When you work with a law firm, you want more than paper pushers – you want perceptive and astute legal advisors who go the extra mile. Whether you need transactional, corporate advisory, commercial real estate or healthcare legal services, Saad Law focuses on the most pertinent aspects of your matter to protect your best interests and deliver results. Our work is of the highest caliber while we maintain an important element of approachability in order to provide a friendly, responsive and personalized service.
At Saad Law, the legal services we provide fall under corporate advisory, transactional and commercial real estate work. We help corporations both large and small successfully navigate the legal landscape of their businesses and industries so owners can concentrate their efforts on running their companies. From commercial property acquisitions and dispositions, to securing financing and exercising creative lending strategies, our team acts as the trusted and experienced legal counsel you need to close any real estate transaction.
Saad Law provides specialized corporate and commercial legal services to healthcare professionals and companies. Bringing to the table both regulatory and transactional expertise, our team knows how to successfully navigate industry regulations as well as manage your file, protect your best interests and facilitate a successful closing. The end result is a seamless process overseen by healthcare legal professionals who know what to do, when to do it and how to do it to ensure complete accuracy and efficiency from start to finish.
We engage in pro bono legal work on a regular basis. Not only do we believe strongly in our responsibility to give back to the local communities in which we work, but we view each pro bono file as a valuable opportunity for our lawyers and our firm to further grow and develop. Saad Law collaborates with charities and non-profit organizations, works with individuals and companies who lack the means to acquire the legal expertise they require, and play a role in various human rights advocacy missions.
Saad Law is a quickly growing law firm. The more we flourish, the larger our client base grows and the greater our demand becomes for the right people.
We’re always looking for good lawyers – the best lawyers. Our idea of an exceptional lawyer is one who is skilled, intelligent, pragmatic, straightforward and hardworking. The professionals on our team act as trusted and knowledgeable legal advisors to clients with whom they enjoy establishing and building long-term relationships. In other words, Saad Law lawyers are 100% committed to their clients and to protecting their best interests at all costs.
Saad Law regularly updates its Legal Resource Center as a way to communicate with you. We discuss pertinent topics, address common issues and offer legal insight on a wide range of matters. It is our vision that the Saad Law Legal Resource Center acts a tool through which we can keep in touch with new and existing clients, and provide both individuals and companies with valuable information on anything and everything related to corporate, commercial real estate and healthcare law.
However you choose to reach out, Saad Law is a responsive firm. We understand that many legal files are of an urgent nature, and as a result, we always act accordingly. Our team responds to inquiries promptly and thoroughly so you’re never kept waiting.
Saad Law wants to know about you and your matter so we can assist you in the most prudent, efficient and effective way possible right from the get-go. The detailed online form you’ll find here is designed to extract important initial information, which will allow us to provide preliminary process details, legal guidance and pricing particulars. By informing and educating all parties upfront, engagement is smooth and subsequent proceedings are seamless. We believe strongly that when we start successfully, we have a better chance of finishing successfully.
SAAD LAW provides legal services to clients in various areas of the law, such as business, corporate/commercial, real estate and estate planning and administration. We require personal information from clients in order to provide clients with the professional services for which we are retained.
“Personal information” means any information about an identifiable individual (whether recorded or not). Examples of personal information are:
age, name, ID numbers, income, ethnic origin or blood type
opinions, evaluations, comments, social status or disciplinary actions; and
employee files, credit records, loan records or medical records.
What Personal Information Does SAAD LAW Collect?
SAAD LAW collects personal information from clients in all areas of its practice.
In real estate transactions, we require personal information to complete the purchase, sale and refinances/financing of residential, recreational and commercial properties. We may also require clients’ names, addresses and dates of birth, Social Insurance Numbers and personal identification documentation to provide to clients’ lenders, real estate agents, vendors, banks or governmental and regulatory authorities (the “Authorities”). We are often called upon to provide verification of identity to the lenders/banks providing financing to our clients.
In corporate/commercial transactions, we require personal information to complete the purchase and sale of corporations, financings, to maintain corporate records with the relevant governmental and regulatory authorities (the “Authorities”). We may also require personal information such as name, date of birth and address for lender purposes and directors’ addresses to provide to the Authorities.
