Kanata CA personal injury, family, and real estate law firm

CNAS is pleased to welcome Louise LeBlanc to our team.  Louise will continue her established real estate practice providing clients in greater Ottawa with capable and efficient service as she has for more than a quarter century. She is joined by Christine Hopewell, a senior conveyancing assistant who has extensive experience in real estate transactions…

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Kanata CA personal injury, family, and real estate law firm

Connolly Nichols Allan & Snelling L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Bill Parker has joined the firm’s civil litigation and employment law practice. Bill has practiced civil litigation and employment law since his call to the Bar of Ontario in 2009. In his practice Bill has represented clients in employment related matters before various Ontario…

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Kanata CA personal injury, family, and real estate law firm

“I’ve been told I need a Shareholder’s Agreement – do you have a standard agreement I can use” is something we hear with frequency. It reflects an understanding by the client that a Shareholder’s Agreement is a “good thing”, but without an understanding of what that good thing is. Generally the response of legal counsel…

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Kanata CA personal injury, family, and real estate law firm

The retirement plan for many professionals in Ontario includes the sale of his or her shares in a professional corporation, often using the lifetime capital gains exemption to exempt from capital gains tax of up to $750,000 of proceeds. There are unique issues with respect to the sale of professional corporations that are bear traps…

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Kanata CA personal injury, family, and real estate law firm

Asset protection is about preserving the wealth of the entrepreneur in the event of a business failure or something going awry. Asset protection, structured and implemented properly, is legal and ethical. Considered broadly, asset protection encompasses everything from incorporation, to insurance and to the implementation of policies and procedures to mitigate risk. Considered narrowly, asset…

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Kanata CA personal injury, family, and real estate law firm

You may have heard the term “Fiduciary” or “Fiduciary Duty” used with respect to legal claims.  A fiduciary is an individual who acts on behalf of another, whom we may refer to as a beneficiary.  The relationship  is characterized by the beneficiary being vulnerable to the fiduciary and reposing in her or him trust.  As a result…

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Kanata CA personal injury, family, and real estate law firm

Trust It is the basis upon we deal with others.  Particularly when taking financial risks: loaning money, acting as a guarantor, or investing. If your trust is betrayed, you seek a remedy. You protect yourself from exploitation. You assert your rights. If you are a  shareholder who has invested in a company in Ontario, your…

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Kanata CA personal injury, family, and real estate law firm

On July 1st the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) will take effect. It will have an impact on the cost of legal representation for clients of all Ottawa Business Lawyers, Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers and Ottawa Estate Lawyers. However the impact of the HST will not be uniform for all clients and all claims. Most clients…

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