At Duke & Company, we understand the difficulties our clients are going through while navigating through the legal system and also dealing with the impact of the breakup of their relationships. We apply good judgment, our knowledge and skills in assisting the clients. We adapt our strategy to suit the needs of the client. Therefore, we can engage in interest-based negotiations on behalf of the clients to resolve the issues without incurring unnecessary litigation costs. However, we will take any matters that should go to court on behalf of the clients. We have the experience, knowledge and skills to assist clients with the following issues: custody/access, parenting, contact, child support, spousal/partner support, division of matrimonial property and divorce.
The immigration system is complex and challenging to everyone, however, we use our expertise in the area to assist clients in ensuring that they get the right decision or get a fair hearing. We assist clients with different kinds of immigration applications including the following:
1. Spousal sponsorship
2. Sponsorship of family members other than spouses
3. Applications/Claims for refugee protection
4. Work permits
5. Study permits
6. Permanent residence applications
7. LMIA (LMO) applications
We also represent clients in their applications for judicial reviews and appeals including sponsorship appeals and appeals against negative admissibility rulings.
Our lawyers believe in using their experience and skills in ensuring that our clients’ real estate transactions are concluded in an efficient manner. We understand how stressful and confusing real estate transactions can be for the clients. Therefore, we ensure that we are available and reachable to answer clients’ questions and provide them with advice throughout the process.
We assist clients with their sales and purchases of residential and commercial real estate. We also work with banks and other lending institutions, brokers, agents and investors. These are some of the services we provide in this area:
(a) Sale of residential real estate
(b) Purchase of residential real estate (including houses and condos)
(c) New mortgages
(d) Refinance and/or second mortgage
(e) Caveats and other forms of encumbrances
(f) Resolving after sale or after purchase issues such as Real Property Report and compliance issues and encroachment agreements
(g) Sale and purchase of commercial real estate
(h) Preparation and reviewing of leases