Why Suing in 2020 is a Smart Idea

Starting January 1, 2020 a number of changes enacted by the Ministry of Attorney General will come into effect which will allow Plaintiffs an increase on monetary claims in select litigation proceedings. CHANGES AT SMALL CLAIMS COURT At present, the Small Claims Court maximum anyone can claim is $25,000. Next year, that amount will be …

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Ontario’s Second Round Cannabis Retail Lottery

Earlier this week, Ontario and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission held it’s second round lottery for cannabis retail dispensaries. Below are some additional comments to an earlier post we shared in regards to the AGCO’s first round of the cannabis retail lottery. The rules for the second round of retail cannabis lottery limited applicants compared …

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What is a Power of Attorney and Why Have One?

It’s never too late to start thinking about your future and who you would want by your side taking care of your property and health, when you are incapable of doing so. Many more young Canadians are taking the steps to sign a POA while capable. The Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 is the statutory framework …

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Administration of Estates

Dealing with estate matters can be very complicated and emotional. Coming to grips with the passing of a loved one and being the person responsible for the administration of the deceased person’s estate is no easy feat.  Fortunately, estate trustees can consult estate lawyers to help guide their decisions and duties under the will. When …

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Cannabis and the Retail Market

With recreational cannabis becoming legal this past October in 2018 and with at least 25 legal retail dispensaries opening up around the province since April 1, 2019, there now exists a new market for those wanting to invest in retail cannabis dispensaries, with the hopes of operating their own pot-shop. For those who are interested …

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KLO Sponsors Wildlife Oasis Photo Competition

Kesarwani Law Office is honoured and excited to be sponsoring the Wildlife Oasis Photographer competition for the first time in 2019! This is a fantastic opportunity to bring together the local community to honour our shared environment at Humber Bay Park and showcase local photographers. Please join us on Opening Night May 3rd, at 7p.m. …

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Protecting your Reputation against Defamation

  What happens when someone posts a terrible comment about you on social media? Or writes a blog calling you out for something you know is not true? As Canadians, our Charter gives us the right to “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication”. However, …

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Marketing your Brand and Avoiding Legal Pitfalls

In a world inundated with advertisements it is often difficult to know where to start to promote your own company.  Do you do Instagram sponsored posts, radio ads, flyers, email promotions, print ads in magazines and newspapers or internet banners? Or none of the above and rely on your website’s SEO configuration? No matter which …

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Moving in Together and Beyond

Oftentimes, before we get the BIG question, we get the step 1 question: will you move in with me? After a subjectively considerably amount of time, you may choose to move in with your significant other but time shouldn’t be your only consideration. There are some specific legal concerns about moving in together, particularly when …

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Buying a Pre-Construction Condo

Builder Agreements and The Rescission Period Toronto Real Estate Lawyers So you’ve decided to jump in to the real estate market and buy a pre-construction condo. You put 5% down and your new home will be ready in a year or two. You’re then given a copy of your Builder Agreement, and have 10 days …

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