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  • 3 things to know about real estate lawyers | Harrison Pensa

    As an articling student beginning my legal career, I find myself at a time in my life where many of my friends and family members are buying their first homes. As I watch the process unfold for others, I witness the flurry of excitement that comes with buying a home, but also the stress associated w … Read more »

  • Creative JDRF fundraising during pandemic

    Did you know that insulin was discovered by a Canadian? In January 1922, after years of research, trial, and error, the world’s first diabetic patient received an insulin injection at Toronto General Hospital. For his discovery, Canadian physician Frederick Banting received the Nobel Prize in Medici … Read more »

  • Does law school prepare you for articling?

    A legal education has three parts: law school, the bar exams, and articling. In a sense, becoming a lawyer is a challenging triathlon in which we students compete. I say compete and not merely complete because becoming a lawyer is a competitive process. Not all applicants are admitted to law school, … Read more »

  • Bill C-208: Tax relief for family business transfers

    On June 29, 2021, Bill C-208, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation) received Royal Assent. The Bill amends the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “ITA”) to make certain intergenerational transfers of certain small businesses, family farms, an … Read more »

  • Court rules we can name RRIF beneficiaries

    Designating beneficiaries of registered savings plans is an important part of financial and estate planning. For that reason, many professionals who deal with those areas as part of their everyday work were concerned by the Ontario Superior Court decision of Calmusky v. Calmusky, 2020 ONSC 1506. In … Read more »