Pushor Mitchell Welcomes New Partner Paul Tonita

We are pleased to announce that Paul has become a Partner in the firm effective January 1, 2021.

Paul practices is the areas of Business Law, Real Estate including Real Estate Development and Estate Planning and Administration.

His Business Law experience includes assisting clients whether they are just getting involved with their first business or whether they have established operations that require more sophisticated advice. These discussions often revolve around the various business structures, how to structure a corporation and get it off the ground. Paul has a great deal of experience in assisting clients with the transactional aspects of buying and selling businesses. He also works closely with commercial lenders as they help business owners get established or continue to grow. His clients often come to him to draft and advise on contracts and provide them with general advice.

His real estate practice involves assisting both commercial and residential clients with purchases, sales, financing and leasing. He also works with real estate developers to navigate the complex issues that arise when working with municipalities and ensure they comply with the various statutes that govern development work. He strives to find practical solutions so that his clients can focus on moving their business and developments forward in a timely manner.

Paul also helps clients plan for their future with estate and incapacity planning. He enjoys getting to know his clients through this process, advising them on options and guiding them to a plan that will work for them. He assists executors as they work through the legal challenges that are unknown to many when they agree to take on the executor’s role. This may involve determining whether a grant of probate is required and applying for one if necessary, calling in assets, paying out debts, transferring real estate to surviving joint tenants and determining whether additional steps may be required in order to wind up an estate and transfer the balance of assets to the deceased’s beneficiaries.

Paul can be contacted at 250-869-1226 or [email protected].

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