Our Legal Services

We offer a variety of legal services. Please review the information below to learn more on our various areas of legal practice for more information and options:

General Counsel

Clients employ Darrel as their general counsel and consult with him on a variety of matters that have business implications.  With over 30 years experience in the field, he has developed a strong reputation, through clear and concise advice.

Corporate Law

Corporate law affects the needs and interests of shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, consumers and other stakeholders.

This can encompass a wide range of legal services, including:

  • Advice and Representation
  • Agreements
  • Assessments
  • Miscellaneous other legal documents.
  • Purchasers and sales of Businesses

Real Estate Law

Residential Home Sale – $775*
Includes all legal fees, disbursements and one mortgage discharge.
**HST not included in this figure

Residential Home Purchase – $1249** 
Includes all legal fees, disbursements and title insurance, for properties valued under $500,000.00

Rate does not include Provincial Land Transfer Tax, Municipal Land Transfer Tax (City of Toronto only) or Registration Fees. Properties exceeding $500,000.00 may have higher title insurance premiums, which will result in additional charges.

Exclusion – First time home buyers: 

  1. PLTT – Provincial Land Transfer Tax – exemption up to $2000
  2. MLTT – Municipal Land Transfer Tax, an additional tax for properties in the City of Toronto – exemption up to $3725.

Please visit our specific area on Real Estate Law to learn more…

Criminal Law

Legal defense of criminal charges such as:

  • Domestic Assault
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Parole/Probation
  • Restraining Orders
  • Sexual Assault
  • Theft and Shoplifting
  • Victims of Abuse or Fraud

If you are accused of a criminal offence you have the right to a fair and vigorous defence and you also have the right to seek experienced counsel. Darrel Hotz is an experienced defense lawyer. He has defended clients in criminal cases for more than 30 years.

Family Law

Our firm can advise you in all manners of family law including:

  • Adoption
  • Child Custody/Access
  • Child Protection
  • Child Support
  • Committeeship (Mental Incompetency)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Contracts
  • Exclusive Possession of the Matrimonial Home
  • Grandparents’ Rights to Access
  • Marriage Contracts (Prenuptial Agreements)
  • Mediation
  • Mobility Rights
  • Paternity Agreements
  • Property Division
  • Restraining Orders
  • Sale of Property
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Variations of Prior Orders and Agreements

Mental Health Law

My approach to mental health legal issues is holistic. I work with the full range of psychiatric care providers, representing the best interests of my clients before all levels of the court. Mental health challenges should not be a barrier to fair legal representation. Legal aid certificates available.

Wills & Estates

Counsel can be provided in the preparation of the following documents:

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Administration and Distribution
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Living Wills
  • Trusts

Practice Areas