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MARC OUIMET-MCPHERSON, LL.B

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Lawyer | Avocat, Droit Ouimet-McPherson Law

 

MARC OUIMET-MCPHERSON, LL.B

Marc grew up in Ottawa and completed his Law degree (LL.B) at the University of Ottawa in the French common law program. Marc is fully bilingual and is pleased to offer all of his services in both official languages.

While in law school, Marc worked at the Federal Government and the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic. He completed summer internships and his articling at a large national firm, getting a broad experience of all aspects of the legal practice. Afterwards, Marc practiced at a well-respected firm in Orleans, and then in Rockland. In 2017, Marc decided to return to Ottawa to join a firm which was closer to home and family. On May 11th, 2020 (in the midst of the pandemic), Marc started his own firm (a dream of his) and Droit Ouimet-McPherson Law was born.

Marc focuses on Estates, and Estate Planning (Wills, Powers of Attorney), Real Estate (residential and commercial), Business Law and everything related to properly planning your future including your virtual assets and cryptocurrency. Marc has taught at the Cité Collégiale and continues to give Pre-Retirement Estate Planning Courses to the Federal Public Service, RCMP and Military. He also provides Estate Planning presentations for different groups in the community.

Marc has also appeared before numerous courts and tribunals, including the Ontario Small Claims Court, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He has also participated in alternative modes of dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration.

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WE PUT THE CLIENT FIRST. WE ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS, AND ALSO HAVE FLEXIBLE HOURS TO SUIT OUR CLIENTS' PARTICULAR SITUATION.

We assist individuals and corporations in Real Estate, Business Law, Estate Planning and Estates and are proud to serve you in both official languages.

   ESTATE PLANNING

  • Drafting and Reviewing Wills and Codicils

  • Drafting and reviewing Powers of Attorney (for Property and Personal Care)

  • Estate Planning (i.e. Primary and Secondary Wills, and Estate Freezes)

  • Trusts (intervivos and at the time of death)

  • Henson Trusts (for beneficiaries who receive government assistance)

VIRTUAL ESTATE PLANNING ("WILLS FROM HOME")

You can now do your Estate Planning from the comfort of your own home by Zoom or another video platform. You can even sign it in virtual presence of two witnesses from the comfort of your home. This rule has now become law and permanent as of May 2021. One of the two witnesses on the documents must be a licensed lawyer in Ontario for the documents to be valid.

ESTATES

The loss of a family member or friend is a very difficult time. Let us be your trusted advisors in the process. Our services  can be tailored to your particular needs, whether it is full service or an advisory role on an as-needed basis.

We assist Executors, Trustees and Beneficiaries in:

  • Applying for a Certificate of Appointment (The “Probate” Application)

  • With a Will

  • Without a Will

  • Estates when the Deceased did not have a Will (or did their own Will)

  • Searching for a Lost Will

  • Advertising to creditors

  • Distributing the estate (to family, friends or charities)

  • Passing of accounts

  • Removing an Executor or Trustee

  • Renouncing as an Executor

We also assist Attorneys and Guardians in:

  • Passing of accounts or calculating compensation for an Attorney

  • Understanding their rights and obligations as an Attorney

  • Responding to family members who suspect mismanagement

  • Renouncing as attorney

   REAL ESTATE

  • Preparation of an Agreement of Purchase and Sale

  • Buying, selling and financing residential, condo and commercial properties

  • Buying, selling and financing rural properties including vacant land, agricultural lands and farms

  • Zoning and Severance Applications (from a single lot to a subdivision)

  • Mortgage Enforcement (Power of Sale proceedings)

  • Private Mortgages and Vendor Take Back Mortgages

  • Joint Ventures

  • Cooperatives

  • Real Estate Investment

  • Property transfers relating to estates and court actions

  • Leasing (drafting, review and amendments)

  • Pre-transaction consultations if you are planning to buy or sell privately through a service such as Purple Bricks, Comfree or Grapevine.

   BUSINESS LAW

  • Starting a Business (sole proprietor, partnerships)

  • Incorporation (standard and professional corporations)

  • Reserving and Registering Business Names

  • Amending Corporate Structures and Re-organisations

  • Business Purchases and Sales

  • Drafting of Buy / Sell Agreements (assets or shares)

  • Family Rollovers

  • Financing (with all major banks, BDC and other corporate lenders)

  • Leasing (drafting, reviewing and amendments)

  • Landlord and Tenant (i.e. commercial tenancy disputes)

  • Collections

  • On-going Corporate Maintenance (e.g., minute books, share certificates, statements, resolutions, etc.)

  • Creating standard business agreements (such as user agreements and service agreements)

  • Reviewing all types of business agreements