Articles & Resources

Structuring a Business Sale – the Pros and Cons

Posted on October 3, 2022 in Agricultural Business Law | Corporate, Commercial & Contract Law | Tax Planning
by Stephanie N. Maszko

As the current generation of farmers head into retirement, we are more commonly seeing family farms being sold to third parties instead of transferred to the next generation. Aside from determining the purchase price, the most important decision in a sale is how it should be structured. This article will provide a few “big picture” […]

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Out With the Old, In With the New – A Look at the Replacement Property Rules

Posted on September 19, 2022 in Agricultural Business Law | Corporate, Commercial & Contract Law | Tax Planning
by Kirsten J. Remarchuk

Thinking about selling some of that farmland that is a little too far from home or that just isn’t the right fit for your operation? Have your eyes set on another parcel? If so, you might be able to take advantage of the replacement property rules to defer the capital gain on the parcel you […]

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Farmland Transfers to Children Require Advance Planning

Posted on June 3, 2021 in Agricultural Business Law | Real Estate | Tax Planning | Wills & Estate Planning
by Gregory A. Kirzinger

The importance of land to a farm, and a farming family, cannot be understated. There is a finite amount of land available and in many circumstances, land remains within a farming family through generations.

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Legal separation in Saskatchewan

Posted on March 30, 2021 in Family Law
by Kimberly D. Visram

In Saskatchewan, for family law purposes you do not need to sign anything or take any specific court steps to be legally separated from your spouse. Rather, you decide when you are separated.

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Do you know what happens to your Facebook account when you die?

Posted on March 18, 2021 in Wills & Estate Planning
by Amanda S.A. Doucette, TEP

The car.  The tractor.  The shares in our farming corporation.  The investments.

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How a team approach can make farm succession planning easier

Posted on March 9, 2021 in Agricultural Business Law
by Kimberly D. Visram

Just like no farm is exactly the same, it is unlikely that each farm’s succession plan will be the same. Succession planning focuses not only on the current circumstances of the farm, but the future of the farm and the goals of both the current and future generation of farmers.

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