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Who Can Challenge My Will?

News North Vancouver Vancouver Wills & Probate

In British Columbia, the Wills and Estates Succession Act (WESA) states that everyone must make “adequate provision” in their will for their spouse(s), married or common law, and children of any age (biological or adopted). Therefore, these are the only groups of people who are able to challenge your will. If any of these individuals […]
February 11, 2020
Five Things To Know Before Signing A Commercial Lease

Business & Startups News North Vancouver Real-Estate Vancouver

Vancouver is home to one of the largest and most diverse business markets in the Western World. With a thriving culture of startups, multi-national corporations, and everything in between, there’s no shortage of hustle and bustle to be found on the streets. Combined with a competitive real estate market and heavy demand for space, finding […]
February 3, 2020
BC’s Updated Speculation Tax Guidelines For 2020: What To Expect

News Real-Estate Vancouver

If you’re a homeowner within the Vancouver metropolitan region, you’re likely already familiar with both the Empty Homes Tax (applicable only to Vancouver) as well as BC’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax (Province-wide), both designed to offset some of the strain placed on the housing market by foreign investors and those who own property within the […]
February 3, 2020
Five Common Legal Mistakes Startups Make

Business & Startups News

Creating a new startup is one of the most exciting experiences any entrepreneur can undertake. Whether you’re new to the game and excited to share your idea with the world or a seasoned business person, you’ve no doubt realized that navigating the shifting legal framework for new entities is tricky. With one of the highest […]
January 27, 2020
Probate: What You Need To Know

News Wills & Probate

Are you beginning to plan for the future and feeling a little overwhelmed where wills and probate are concerned? You’re not alone! Whether you’re preparing to welcome a new addition to the family, have recently acquired significant assets, or need to accommodate sudden changes, preparing for the future can often feel daunting. Thankfully, with the […]
January 27, 2020
Do Dual Wills Help You Save On Probate Fees?

Fraser Valley News Vancouver Wills & Probate

Estate planning and administration fees can often feel like a frustrating process for individuals, especially without the help of an experienced legal team. Staying on top of updating your will is a vital part of asset management, as well as ensuring those you love are taken care of in the event of your passing. For […]
January 21, 2020
Top 3 Reasons to Get Your Estate Planning Done Now

News Wills & Probate

Estate planning is something that is frequently put off—sometimes for too long. Ensuring your will and estate have been planned and executed is paramount to easing the stress of your loved ones in the case of your death or incapacity. We have put together the top three reasons to prioritize getting your will done: Gain […]
January 17, 2020
How To Find The Best Lawyer For Your Needs

Business & Startups News Team Legal Counsel Vancouver

Choosing a legal team to partner with is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. From protecting your personal assets and those you love most to helping you build your business, or provide you that timely quick tip when things are uncertain, the right lawyer will be ready to act as your advocate […]
January 14, 2020
Estate Planning: The First New Year’s Resolution to Check Off Your List

News Wills & Probate

We are more than a week into 2020, and along with all the resolutions we make and forget to put into action, getting your Will done is not something that should be put off. To help cross preparing your Will off your list of resolutions, we have put together a short guide answering some of […]
January 10, 2020
What Does It Mean To Have A Legal Team You Can Count On?

News Team Legal Counsel Vancouver

At Paperclip Law, we know just how fast today’s business world moves. With new advancements and developments reaching the market every single day, staying on top of your field, as well as the latest legal requirements, can be a challenge for business owners and entrepreneurs. Paperclip Law is here to support you through every aspect […]
October 28, 2019
Are You Getting Your Fair Share? Get The Lowdown On Shareholders Agreements

Business & Startups News

Starting a new business can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experience for any entrepreneur. The process of making your dream a tangible reality is complex with many steps and boxes to check along the way. From handling the initial phases of incorporation to filing patents to protect intellectual property and more, there’s […]
October 28, 2019
Getting Ready To Purchase Your First Home? Paperclip Law Is Here To Help

North Vancouver Real-Estate Vancouver

Buying a new home can be one of the most exciting (and stressful!) experiences of your adult life, especially in a market as dynamic and diverse as Vancouver’s. From the initial searching phase to finding the right fit and signing on the dotted line, there’s no shortage of details to cover and legal aspects to […]
October 22, 2019
Three Commonly Asked Questions About Writing Your Will

News Wills & Probate

Writing a Will can often feel like a daunting task, even to the most prepared individuals. While no one likes to think about leaving the ones you love behind, the simple fact is, you will need a Will. Designed to protect you, those you care for, as well as help preserve your legacy, Wills cover […]
October 18, 2019
How To Grow Your Startup With An Experienced Legal Team

