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Ottawa Lawyers | Ottawa Attorneys

Michael CarabashLast year, there were just over 3700 people in Ottawa who called themselves lawyers or attorneys (which is more of an American term). Ottawa lawyers typically have their own specialized area of practice which they focus on. The day of the general practitioner is not as it once was (and is slowly fading away). In fact, specialization is a preferred strategy to earn above-average returns in any given industry. Besides, think of how hard it would be for a lawyer who ‘does it all’ to keep up to date with the changing laws in every given legal area. It’s way too difficult and solicitor negligence may rear its head in such situations.

In this blog, I’ll spend some time mentioning the various types of Ottawa lawyers that you can come across on a daily basis. Here’s the first breakdown of types of Ottawa attorneys (note: this list is not exhaustive):

  • Ottawa Personal Injury Attorneys: help you litigate, settle, or otherwise resolve claims arising from:
    • accident benefits claims
    • dog bites
    • disability claims
    • medical malpractice
    • motor vehicle accidents
    • negligence actions
    • personal injury claims
    • product liability
    • slip and falls
  • Ottawa Real Estate Attorneys: help you buy and sell residential, investment, farm, cottage, recreational, condominium, and cooperative properties. They also you get a mortgage financing and refinancing as well.
  • Ottawa Family Attorneys: they can help you with your marriage breakup by drafting a separation agreement. They can also help you with issues such as divorce, spousal and child support, child custody, possession of the matrimonial home, and the equalization of net family property.
  • Ottawa Business Attorneys: help you to incorporate and organize, merge/amalgamate, and dissolve your business. They can help prepare, review, interpret, revise, negotiate, litigate, and resolve the following business documents:
    • shareholder agreement
    • partnership agreement
    • joint venture agreement
    • franchise agreement
    • commercial leases
    • business acquisitions
    • regulatory compliance
    • constructions contracts
    • employment agreements
  • Ottawa Criminal Defense Attorneys: they can help represent you against government bodies that have charged you with criminal or provincial offences (e.g. careless driving), including:
    • DUI (driving under the influence)
    • assault
    • sexual assault
    • fraud
    • theft
  • Ottawa Wills and Estates Attorneys: they offer services from a basic will and powers of attorney to more complicated tax-planning structures, such as inter-vivos trusts and estates freezes. They can also help personal representatives in the administration and distribution of estate assets. Finally, they can litigate on behalf of beneficiaries or the estate trustee on issues such as mental capacity of the testator, validity of a will, etc.

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