Lisa Laredo

Lisa Laredo
Laredo Law
Principal
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 and solicitor, Ms. Laredo earned her LL.B, Law from the University of Windsor after graduating from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During law school and articles, she worked for a criminal law firm in Toronto and 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 financing, 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
Choose the right executor for your estate

By Lisa Laredo One of the many important decisions you need to make when  making a will  is choosing an executor for your estate. This is the person who will wind ... Read more

When did you last update your will?

By Lisa Laredo If you’ve written a will—congratulations—you are amongst  the half of Canadian adults who say they’ve written a will . If you are ... Read more

Laredo: dying intestate can leave families in 'complete shambles'

When a person with minor children dies without a will, they lose control over appointing a guardian and providing for specific asset distribution, Toronto wills and estates ... Read more

Always review a current status certificate before buying a condo

By Lisa Laredo Buying a condo is not the same as buying a house. With a condo, there are a few extra details you should check before signing the deal. A crucial one is the ... Read more

Without a will, rules of intestacy apply

While statistics show that more than half of Canadians don't have a will, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo says it’s important to understand what happens when ... Read more

The perils of do-it-yourself wills

By Lisa Laredo Have you ever thought about using an online service to write a will instead of hiring a lawyer to draft one for you? After all, dozens of websites offer to ... Read more

GTA realtors can now publish home sales data on their websites

TORONTO — The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has refused to hear an appeal from the country's largest real estate board that would have prevented its ... Read more

Five bad things that could happen if you die without a will

By Lisa Laredo Do you know what happens if you die without a will? Here’s the story of one family who learned the hard way. In this family, the grandmother (who had a ... Read more

OCA rules on interpretation of illegal substances clause

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision that looked at the interpretation of an illegal substances clause in a real estate agreement reaffirms that if a purchaser wants to protect ... Read more

Do you need a life insurance trust?

By Lisa Laredo Answering the question of whether you need a life insurance trust first requires an explanation of what it is. A life insurance trust is a trust established by ... Read more

Five reasons you need a power of attorney for property

By Lisa Laredo Power of attorney (POA) documents are incredibly important. Without them, should you no longer be mentally or physically capable of making decisions on your ... Read more

When to review, revise or redo your will

Having a valid will in place is essential, but it is equally important to revisit and update your estate plan when life changes, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo ... Read more

Reasons to write a power of attorney for personal care

By Lisa Laredo A power of attorney (POA) for personal care is a legal document that gives someone you trust the right to make medical decisions on your behalf, if and when ... Read more

Insurance trusts control timing, use of funds upon death

An insurance trust is a good mechanism for controlling the use and timing of life insurance proceeds following the death of the insured, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa ... Read more

How to prepare for your meeting with an estates lawyer

Testators can help smooth the process of drawing up a will by getting their documents in order ahead of their first meeting with counsel, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa ... Read more

Beware of 'zombie deeds'

Without administrative changes to the land registration system, the government has no way to determine the intent of the transferor, Toronto real estate and wills and estates ... Read more

Five more reasons you need to write a will now

By Lisa Laredo January has come and gone but we’re still going on about the New Year’s resolution that should have been at the top of the list for at least half ... Read more

Conditions exist to safeguard interests of purchasers

A booming real estate market last year caused an uptick in offers with no conditions, a phenomenon which can harm buyers, writes Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo in The ... Read more

Status certificates invaluable for potential condo buyers

A status certificate provides security for prospective condominium purchasers by alerting them to potential issues that could end up adding to their costs, Toronto real estate ... Read more

Don’t break this New Year’s resolution: write a will

By Lisa Laredo With the holidays done and gone, it’s now that time of year — the time to buckle down and get on with fulfilling those New Year’s ... Read more

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