Estate Executor Responsibilities and Liabilities

Introduction If you have been informed that you are the executor of a will, you should be aware that this role comes with various responsibilities and liabilities. Responsibilities and Liabilities The basic responsibilities of an executor are to…

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One Year Left for Society Transition

Societies Act – Transition Deadline of November 2018 is Fast Approaching! In May of 2015, the British Columbia Government enacted the Societies Act (the “Act”), which requires all societies in British Columbia to transition by November 28th, 2018. The…

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Purchase of Real Property and the “Lawyer Approval” Clause

In recent years, some Canadian cities have experienced a dynamic shift in their housing market. Market factors such as a strong global economy, an increased desire amongst foreign buyers to own Canadian real property, the influx of out…

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Barbeau Evans LLP – Fall 2017 Law Brief

To learn more about Multiple Wills and Probate Fees in British Columbia, the Foreign Buyer’s Tax, Anti-SPAM Law and the suspension of the Private Right of Action, as well recent developments at Barbeau Evans LLP, please see the:…

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Foreign Buyer Tax – An Australian Perspective

British Columbia and Ontario have both recently instituted a Foreign Buyers Tax (B.C.) (the “FBT”) and a Non Resident Speculation Tax (Ontario) (the “NRST”), in an effort to address escalating home price and, arguably, the general supply imbalance.…

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Multiple Wills and Probate Fees in British Columbia

Multiple Wills have been utilized for multi-jurisdictional estate planning for a very long time. More recently, multiple Wills have been utilized in the Province of Ontario, for managing Probate Fees which are calculated on the value of the…

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Expatriation Tax Implications of Renouncing US Citizenship or Surrendering a Green Card

Many residents of Canada have connections to the US, ranging from business interests, ownership of recreational or retirement properties, children attending US colleges, etc.  Furthermore, there are many US individuals residing in Canada, also for reasons of work,…

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Anti-Spam Law Private Right of Action Suspended

The Anti-Spam private right of action provisions, under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), which were scheduled to become law on July 1st, 2017, have been suspended. The intent of the CASL legislation, was to provide that commercial electronic messages…

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Estate Planning Update

Planning Your Estate The lawyers of Barbeau Evans LLP, in concert with tax advisers, provide individuals, families and business clients with comprehensive estate planning advice, individually suited to their specific needs, to ensure the orderly succession of assets…

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Financial Assistance for Your Intellectual Property

Did you know that the Government of Canada has various financing assistance programs that could cover costs associated with protecting and acquiring intellectual property (IP) rights? From administrative fees to hiring an IP professional (i.e. the lawyers at…

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