How Does SAAD LAW Collect Personal Information?
SAAD LAW collects personal information in accordance with PIPEDA. The collection, use and disclosure of clients’ personal information depends on the type of services SAAD LAW is retained to provide. Generally all clients are required to provide us with the information and documentation that we are obligated to obtain by the Law Society of Upper Canada in identifying our clients and in some instances verifying their identity. Such identification and verification documents are required to be reined by us for a period of six years after we have concluded the matter for which we were retained.
In real estate transactions, we explain to clients in our introductory letters the personal information we require to complete the transaction. We provide clients with the opportunity to advise us if they do not want us to use, disclose or collect their personal information.
In securities transactions, we obtain clients’ consent in subscription agreements which authorize us to provide their personal information to those parties necessary to complete the transaction.
In corporate/commercial transactions, we obtain clients’ consent in “Consent to Act as a Director” forms and verbally if required for borrowing purposes.
In estate planning and administration, we obtain clients’ consent concurrently with obtaining the information when we also explain precisely the use to which such information would be put. The consent of the client is implicit in retaining us for the provision of services that by their very nature dictate the disclosure of personal information.
We may, at times, obtain information about clients from other sources, such as mortgage brokers, bank managers, insurance companies, real estate agents, government agencies or accountants.
Clients’ knowledge and consent are required before SAAD LAW may collect, use or disclose clients’ personal information, except in situations otherwise permitted by law. Consent means that clients clearly understand what information is or may be collected, in what circumstances the information may be collected, and by what means. In most cases, we request that clients provide us with explicit oral or written consent, if we collect, use or disclose clients’ personal information. In limited situations, clients’ consent may be implied through conduct with us. If any of the personal information that we collect is sensitive, we will obtain additional written or oral consent from clients, before collecting, using or disclosing the personal information.
Clients may withdraw their consent at any time upon reasonable notice, subject to legal or contractual restrictions. However, withdrawing consent may affect SAAD LAW’s ability to continue to provide clients with professional services.
Use of Personal Information
SAAD LAW uses clients’ personal information to provide legal advice and services to clients, to administer client time and billing databases, and to include clients in the firm’s direct marketing activities. If clients advise us that they no longer wish to receive information about our services, or about new developments in the law, we will not send any further material.
SAAD LAW will not disclose clients’ personal information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Under the following circumstances, SAAD LAW will disclose clients’ personal information:
when it is required or authorized by law to do so;
when clients have consented to the disclosure;
when the legal services we are providing to clients require us to give client’s personal information to third parties;
where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
if we retain other law firms in other jurisdictions on a client’s behalf; and
if the information is already publicly known.
Updating Personal Information
As we use clients’ personal information to provide legal services to clients, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date. If during the course of our representing clients, any personal information changes, we request that clients inform us so that we can make any necessary changes and update our files.
Is Clients’ Personal Information Secure?
SAAD LAW takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that clients’ personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. The steps taken to ensure clients’ personal information is protected are as follows:
restricted file access to personal information;
deploying technological safeguards like security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access; and
internal password and security policies.
Access to Personal Information
Clients can challenge the accuracy and completeness of their personal information and request that it be amended. A summary of clients’ information is available on request. More detailed requests which require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to our professional and disbursement fees. Please make your request in writing to Peter Saad, 4 Robert Speck Parkway, Suite 1210, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1S1, stating as specifically as possible what personal information you are requesting. We will respond to such requests within 30 days and will advise clients within 30 days if we cannot respond within that time.
If SAAD LAW holds personal information about clients that is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, we will take reasonable steps to correct it once we are advised that it is incorrect.
Clients’ rights to access personal information held by us are not absolute. We may deny clients access when:
denial of access is required or authorized by law;
information relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings against clients;
when granting clients’ access would have an unreasonable impact on other people’s privacy;
when to do so would prejudice negotiations with clients;
to protect our firm’s rights and property;
where the request is frivolous or vexatious.
If we deny clients’ requests for access to personal information or refuse to correct personal information, we will explain the reasons for our refusal.
Communicating With Us
When communicating with us, clients should be aware that e-mail is not a 100% secure medium for information. If clients want to ensure the confidence of the personal information they send to us, they should use more secure mediums such as the telephone, letters or direct contact.