Beneficial Property Ownership Reporting Threshold Lowered in British Columbia

British Columbia has lowered the threshold at which shareholders of a property-owning corporation must be disclosed to its public registry of beneficial and indirect land owners to 10 per cent.

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New Disclosure of Benficial Ownership in British Columbia

The British Columbia New Democratic Party Government, has introduced legislation, to force the disclosure of the benefical ownership of real estate and shares of Britis Columbia corporates.

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Legal Issues for Start-Ups

There are many legal considerations for businesses in the developmental stages, including the appropriate corporate structure, financing, protecting intellectual property, founder’s rights and obligations and protecting the business from future litigation. We have set out below a description…

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How To Prepare a Will to Manage Your Estate

How To Prepare a Will to Manage Your Estate You are willing to plan and secure that your estate will be passed to the beneficiary(ies) you chose, but you are wondering how to implement your wishes. The preparation…

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Shareholders’ Agreement – A Primer

A shareholders’ agreement sets out rights and obligations of the shareholders of a company and permits shareholders to participate in managing certain affairs of the Company.

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Land Owner Transparency Act

The Government of British Columbia has committed to a 30-Point Plan for Housing Affordability.  A part of the recently announced plan, involves the ending the “hidden ownership” of real estate to make sure people are paying their fair…

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Public Registry of Beneficial Owners of Property – British Columbia

The British Columbia NDP government intends to introduce legislation mandating Canada’s first public registry of property beneficial ownership, to deter investors from buying housing through nominee companies and trusts. The move to crack down on real estate “hidden…

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Crowdfunding – Raising Funds for Your Business

Crowdfunding – Introduction As discussed in our previous blog post, “Private Placements in Canada”, Canadian Securities regulations generally restrict a company from selling its securities without filing a prospectus, with the applicable securities regulator(s). This requirement can be…

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An Introduction to Private Corporation Mergers and Acquisitions in Canada – Part 1

It has been some time since we focused a law blog post, on one of the primary aspects of our corporate / commercial practice, being private corporation mergers and Acquisitions in Canada.  As we regularly advise Canadian and…

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Legal Support Staff (Downtown Vancouver)

We are a small business oriented law firm located in downtown Vancouver, with a practice focused on corporate / commercial, real estate, estate planning and intellectual property matters, arising in both a domestic and international context. We are…

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