Check out the August issue of Better Farming where Brimage Lawyer Andre Muller contributed to the article “I’m Game: Farmers and Hunters Strengthen Ties.” Learn how farmers and hunters can work together to ensure respectful land use.
Don’t Get Stung By Beekeeping Laws
The Bees Act and Ontario Regulation 57 under the Bees Act regulate beekeeping in Ontario.
Under the Act, a “beekeeper” is anyone who owns or is in possession of bees or beekeeping equipment, except someone who manufactures or is in the possession of new beekeeping equipment for the purpose of transportation, distribution, or sale.
Ensuring Continuity in a Time Of Crisis
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.
Making The Transition To Hired Labour
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.
Administration of Your Estate
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.
Agriculture Struggles with Estate Administration Tax
Robert Fuller weighs in on the steep penalties unprepared farmer executors could face when dealing with the new Estate Administration Tax.
Succession Law in Agriculture
Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine interviews Brimage lawyer Robert Fuller for great advice on agriculture business succession and what pitfalls to avoid.
The Tough Choices: Choosing Heirs
As farming gets more complex, what if you fear your children aren’t suited to be successors to your farm?
Property Taxes and Farm Transfers
If you are considering purchasing a farm property or if you are in the midst of a farm purchase you should be aware that a lower “farm lands property class” tax assessment enjoyed by the current owner may not be transferrable to you as a purchaser unless certain formalities are observed.