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Social Media Marketing Law

Social Media Marketing Law

What is Social Media Marketing? Universal engagement on social media has exploded on mediums like Instagram and TikTok, which has been innovatively leveraged by…

Financial Abuse

Financial Abuse and Divorce

Financial abuse is a form of domestic violence. If you or someone you love is a victim, this article provides valuable information and resources for you.

Common Law inheritance

Inheritance Rights

Part 1: “What is the Best Way to Protect my spouse?” The best, and likely the least expensive, way to provide for your loved…

Should I Become a Co-Borrower and Co-Owner to Help My Child Qualify for Financing

Should I Become a Co-Borrower and Co-Owner to Help My Child Qualify for Financing?

As the price of real estate continues to steadily rise in Ontario and as mortgage qualification rules continue to become more restrictive, an increasing population finds themselves unable to purchase a home without assistance from loved ones. In order to satisfy lenders who are ever sensitive to the risk of default, many parents choose to add themselves as a co-borrower and co-owner to diffuse the risk for the lender.

Inadmissibility to Canada

Inadmissibility to Canada

Inadmissibility to Canada is one of the most frequent issues that immigration lawyers encounter with their clients.

Stay Of Removal

Stay of Removal

Inadmissibility to Canada is one of the most frequent issues that immigration lawyers encounter with their clients.

Succession Planning

Succession Planning

Succession planning touches on many areas of law: corporate commercial, employment agreements, corporate re-organizations, Tax & estate planning, and more.

Selling a House

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.

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Buying A House

Buying A House Article Outline Your down payment and other expenses Preparing your finances for a home purchase Getting mortgage pre-approval First-time home buyer…

Tax Law

Tax Law

Tax Law is in demand. We now have a tax lawyer on our team with 20 years of industry experience to help you minimize the impact of tax. Contact us today.

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Authorization to Return To Canada

Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) is required when you have received a removal order from Canada and you would like to return. Learn more about ARC.

A Step-by-Step Guide of How to Deal with Court over Zoom

How to Deal with Court over Zoom?

Internet based court is becoming more and more effective as the pandemic wears on. This is a step-by-step guide of how to deal with court over Zoom.

Refugee Appeal Division

Refugee Appeal Division (RAD)

Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) is a part of the Immigration and Refugee Board and It’s responsible for hearing immigration appeals.

BIENES RAÍCES RESIDENCIALES

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.

Power Of Attorney In Ontario

Power Of Attorney In Ontario

Power of Attorney In Ontario is a legal document that appoints a person to step into your shoes and act on your behalf if you are unable.

Domestic Violence and Family Law

Domestic Violence and Family Law

Domestic Abuse goes beyond physical, and can have dangerous and damaging effects on its victims. A family law lawyer can help you when you are ready to leave.

Steps To Take When Co-Parents Disagree

When Co-Parents Disagree on Covid Vaccine

With the Ontario government’s aggressive rollout program to administer covid-19 vaccines to every Ontario resident ages 12 years and older, co-parents are faced with an interesting family law issue when it comes to vaccinating their children against covid-19.

Family Business 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 family…

Foreign Executors

Foreign Executors

I am a Foreign Executor What is Resealing? I want to name a foreign Executor I am a Foreign Executor Sometimes an Ontario resident…

The Best Divorce Lawyer in Ontario

The Best Divorce Lawyer In Ontario

Harvey Specter and The Lincoln Lawyer are fairy tales. As entertaining as they are, divorce lawyers like them don’t really exist… at least until…

BIENES RAÍCES RESIDENCIALES

Bienes Raíces Residenciales

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

Commercial Real Estate Lawyers

Commercial Real Estate Lawyers

Commercial Real Estate Lawyers at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP offer services to help investors, business owners and developers solutions for their business.

Immigration Appeal Division

Immigration Appeal Division

Immigration Appeal Division is a part of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), and is responsible for hearing immigration appeals.

shareholders agreement

Shareholders Agreement

A business without a clear vision and framework is doomed to fail. Regardless of the nature of the business, shareholders agreements form an important…

FAQ Shareholders Agreement

FAQ On Shareholders Agreement

What Is A Shareholders Agreement? When a company has more than one shareholder, what that really means is that the company has more than…

DRAFTING SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS

Drafting Shareholder Agreements

While no government statutes state that a Shareholder Agreement is necessary for your business or company, it can be extremely crucial to have one…

Changes to B.C.’s Property Transfer Taxes

Changes to B.C.’s Property Transfer Taxes

Over recent months, the Government of British Columbia has enacted legislation called the Information Collection Regulation that will come into effect September 17th, 2018….