News Team Legal Counsel

The beginning stages of growing your startup from idea to full fledged business can be one of the most exciting processes for any entrepreneur. During this time of transformation and rapid growth, having the right legal team on board is absolutely essential to the future success of your operation. Your legal counsel should be able […]
October 16, 2019
Estate Planning: What You Need To Know

News Wills & Probate

Do you know the importance of estate planning? While no one likes to imagine the unfortunate circumstance of their passing, estate planning helps protect the ones you love most during a difficult time and ensures your legacy lives on. Having the right plan(s) in place helps to create a smooth process for everyone, and makes […]
October 16, 2019
The Beginner’s Guide to Trademarking

Business & Startups News North Vancouver Squamish Vancouver

August 29, 2019
Tackling The 2019 Vancouver Real Estate Market

Fraser Valley North Vancouver Real-Estate Squamish Vancouver

August 22, 2019
What To Know Before Incorporating Your Small Business

Business & Startups News

August 16, 2019
Curious About Why We Chose To Be Called “Paperclip Law”?

Business & Startups North Vancouver Squamish Vancouver

One of the most common questions I get is, “how did you come up with the name, Paperclip Law?”
May 29, 2019
How do we do things around here?

Business & Startups Fraser Valley North Vancouver Squamish Team Legal Counsel Vancouver

It's obvious that we do things a little different around here and we wouldn't want it any other...
May 25, 2019
Happy Staff, Happy Owners – Makes for a Happy Brand

Business & Startups

Why take your staff to the most luxurious hotel in the city and live an afternoon of happy...
May 23, 2019
Should I incorporate?

Business & Startups Corporate Fraser Valley North Vancouver Squamish Vancouver

It’s a question we get asked a lot, and we hate to go all lawyerly on you, but - it depends!
April 24, 2019
What’s a contract of purchase and sale?

Fraser Valley North Vancouver Real-Estate Squamish Vancouver

A Contract of Purchase and Sale is the legally binding agreement that sets out all the terms of...
April 19, 2019
How do you choose an Executor for your Will?

Fraser Valley North Vancouver Squamish Vancouver Wills & Probate

Picking an Executor is the most important decision you have to make in your Will (yes, even more...
April 17, 2019
We love transparency. Right?

Corporate Fraser Valley News North Vancouver Real-Estate Squamish Tax Vancouver

Here it comes. We've been chatting with real estate agents, accountants, and tax planners about...
April 15, 2019
Where do I store my will?

Fraser Valley North Vancouver Squamish Vancouver Wills & Probate

Your original will needs to be stored somewhere. But where?
April 8, 2019
How do I pick an Executor for my will?

Fraser Valley North Vancouver Squamish Vancouver Wills & Probate

Picking an Executor is the most important decision you have to make in your Will (yes, even more...
April 3, 2019
Where do adoptive children stand with their birth parents’ wills?

Fraser Valley North Vancouver Squamish Vancouver Wills & Probate

Some laws are hard to swallow and this is one them.
March 29, 2019
Do I have to pay the Speculation Tax if my adult child lives in one of my properties?

Fraser Valley News North Vancouver Real-Estate Squamish Tax Vancouver

There are so many questions when it comes to BC's new Speculation and Vacancy Homes Tax. For the...
March 14, 2019
Does the speculation tax apply to me?

Fraser Valley North Vancouver Real-Estate Squamish Vancouver

There are so many questions when it comes to BC's new Speculation and Vacancy Homes Tax. For the...
March 13, 2019
Want to love where you work?

News

We’ve built out a brand new space in North Vancouver (a block from the Seabus!) and we’re...
February 12, 2019
What you need to write a will

Wills & Probate

There’s often a lot of anxiety surrounding wills. How do I start writing a will? What are the...
August 15, 2018
How can you clean up bad debt?

Business & Startups

In high-growth companies where business is go-go-go, it’s hard to justify the extra overhead, or...
March 28, 2018
How I Learned To Re-Fuel My Team

Health & Lifestyle

Even well-oiled machines need to stop for gas, so at the risk of having another meeting in our...
March 22, 2018
The Litigator

News

A few years before Paperclip Law was born, a friend of mine introduced me to someone who wanted...
February 19, 2018
The Importance of Tribes

Health & Lifestyle

Whether you know it or not, you’re already part of a tribe. If you’re at all familiar with Seth...
December 19, 2017
TAXES TAXES TAXES!

Team Legal Counsel

Here's what you need to know about the new proposed tax changes and how they’ll affect your...
December 12, 2017
DO YOU NEED CORPORATE COUNSEL?

