Matt C. Altro is a contributor to Paul Delean’s business column in the Montreal Gazette. Click here to view the article online or scroll down to read Matt’s answer to the fifth question. Read the rest of this entry »
In recent weeks, there has been extensive news coverage on the Gang of Eight’s U.S. Immigration reform bill. If the new bill were to pass, U.S. Immigration (USCIS) would extend the amount of days a Canadian can spend in the U.S. from 180 to 240 per year. Many Canadian Snowbirds are delighted that their 6-month sunny winter may be extended to 8-months, pending the bill’s approval – and who could blame them? More sun, more beach, more golf and less snow! However, there may also be a costly tradeoff to this dream lifestyle in the form of double taxation and loss of health care coverage. Read the rest of this entry »
Ontario & Quebec lawyer Jason S. Ansel works in the firm’s Toronto office and often represents Altro Levy at various seminars and specializes in cross-border planning and real estate. Jason was the invited guest on the TV show “From Selling to Sold” airing in the Burlington & Oakville areas on TV Coegco in May 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
We are pleased to announce that Altro Levy LLP returned as a Champion Court Sponsor of the 6th Annual RBC Squash Crohn’s Tournament which raised over $61,000.
The event was held on Sunday April 28th, 2013 at Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire in Montreal. Squash Crohn’s was joined once again by squash legend and world champion squash player Jonathon Power, who put on an exhibition and spent time on the court with top fundraisers! This year, the money raised will support the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation in order to contribute to the very important area of Pediatric IBD research and care.
In 2008, Partner & COO of Altro Levy Matt C. Altro co-founded the event, and over the past six years, the Squash Crohn’s Tournament has raised over $286,000 which has been distributed to various IBD research and care projects.
Very big thank you to all who supported the cause!
After long hours of debate and voting on various proposed amendments to the bill, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted last night to support the new US immigration reform bill.
None of the amendments approved in committee appear to have any bearing on the provisions relating to Canadian tourism or the Retiree visa. By all accounts these provisions of the bill have not changed. An amendment extending immigration rights to same-sex partners failed to gain approval in committee, and is not part of the bill being presented to the full Senate. Read the rest of this entry »
A person is considered incapacitated when they have lost their ability to make important decisions, including those related to their assets or property.
What happens to your Florida property if you become mentally incapacitated? Your loved ones may encounter significant problems when trying to sell or transfer your property.
Under Florida law, the procedure called “guardianship” may be required in order to determine who can legally undertake the duty and responsibility to make decisions regarding an incapacitated person’s property and assets. Read the rest of this entry »
There is no denying that the United States continues to be a hot spot for many Canadians, and although the housing market crash has begun to recover, prices are still nowhere near where they once were. This coupled with the strength of our Canadian dollar means one thing; it’s a wonderful time to be Canadian. Although, the Canuck in me would say that it is always a great time to be Canadian, now is especially good. That aside, being a Canadian investing in the US real estate market comes with many considerations and decisions. Read the rest of this entry »
“Is now the right time to buy?” This is a question asked by arguably all individuals when considering a real estate purchase – be it in Florida or otherwise. As a home-owner in Montreal I understand that many factors can affect whether it is a buyer’s or seller’s market; among them the political and economic state of the city, province, state or country where the real estate is situated. This is especially true with a cross-border purchase as there is the political and economic situation of multiple jurisdictions to consider. As a Canadian buying in Florida or elsewhere in the U.S., it is important to stay current on the ever-changing tax laws and new government policies. Read the rest of this entry »