Chinoy Law information
Shameela Chinoy is a Toronto business lawyer based in North York, Ontario. She provides a full range of innovative and cost effective legal solutions to Ontario businesses.
Shameela Chinoy has expertise in the law of banking & financial services. She has served as a part time professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (2002) and adjunct faculty at the University of Toronto (2004).
Shameela Chinoy has business law expertise in a number of areas including corporate laws, franchising, commercial leasing, real estate, employment and not-for-profit law and is knowledgeable about electronic commerce, information technology and intellectual property issues..
Incorporation in Ontario
Incorporation provides limited liability and peace of mind that a bad business judgement will not destroy the family's assets. In addition to limited liability there are other advantages to incorporation including the small business deduction for Canadian-controlled private corporations and the $500,000 capital gains exemption on the sale of eligible shares. Other advantages include estate planning such as estate freezes, reduction in probate tax and income splitting.
Shameela Chinoy understands how much is at stake when a family relationship breaks down. She can help you reach the best outcomes for yourself and your family when life gets complicated. Shameela Chinoy is committed to acting in the best interests of the family and making the process easier for everyone concerned by promoting negotiation over adversarial arguments.
Services include the following:
Access Custody and Child Support
Cohabitation Agreements/Marriage Contracts
Foreign Divorce Opinion Letters
Hague Convention and International Child Abduction
Develop a business plan
Shameela Chinoy can provide an overview of the legal and financial requirements needed to launch your business successfully and assist you with your business plan as a well drafted business plan improves your chances in getting a loan for your business.
Review Commercial Leases
Often businesses start out from leased premises. A signed lease agreement is a binding legal document and usually represents a long-term commitment. Lease payments will be one of your largest head of your business expenses. Depending on the space you are renting, the lease documentation can range from a one-page agreement to a lengthy complex document. While your realtor can assist you in understanding the costs it is advisable to have a lawyer with a knowledgeable in commercial leasing issues explain the terms of the lease and its legal implications before you sign the lease.
Shameela Chinoy can help you prepare commercial lease agreements if you are a landlord and review them and explain your obligations under the agreement if you are the tenant.
Real Estate Law
Shameela Chinoy can act for you in respect of your real estate requirements.
Purchase and Sale
Shameela Chinoy has acted for buyers or sellers in the purchase and sale of residential real estate in Ontario including drafting agreements of purchase and sale for:
If you need help understanding the agreement of purchase and sale call Shameela Chinoy for legal advice before you sign. From the moment you sign the agreement of purchase and sale, let Shameela Chinoy handle the legal aspects of closing your real estate transaction.
Shameela Chinoy has represented borrowers or lenders on mortgage transactions and provided Independent Legal Advice to borrowers with respect to mortgage liability.
Leasing of Residential, Retail, Office or Industrial Space
Shameela Chinoy can assist landlords in negotiating and drafting commercial, retail, and office leases and with respect to lease enforcement.
Shameela Chinoy can review commercial leases and advise tenants with respect to lease liability issues and ways to negotiate more favourable terms.
Power of Attorney for Property
Power of Attorney for Personal Care
Review of assets and beneficiaries
Succession of Family Business
Appointment of Trustees
Estate planning requires collaboration between your lawyer, accountant and financial adviser. Shameela Chinoy can work with you and your advisers to create the plan most suitable for your estate.
Estate planning services include the following:
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