law
by Jessi Brockman

The Business Corporations Amendment Act, 2020 (Saskatchewan)[1], which amends The Business Corporations Act (Saskatchewan), creates additional requirements for corporations to track and maintain certain information about “individuals with significant control”.

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Farm Succession Planning with Unanimous Shareholders’ Agreements

Posted on November 23, 2020 in Agricultural Business Law | Corporate, Commercial & Contract Law
by Garrett Leedahl

An often-overlooked component of a business owner’s estate plan is a Unanimous Shareholders’ Agreement (“USA”).  A USA can be an extremely useful tool for estate planning purposes, especially in the context of the succession of a family farming corporation.

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Transferring Farm Land to Joint Names with a Child – Is it worth it?

Posted on October 15, 2020 in Agricultural Business Law | Wills & Estate Planning

When planning for the future, it is common for families to receive well-intentioned advice that parents should transfer their farm land into joint names with their children before they die so that their estates can avoid probate fees.

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Capital Gains Exemption – Not as Tax-Free as you Thought

Posted on October 6, 2020 in Agricultural Business Law | Tax Planning
by Stephanie N. Maszko

Whether you are a tax expert or not, if you farm and personally own farmland or shares in a farming corporation, you are likely to have come across three words that sound like pure gold — capital gains exemption (or “CGE”). However, there are three other words that almost always tag along where the CGE […]

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New Reporting Rules for Trusts

Posted on September 3, 2020 in Corporate, Commercial & Contract Law | Tax Planning
by Jessi Brockman

Trust Law 101

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