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13 Apr

COVID-19 Provides Rare Opportunity for an Estate Freeze

Monday, April 13, 2020William S. Bernstein, Lorne Saltman, James M. Parks, Greg Farano, Lindsay Ann HistropCorporate Law, Estate Planning, Income Tax Act, Tax and Estate Planning, Tax LawWills, Estate Freeze, COVID-19

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COVID-19 has resulted in significant decreases to the value of many assets, including marketable securities, private businesses and real estate. This provides an opportunity to implement an estate freeze at low values, which allows for future savings in income tax.

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19 Dec

Now in Effect: Amendments to Ontario Charities and Not-For-Profit Laws

Tuesday, December 19, 2017Clifford S. Goldfarb, James M. ParksNon-Profit and Charities, Corporate Law

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On November 14, 2017, Bill 154, Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 ("Act"), received Royal Assent. The Act brings much needed reform to the...

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25 Sep

Ontario Announces Changes Dealing With Not-For-Profit Corporations

Monday, September 25, 2017James M. ParksCorporate Law, Non-Profit and Charities, Ontario Corporations ActOntario

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The Ontario government enacted legislation several years ago that is intended to modernize the outdated law governing corporations without share capital. The Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (the “ONCA”) received Royal Assent in 2010, but...

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