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Incorporation – Advantages & Disadvantages

Limitation of Liability One of the biggest advantages to incorporating your business is that the shareholders of the company limit their liability for the debts of the business. If a creditor is seeking to recover for a company debt, they can only seek to acquire company assets and not the personal assets of the shareholders. [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, News, Uncategorised|

Trick or Treating Routes

Halloween is a little over a week away and I am sure you and your family are choosing what costumes to wear and planning both activities and trick or treating routes. During your preparations, it is important to consider some of the laws that may apply to the festivities. Before crossing the street to find [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Civil Litigation, Criminal, News, Uncategorised|

It’s a New Year!  What’s on Your “TO DO” List?

I have to admit I love the New Year.   It feels to me like a fresh start, and it motivates me to start taking care of some of those things that have been taking up space in my head; my mental “to do” list.  In January I clean out closets, make appointments for medical checkups [...]

A Time to Reflect

Remembrance Day is a time to appreciate and reflect upon the sacrifices that were made so that we could have the freedoms that we enjoy today. As a military wife and daughter, I have always felt it important to take time on this day to not only appreciate those who lost their lives fighting for [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|News, Uncategorised|

Help Yourself While You Can – Appoint a Personal Directive

What is a Personal Directive? In Nova Scotia, the Personal Directives Act allows an individual to legally create a personal directive. This would be a legal document authorizing an individual to act on a person’s behalf when they no longer have capacity and are therefore unable to make decisions concerning their own personal care, including [...]

By |October 20th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Family, News, Uncategorised, Wills & Estates|

Commercial Leases – Protecting Yourself & Your Business

So you are starting your business and you decide you need a place to sell your products. You look for the perfect location and find a great rental opportunity, but is it? This opportunity is a commercial opportunity and means you would be signing a commercial lease and there are big differences between a commercial [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, News, Real Estate|

What’s the Story on Will Kits?

Almost every time I present a seminar on estate planning, the question comes up – can I just use a Will kit? This is not something I recommend, so my answer is usually the same, you shouldn’t. Unfortunately, many people still use will kits because they appear economical, but the result of using one can [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Family, News, Wills & Estates|

Why Do You Need me when Starting a New Business?

Clients often wonder what my role is in starting their new business. Whenever I’m asked this, I like to give them examples of the kind of situations they could be faced with if they did not seek legal advice in advance. Consider a situation where two best friends have a great business idea. They start [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, News, Uncategorised|

What is Really Up There? Why you should care about “The Cloud”

Today most of us use technology in our everyday lives without a basic understanding of how it works (myself included!). A good example of this is the increasing use of cloud storage. The premise of the cloud is that data can be accessed from anywhere via the internet, metaphorically stored in a “cloud” that hovers [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, News, Uncategorised|

Making a Difference in the Lives of Our Veterans

Remembrance Day in our family is a very poignant day. My father- in- law, Jack, lost both of his brothers, Neil and George, in the Second World War. They were fighter pilots who were shot down, and buried, in Europe. They were both in their early 20s when they died. Jack’s father, Frank, died from [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|News|