Land Use Planning Support in preparing plans of subdivision, development agreements, site plan agreements, severances including creation of building lots rights of way or lot additions, official plan amendments, rezoning applications, and minor variance applications.
General Litigation Commencing and defending lawsuits and handling all forms of civil litigation, commercial litigation and general litigation.
Criminal Law Handling matters before the Ontario Court of Justice.
Estate Planning & Administration Drafting wills, Powers of Attorneys and Trusts;
Counsel tax effective transfer of wealth / business / cottage;
Transfer of assets to beneficiaries, including disabled and minors; Preparing and obtaining an Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will. Preparing and obtaining an Appointment of Estate Trustee without a Will. Advising the Estate Trustee on their duties how and when to distribute assets and account to beneficiaries; Apply for and obtain a Canada Revenue Clearance Certificate; Assist the trustee with the administration of a Trust; Help Executors to properly administer the Estate.
Family Law Support in preparing separation agreements, cohabitation agreements, pre & post nuptial agreements, and assisting clients with matters before Family court, custody and access, child and spousal support, property claims, division of assets, divorce, and adoptions.
Corporate Commercial and Business Law Support in corporate and commercial transactions including counsel for business owner/partner, incorporations, NUANS names searching, drawing shareholder and partnership agreements, drawing corporate by-laws, maintaining and updating corporate minute books, business reorganization consolidation, PPSA searches and registration, business names searches and registration, drawing commercial leases, assisting buyers and sellers with purchase and sale of commercial real estate, asset and share purchase agreements, advising and assisting purchaser with due diligence.
Real Estate Support in all residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural real estate matters including purchases and sales, mortgages and refinancing, mortgage enforcement, drawing farm leases and residential tenancy leases, landlord/tenant issues, right of way disputes and cottage road disputes, drawing commercial leases, counsel with respect to municipal compliance, review zoning by-laws and associated uses.
RAYMOND & MCLEAN