Beaches Legal can assist in many areas of the law. Primary services areas are Dispute Resolution Services, Wills and Estate Planning, Corporate Services, Tax Law and General Services, detailed below.
Our focus is on providing cost effective legal representation aimed at a successful resolution of your legal matter. Examples of court and tribunal decisions may be found here: “Decisions”.
Dispute Resolution Services
Adam has extensive experience resolving civil disputes, and has conducted proceedings in all levels of court in Ontario, various tribunals and the Supreme Court of Canada. If your legal issue is not yet in court, Beaches Legal can assess your evidence, and your legal rights, advising you on your options, with advice on how to proceed.
Assistance can be provided on a step-by-step basis, such as sending a demand letter, initiating a claim or drafting a defence, attending at motions or other discrete steps in the dispute resolution process. Examples of areas of practice include:
- Real estate disputes and assessments
- Landlord and tenant matters
- Negligence and personal injury actions
- Appeals and judicial review
- Wrongful dismissal
- Judgment enforcement
- Mediations and Arbitrations
Wills and Estate Planning
Beaches Legal provides Wills and estate planning consultations with a focus on ensuring clients’ objectives are met while minimizing taxes and probate fees to be paid by their estates. Issues addressed include the distribution of your estate and the residue of your estate, whether or not to grant your executors access to your social media accounts and online passwords, and care for minors.
Dual Wills are also available, to minimize probate fees and make the distribution of your estate as simple as possible, bypassing the need for probate court on eligible assets.
Powers of Attorney for property and for care are also available for a nominal charge, when completing your Will.
All Wills and Powers of Attorney include an Affidavit of Execution for use in probating estates, along with the necessary witnesses, and notarization.
Adam has over a decade of experience in dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency for clients, addressing their legal issues. If you have an internal legal issue with the CRA, or want to appeal a decision to court, Beaches Legal can help.
We can help with addressing the interpretation of the Income Tax Act, Excise Tax Act and other legislation of the taxing authorities.
Where government programs are available to clients, such as for amounts owing for taxes, interest and penalties, we can advise you on your options. Examples of such programs include applications for fairness, voluntary disclosures, and other routes of appeal to the government to reduce or reverse amounts owing.
Beaches Legal offers various other legal services.
Examples of legal services include:
- Legal consultations
- Contract review
- Demand letters
- Wills and Powers of Attorney
- Independent Legal Advice
- Commissioning of Affidavits
- Purchases and Sales of Businesses
Beaches Legal can assist you in incorporating in Ontario, federally, or in another province of Canada.
An initial consultation will explore the nature and extent of your intended corporate operations, laying out your options for incorporation. A fixed fee is charged for incorporations, so that the cost is set out in advance.
Consultations are offered to corporations and their officers, directors and shareholders, in addition to the provision of head office services.
Discounted rates are offered to local and small businesses.
As a general practice law firm, Beaches Legal can assist you with various legal issues, not all of which are listed here.
To discuss your legal matter please call Adam at (416) 926-1317.