MROZ V. MROZ: A RECENT CASE FROM THE COURT OF APPEAL ON JOINT OWNERSHIP

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The week before last, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Mroz v. Mroz, 2015 ONCA 171, The case involved a terminally ill mother, Kay, who in 2004 transferred legal title to her home and sole significant asset into joint tenancy with her daughter, Helen. Contemporaneous with the transfer, ...

KEEPING YOUR “ACCIDENTALLY AMERICAN” STATUS

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

In the past I’ve blogged about the rules related to being an “accidental American” – someone who was born outside the US but to American parents or someone who left the US as a very young child.   The implications that flow from being an accidental American can be costly, annoying ...

Social Enterprise in Ontario – New Kid on the Block?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Two interesting developments occurred recently that impact the not-for-profit legal sector in Ontario. Although neither results in immediate alterations to the law, they signal possible changes which may be relevant to donors involved in long term, strategic giving. The first of these developments is the Ontario government’s recently released report on ...