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Kalfa Law is a boutique corporate-commercial/business law and tax law firm with two locations in the Greater Toronto Area. We specialize in Corporate-Commercial/Business Law, as well as Tax law, providing our clients with focused advice in our specialized practice areas. Our lawyers pride themselves on executing their responsibilities according to the firm’s founding principles of honesty, integrity, reliability, and value.
Corporate Commercial/Business Law
Our corporate-commercial/business division serves businesses of every structure, size and industry. Our services include commercial financing, leasing, restructuring, business contracts and agreements, mergers and acquisitions, trademarks, and tax structures.
We assist business start-ups in establishing their corporate structure, including corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships and joint ventures, as well as draw up management compensation plans, employment agreements and shareholders agreements.
We restructure existing and growing businesses through the expansion of shareholders and investors, or the reduction of existing directors and/or officers.
Other services include the preparation of employment contracts, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, distribution agreements, service agreements, terms & conditions, privacy policies, and the preparation of commercial leases between landlords and tenants.
We further assist with the purchase and sale of businesses across a variety of industries, including those in the food, health, medical, dental, trade, wholesale distribution, fashion, mining, and technology sectors.
Own a business? We’re here to help. ™
Kalfa Law assists individual and corporate clients in the preparation of comprehensive and dynamic tax plans to achieve optimal tax-saving results.
We assist our clients in reducing their tax debt by preparing Taxpayer Relief Applications to reduce or eliminate the ballooning penalties and interest levied by the CRA.
We also service individuals and businesses in their tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. We prepare comprehensive submissions and appeals that defend and further our clients’ interests when they have received notice that their tax filings are under audit or when their deductions or benefits are being denied. Where necessary, we bring matters to the Tax Court of Canada to appeal the decision of the CRA.
We prepare Voluntary Disclosure applications for clients who have failed to report their full income or offshore holdings in previous taxation years, allowing them to correct incorrect filings without the CRA’s imposition of harsh penalties and interest.
For those clients who experience the CRA’s more severe collection and enforcement actions, such as garnishments, liens and seizures, we negotiate with the CRA to lift the enforcement actions and establish a voluntary payment plan.
We provide tax-planning services to individuals and businesses requiring personal, corporate, international, and estate planning solutions, helping to avoid potential problems, reduce tax burdens and maximize wealth.
Our tax division collaborates with our corporate-commercial/business law division in the preparation of corporate tax structures, providing optimally integrative solutions.
Our cost-effective tax plans and strategies meet the dynamic and evolving nature of your business as it grows and changes over time, providing solutions related tax burdens, international trade, foreign incorporation and corporate structuring.
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Ancillary Services: Real Estate Law and Estate Law
Kalfa Law offers legal counsel for real estate transactions and estate law. Our real estate department handles both residential and commercial real estate transactions, including real estate purchases and sales; institutional, private and syndicated mortgages; and refinancing.
Kalfa Law uniquely enhances its real estate services with integrated tax planning advice.
Our Estate Law department provides counsel in estate planning, including the preparation of wills, powers-of-attorney, and trusts and estate plans with a view to tax planning. We help with decisions relating to passing down vital business assets to beneficiaries, while avoiding family disputes and heavy transfer taxes.
-Shira Kalfa, BA, JD, Partner and Founder
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The above provides information of a general nature only. This does not constitute legal advice. All transactions or circumstances vary, and specified legal advice is required to meet your particular needs. If you have a legal question you should consult with a lawyer.