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  • 4 Degrees of Separation: Affinity, Alignment, Alienation and Estrangement

    $45.00

    Authors: Hon. Madam Justice B.A. Browne, Sandra L. Schulz QC and Jason Kully

    This paper addresses affinity, alignment, and estrangement with a focus on the concepts behind parental alienation, the warning signs that alienation might exist, and what lawyers and judges can do to address parental alienation. In its conclusion, this paper discusses the importance of identifying warning signs and symptoms of parental alienation as well as the best ways to treat and deal with these cases.

    This paper was presented at the 46th Annual Family Law Refresher in April of 2013.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

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  • 407 ETR, Moloney & Hover: Limits on the Scope of Bankruptcy’s Rehabilitative Power

    $75.00

    Recent case law has considered the extent of insolvency legislation’s rehabilitative power. This paper examines the impact of recent decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada, suggesting that an individual found guilty of professional misconduct can likely avoid fines and costs imposed by a professional regulatory body by making use of insolvency proceedings. Key cases are outlined in the author’s analysis: 407 ETR Concession Co v Canada (Superintendent of Bankruptcy), 2015 SCC 52; Alberta (Attorney General) v Moloney, 2015 SCC 51; KPMG Inc v Alberta Dental Association, 2005 ABCA 101. Further, limitations imposed by the legal system on the degree to which insolvency can impede a professional regulator’s powers are discussed, with consideration given to internal mechanisms in insolvency law, as well as the constitutional division of powers.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s The Constitution in the Insolvency Tool Box seminar held in Edmonton on June 9, 2016.

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  • 44th Annual Refresher – Wills & Estates

  • 45th Annual Refresher Course Program Materials

    Detailed here are the relevant seminar papers that were presented during the 45th Annual Refresher Course.  You can select the relevant products and add them to your cart individually.

  • 45th Annual Refresher Course: New Home Construction

    $85.00

    Acting for a New Home Builder: Contractual and Closing Considerations
    By Bryce Milliken

    This riveting paper provides an excellent review of common contracts (including the Alberta Real Estate Association standard real estate contract and the Alberta New Home Warranty contract) encountered in the new home building industry. After teaching you all there is to know about standard contracts, the author focuses on some of the common closing issues that arise between lawyers and some of the pitfalls of financing a construction project with a purchaser’s draw mortgage.

    Length: 15 Pages

    The Builders’ Lien Act – a Possible Landmine for Builders and Owners

    By W. Donald Goodfellow QC

    This paper canvasses the rights, responsibilities and obligations that builders and owners have under the Builders’ Lien Act. It touches on important questions such as who can file a builders’ lien, who constitutes an “owner” for the purpose of the legislation, and important differences between the major and minor lien fund. It also alerts readers to the common pitfalls involved in disbursing funds for purchasers and limited trust provisions available.

    Length: 12 Pages

    Consumer Protection in the Home Building Industry

    By Schuyler V. Wensel QC

    This paper discusses the need for changes to residential construction practices. In particular, the author discusses potential legislative and regulatory changes likely to take place in the areas of consumer protection and recourse, accountability in the construction industry, training for construction workers, public education, and the inspection system. This paper is a must read if you want to know what’s coming down the pipes in the world of home building construction.

    Length: 21 Pages

    Alternative Dispute Resolution of Disputes Arising from New Home Purchase Agreements
    By T. D. Hamill

    This paper addresses everything you ever wanted to know about alternative dispute resolution in the context of new home purchase agreements and warranty certificates. From the applicability of the Arbitration Act to new home purchases, to a conversation about arbitration agreements versus the Builders’ Lien Act, this is the paper for you if you want to understand the implications of arbitration clauses in new home purchase agreements.

    Length: 12 Pages

    These papers were drawn from materials presented at the 45th Annual Refresher Course – Real Estate seminar held in May 2012.

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  • 45th Annual Refresher Course: Residential Resale

    $85.00

    The Standard AREA Residential Real Estate Purchase Contract
    by Lubos K. Pesta QC

    In particular, it discusses the creation of a new dedicated Residential Purchase Contract for Resale Condominium Property and the deletion of all condominium provisions from the generic resale contract. Compliance with the Dower Act in Residential Real Estate Transactions
    by Lubos K. Pesta QC and Rachel Woynorowski

    This paper examines the importance of complying with the Dower Act in residential real estate transactions. Specifically, it explores what rights are granted by the Dower Act, the actions required by the vendor to comply with the Dower Act, and the statutory and common law consequences of con-compliance with the Act.

    Trust Conditions
    by Jocelyn A. Frazer

    The Law Society of Alberta’s new Code of Conduct has had an impact on the use of trust conditions in real estate transactions in Alberta. This paper compares the new and old rules relating to trust conditions, reviews the law relating to trust conditions and undertakings, and identifies some of the more common difficulties Real Property Reports and Compliance
    by Douglas E. Ritzen

    This paper discusses the importance of Real Property Reports and Compliance Certificates. It then reviews some of the root causes of issues faced by lawyers when dealing with RPR’s, including signing the AREA Purchase Contract without a current RPR and Compliance, variable municipal requirements, and shortages in surveyor availability. The author proposes Title Insurance as a solution in some circumstances and makes some practical suggestions for dealing with commoon RPR and compliance issues.

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  • 45th Annual Refresher Course:Tax Matters

    $85.00

    Selected Tax Matters Involving Transactions of Farm Properties
    By Jason M. Stephan

    This specialized paper will alert you to some of the unique tax considerations in farmland transactions. For instance, opportunities such as using the capital gains exemption and using intergenerational rollover provisions in farmland transactions are explored, along with issues relating to principal residences on the home quarter, and “change in use” of farmland from capital property to development land inventory.

    Length: 19 Pages

    Selected GST Issues in Real Estate Transactions
    By Michel H. Bourque

    This paper provides an overview of GTS legislation that is relevant to real estate transactions. It also explores GST related issues that may be of interest to real estate practitioners.

    Length: 8 Pages

    Tax Implications of Commercial Transaction, Non-Residency, and Trusts
    By Gary I. Biasini

    This paper explores some crucial income tax considerations in the disposition of property. One important consideration is whether the proceeds of the disposition will be taxed as income or capital. The paper canvasses the various factors that are considered in making this determination such as intention, nature of the business, and length of ownership. The author also explores the tax implications of non-residents of Canada dealing in real estate situated in Canada and the use of Bare Trusts in the real estate context.

    Length: 16 Pages

    These papers were drawn from materials presented at the 45th Annual Refresher Course – Real Estate seminar held in May 2012.

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  • 46th Annual Refresher Course Program Materials

    Join us in spectacular Lake Louise to get up-to-date in your field, while connecting with top practitioners. Even the most senior practitioner will benefit from these six half-day sessions.

  • 47th Annual Refresher: Civil Litigation Program Materials

    Join us in spectacular Lake Louise to get up-to-date in your field, while connecting with top practitioners. Even the most senior practitioner will benefit from these six half-day sessions.

  • 48th Annual Refresher: Wills and Estates

    Join us in spectacular Lake Louise to get up-to-date in your field, while connecting with top practitioners. Even the most senior practitioner will benefit from these six half-day sessions.

  • 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate Program Materials

    Don’t miss this opportunity to review common practice, gain insight on thorny issues, and discuss new methods. Also attend the Add-on Program to discover how to handle new online real estate transactions.

  • 50th Annual Refresher – Audio Recordings and Program Materials

    LESA’s 50th Annual Refresher focuses on practice excellence. This program provides substantive legal content in the areas of civil litigation, family law, transactions, and wills and estates, and includes tips to strengthen your practice.

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