The SN Law Office offers assistance to both individuals and corporations affected by financial trouble. We have knowledge in all areas of receivership and insolvency, as well as CCAA proceedings, including appointing a receiver or trustee, transferring into bankruptcy, and being discharged in bankruptcy. We advise individual applicants on the full consequences of bankruptcy to help make a full and informed decision on how best to move forward with their financial future and advise corporate clients on the debt negotiation and restructuring options available to their business. We can effectively utilize our skills to develop and implement strategies that minimize these problems as efficiently and inexpensively as possible.
Our residential real estate attorneys offer a wide range of services related to the purchase, sale, or refinancing of your home. To ensure that your transaction goes smoothly, we take the time and care to define your needs, clarify the necessary procedures, and prepare all relevant documents, including drafting and reviewing purchase and sale agreements, reviewing mortgage documentation, and preparing instruction letters, and contracts, and closing documents. Further, we will also undertake a thorough process of due diligence on the transaction, including a title search to ensure that there are no mortgages, liens, or easements registered against the property.
Commercial Real Estate
At SN Law, we advise on all aspects of our clients’ legal obligations, entitlements, and liabilities in the sale, purchase, financing, and leasing of commercial properties. Our services include the preparation and review of offers to lease; consulting on renewal issues; and advising in respect of termination issues, for breaches of the lease or otherwise. We also assist in the preparation and negotiation of the lease and advising in respect of key issues including operating costs, construction and repair duties, leasing incentives, insurance requirements, environmental terms and indemnity issues, and exclusivity.
With over 40 years of experience in handling real estate transactions involving shopping centers, office complexes, hotels, restaurants, private schools, large-scale retail, and housing projects, our personalized approach to each deal ensures a watertight deal for our clients.
The SN Law Office covers the full spectrum of legal matters pertaining to family law. We advise on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, custody disputes, adoptions, guardianships, grandparent’s rights separations, divorces, and issues related to marital property rights and enforcement maintenance.
In relation to divorce law, we will advise you on all related matters such as the division of marital property,
child custody and support, and alimony. The division of property that follows the dissolution of a marriage can be a cumbersome task, but our team of professionals can help you navigate the Family Property Act of Alberta as it pertains to the unique circumstances of your case.
Our corporate legal services include registration and incorporation services for businesses of all sizes. We can help you with the formation of your business, including the filing of articles of incorporation, and we can assist with the registration of your business with the appropriate government agencies. We can also help you with the negotiation and drafting of contracts, and provide advice on a variety of legal matters that may arise in the course of your business.
We advise on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulation. We also represent businesses in litigation and provide advice on employment law, intellectual property, and tax law. Our corporate legal services are tailored to meet the needs of your business, and we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of service.
The SN Law Office offers advice to franchisees on all aspects of franchise agreements. As part of our services, we will conduct due diligence on the franchisor, review the franchise agreement, and represent you in any negotiations or disputes that may arise. As the disclosure documents relating to franchising are often complex and filled with hidden clauses, having an experienced legal team ensures that you are informed and aware of the possible expenses and conditions involved in becoming part of a franchise.
Further, the legal implications of intellectual property, advertising, and lease agreements in a franchise must be clearly delineated. The SN Law Office is prepared to assist you in these matters and any others to ensure the success of your business’s establishment and ongoing operations.
Whether you choose adoption through direct placement or through a private licensed agency, there is a considerable administrative workload in navigating the adoption process. This includes filing and serving notice of your Application for Adoption Order and submitting the Affidavit of Service. In addition, the courts require a family and medical history of the child, the guardians’ or former guardians’ consent to adoption, as well as the results of a criminal record check for the applicant. If your adoptive child is of indigenous descent, a cultural connection plan is also necessary.
Dependent adult applications are typically made by family members or loved ones of an adult who is physically or mentally incapable of making independent decisions regarding their personal and financial matters, usually due to illness or advanced age. SN Law Office is prepared to assist you in all matters that concern the well-being of a represented adult. We will assist in the preparation of your application to the court, ensuring that it meets all the criteria set forth in the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act. Further, we will represent you in court in the event of disputes in the choice of guardians or trustees, or to defend a represented person from mismanagement of their rights.
The legal process of surrogacy can be complex, and it is important to have an experienced attorney to guide you through the process and protect your rights. As more and more Canadians explore surrogacy as a means of expanding their families, the SN Law Office prides itself on our extensive experience in crafting custom agreements suited to the unique circumstances of each assisted reproduction journey.
The creation of a sound surrogacy agreement will often be the key feature of our services in this area, as issues relating to surrogacy and the donation of reproductive materials are tightly regulated by the federal Assisted Human Reproduction Act and by Alberta’s Family Law Act. For instance, while it is not permitted to pay for or advertise surrogacy services, prospective surrogate parents are usually expected to reimburse costs that may arise for their surrogates, such as transport, lost wages, and prenatal care. As such, it is critical to lay out each party’s rights and obligations prior to conception.
Having an estate plan is among the most important things you can do for your loved ones. A thoughtful estate plan helps your heirs minimize taxes, prevents familial strife, and lays out your wishes for the distribution of everything you have worked hard to gain. We offer a comprehensive range of estate planning solutions to ensure that your vision for your family’s future is provided for after your passing. Further, we will also review and update your will, and help you obtain a grant of administration on the probate as the Personal Representative.