Services

Corporate Law

You have decided to venture out on your own and incorporate a new or existing business. It’s a really exciting time! You are going to need the advice that only a knowledgeable corporate lawyer can provide.

Perhaps you already own your own business, the guidance of an experienced corporate lawyer is critical to the ongoing success and growth of your company.

Regardless of where you are in your corporate journey, you can count on Volpini Law to provide the practical solutions you’ll need to grow your business.

Volpini Law offers a wide variety of corporate legal services, including:

  • Incorporation and organization of Ontario and Federal Corporations;
  • Corporate restructuring and reorganization;
  • Corporate contracts and agreements;
  • Share purchase/sale transactions;
  • Preparation of annual resolutions;
  • Corporate financing; and
  • Shareholders’ agreements.

Commercial Law

If you intend to purchase or sell an existing business, Volpini Law can provide the practical legal advice and direction to ensure that the transaction is completed in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. Volpini Law provides a wide variety of commercial legal services including:

  • Asset purchase/sale agreements;
  • Commercial leasing and renewals;
  • Partnership agreements; and
  • Joint venture agreements.

Contact Volpini Law for these and all of your corporate or commercial needs.

Real Estate

Buying or selling property? Real estate law can be complicated without the services of a experienced real estate lawyer. Frank Volpini and his team of knowledgeable law clerks are there to assist you every step of the way. On the rare occasion that an issue does arise, Volpini Law will act swiftly on your behalf to resolve the issue so that your legal interests are protected and the transaction is completed as scheduled. Volpini Law can assist you with the following:

  • Residential purchases and sales;
  • Condominium purchases and sales;
  • Mortgage refinancing;
  • Commercial purchases and sales;
  • Commercial leasing and renewals.

Contact Volpini Law for all of your real estate needs!

F.A.Q.

If you are able to include a condition in your Offer that allows you to obtain legal advice with respect to its contents, before the Offer is considered firm and binding, then it is advisable to do so. This will provide you with an opportunity to make changes to the Offer; if needed to protect your interests, before it is rendered firm and binding.

In Ontario, a first-time home buyer can qualify for the Land Transfer Tax Rebate of up to a maximum of $4,000.00 of the total land transfer tax, otherwise payable.   There are various factors that determine whether or not you are a first-time home buyer.   Some of the factors are straight forward and others, such as the previous ownership of property by a spouse prior to marriage, are not.   A series of questions need to be answered in order to allow our office to assess whether a buyer is eligible for the Land Transfer Tax Rebate.

Yes. Under normal circumstances, a lawyer is required to refinance or increase a mortgage. While several financial institutions now offer refinancing services, we strongly recommend using the services of an experienced real estate lawyer who will ensure that the interests of both you and the bank will be properly protected.

Title insurance is an insurance policy that protects you, the home owner, against challenges to the ownership of your home or from problems related to the title to your home. The policy provides coverage against losses due to title defects, even if the defects existed before you purchased your home. A title defect is a problem with the title which prevents free and clear ownership. Title Insurance protects against risks associated with the absence of an up-to-date building location survey, zoning by-law compliance, municipal work orders, encroachments, property tax arrears, etc.  In many instances, title insurance saves you money given that the costs of conducting the various off-title searches, that are no longer required when you obtain title insurance, typically exceed the one-time title insurance premium.

After we receive a copy of your Agreement of Purchase and Sale, you will be contacted by one of our experienced real estate clerks who will obtain all necessary information from you.  At that time any questions you may have with respect to the purchase transaction will be answered.   In a Purchase transaction, you have the responsibility to attend to the following matters:

  • obtain the necessary financing to allow you to complete the transaction;
  • complete your inspection of the home;
  • set up payment agreements with the various service providers such as hydro, gas, water, cable as well as municipal taxes since many of these involve pre-authorized bank withdrawals;
  • arrange fire insurance coverage on terms satisfactory to the bank.

It will be your responsibility to advise the service providers to your home, such as hydro, cable, water, gas and home insurance, of the date of closing and to request that these accounts be closed on that date.

Useful links

CITY OF WATERLOO

Water and taxes with City of Waterloo

www.waterloo.ca
Waterloo North Hydro
Union Gas

Wills and Powers of Attorney

Have you been putting off preparing a Will and Powers of Attorney? Perhaps you have a Will but circumstances have changed; beneficiaries have died, you’ve married or your marriage has ended.

A Will prepared by an experienced lawyer ensures that your wishes are fulfilled and can spare your loved ones heartache and expense in the event of your death. Without a valid Will, an intestacy is created and the distribution of your estate would be governed solely by the Succession Law Reform Act.

A valid Will ensures that the estate assets that you have worked so hard to accumulate are distributed in a manner that is acceptable to you.

Likewise a Power of Attorney for Property (Financial) and a Power of Attorney for Personal Care allow a person(s) chosen by you, to make decisions regarding your finances and health care in the event that you are no longer able to make these decisions.

Failure to prepare Powers of Attorney for Property and for Personal Care could result in government agencies, or people unacceptable to you, being appointed by the Court to make financial and/or healthcare decisions for you.
Let Volpini Law assist you in the preparation of these very important documents.

Interested in getting started?
Contact Volpini Law for a copy of our Will Intake/Information Form.

Estate Administration (Probate)

A loved one has died and you’ve been named as the Executor of the Estate. The prospect of administering the Estate can be a daunting task for which you may have no experience or training. Volpini Law can guide you through the process and assist you in fulfilling your duties in accordance with the wishes of your loved one.

Volpini Law will assist you in identifying Estate assets and relevant debts of the Estate. Should it be determined that Probate is required for the Estate, the appropriate court documentation including an Application for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (With or Without a Will), along with the supporting documentation, will be prepared on your behalf and filed with the Court. In the event you require assistance with the interpretation of any provision in the Will itself, we will be able to provide practical advice to facilitate the proper administration of the Estate.

Please contact Volpini Law for assistance.

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