Estates errors: Common will drafting mistakes part 2

David Mills has seen his fair share of badly drafted wills. David says the legal profession’s fondness for one of the world’s historical languages often causes problems for testators and their beneficiaries. Mills says two Latin phrases: per stirpes and per capita; frequently appear in wills but their use can trip up both lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Read about why…

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Status Certificates and Their Importance

Many first-time home-buyers are electing to make a condominium their first home purchase. The burgeoning condo market of Toronto, coupled with ever-increasing prices for homes, may signal a shift that the strong condo market is here to stay.  One of the most important factors in the due diligence stage of purchasing a condo for every…

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Understanding Indemnity Provisions in Commercial Agreements

Indemnity provisions are an essential tool in the allocation of risk in commercial agreements. Often, indemnity provisions can be overlooked or misunderstood which can belay the effect of any intended risk allocation and also give rise to unintended consequences or, in the event of a dispute, inconsistent interpretations by courts and arbitrators. This blog post…

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Have you sued a Ford, lately?

It’s been about a week since Doug Ford won the provincial election. Yet it’s not all good news for Mr. Ford. In fact, on the eve of the election, Renata Ford, the spouse of the late Rob Ford, commenced a civil action against our Premier-designate for breach of trust and conspiracy in connection with his…

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Thinking about buying a franchise? Know your legal risks and obligations before making that purchase! 

Buying a franchise, in particular, a franchise of a reputable and established system can be a substantial investment.  Not only are you investing your hard-earned money, you are contributing sweat equity too. You may already know that franchising involves a franchisor granting a licence or right to a franchisee to carry on certain business activities…

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