Levy Zavet Law realizes that clients place great weight on the costs associated with pursuing their legal issues. We have also come to realize that in some cases, clients need certainty in terms of costs and in terms of the timing related to their respective issues. With this in mind, Levy Zavet Law offers several alternative billing arrangements; these alternative billing arrangements consist in flat fee billing – where we discuss the steps involved in proceeding with your matter and then quote you a block price for those steps. Monthly payment schedules are then agreed to with the client. In addition, we also offer contingency fee arrangements in some cases. Ultimately, the goal is to reach a fair framework in terms of fees that is practical for both the firm and the client.

Notwithstanding which fee model is ultimately agreed to, Levy Zavet Law adopts a value billing model. This means that we bill you according to the value of the work performed. A client can rest easily knowing that Levy Zavet lawyers are not billing for redundant work, or more importantly, for work that added no value to the client’s file.


Residential Real Estate Closing Costs (Purchases under $400,000)

Sale

$695 / Plus Disbursements*

We Will Price Match!

  • Deal With a Lawyer Directly!
  • Includes All Mortgage Payouts
  • *courier costs
  • *print, fax & admin costs
  • *any discharge or land registration costs
  • *title & off-title search costs
  • *LSUC Levy
  • Direct Deposit Proceeds of Sale to Your Account
  • *Does not Include unforeseen circumstances
  • FREE Review of Agreement of Purchase & Sale
  • **Can meet you!**

Purchase

$795 / Plus Disbursements*

We Will Price Match!

  • Deal With a Lawyer Directly!
  • Includes All Mortgage Preparations
  • *courier costs
  • *print, fax & admin costs
  • *deed and charge registration costs
  • *title & off-title search costs
  • *Title Insurance
  • *Land Transfer Tax
  • *Does not Include unforeseen circumstances
  • FREE Review of Agreement of Purchase & Sale
  • **Can meet you!**

Refinance

$495 / Plus Disbursements*

We Will Price Match!

  • Deal With a Lawyer Directly!
  • Includes All Mortgage Payouts & Preparations
  • *courier costs
  • *print, fax & admin costs
  • *discharge, charge & deed registration costs
  • *title & off-title search costs
  • *Title Insurance
  • *Land Transfer Tax
  • *Does not Include unforeseen circumstances
  • FREE Review of Agreement of Purchase & Sale
  • **Can meet you!**

  • *For typical transactions between individuals in Ontario urban areas. For a purchase this will include the preparation and registration of one transfer/deed where the purchasers are individuals, and the preparation and registration of one mortgage/charge on title if necessary.  For a refinance or adding a new mortgage this includes preparing the mortgage/charge for registration and attending to all the necessary searches and execution of the mortgage documents as per the lender's instructions.  However, this will not include acting for private lenders where the lender retains us to prepare the mortgage documents as well, an additional fee will be charged to the private lender (or the private lender may pass through this charge to the borrower, depending on what is in the mortgage commitment).  For more on fees and costs click here.  If you are a first time home buyer click here to understand the road map to buying real estate in Ontario.  If you are selling real estate for the first time and would like more information click here.
  • *Although it may not be necessary you have the option to request that the search be done, or your lender may require us to complete same, if so, you will only be charged for the actual disbursement, which ranges from $45.00 and up depending on the municipality/city.  For more on off title searches click here.
  • *The benefits of Title Insurance are vast, and the cost is one time upfront on closing and will provide you coverage for as long as you own the property or mortgage. For more on the benefits of title insurance click here. To obtain a real quote on what your title insurance one time premium will cost you click here.
  • *Land Transfer Tax is payable every time there is a transfer of beneficial ownership. Typically this occurs during arm's length purchases. However, we will work with you to minimize your land transfer tax liability depending on your circumstances, including applying for your first time home buyer credits. Often when refinancing, a transfer of title is necessary to add a parent or friend to help you obtain the mortgage, in these situations the beneficial owner can still remain the same, thus no land transfer tax needs be paid; for more information on this click here. For a real quote on what your land transfer tax will be click here.  For more information on Land Transfer Taxes in Ontario click here.


Costs to Incorporate, Update & Organize Minute Books

Minute Book

$500+HST /

Organize or Update

  • New Minute Book
  • All Resolutions for Incorporation
  • All Minutes for Incorporation
  • All Registers for Incorporation
  • All Ledgers for Incorporation
  • Full Review by Lawyer
  • Opinion on proper structure
  • Meet with Lawyer
  • Electronic copy of Minute Book & Records

Resolutions

$200+HST /

Annual

  • For annual meetings
  • For annual dividends
  • For annual financial statements
  • All applicable Resolutions
  • All applicable Minutes
  • Review by Lawyer
  • Opinion on proper structure
  • Meet with Lawyer
  • Electronic copy

  •  *The price is for one new incorporation, does not include any amendments necessary to correct any erroneous or actual changes.  The price for Provincial Incorporation is for companies incorporated in Ontario, other provinces may very slightly depending on their incorporation fee. Includes a thirty minute signing and meeting with a corporate lawyer.
  • **Includes a Corporate Minute Book and creating an Electronic file for your existing corporation.  The organization is to provide the corporate minutes, resolutions, registers, ledgers, share certificates and other necessary documents to complete a minute book for a new incorporation that was not organized or not organized properly.  Includes a 20 minute signing and meeting with a corporate lawyer.
  • ***Includes filing fees for a Notice of Change for changes in directors, officers or registered office.  Does not include articles of amendment.  The updating is for existing corporations with minute books that are already organized by us and with our firm.  If you are transferring your corporation and minute book to our firm, there will be a one time additional fee of $125 plus HST to create an Electronic file for your existing corporation and to review the existing minute book.  Includes a 15 minutes signing and meeting with a corporate lawyer.


Please complete our Wills Information Form prior to getting started with us.  You can download it here.  Once completed please upload it with our Wills & POAs - Get Started form.

Costs for a Will & Power of Attorney

Will & POAs

$500+HST /

For one individual!

  • One primary Will
  • One Power of Attorney for Personal Care
  • One Power of Attorney for Property
  • One Health Care Directive
  • Initial Meeting with a Lawyer
  • Electronic Copies
  • House calls or travel to you
  • Stored in our Vault

Continuing POA

$200+HST /

Personal Care & Property

  • One Power of Attorney for Personal Care
  • One Power of Attorney for Property
  • Initial Meeting with Lawyer
  • Duly witnessed by office staff
  • Assessed for capacity
  • Electronic Copies
  • Can meet you*
  • Stored in our Vault

General POA

$125+HST /

General

  • One general Power of Attorney
  • Can be used for Real Estate deals
  • Can be used for Corporate transactions
  • Can be used while absent or over seas
  • Can be used for a limited purpose
  • Can be used for a limited time period
  • Meet with a Lawyer
  • Stored in our Vault

  • *Does not include estate or tax planning.  For sophisticated estates it is recommended that you obtain some estate and tax planning advice from our lawyers prior to drafting your will.  In certain cases more than one will may be necessary, such as a primary and a secondary will, in order to minimize your estate administration tax when applying for a certificate of appointment of estate trustee (a.k.a. probate).  Estate administration tax is:
    • $5 for each $1,000, or part thereof, of the first $50,000 of the value of the estate, and
    • $15 for each $1,000, or part thereof, of the value of the estate exceeding $50,000.
  • Please complete our Wills Information Form prior to getting started with us.  You can download it here.  Once completed please upload it with our Wills & POAs - Get Started form.

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