Lisa Laredo

Lisa Laredo
Laredo Law
Corporate, Estates & Wills & Trusts, Real Estate

Principal with Laredo Law, a Toronto firm with experience in dealing with complex legal maters and delivering results, Lisa Laredo focuses her practice on real estate, corporate and wills and estates law.

A barrister & solicitor, Ms. Laredo obtained her LL.B, Law from the University of Windsor after graduating from York University with a BA in Political Science. During law school and articles, Lisa worked for a criminal law firm in Toronto and worked as an associate lawyer in an international law firm in Frankfurt, Germany, where she practised international and corporate law.

Ms. Laredo is an experienced wills and estate lawyer who assists clients in making the best decisions to ensure assets are distributed in the chosen manner, with a focus on limiting taxation and probate fees where possible. She advises on the rights of beneficiaries, the duties of executors and trustees, and mental incapacity issues.

The focus is on long-term estate planning requirements as well as ongoing family-related concerns through the preparation of wills and powers of attorney for personal care and the management of property and the creation of trusts.

Ms. Laredo also has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of real estate-based transactions. She acts on residential commercial, multi-residential purchases and sales.

Among her services, Ms. Lardeo negotiates and drafts Agreements of Purchase and Sale for commercial and residential properties; reviews the Status Certificate prior to purchase and sees the file through to the end of all real estate transactions. 

She also handles many forms of financings, including construction and permanent mortgage lending and equity participation for borrowers and lenders; joint ventures; construction and leaseback transactions and commercial leasing for landlords and tenants.

Ms. Laredo also helps corporations, business partnerships and small business owners innovatively and effectively solve their legal problems without resorting to lawsuits. Her advice is particularly helpful when starting a new venture, changing a business structure, merging with or acquiring another business and borrowing money.

Lisa Laredo In The News
New legislation proposes to increase protection for new homebuyers

Although the Ontario new home warranties plan has been in effect for more than 40 years, it has given rise to persistent complaints of an appearance of conflict of interest ... Read more

What happens when you die without a will

By Lisa Laredo A will is one of the three most important documents every person should have (the other two being a Power of Attorney for Property and a Power of Attorney for ... Read more

Getting legal documents in order gives seniors peace of mind

With an aging population, it’s important to get your legal documents in order — and the earlier, the better, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo . ... Read more

What you need to know about buying a pre-construction condo

By Lisa Laredo Buying a pre-construction condo is more complicated than it first seems. The easy part is what feels like the hardest — finding a condo that you love at ... Read more

Speculation tax more political than practical

By Lisa Laredo   The Ontario government's recently announced policy changes won’t have a significant impact on the real estate market. Non-resident speculation ... Read more

Everything you need to know about naming a POA

By Lisa Laredo Two of the three most important documents every person should have are a Power of Attorney (POA) for Personal Care and a POA for Property (the third is a ... Read more

Commercial real estate buys trickier than residential property

Buying commercial real estate differs significantly from personal property purchases, so it’s   vital that entrepreneurs seek legal advice early, Toronto real ... Read more

Elder abuse under the guise of a POA is all too common

By Lisa Laredo While awareness of elder abuse is on the rise, sadly, its prevalence is not falling. Spotting this kind of abuse is not all that easy though, because neglect ... Read more

Legal agreements are a must in shared home ownership arrangements

By Lisa Laredo Earlier this month, about two dozen Torontonians came together in a speed-dating type of event in search of a home ownership partner. These are people who may ... Read more

Executor's role is no small job: Laredo

The role of an executor is to quarterback the assets of the deceased and it’s no small job, says Toronto lawyer, Lisa Laredo . But there is a prescribed process to ... Read more

Title insurance: a primer for homeowners

Title insurance beats out solicitors' opinions for budget-conscious home buyers, Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo tells . In fact, Laredo, ... Read more

Use caution when granting power of attorney for property

Powers of attorney are often granted in anticipation of an individual becoming incapable of managing property, but   as Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Lisa ... Read more

Can condo boards ban smoking in units?

Health Canada’s proposal to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums is raising questions among condo owners who intentionally purchased units in buildings where smoking ... Read more

Consider conveyance issues after death of property owner

From a real property law standpoint, many important aspects of conveyancing need to be addressed following the death of a registered owner, Toronto real estate lawyer  Lisa ... Read more

Lender can rely on title register when mortgage not fraudulent

A recent Divisional Court decision that found a mortgage was not a fraudulent instrument allowed the lender to rely upon the state of the title register which showed no prior ... Read more

Check with condo board before decking halls

Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo  advises condo owners to check with their boards on the guidelines for holiday adornments before stringing up lights and holiday ... Read more

Honesty key when defending negligent misrepresentation claim

Although a recent case shows that any breakdown in the test required to establish negligent misrepresentation in a real estate transaction will result in a failed claim, honesty ... Read more

Buying a freehold or condo checklist

By Lisa Laredo Here is a list of things that should be included in your contract of services to be performed by your lawyer when you make condominium ... Read more

Obligations of condo corporations regarding common elements

By Lisa Laredo There has been recent mention in the media regarding elevators in condominium buildings that have been out of service for substantial periods of time. Stories ... Read more

Clients to benefit most from improved online title searches

Although one might assume that a title search process would be easy for a solicitor in today’s day and age, many Ontario municipalities are far behind when it comes to ... Read more

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