5 Reasons To Have a Will

“I can’t believe I haven’t done my Will yet! This is well overdue!” – It is not unusual for someone to say these things to me at the beginning of our first meeting to plan their Wills (and Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care). According to a new Angus Reid Institute poll, people cite a…

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Execution of Wills in Ontario

Pursuant to section 3 of the Succession Law Reform Act (Ontario) (the “SLRA”), for a Will to be valid it must be in writing. The SLRA sets out certain requirements regarding the execution of a Will, including information on witnessing of the document and the signing of the document. Given the SLRA requirements, a typed…

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To Tag or Drag – That is the Question

I am often asked to explain what a “Tag-Along” (a.k.a. “Piggyback”) right is or what it means to be subject to a “Drag-Along” (a.k.a. “Co-Sale”) provision. These provisions are most typically set out in a corporation’s shareholders’ agreement.  I have seen them in a corporation’s articles, but that is a very rare place to put…

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