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REAL ESTATE
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ESTATES, WILLS AND POWER OF ATTORNEY

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BUSINESS, CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW

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NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES

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Nichols Law Professional Corporation has been helping clients with their real estate, estate planning and business legal needs for over 30 years.

  • BUYING OR SELLING REAL ESTATE?

    How a lawyer can help you with the next steps.

    FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP
  • REFINANCING YOUR HOME
    AND PRIVATE LENDING

    We can help you navigate the process of refinancing your home or obtaining funds from a private lender.

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  • UNDERSTANDING ESTATE PLANNING, WILLS
    AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY

    Starting a family and want to protect your loved ones? What should you do next?

    FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP
  • UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE
    OF AN EXECUTOR

    Have you been named the executor of an estate and need legal advice with the entire process?

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  • I’M STARTING A BUSINESS, WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST?

    Starting a business shouldn’t be a hassle, let a lawyer help you with the legal part of starting of your new company.

    FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP
  • LEGAL ADVICE FOR
    MY COMPANY

    You are busy running your company and need a lawyer to help with the legal aspects so you can focus on the company’s success.

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INCORPORATING AND ORGANIZING A NEW COMPANY

You are about to start a new business or you want to change the structure of your current business and need help. You are not sure if you want to set your company up as a sole proprietorship, a partnership or an incorporated company.

You need answers, advice and direction about your new company’s structure. What are our liabilities? What are the potential risks and exposure? What are the tax consequences? What are the benefits of incorporation specific to your company’s setup, goals and characteristics.

Nichols Law can help you decide the structure of your company, we can help you explore the many alternatives that are available to you.

PREPARING, UPDATING OR REVIEWING YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT?

You are young and healthy and you’ve been procrastinating about a Will for ages, right? You’ve come to the realization that you want to protect your loved ones.

Whether you need to have your first Will prepared, or you need some advice and council about having your Will reviewed and updated, we can help you understand your available options and what your next steps should be.

Having a Will prepared or updated needn’t be a major ordeal. We can help you navigate the process and make this process feel less overwhelming,

BUYING OR SELLING REAL ESTATE

Purchasing or selling property is generally an exciting time. You will want to be well prepared in advance of this exciting new journey.

Getting pre-approved for your mortgage, getting legal advice in advance of signing any documents, finding a real estate agent, and understanding realtor agreements can be less stressful with the right advice and direction.

Nichols Law can help you get started, we will listen to you before we make any recommendations.

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION (acting as an Executor)

There are many complex elements involved with estate administration and acting as an executor of an estate.

These complexities include both legal implications and tax consequences related to identifying and preserving a deceased’s assets, creating and maintaining testamentary trusts on behalf of the beneficiaries, and ensuring that gifts are properly distributed amongst the beneficiaries, to name a few.

We can help you through the process of acting as executor and administering an estate.

NOTARIZATIONS

Nichols Law and its lawyers have been appointed by the Attorney General of Ontario to provide services related to authentication and notarization of a diverse array of documents.

As a Notary Public, the lawyers of Nichols Law can provide a wider scope of services in an expedited manner, including swearing and attesting to affidavits, statutory declarations, powers of attorney, and all other forms of documents requiring a Notary's signature.

Nichols Law also has the authority to certify photocopies of original documents, (called ‘true copies’) of government issued photo Identification, original copies of death certificates, Wills, and Powers of Attorneys and all other forms of documents/contracts.

PREPARING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

A Power of Attorney is an essential and critical component of estate planning. Taking a proactive approach in the event of temporary or permanent incapacity of yourself, a loved one, spouse or an elderly family member is a prudent and wise estate planning strategy.

We have assisted many of our clients with preparing their power of attorney planning, including power of attorney for property or power of attorney for personal care.

Nichols Law is a leading provider of estate planning and estate administration in the York Region and is experienced with incapacity planning services.

LEGAL ADVICE FOR MY BUSINESS

Business operations and business growth are your primary focus areas, yet you want to ensure that you are compliant with all of your contractual obligations, provincial and federal regulations.

Nichols Law can help complement those focus areas with our business advisory legal services, including corporate minute books, contractual review and other matters related to your business’s operations. We have been assisting Markham, York Region and Greater Toronto Area (GTA) businesses for decades.

HOME REFINANCING AND PRIVATE LENDING

Whether you need funds for a home renovation, starting a new business or your kids are going to university soon, you need capital and your only recourse is to borrow from the equity in your home.

Perhaps you have been impacted by the new mortgage application regulations and have been declined a mortgage from a bank, or you are considering a second mortgage and your only alternative is borrowing from a mortgage broker or a private lender. These factors are reasons why you will want to talk with a lawyer in advance of making any decisions or signing any agreements.

Nichols Law is experienced with these alternatives and is sensitive as to the causes. We can help you with these complex and potentially costly transactions, we have been providing home refinancing and private lending guidance for many years.

BUYING OR SELLING A BUSINESS

You are thinking about buying a business, which can be an exciting and worthwhile undertaking. You should be commended in taking this entrepreneurial leap of faith.

Before you make an offer or invest your valuable time and resources, you will want to talk to a lawyer to create a plan about deciding the best business approach for your new initiative. There is a great deal to learn before you make that initial offer. From a legal perspective, you will need to understand the structure of the company you are about to purchase, the buy sell agreement from both the buyer and seller’s perspective. Then there is the actual agreement itself and any contractual obligations the potential company has.

You may not know what is lurking under the covers of the prospective company. These are only a small selection of the legal considerations that a law firm like Nichols Law can help you with.

RENTING YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY

If you own investment property or are considering the purchase of an investment property for rental purposes you may need assistance with preparing a residential lease.

Owning an investment property can offer a financial return, however there are other aspects to renting that require attention to detail, including arranging start-up capital, considerations about repairs, collecting rent, dealing with problem tenants and evictions, property liability considerations, tax liabilities, other investment property considerations.

Nichols Law can help you with your investment property legal needs or research.

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