Do I need a lawyer?
It is helpful to have a lawyer in many circumstances. If you are signing a contract, buying or selling real estate, are involved in a corporate commercial deal, in need of a will or cohabitation or separation agreement, or if you are in a legal dispute, it is wise or even necessary to have a lawyer. The law can be complicated and not having a lawyer from the beginning may ultimately cost you.
How much will a lawyer cost?
For some matters, like real estate transactions, routine corporate work and estate planning, we charge flat rate fees. For litigation, family law and commercial transactions, or if the real estate or estate planning matter is particularly complex, we charge based on our lawyers’ hourly rates. Please contact us if you would like an estimate on the cost of your matter.
Do I need to incorporate my business?
If your business is profitable and/or if your business may result in liability, you should probably incorporate. The following link outlines some incorporation fees, as set out by the government of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-dissolve-and-change-corporation
Do I need a Will?
Do I need a Lawyer for my Real Estate Transaction?
Yes, in Ontario the Land Registry System is computerized and only a lawyer can access this system to change ownership in land. Every party to a real estate purchase or sale requires their own lawyer. Only in certain prescribed transactions can the same lawyer act for both as transferor and transferee.