Lisa Laredo

Lisa Laredo
FIRM:
Laredo Law
POSITION:
Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Real Estate
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Principal with Laredo Law, Lisa Laredo focuses her practice on real estate 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.

Lisa Laredo Posts

Make-A-Will-Month a great excuse to get estate in order

November is the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Make-a-Will Month, and Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo says there’s no better time to act for those without an estate plan, no matter their age. Read more

Jury out on probate fee changes

It remains to be seen how Ontario’s elimination of probate fees for small estates will play out in the long run, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo. Read more

Rights to the matrimonial home upon death of a spouse

It’s important to understand who will have rights to the matrimonial home following the death of a spouse when drafting your will, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo. Read more

Equalization of net family property after a spouse dies

Many people do not know that upon the death of their spouse, they can either receive an inheritance under the will or claim an equalization of net family property, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo. Read more

I’m the executor but not a family member and it’s getting awkward

By Lisa Laredo Have you been named the executor but you’re not a family member? Being executor of an estate can be a tough job. After all, you are required to gather all of the estate assets, pay the person’s debts and divide what remains of their estate amongst their beneficiaries. It can be challenging, overwhelming, time-consuming and emotionally draining. Read more

Trigger alert: life changes mean you need to change your will

By Lisa Laredo You’ve written a will — great! But when was the last time you reviewed it? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then it’s probably time to do so because a will is not something that you can simply set and forget. Certain life events should naturally trigger a will review. Read more

Estate administration and blended families

In the first instalment of three-part series on family law issues in the context of estate administration , Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo focuses on blended families and dependant support claims. Read more

Do homework when buying a condo before it’s built: Laredo

Buyers looking to purchase a pre-construction condo unit should do their research to avoid cancellations, Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo tells CTV News Read more

What do I do now? I didn’t know I was an executor!

By Lisa Laredo . Rule number one when writing your will: always ask your chosen executor before appointing them if they’re willing to take on the task. If you don’t, that person may get a surprise phone call informing them of such after your death. Read more

Moms, take care of your family — have a will!

By Lisa Laredo . Many say that moms hold the family together. They love their kids unconditionally, often take them wherever they need to go and always, always know where everything is whenever someone needs it. Read more

Help! I don’t want to be an executor

By Lisa Laredo . A family member or close friend passes away and amidst your grief, you discover that you have been named executor of their estate. You’re shocked because you didn’t know that you had been named as executor in their will. (Rule number one when writing your will: always ask your executor before appointing them.) Read more

Learn strategies to manage property after death of a loved one

Toronto real estate and wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo will take part in an information session on how to handle the legal and financial complexities when a loved one passes away. Read more

It’s spring cleaning time! Add ‘write my will’ to your list

By Lisa Laredo . For most of us, spring cleaning means a chance to declutter, downsize and simplify. It’s about new beginnings and fresh starts and there’s definitely a certain feeling of satisfaction that comes with checking off each item on the to-do list. Read more

Blended families complicate estate planning

By Lisa Laredo . You already know that dying without a will is the safest way to ensure that you have absolutely no options whatsoever as to how your estate is to be divided. (And if you really didn’t know that, then read about what happens when you die without a will before reading on.) Read more

Holographic will can create issues around testator's intention

It’s best to avoid a handwritten informal will because improper drafting may lead to the document not being valid and could create significant questions of interpretation, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo. Read more