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Residential Real Estate

Residential Real Estate

Residential Real Estate transaction goes smoother with a help of Lawyer when you’re buying or selling your home for this major life milestone.

Buying A House - Residential Real Estate

Buying A House

Residential Real Estate transaction goes smoother with a help of Lawyer when you’re buying or selling your home for this major life milestone.

Selling A House - Residential Real Estate

Selling A House

Residential Real Estate transaction goes smoother with a help of Lawyer when you’re buying or selling your home for this major life milestone.

Foreign Executors

Foreign Executors

I am a Foreign Executor Sometimes an Ontario resident passes away and appoints an executor who does not live here. Sometimes a resident of…

Family Enterprise

Family Enterprise

Family Enterprise Specialists are people who can focus on the unique needs and skills of your family and family oriented business, while helping your…

technology law Toronto

Technology Law

Technology and Innovation are key foundations of the modern economy. With Moore’s Law in full swing, the prominence of artificial intelligence and everything being…

The Little Black Book Of Divorce By Adina Schild

The Little Black Book Of Divorce

The Little Black Book of Divorce is a collection of frequently asked questions along with their answers to help clients to better understand the divorce…

will lawyer Toronto

WILLS & ESTATES

Are you looking to have a will prepared? It’s important that a wills and estates lawyer reviews all the details with you to avoid…

REAL ESTATE

Página Web de Bienes Raíces en Español Our Real Estate Law Team understands that property transaction – especially in Toronto – deserve attention to…

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BIENES RAÍCES

Real Estate Page In English Nuestro equipo de derecho inmobiliario entiende que las transacciones de propiedad – especialmente en Toronto – merece una detallada…

FAMILY LAW & DIVORCE

Divorce Lawyer Hummingbird LLP’s family law team works to resolve all types of family-related legal matters in a fair, respectful, and punctual fashion. Regarded…

CIVIL LITIGATION

Pragmatic, timely and cost-effective – because we know that you’ve got better things to do than sit in court! Where disputes prove unmanageable, Hummingbird Lawyers…

Entertainment Lawyer Toronto Canada

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Careers in the entertainment industry are as diverse as its employee base. Whether you are in the spotlight or behind the scenes, Toronto entertainment…

EMPLOYMENT

Losing your job can be emotionally and financially traumatic. At Hummingbird LLP we work with you to ensure that you get the severance package…

Corporate Will

Corporate Will

What Is A Corporate Will? A corporate will (also known as secondary will) is a special tool for estate planning with respect to your…

Planning Act Dispute

Planning Act Dispute

What is a Planning Act Dispute? Ontario’s Planning Act is in place to provide municipalities, and its citizens, the opportunity to plan, document and…

wrongful dismissal

Wrongful Dismissal

Wrongful Dismissal, What You Need To Know About It What Is Wrongful Dismissal? So, you’ve been let go? However, you were given no prior…

Bill 148

Bill 148

Ontario’s government has enacted a new Bill, as of January 1, 2018, and spanning to January 2019, to overhaul rules in the workplace, create…

Lending and Borrowing

Lending and Borrowing

Lending and borrowing transactions in real estates can be risky without knowing all the details. Contacting legal counsel to help oversee finances can be a…

Title Dispute

Title Dispute

What is a Title Dispute? Title disputes arise when there is a disagreement over who owns a specific property, and the amount of land…

Mortgage Investigate

Mortgage Fraud

What is Mortgage Fraud? Mortgage fraud happens when a consumer is fully aware that they are misrepresenting information during the purchase or agreement of…

Appeals

Appeals

To put it simply, appellate law is law pertaining to the appeal of a court’s or judicial decision on a legal case. Essentially, it…

operating cost dispute

Operating Cost Dispute

What Is An Operating Cost Dispute? Starting a business can be a lengthy and sometimes stressful process. There are many costs and charges that…

Lease Disputes - civil litigation

Lease Disputes

What are Lease Disputes? After a gruelling process of trying to get your business off the ground, you’ve finally made some progress. Securing your…

employment contract

Employment Contract

What exactly is an employment contract?   Canadian companies are beginning to use employment contracts for every level of worker in hiring processes. The…

CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL

Constructive Dismissal

What Is Constructive Dismissal? Your workplace should be a space that you enjoy. It shouldn’t feel like a chore going to work, nor should…

rent issues

Rent Issues

How rent issues arise? Before any rental unit is secured and a lease is signed, rent should be negotiated between the tenant and landlord….

Severance Pay

Severance Pay

Severance Pay In Ontario Before you sign… If you have recently retired, or been laid off, then you are entitled to a severance pay…

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

Employment Agreement

Employment Agreement, Do I need one? I am no longer surprised when I meet with employers and employees and they cannot recall: (a) if…

I've been fired

Help I’ve been fired!

