Legal Entities and Relationships, 3rd Edition provides an introductory overview of various legal entities and relationships, including the basic concepts and terminology of corporate law, property law, and estates law.
Part I discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different business organisations, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Part II examines several types of property law: personal property, real property, and intellectual property. Finally, Part III focuses on estate planning and administration, including intestacy, holograph wills, estate trustees, probate, power of attorney and more.
Although these areas of law are outside of the permitted scope of practice for paralegals and court clerks, they are often the subject matter of actions and proceedings in Ontario courts and tribunals, and paralegals and law clerks will greatly benefit from this general overview.
Features of This Book
- Updates throughout the text to reflect legislative amendments.
- A chapter on mortgages.
- Coverage of common clauses contained in wills.
- An overview of probate and ways your estate can avoid probate.
- Scenarios, illustrating key concepts and processes.
- Learning objectives, key terms and review questions found in each chapter to help guide student learning.
Arlene Blatt is a full-time professor in the School of Legal and Public Administration at Seneca College and teaches a variety of legal subjects to paralegal and law clerk students. She obtained her JD degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a member of the Ontario Bar. She has co-authored four Emond publications: Advocacy for Paralegals, Residential Real Estate Transactions, Legal Entities and Relationships, and Legal Research: Step by Step. She has also contributed a chapter on residential landlord and tenant law to an introductory legal textbook. Her areas of academic interest include landlord and tenant law, real estate law, and legal research.
Judith M. Wolf is a professor at Seneca College in the School of Legal and Public Administration. She teaches a variety of courses, including real estate law, employment law, debtor–creditor law, ethics, and legal entities. As a sole practitioner since 1990, she acted as counsel to financial institutions and private investors in all areas of mortgage work and mortgage remedy work, and on behalf of individuals with respect to the purchase, sale, and refinancing of property. She is also the author of Ontario Residential Real Estate for Practitioners, A Practical Guide to Mortgage Remedies in Ontario and co-author of Legal Entities and Relationships. She has also contributed a chapter on real estate law to an introductory legal textbook. She has her J.D. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.