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Conduct Law Sponsors Barrhaven Business Breakfast

Join us at the Barrhaven Business Breakfast tomorrow where ConductLaw’s is sponsoring the event and Managing Partner JP McAvoy is speaking at the meeting to be held at Stonebridge Golf Club on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. For more information, go to: http://www.discoverbarrhaven.com/bbia/bbia-news.html ConductLaw proudly provides legal services to the Barrhaven and surrounding communities including Manotick, Riverside South,…

How do I calculate Land Transfer Tax?

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When buying real estate in Ontario, our clients often ask “how do I calculate land transfer tax?” Buying land or an interest in land in Ontario will likely require the payment of Land Transfer Tax.  For the purposes of LTT, any buildings, buildings to be constructed, and fixtures (such as light fixtures, built-in appliances and cabinetry) will…

Business Owner Trademark Rights

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With a registered trademark, business owners acquire rights under the Canadian Trademarks Act and ensure that they are not left with the challenge of protecting an unregistered trademark.  It is with this protection that registered trademark owners can sue for trademark infringement as trademark registration is proof that they own that trademark.   Just as importantly, registration gives ten years…

Opportunities at the CBA Annual Convention in Ottawa

For lawyers and non-lawyers alike there are numerous opportunities that will arise at the Canadian Bar Association annual convention taking place in Ottawa August 12 -14, 2016.  The conference’s theme is centered on building better lawyers.  Content will be delivered on a number of streams that provide for interactive learning and networking opportunities.  Topics include: -Financial…

We’re Hiring! 2 New Positions Available at our Barrhaven Office

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We are seeking to fill a number of positions in our vibrant upwardly mobile Ottawa based law firm. We believe that the practice of law is evolving and we are seeking individuals who are like minded and interested in helping us provide our clients with the best possible advice and service. We are seeking a…

How do I calculate the amount of the estate administration tax?

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  In Ontario, the estate administration tax is calculated on the total value of the deceased’s estate wherever situated.  This amount is sworn/affirmed to on the application for a certificate of appointment of estate trustee and listed under “Value of Assets of Estate”. The formula for calculating the amount of the tax is set out in the…

Business Owner Incorporation

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In Ontario, the Small Business Deduction allows a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC’s) to pay tax at a lower rate on the first $500,000 of active business income providing great incentive for a business owner incorporation. If the business owner does not incorporate, personal tax rates are graduated and be over 50 per cent depending…

Business Naming, Branding and Trademarking

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Naming, Branding, and Trademarking your business in Ontario is an important step in establishing your brand. Once you have found the perfect business name, you will want to protect it. In Ontario, sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations may carry on business under a name other than the corporation’s legal name. If you do, then you must register under…

Canadian investor incorporating a US legal corporation

Many Canadian investors often consider whether incorporating a US legal structure into their overall investment plan will provide an increase in benefits and returns. Many may have received unsolicited advice regarding the tax and other benefits of using a US limited liability company. While smart investors will seek personalized advice from the relevant US legal…

Living Will and your Estate Plan

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Your Power of Attorney or Living Will may be even more important now in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the law criminalizing physician-assisted suicide in the decision of Carter v Canada (Attorney General). The suspension on the declaration that the relevant Criminal Code provisions were “of no force and effect” was set to expire in February, 2016….

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