A recent illness of a family member reminded me of the importance of having the right people in place in a time of crisis, especially in an agricultural context. As a lawyer it has been my unfortunate experience to observe the results of a lack of planning.
The March 2018 edition of Better Farming contained an article with contributions from Brimage lawyers Robert Fuller and Cyrus Muller. It is about farmers covering all their bases before hiring.
The administration of the estate of a deceased farmer can raise some unique issues which require special attention and consideration. Unlike the passing of someone with passive assets, a farmer’s death often comes with a host of immediate problems, especially if the death occurs during a busy season or to a livestock operation.
Cutting down a tree. Seems simple enough. Follow safety procedures and you’re good-to-go, right? Think again.
Robert Fuller weighs in on the steep penalties unprepared farmer executors could face when dealing with the new Estate Administration Tax.
Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine interviews Brimage lawyer Robert Fuller for great advice on agriculture business succession and what pitfalls to avoid.
As farming gets more complex, what if you fear your children aren’t suited to be successors to your farm?
Picture this: you’re sitting in your backyard, getting some sun, and enjoying some quality private family time. However, you may be under the watchful “eye” of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”), sometimes referred to as a “drone”.
When a person is hired to do a job, they can be hired as either an employee or an independent contractor. The difference is an important one for both the person hiring (the “Hiror”) and the person being hired (the “Hiree”).
Incidents of real estate title or mortgage fraud are increasing in Canada and homeowners and lenders are proving to be irresistible targets for fraud artists. The role of legal professionals and title insurance companies has become critical in the fight to detect and prevent fraud. Homeowners can protect themselves through independent legal advice, the purchase of title insurance and exercising caution when signing legal documents. The financial loss which a homeowner could sustain as a victim of fraud could be huge.