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15
APR
2022

What are the Benefits of a Professional Corporation and How do I Incorporate?

For many professionals, incorporating and operating through a professional corporation can have various tax benefits. In British Columbia, there are a number of professions who may be permitted to do so, to name a few: Accountants; Architects; Engineers; Massage Therapists;...
07
MAR
2022

Selecting a Business Structure

Choosing a structure can be difficult for business owners, but selecting the right legal structure is a necessary part of running your business.  This decision will vary depending on your goals and your individual business, but understanding your options is important whether...
25
MAY
2021

Land Owner Transparency Registry: A Public Database

As of April 30, 2021, the public can now search the Land Owner Transparency Registry. A search may be conducted by either the name of a person or by the parcel identifier of the property in question. The registry database is accessible through the myLTSA at a cost of $5.00 per...
26
APR
2021

Land Owner Transparency Register: Ongoing Obligations

Once a reporting body has filed a transparency report, they should be mindful of their ongoing requirements and obligations. This blog articles provides an overview of the typical circumstances that trigger further obligations under the Land Owner Transparency Act. You now...
18
JAN
2021

Your New Year’s Resolutions: Legal Edition

It’s a new year!  While many of us are probably happy to be waving goodbye to 2020, the start of a new year is a great time to review and assess your personal and corporate administrative matters.  This last year introduced some new requirements that clients should be aware of...
28
SEP
2020

Dissolving A Company

    Has your Lawyer ever told you that your company is in danger of being dissolved, but you’re not quite sure what that means? Or are you interested in dissolving your company, but you’re unsure how to go about it? Dissolving a company represents the end of its existence. A...
31
AUG
2020

Are You Correctly Using and Displaying Your Corporate Name?

  Section 27 of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) requires that a Company display its full corporate name (including its designation such as “Ltd.”) in legible character and in a conspicuous position at every place at which it carries on business. The Company must...
17
AUG
2020

Corporate Transparency Register

  Recent amendments to the British Columbia Business Corporations Act (the “Act”) have placed additional requirements on British Columbia companies. The Act has been amended to require British Columbia private companies to create and maintain a Transparency Register effective...
11
MAY
2020

Introduction to the Land Owner Transparency Register

  If you have not heard yet, British Columbia is preparing to introduce the Land Owner Transparency Registry (the “LOTR”). The LOTR is intended to increase transparency and eliminate (as much as possible) hidden ownership of real estate in British Columbia. The purpose of this...
27
APR
2020

COVID-19 At Home Project Ideas – Businesses

  Many British Columbians are currently at home due to self-isolation, mandatory quarantine or lay offs and in search of projects to pass the time. Believe it or not, there are a number of projects related to your legal affairs that you can tackle from the comfort of your own...