Business Formation

Business Formation

Through many aspects, business formation impacts how your business will function, operate and be taxed. Creating a legal structure behind your endeavour is one…

EMPLOYMENT FAQS DURING COVID-19

EMPLOYMENT FAQ DURING COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges and uncertainties for employers around the globe. To help you navigate through the challenges posed by the…

Discrimination In A Job Interview

Discrimination In A Job Interview

Keeping Interviews Kosher; A Note On Discrimination During Interviews For Employers & Job-Seekers From perfecting your resume and cover letter to deciding how to…

Technology Law Services

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…

WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS & TRAINING

Workplace Investigations & Training

Workplace investigations are an important process when it comes to alleged misconduct in the workplace – and conducting a proper investigation can make all…

The Little Black Book Of Divorce

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…

The Little Black Book Of Employment

The Little Black Book Of Easements

The Little Black Book of Easements is a collection of frequently asked questions along with their answers to help clients understand easements better. Andrew…

The Little Black Book Of Employment

The Little Black Book Of Employment

The Little Black Book of Employment is a collection of frequently asked questions and informative answers about employees, contractors and their rights. The Little…

The Little Black Book Of Probate

The Little Black Book Of Probate

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

The little Black Book Of Talent Agency

The Little Black Book Of Talent Agency

The Little Black Book of Talent Agency is a collection of frequently asked questions from young actors in Ontario about interactions with talent agencies….

Power of Attorney For Personal Care

POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL CARE

Commonly Asked Questions about Power of Attorney For Personal Care (Medical). Is a Power of Attorney the same thing as a “Living Will”? No….

Virtual Estate Planning

Hummingbird Virtual Estate Planning

What is Hummingbird Virtual Estate Planning? Hummingbird’s Virtual Estate Planning was launched in response to Canadians who seek estate planning services during the evolution…

Probate In Ontario Canada

Probate, Dying in Ontario

Probate, executor of a Will, executor of estate, probate tax in Ontario; All about dying in Ontario by a probate lawyer.

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WILLS & ESTATES

Wills & Estates Lawyer Toronto & Vaughan Are you prepared in the event of your passing or the passing of a loved one? Last…

Permanent Residence Applications on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

humanitarian and compassionate grounds

Before you apply to permanent residence on the base of humanitarian and compassionate grounds ask yourself the following questions: Have you been living &…

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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…

Temporary Resident Permit

Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)

What Is a Temporary Resident Permit and Who Would Need One? Foreign nationals may be inadmissible to Canada for a number of reasons. They…

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Admissibility Hearing

What is an Admissibility Hearing? An admissibility hearing is held to determine whether or not you are admissible into Canada. In the process, a…

Procedural Fairness Letter

Procedural Fairness Letter

What is a procedural fairness letter? Every application submitted to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is unique and complex. The application contains information…

request for reconsideration

Request For Reconsideration

When Is A REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION A Good Option? Immigration applications sometimes get refused. Whether for good reason or bad and no matter how much…

Immigration Lawyer Toronto

IMMIGRATION LAW

Immigrants are the backbone of Canadian society. Millions have made Canada their home, and each person undertook their own journey and has their own…

Child Support Calculator

Child Support Calculator

Child Support Calculator Helps Determines The Amount Of Child Support To Be Paid, Based On Income And The Number Of Children In The Family.

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REAL ESTATE

Página Web de Bienes Raíces en Español Our Real Estate Team of Lawyers and clerks appreciate that your property transaction deserves focus, attention, detail,…

Why Immigration?

Every year around this time, my mom reminds me that October is the anniversary of when we arrived in Canada. It was 1986, I…

Temporary Resident Visa

Temporary Residence Visas

There is a lot of variety when it comes to immigration opportunities to come to Canada. One of the most important distinctions is that…

Land Transfer Tax Calculator

Land Transfer Tax Calculator

What Is A Land Transfer Tax? There are many costs when you’re buying a home. The most overlooked is the Land Transfer Tax (LTT)….

