WILLS & ESTATES
We offer a vast range of services in estate and business succession planning, estate administration, and litigation. Our estates department is keenly aware of the often difficult decisions family members have to make in succession planning and estate administration. Trusts are a terrific tool to ensure that succession objectives are achieved such as family wealth protection and preservation. We work closely with our clients to provide detailed plans that fit their individual needs. We work with executors to assist them in the probate application process, transfer of assets, satisfaction of estate debts and liabilities, and estate tax filings to the conclusion of the estate.
Our Corporate and Commercial Group provides practical advice to a wide range of businesses. We assist clients in setting up a corporate structure that will enable them to implement their business objectives securely and with minimum liability. We draft agreements to ensure that our clients’ relationships with key parties, such as suppliers, distributors, customers and licensees are clear and enforceable. We also ensure that our clients’ important business assets, such as intellectual property, are protected through appropriate agreements with employees, contractors and licensees.
We represent plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction lien, contract disputes, employment law, defamation, estate disputes, civil fraud, human rights, occupier’s liability, personal injury, product liability, and real estate. Working closely with our clients and various professional experts, our team will represent you in negotiation, alternate dispute resolution, mediation or trial. We strive to deliver litigation services in a cost effective, timely, and results-oriented manner, representing corporate and individual clients at all levels of court including Federal Court, Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, as well as administrative tribunals including the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
Our real estate team provides an efficient client oriented full service that covers all aspects of real estate conveyance, and the various issues that can arise in any residential or commercial deal. If you require mortgage refinancing we can assist you with your transaction. Our real estate department also works closely with our estates department on succession planning matters. Whatever your real estate needs are, we can assist you.