Areas of Practice
Ontario's often unsettled real estate market requires practical advice in order to maximize opportunities and avoid external risks. For over four decades, Burns Associates has simplified real estate law for clients in Hamilton and the surrounding areas. We represent a wide range of clients in residential and commercial real estate matters, and our services include purchases and sales, financing, leasing and construction, to name just a few.
From homeowners to developers, Burns Associates has helped clients in connection with:
Claims for damages, specific performance and recovery of deposits in relation to purchase agreements
Disputes related to commissions, brokers and agents
Claims with respect to statutory building schemes
Mortgage enforcement and priority disputes
Certificates of pending litigation
Construction contract disputes
Real estate law presents a myriad of challenges. Burns Associates helps you steer through them.
Commercial and Corporate
The legal landscape faced by small business owners, start-ups and corporations is an ever-changing one. Burns Associates provides accurate, up-to-date legal counsel to help you navigate it. Trust in our ability to provide advice on matters pertaining to incorporation, seed financing, shareholder agreements and growth transactions critical to the success of your venture today and in the future. We have represented young professionals, small- and medium-sized businesses, sole proprietorships as well as established corporations.
The lawyers at Burns Associates provide timely and accurate information on:
Commercial leases and contracts
Commercial contract disputes
Commercial insurance claims
Insurance coverage disputes
For strong representation backed by over 40 years' experience in commercial law, contact Burns Associates in Hamilton.
The distinguished lawyers of Burns Associates in Hamilton have been retained to lead a wide array of civil litigation cases. The reason why? We provide strong representation. Our lawyers have acted on behalf of clients pursuing disputes related to construction contracts, commercial leasing, real estate and business partnerships among others.
In this complex arena there are many stakeholders at play. Disputes over costs, timelines, and quality often represent millions of dollars. Burns Associates helps protect your interests. Our diligent and tenacious litigators understand construction law and fight for fair and efficient resolutions before the courts on matters including:
Design and construction defects
Payment and collections issues
Building and construction liens
Insurance coverage issues
Civil litigation matters are administered by A. Douglas Burns. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your situation.
Wills, Estates and Trusts
Burns Associates understands that drafting your will and planning your estate can be a daunting task. Whether its drafting a simple will or powers of attorney to more complex estate matters, our lawyers can assist you to ensure your wishes are fulfilled.
By planning your wishes ahead of time, you will have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will be protected. Not having a will can be costly and often leads to family disputes. By not having a will in place, you will not get a say in the distribution of your assets and your estate may incur significant tax liabilities.
The lawyers at Burns Associates can assist you in the following ways:
Simple or complex Will Preparation
Powers of Attorney for Personal Property and Personal Care
Applications for Certificates of Appointment of Estate Trustees With/Without a Will
Support & Dependants Relief
Administration of Estates
Estate & Beneficiary Disputes