Getting fired can happen to any of us.  Some of the most recognizable and successful businessmen and women have been fired from their jobs…

Cohabitation - Mr. Maybe

Buying A House With A Boyfriend

Living together (cohabitation) is not always an antecedent to marriage. But buying a house with a boyfriend differs from sharing a basement apartment with…

residential tenancies act

Residential Tenancies Act 2006

From its purpose, applications, exemptions, and more. The Residential Tenancies Act is the most important Act for landlords and tenants to understand to know…

REFUSING TO VACCINATE A Child

Parents Refusing Vaccines

Can Parents Refusing Vaccines from their children be criminally liable? With all the recent controversy about vaccinations, I have been asked a very common…

Concept Of Danger And Risk

Thinking of Self-Representing?

Thinking of self-representing? Better think again. Potential Pitfalls of the Self-Represented Litigant There are a number of potential pitfalls people face when bringing claims…

The Hidden Condo Clause

The Hidden Condo Clause

The pursuit of finding a rental unit is a treacherous feat, driven by a desire to find a great location with adequate living space…

Family Violence

Family Violence

The Implications of family violence On The Divorce Process Family violence still occurs nowadays and it could be related to family law. Family law…

Property Easements

Property Easements

Written By Anita Guyadin, J.D. Candidate 2015, updated in 2018 by Hummingbird’s Real Estate Lawyer, Andrew Fortis. Why Are You On My Land? Property Easements…

matrimonial home

Matrimonial Home

To Gift or To Loan Money For A Matrimonial Home, that is the Question As is customary among families, parents want the best for…

hummingbird network

Network

Hummingbird has created an extensive real-world network among our clients, partners, suppliers, and our extended strategic family.

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Cloud

Everyone who is a part of Hummingbird benefits from the latest technology to access essential documents and communicate on important matters.

jagjit bahathal, family lawyer

Jagjit S. Bhathal

Jag is a devoted Family Lawyer. He brings more than 15 years of courtroom experience to Hummingbird Lawyers, having appeared in the Supreme Court…

andrew fortis, real estate lawyer

Andrew M. Fortis

Andrew leads Hummingbird Lawyers Real Estate and Corporate / Commercial practice. Andrew is Hummingbird’s go-to guru for commercial and residential real estate transactions, offering over 15 years experience,…

Roy Bernhard

Roy M. Bernhard

Roy serves as our Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Firm’s long-term strategy with a view…

amy macalpine

Amy M. MacAlpine

Amy leads Hummingbird Lawyers Wills & Estates practice, bringing more than 17 years of experience in Wills and Estates to Hummingbird Lawyers. A Boston native,…

Ankur Narula- Business Lawyer

Ankur Narula

Ankur is an Associate Lawyer in the Corporate/Commercial , Real Estate and Entertainment divisions at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law…

Michael Taing

Michael E.B. Taing

Michael is the managing lawyer for Healthcare Professionals and practices in the Corporate/Commercial and Real Estate divisions at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. Michael’s practice focuses…

Ella Aiaseh

Ella Aiaseh

  Ella works closely with the Family Law team at Hummingbird Lawyers on a variety of family law cases, with a special focus on…

Adina Schild

Adina Schild

Adina began her work at Hummingbird Lawyers as a summer intern in 2013 and completed 10 months as a Student-at-Law with the firm. Adina…

Daniel Wulffhart

Daniel Wulffhart

Daniel is an Associate Lawyer in the Corporate/Commercial and Entertainment divisions of Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. While completing his articles at Hummingbird, Daniel benefited from wide exposure to…

Michael Levine

Michael A. Levine

Known for his expertise in the Entertainment Industry and with over four decades of legal experience, Michael Levine offers his knowledge and services as Of-…

Doug Green

Douglas J. Green

Douglas Green is an Honorary Partner with Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. Doug was called to the bar in Ontario in 1976, a graduate of the University…

Harjot Gill

Harjot Gill

Harjot is an associate in the Family Law Division of Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. While conducting his articles at Hummingbird Lawyers, Harjot benefited from wide…

Jonathan Barr

Jonathan J. Barr

Jonathan is a civil litigator with over a decade of real courtroom experience. During his 12+ years of practice, Jonathan has conducted trials (including…

Amiri Dear

Amiri Dear

Amiri Dear is an Associate in the Civil Litigation Division of Hummingbird Lawyers LLP with a special interest in employment and real estate related…

Silvana Baella

Silvana Baella

Silvana is an Associate Lawyer in the Real Estate Division of Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. While completing her articles at Hummingbird, Silvana benefitted from wide…

Jaime Dym

Jaime Dym

Jaime Dym is a legal assistant with Hummingbird Lawyers. Jaime will shortly be sworn in as a Paralegal. Working primarily in the area of family…

John Daldin- hummingbird Business Developer

John Daldin

John works with Hummingbird lawyers as a business development consultant, primarily for corporate and entertainment focused clients. While his past work for Merrill Lynch…

nadia scobici

Nadia Scobici

Nadia is a legal assistant with Hummingbird Lawyers. She works closely with Andrew Fortis and Michael Taing on corporate matters and with Amy MacAlpine…

Julie Williams - Legal Assistant

Julie Williams

Julie Williams has joined the Civil Litigation Practice Group with Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. She is a legal assistant working primarily in the civil litigation…