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Tools to Minimize Taxes in Estate Planning: Why Using a Will is not Always the Best Option

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By Raluca Soica and Aaron Grinhaus There are many tools that can be used to minimize the MANY taxes that can impact how much your beneficiaries actually get after your death. For example, Joint Tenancy on Real Property is often used…

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Can I make a Will when I don’t have any family in Canada?

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By: Aaron Grinhaus and Raluca Soica If you live in Canada and hold things like bank accounts, real estate, investments or other valuable property, it is important to have a will. A will allows a trusted friend or relative (the Executor) know…

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The Lay-offs are Coming! How to Deal with Dismissal or Termination in a Recession

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By: Bryan Kravetz and Aaron Grinhaus Canada has experienced incredible economic growth over the last decade. That growth may now be coming to a slowdown, and if some of the major bank analysts and economists are right, Canada is heading…

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Blockchain Year in Review: The Late, but not great, 2018

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By Aaron Grinhaus As the sun sets on 2018, I hear echoes of what optimists have been saying about cryptocurrencies over the past several years, that they are to blockchain what email is to the internet: the first use case, but certainly not the only…

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Cryptocurrency regulation in Canada: Hurry up and…wait.

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By Aaron Grinhaus [This article originally appeared in the October issue of Payments and Fintech Lawyer (Vol. 12:10)] In Canada, as in other jurisdictions, the approach regulators are taking to the cryptocurrency environment has been highly criticized for being slow…

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5 Reasons Why Your Corporation Needs a Shareholder Agreement

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By Marisa Lau and Aaron Grinhaus Starting a business can be risky, but when you have a dream, a plan and goals, optimism cuts through the anxiety that risk can bring. That optimism though also blinds people to the risks that…

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Should children have their own lawyers in family law disputes?

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By Bryan Kravetz and Aaron Grinhaus Most people would not expect young children to hire a lawyer.  Children have more important things to do, like play with their friends, enjoy their childhood and make sure their homework is done. Unfortunately, the sad…

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Crypto Law Update: Securities and AML Regulators Make a Statement!

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By Aaron Grinhaus and Marium Rehan Creating a successful cryptocurrency start-up is hard, time consuming work. Starting a business requires a business plan and market analysis to ensure that there is demand, organization, and cash flow. One thing that should…

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Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and ICOs: What to expect in the Second Half of 2018

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Most of the problems with crypto are now out in the open…so what’s next!? By: Aaron Grinhaus We are now approaching the halfway mark of 2018 and, other than the developments that I predicted in my January article, not that much…

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What Cryptocurrency Investors Need to Know at Tax Time

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Although investing in cryptocurrencies has been very volatile since their inception, the trend until very recently has been up. And for those who have been involved for over a year: way up. One question we hear a lot is: “I made…

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