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Estate Administration Tax Calculator

To determine the estate administration tax to be paid, please enter the estate value below. Calculate Please enter a valid amount. What Is Estate…

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FAMILY & DIVORCE

Family Lawyers Toronto & Vaughan Hummingbird Lawyers LLP has a team of family lawyers in Toronto and Vaughan offices.  Our family and divorce lawyers…

Mediation Lawyer Toronto

MEDIATION & ARBITRATION

Some disputes are best settled out of court. At Hummingbird LLP, we apply alternative mediation and arbitration techniques where appropriate, to bring about efficient…

Civil Litigation Lawyer Toronto

CIVIL LITIGATION

Civil Litigation Lawyer Pragmatic, timely and cost-effective – because we don’t want you to spend any more time in court than you absolutely need…

Entertainment Lawyer Toronto Canada

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Well-Experienced Entertainment Lawyers Careers in the entertainment industry are as diverse as its employee base. Whether you are in the spotlight or behind the…

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BUSINESS & CORPORATE

Are you looking for a corporate law firm to provide legal services? Perhaps you are looking for legal advice from an experienced corporate lawyer,…

Employment lawyer Toronto

EMPLOYMENT

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

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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…

Your Last Will and Testament

Your Last Will and Testament

What Is A Last Will And Testament? Just How Important Is A Will? Dying Without A Will What About Your Children? Things To Keep…

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…

Financing and Investor Agreements

Financing and Investor Agreement

Financing and Investor Agreement is drafted and negotiated with a focus on protecting an investor’s assets, the investment itself and the intellectual property of…

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Personal Legal Services & Counsel

Our experienced roster can assist you in any personal legal matter that you face. From settling an estate, to representing your case, Hummingbird can be there.

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Corporate Legal Services & Counsel

Hummingbird Law can be your legal counsel in the corporate realm, whether you are signing your first commercial property, or looking to protect your company’s assets.

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Wrongful Dismissal

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

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…

Artist Incorporation

Artist Incorporation And Organization

Should You Incorporate Yourself as an Artist? For artists, there are many appealing aspects to being self-employed. Many creative people have made a career…

agreement of purchase and sale

Agreement of purchase and sale

Acuerdo de Compra y Venta en Español What Is An Agreement Of Purchase And Sale? A Purchase and Sale agreement is a written contract…

agreement of purchase and sale

Acuerdo De Compra y Venta

Agreement Of Purchase And Sales In English ¿Qué es un Acuerdo de Compra y Venta? Un acuerdo de compra y venta es un contrato…

New Minimum Wage In Ontario

New Minimum Wage In Ontario

The new year brought in several changes in the province of Ontario, one of the most talked about is the coming changes to minimum…

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 Fraud

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…

Purchase and Sale Agreement

Purchase and Sale Agreement

Purchase and Sale Agreement, What Does It Mean? A Purchase and Sale Agreement is a written contract between the purchaser (buyer) and vendor (seller)…

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What is mortgage enforcement?

Mortgage enforcement is a form of real estate law that is in place to ensure that the terms of a mortgage contract are upheld….

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…

Commercial Lease Disputes

Commercial Lease Dispute

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

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Equine Law

What Is Equine Law? Equine Law is a specific area of law which focuses strictly on all matters relating to horses.  This can include…

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Lawyers For Employers

We understand the responsibilities of running your business, and we know that one of the most important roles you have, is to protect and…

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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 employment…

Workplace Harassment And Bullying

Workplace Harassment And Bullying

What Defines Workplace Harassment And Bullying? Before we jump into the legal aspect of Workplace Harassment And Bullying, let’s see how they are defined:…

Layoff COVID-19

Layoff in the times of COVID-19

Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee has made the decision to leave their employment because their employer has unilaterally made fundamental changes to the…

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…

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Dead Man’s Unsent Text Accepted As Will

Radio Interview With Amy MacAlpine Tasha Kheiriddin from Global news is interviewing Amy MacAlpine about a unique story in Australia. After a man committed suicide…

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…

Why can we all just get along?

Why can’t we all just get along?

