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  • Attention Real Estate Lawyers: Standard Closing Documents

    The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate has released updated Ontario-wide Standard Closing Documents (OSCD). Of particular note, is the addition of a new document – a Section 116 Income Tax Act Undertaking (Undertaking (Non-Residency)).  Closing a transaction with a non-resident vendor can be c … Read more »

  • New corporate registration requirements

    As of June of 2019, federal private corporations will be required to maintain a registry of “Individuals with Significant Control” (ISC) in addition to an annual obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure their register is complete and up-to-date. Corporations will have an obligation to update th … Read more »

  • Firm websites being impersonated by fraudsters

    LAWPRO has heard from a number of Ontario lawyers that their firm websites have been copied by fraudsters to further their schemes, such as the “inheritance from a long-lost relative” scam. They often use the name of a real law firm in one jurisdiction, the web content from a firm in another jurisdi … Read more »

  • Equipment purchase scam using the name Sarah Laurle

    Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Sarah Laurle looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a bad cheque scam (with a real company likely being impersonated) that presents as legal matter requiring the … Read more »

  • Limitation periods: Not just for litigators

    Some nightmares seem universal: teeth suddenly falling out, or an important exam in a class you forgot to attend. But some fears, such as forgetting to diarize a limitation period, come only to lawyers, and usually just litigators. While corporate solicitors may thankfully lose less sleep over limit … Read more »

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