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Q:What areas do you serve?

A:We have been serving clients in the Edmonton area since 2006. In that time we’ve become an established, local law firm dedicated to providing trusted legal advice and practical solutions. 

Q:What can a real estate lawyer do for you?

A:Real estate lawyers can make the process of buying or selling a home a lot easier for clients. Typical tasks include reviewing all legal documents, for instance the Agreement of Purchase or Agreement of Sale.  For condo purchases, they also review the Status Certificate. Real estate lawyers also make sure that property taxes are current, and no claims or caveats are listed against the property. They also calculate any land transfer tax that is due upon closing confirm ensure that there is a valid title.

Q:How much does a will cost in Edmonton?

A:A common question that we are asked is “How much do wills cost in Edmonton?” The answer is simply, the cost of a will depends on your individual needs and the complexity of your estate. We are only able to provide you with a firm quote once understand your unique situation. Give us a call today to discuss your needs and we will be happy to provide you a quote. 

Q:Who can notarize in Alberta?

A:You can become a notary public by appointment under the Notaries and Commissioners Act or you can hold the title by status. Those in the following positions have the notary public status:

        • Judges
        • Lawyers or Students-at-Law
        • Members of the Alberta legislature
        • Members of Parliament from Alberta

Q:What is the difference between a business lawyer and a corporate lawyer?

A:While this is a broad topic, a simple way to differentiate between business lawyers and corporate lawyers is looking at business as an activity which involves the buying and selling of goods or services. Corporate law on the other hand, involves the activities, operations and validity of a corporation only. 

Q:What should I look for when hiring a lawyer?

A:Choosing the right lawyer for your needs is an important decision. These are a few of the things you should consider when deciding who to work with:

      • Experience – Have the lawyers been practicing law for years or are they just establishing themselves?
      • Reputation & Integrity – Are they highly regarded in the community?
      • Trust – Do you trust that they will give you solid advice and properly represent your needs? 
      • Expertise – Do they understand and specialize in the area of law in which you need a lawyer for?
      • Compatibility – Do you have a rapport with them? Do you like their communication style?
      • Location – Do they have a solid understanding of the laws in your area? Local lawyers are always the preferred choice.