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REAL ESTATE LAW

 

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW

  • Buying and selling homes, farms & cottages
  • Buying and selling commercial and recreational property
  • Subdivision development
  • Purchasing property for investment purposes
  • Mortgages and mortgage renewals
  • Mortgage enforcement - Power of Sale and foreclosures
 
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Articles of Amendment
  • Articles of Dissolution
  • Corporate Minutes
  • Divident distribution
  • Tax-driven reorganizations
  • Partnerships
  • Business transactions (e.g. purchase and sale of a business)
  • Lease agreements
  • Secured business loans
  • Personal Property Security
     

WILLS & ESTATES

 
FAMILY LAW

  • Individual and family Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate planning
  • Estate administration
 
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Custody of children
  • Adoption
  • Spousal support
     

LAND DEVELOPMENT

 
CONSTRUCTION LIENS

  • Subdivision and Site Plan Agreements
  • Condominium applications and advisory services
 
  • Charges against an interest in property by contractor/subcontractor arising from unpaid account
  • Securing payment for the supply of services or materials related to the construction/improvement of a building
     
CORPORATE EMPLOYMENT LAW  
INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

  • Employee Management, including contracts, progressive discipline, termination and severance payments
  • Human Rights Code and Employment Standards Act compliance and complaints
  • Drafting of Policy & Procedure Manuals and individual policies
  • Bill 168 complaints
  • Management-side Representation, including dealing with Union Organization Drives and Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • WSIB Management, including Workwell Audits
 
  • Wrongful and Constructive Dismissal
  • Employment Contracts
  • Review of Severance Packages
  • Human Rights Code, Employment Standards Act, and Labour Code Violations & Proceedings
  • Union De-Certification Proceedings
     

GENERAL LITIGATION

   
  • Insurance Litigation - Losses resulting from Fire,
    Water, Ice Damage, etc.
  • Negligence Claims
  • Real Property Disputes
  • Contractual Interpretation and Enforcement
  • Debt Collection
  • Administrative Proceedings
   
 
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BESSE MERRIFIELD & COWAN LLP
47 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 2L7
Telephone (705) 446-2000 - Fax (705) 446-1044
Toll Free 1-888-879-3052