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How much is it going to cost? Just about everybody needing legal services is worried about the cost. 

At Anderson Adams, we understand that worry. And we do have some set fee services. 

Read more: Set Fees and Limited Scope Retainers

You’re in business. Congratulations. Small business is the backbone of our economy. But have you thought about what kind of small business structure suits your particular business best?

When they’re just getting started, many people begin with a “sole proprietorship”. An individual owns the business and is maybe the only worker in the business. There aren’t any costs in establishing a sole proprietorship. But there aren’t any protections either.

Read more: What Small Business Structure Suits You Best?

Anderson Adams is very proud of real estate lawyer Vanessa Playtis! She had the courage to throw her hat in the ring and to seek a seat on the Ontario Bar Association’s Real Estate Law Section Executive as a “Member- at-Large”. And she was elected!

Read more: Vanessa Playtis Elected to the Ontario Bar Association Real Estate Law Section

On Tuesday, May 16th at the Midland Cultural Centre, retired Simcoe County lawyer Fred Hacker hosted retired Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci for a most interesting conversation about all of his contributions to Canadian public life. It was a memorable evening.

Read more: Canada 150 Celebrations: Legally Speaking!

  1. When your property is jointly owned, then both of you are jointly retaining Anderson Adams to act as your real estate lawyer on the sale.
  2. Out of your sale proceeds, on behalf of both of you we pay out the encumbrances registered on title to the jointly owned property: your mortgage including any prepayment charges, and any home equity line of credit you may have.

    Read more: Separating and Selling a Jointly Owned Matrimonial Home

Ideally, that’s what you’d like to achieve.  You sell your old house firm.  You find your new house and you enter into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale,  closing the very same day.  Perfect.  Best possible scenario.  Now you can organize your moving van and start packing.  And you can get going on all the other tasks that are necessary to effect your smooth move.

Read more: Buying and Selling A House on the Same Day

Constructions liens are a particularly complicated area of law.

If you’ve done work on somebody’s property or if you’ve supplied materials for a building project and they haven’t paid you, then you may want to consider securing the money you’re owed by putting on a construction lien.

Read more: Construction Law: Is It Time to “Lien” In?

There’s lots of misunderstanding out there about “power of attorney” documents: what they do, when they’re effective, and most important, why you should have them in place.

Read more: Your Power of Attorney: What Power Do They Have?

It’s time to sell.  And you want everything to proceed smoothly.  You want to get all your funds from your purchaser on the day of closing: that’s especially important if you need them for the purchase of your next house and you’re buying the same day.  You don’t want last minute attempts to negotiate a price reduction (“abatement”) because the purchaser says there’s something wrong.  You’ve budgeted carefully and are relying upon every dollar you’re supposed to get.      

Read more: Selling a House: To SPIS or Not to SPIS?