Own Land In B.C.? Important Information You Need To Know!

If you own land in BC through a company, trust or partnership, or hold land in trust for another person or entity, you are required to file a transparency report with the Province by November 30th, 2021. The Land Owner Transparency Registry (“LOTR”) requires filings to be submitted electronically by a legal professional. The LOTR [...]

By |2021-09-27T10:13:51-07:00September 24th, 2021|Real Estate|

What are the Benefits of a Cohabitation Agreement, and Why do I Need One?

It is becoming increasingly common for couples to live together prior to getting married or as an alternative to marriage. When this happens, the living arrangement over time becomes recognized as a common law relationship. Many people are often under the impression that common law partners have the same rights that married couples do. However, [...]

By |2021-03-24T07:40:47-07:00November 24th, 2020|Blog, Contracts, Family Law|

Which is Best for Your Business: Provincial or Federal Incorporation?

Once the decision is made to incorporate, business owners must consider whether to register their company as a provincial or a federal corporation.  The following article provides a brief overview of the advantages and disadvantages of both options. Legislation On the provincial level, each province and territory in Canada has their own laws governing the [...]

British Columbia’s New Benefit Company Legislation

British Columbia recently became the first Canadian province to allow the establishment of benefit companies. Businesses can now apply to become a benefit company under the BC Business Corporations Act (the “Act”). What is a benefit company? Maryland was the first state to allow the creation of benefit companies under law. Since then, 36 US [...]

Government Support Programs for Canadian Businesses During COVID-19

The Segev team is wishing you well during these challenging times.  We are working remotely, but we are still at work. We've compiled a list of Canadian Government relief and assistance programs available that we'd like to share with you (and please feel free to share with others!). The following measures have been announced, though many [...]

By |2020-06-03T08:37:20-07:00March 19th, 2020|Announcement, Blog|

BC Transparency Register

New Requirements for BC Private Companies Effective May 1, 2020, private companies in British Columbia will be legally required to keep and maintain a transparency register containing information about “Significant Individuals”. In summary, Significant Individuals are individuals who have direct or indirect control of a private company or a significant number of its shares. Significant [...]

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