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There are so many resources out there on the internet. Legislation from all over the world. Case law too. Draft contracts and agreements and wills. Precedents of every kind. And increasingly we’re all accustomed to using the internet as our first source of information: most often, by Googling on our phones. We can and we do get instant information, 24/7.
So: why do you need to pay a lawyer to give you legal advice?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.