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McInnes Cooper can guide you in all aspects of real property assessment, purchasing, financing, leasing and sale. We represent local, national and international land developers, as well as banks, trust companies, real estate firms and international investors. The projects we’re involved in range from residential subdivisions and condominiums to shopping centres, recreational developments, office buildings and commercial and industrial buildings. Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to structure joint ventures, limited partnerships and other forms of real estate syndications.

YMCA Site Sale and Redevelopment Project

Represented YMCA Halifax on the sale and the proposed $140 million redevelopment of its property. The transaction also involved the negotiation and documentation of a development/construction agreement for the new YMCA Facility to be constructed on site and conveyed as a condominium unit back to the YMCA. McInnes Cooper negotiated the terms of the contract and

Legal Update: PE Court Of Appeal Says “Knowledge” Not “Notice” Of Lien Sufficient For Priority Over Subsequent Mortgage
July 31, 2014

On July 9, 2014, the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal released its much awaited decision in BMO v. 100875 P.E.I. Inc. The decision will have a significant impact on PE’s construction industry and its financiers going forward.  The Court of Appeal was asked to determine whether, based on the specific facts, the lienholder or

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James Mosher in Ontario Real Estate Law Developments: Exercise Due Diligence – Not Blind Reliance – When Dealing With Municipal Authorities
June 23, 2014

On May 2, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada decided a party can’t rely on a municipality’s actions – or lack of actions – to defend itself against charges it violated a municipal zoning by-law. Parties dealing with municipal authorities should exercise due diligence – and not blind reliance.   Read McInnes Cooper lawyer James

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Legal Alert: Exercise Due Diligence – Not Blind Reliance – When Dealing With Municipal Authorities
May  5, 2014

On May 2, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada decided a party can’t rely on a municipality’s actions – or lack of actions – to defend itself against charges it violated a municipal zoning by-law. Parties dealing with municipal authorities should exercise due diligence – and not blind reliance.   The municipality charged a public

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Legal Alert: SCC Opens the Door to Compound Interest – and Bigger Awards – in Commercial Arbitrations
October  7, 2013

On October 4, 2013 the Supreme Court of Canada decided whether an arbitrator under provincial commercial arbitration legislation has the power to award commercial rates of compound – rather than merely simple – interest.  In British Columbia (Forests) v. Teal Cedar Products Ltd., the SCC found that an arbitrator acting under the BC commercial arbitration

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Legal Update: “Distinct and Memorable” Notice Required to Lien Owner’s Interest for Tenant’s Leasehold Improvements in NB
September  3, 2013

In July 2013, the NB Court of Queen’s Bench delivered only the second reported decision dealing with the notice required under section 12 of the NB Mechanics’ Lien Act to lien the owner’s interest for a tenant’s leasehold improvements:    Statutory Notice Requirement. A contractor seeking to lien an owner’s interest for tenant’s leasehold improvements

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Legal Alert: SCC Says “Embedded Costs” Not “Proceeds of Disposition” For Tax Purposes
May 24, 2013

On May 23, 2013 the Supreme Court of Canada clarified how to determine “proceeds of disposition” in establishing the amount of a capital gain for income tax purposes.    Should a vendor add to the “proceeds of distribution” the purchaser’s cost of the vendor’s obligations respecting the transferred property that such purchaser assumed?  The SCC

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Professional Negligence for Realtors – A Rising Tide
May  6, 2011

Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Krawchuk v. Scherbak. The Court’s reasoning appears to send a signal that real estate professionals will be held to a higher standard of care than has, to date, been enforced against them.   The case of Krawchuk v. Scherbak

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McInnes Cooper welcomes Counsel Marie-Claude Blais, QC to our Moncton office
November  6, 2014

McInnes Cooper is honoured to announce that Marie-Claude Blais, QC has joined the firm as counsel in our Moncton office.   Marie-Claude was most recently a cabinet member of the former David Alward government in New Brunswick.  She is a member of the New Brunswick Law Society since 1998 and is also a member of the

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