Team Legal Counsel

Corporate counsel gives your business the option of effective & prompt VIP legal services as if...
November 8, 2017
ALLAN FINANCIAL IS BREAKING THE MOLD

Business & Startups

Allan Financial is a company that we’ve known for years. They’re an awesome life insurance...
September 1, 2017
A Real Canadian Story of Opportunity

News

Ahead of Canada’s 150th birthday bash, we've been reflecting on what makes Canada so special to us....
June 30, 2017
Squamish Life – Why You Should Live Here!

Squamish

Every town, city, village has its ups, downs, and everything in between (or as we like to call...
June 2, 2017
Why is Paperclip Law in Squamish?

Squamish

Many people don’t know we have an office in Squamish. It’s a cool space we share with the...
May 29, 2017
Fab Friday Spotlight: Zili Health Inc.

Health & Lifestyle

You know those people that you admire from afar but never get the chance to connect with until...
May 24, 2017
Just Building Your Empire

Business & Startups

Ah, just building your empire! Isn’t that who we all are? In our own little way, just taking an...
May 11, 2017
Why do we need a Shareholders Agreement?

Team Legal Counsel

Trust us, we’ve seen it. Y’all come into our office to sign the incorporation papers, super...
November 23, 2016
Should I incorporate myself or use a lawyer?

Business & Startups

Well, we're a little biased but we would say use a "lawyer".
November 16, 2016
HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY!

News

Time flies! It’s been 5 (almost 6) years since Paperclip Law was born with a refreshing, casual and...
November 4, 2016
WE’VE GROWN!

News

Wowzers, I have an incredible team. I am so grateful to them for stepping up to a whole new level...
November 1, 2016
I’M BACK!

News

Octobers are awesome (no, not just because of the orange everywhere, but it helps). After two...
October 27, 2016
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OFFER TO LEASE AND A LEASE?

Business & Startups

The leasing process can sometimes be very confusing so here is a brief outline of the typical...
October 10, 2016
Different Ways to Own Property in BC

Real-Estate

Did you know there are a few types of property ownership in BC? Here are the most common ones:
October 3, 2016
Team Clarke Realtors

Real-Estate

Just simply one of the best.
October 1, 2016
We’ve been Climate Smart for 4 years!

Health & Lifestyle

One of our law firm's values is "We" and that means celebrating positive, open, fun and trusting...
September 6, 2016
The Future of Food Law and Policy in Canada

Food & Restaurants

Big news for us food lawyers and all food lawyers out there!
July 25, 2016
Happy 5th Work Birthday, Laura!

News

After passing one of the hardest interviews of her life, identifying Purdy's chocolates without the...
May 24, 2016
8 Common Mortgages Mistakes that First-Time Homebuyers Make

Real-Estate

If it’s your first time buying a home, the process can definitely be overwhelming!
May 16, 2016
2 Biggest Mistakes When You Incorporate Your Own Company

Business & Startups

Should I use a lawyer to incorporate a company or just do it myself?
May 10, 2016
Thank you, thank you to our Administrative Team!

News

Today (and everyday) we celebrate our Administrative Professionals!
April 27, 2016
Registered and Records Office Buddy Deal

Business & Startups

We think you should love your lawyer. Especially for your business. They should be part of your...
April 20, 2016
Wills for Young Families Discount

Wills & Probate

We are currently offering 25% off all our estate planning prices just for our young families...
April 14, 2016
Claim your “Home Owner Grant” (if you and your property qualify!)

Real-Estate

The property tax assessments will be hitting mailboxes over the next couple of weeks.
April 14, 2016
Let’s make 2016 a “Make a Will” Year!

Wills & Probate

This week is "Make a Will Week" in BC!
April 12, 2016
Happy 5th Work Birthday, Jonathan!

News

Not that we're counting, but 5 years ago today, Jonathan joined our wee little team (of me and a...
April 4, 2016
10 Tips to Get Through Your Email Most Effectively

Business & Startups

We're flattered!
March 31, 2016
There’s a new law firm in Squamish. It’s us!

Squamish

We're super excited to be announcing that we have a new Squamish office!
March 31, 2016
Oops! We’ve been so busy. How was your year?

News

2014 was a super busy year and now it's September! How did that happen?
September 3, 2014
Baby Boom 2014!

News

So you might have noticed that everyone seems to be having babies around here.
July 17, 2014
Happy Canada Day and CASL Day!

News

Happy Canada Day! July 1, 2014 is also the day that CASL (Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation) comes...
July 1, 2014
Fees, Bills, Charges.

Business & Startups

Yuck. 3 words that no one wants to talk about, hear about or think about. Well, we don’t mind...
May 27, 2014
WHAT DOES MY WILL SAY?

Wills & Probate

Well, here is where we come in. We have a legalese translator for wills to help you out!
May 23, 2014