Articles & Resources

Acting pursuant to a Power of Attorney? Know your duties and obligations!

Posted on August 21, 2020 in Wills & Estate Planning
by Faith Baron

A Power of Attorney instrument is a legal document in which a person appoints another person to act on their behalf with respect to their personal, property, and/or financial affairs. There are many reasons why a person might appoint someone to act on their behalf pursuant to a Power of Attorney document.  One of the […]

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Transferring the Farm to the Kids is Tax Free – Or Not?!

Posted on August 12, 2020 in Agricultural Business Law | Tax Planning | Wills & Estate Planning
by Michael J. Deobald, TEP

Many farmers are aware that there are “tax rollover” rules in the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Act”) that allow for their farmland and shares of their farming corporation to be transferred to their children without tax.  However, these rules have many conditions that can catch people by surprise.

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Estate Planning – Where there is a will, there is a way…

Posted on July 20, 2020 in Wills & Estate Planning
by Amanda S.A. Doucette, TEP

Putting together a plan for what will happen to your assets on death can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task.  There are so many variables to consider: How will my debts be paid?  How do I make sure that all my kids are treated fairly?  How do I ensure that my farmland will remain in […]

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Understanding family property law is key to ensure the family farm remains in the family

Posted on July 10, 2020 in Agricultural Business Law | Family Law | Wills & Estate Planning
by Kimberly D. Visram

Farm succession planning is complex. The transition of the family farm to the next generation raises several questions, including how you ensure the farm remains in the family.

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Is It Time To Incorporate? A guide to deciding if it is time to incorporate your business

Posted on June 22, 2020 in Corporate, Commercial & Contract Law

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What is the Role of a Lawyer in a Residential Real Estate Transaction?

Posted on June 17, 2020 in Real Estate
by Gregory A. Kirzinger

You just signed off on a firm offer to buy or sell your house and your Realtor asks you the question “who is your lawyer?” You may be asking yourself “I have a firm deal, so why do I need to use a lawyer to complete the transaction?”

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