Being a recent import to the Ontario Bar from Nova Scotia, one of the most substantial changes and challenges that I have encountered is the…

Amendments to the Construction Lien Act bill 142

Amendments to the Construction Lien Act

This week I had the pleasure of attending the Toronto Construction Association’s seminar on Bill 142 – Amendments to the Construction Lien Act (Legislative…

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Fraudulent Letter Alert!

August 20th, 2017 We have now received several notices that people have been receiving fraudulent letters from someone purporting to be Roy M. Bernhard….

CANNABIS ACT And Weed At Work

Cannabis Act And Weed At Work

Cannabis Act, Will It Ever Be Permitted To Have Weed At Work? With the new Cannabis Act of Bill C-45, Canada will see all…

Executor Of Will

Executor Of Will

The Responsibilities Of Executor Of Will Unexpected tragedies happen to every family. Any individual can succumb to serious illness or death. Yet as difficult…

I have been fired, employment lawyer Toronto

Help I’ve been fired!

What are your obligations and rights when getting fired? This article by our Toronto employment lawyer is a must read if you’ve been fired.

Understanding the Power of Attorney

Understanding the Power of Attorney

Understanding the Power of Attorney Video Interview of Amy MacAlpine with Randy Holt from Investors Group Amy MacAlpine, head of Wills & Estates at…

Understanding Probate

Understanding Probate

Understanding Probate Video Interview of Amy MacAlpine with Randy Holt from Investors Group Amy MacAlpine, head of Wills and Estates at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP…

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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…

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The Impact of Wills on Marriage

The Impact of Wills on Marriage Video Interview of Amy MacAlpine with Randy Holt from Investors Group Amy MacAlpine, head of Wills and Estates…

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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…

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New Development Condominiums

If you have purchased a new development condominium in Ontario and are awaiting “closing”, you should be aware that new development condos have two…

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What Is Supplementary Tax Bill?

Purchasing a newly constructed residential home or condominium can be exciting.  However, when it comes to property taxes, new homeowners may often get taken…

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Are You Protected in the Workplace?

Over the past decade, several provinces have installed legislation requiring private employers to address issues of employee safety in circumstances in which they work…

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…

Assisted Suicide - Euthanasia

Assisted Suicide Ruling In Canada

Euthanasia in Canada The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously ruled that the Criminal Code provision against aiding and abetting someone to commit suicide,…

Do I really Need A Will

Do I Really Need A Will?

Reasons Why You Need To Have A Last Will And Testament Common-law spouses do not have property rights and they will not inherit under…

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Live and Let’s Deduct

Written By: Mariann Karageorgievski, J.D. candidate 2015 As we emerge from the long, bitter winter and welcome the long awaited summer sun, we are…

Your License to Day Care

Your License to Day Care

If you are currently running, or plan to run, a daycare out of your home, you must comply with a number of requirements held…

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

Family violence still happens and there are implications of criminal faw in a family law context. It can impact on the divorce process.

Property Easements

Property Easements In Ontario

Property Easements In Ontario are non-possessory right to use and/or enter into the real property of another without possessing it.

The little black book of Scams

The Little Black Book of Scams

With the proliferation of the internet, we have all been blessed with wonderful productivity aids, entertainment options, communication mediums, and distractions of all kinds….

CASL- Canadian Anti Spam Legislation

CASL – Anti-Spam Legislation

On July 1st, 2014, the Government of Canada is putting into effect a new Anti-Spam Legislation(aka CASL). This will affect everyone in a corporate…

EQUITY OF REDEMPTION

The Mortgagor’s Equity of Redemption

A mortgage security represents various things to various people, depending on their economic circumstances and their particular wants and needs.  A mortgage may represent…

Just Cause Dismissal of Employees

Dismissal of Employees

Some Considerations Surrounding Just Cause Dismissal of Employees Just Cause, General Principles Typically, there is a requirement for reasonable notice for termination under the Employment…

In Terrorem Clauses in Wills

In Terrorem Clauses in Wills

Some Considerations Concerning In Terrorem Clauses in Wills A condition surrounding a legacy in a will may be found to be void, and the…

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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…

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Network

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

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Alternative Billing

we understand risk well and can formulate pricing plans and financing options that match almost any of our clients’ financial needs.

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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.