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How do you pick a lawyer? How do you know if a lawyer is serving you well? There’s no shortage of choice in the marketplace. I thought I’d share with you some tips I have for choosing a lawyer and maintaining a healthy, rewarding business relationship.

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Categories: Real Estate, Conveyancing

Your realtor and your mortgage broker carry your home purchase (or sale) the first 200 yards. Your lawyer brings it home for the last 20 yards.” That’s paraphrasing a friend of mine, realtor David Smith, describing the role of a real estate (or “conveyancing”) lawyer. And, you know what?

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Category: Estate Planning

We’ve all seen those homemade do-it-yourself will kits at the local bookstore: “Wills Made Easy! $19.99!” Why would you ever pay a lawyer hundreds of dollars when such a cheap option is staring at you from the bookstore shelf? Because your beneficiaries deserve better. Spending money on a will is not for your benefit.

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Category: Business Law

When you decide that it’s time to incorporate your business, you’ll be faced with a choice: do you file the incorporation yourself, online? Or do you pay a lawyer to do it for you? For many people, this choice comes down to price. Yes, you will save money by incorporating your business yourself.

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"I trust my employees." "I want to keep things casual." "We don’t need policies and rules." In the many discussions I’ve had with small business owners about the importance of having their employees sign employment agreements, these are common objections.

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