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PUT YOUR FAMILY ON THE RIGHT PATH

WITH PERSONALIZED E S TAT E P L A N N I N G It’s tough to think about what happens when we’re no longer around, or when we lose capacity. It’s even tougher for our families when this happens. When we don’t plan for these situations adequately, we make a hard time that much more difficult for our loved ones. We all know we need Wills and Powers of Attorney, but did you know they are not all created equal? At Brown Lawyers, we know that all families are different, and becoming more complex all the time.

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Even if you have a Will and Powers of Attorney in place, “basic” estate plans may not provide for the circumstances that make your family so special. Improper or inadequate planning is a major source of stress for those left behind and can have a huge negative impact on your family and your legacy, both financially and emotionally. Whether your family is blended, traditional, non-traditional, or multigenerational, we offer custom solutions that work for you. We also help

families that own businesses together prepare for succession in a way that makes sense for them. We want the families in our community to be confident that their legacies will be passed on in a way that will set the next generation up for success. We’ll help you explore the relationships you value in your life to come up with the best estate plan for your family’s unique needs.

CONTACT US TODAY TO START PLANNING!

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EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST Make sure there is fresh fruit available for kids to choose over sugary cereals.

SUMMER HEALTH TIPS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

REACH FOR WATER Soda is the worst nightmare for your child’s dental health. Encourage kids to drink ice water instead. Add a lemon or orange to sweeten the deal. PACK HEALTHY SNACKS If you’re going out, bring healthy snacks with you such as strawberries to satisfy sweet cravings. Vending machines and the ice cream man rarely offer snacks that are good for the body and teeth.

PLAY OUTDOORS Limit screen time and get outside. Gather the whole family and head out for a bike ride, take your dog for a walk, or spend the day at the park. WEAR SUNSCREEN Apply sunscreen that offers UVA and UVB protection at least 30 minutes for going outside. Be sure to reapply every 2 hours. BRUSH, BRUSH, BRUSH Make sure kids brush their teeth before drifting off at night. Sugar has a field day in the mouth overnight, so it’s important for kids to brush their teeth twice a day.

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August 2019 PRESIDENT JAMES BAKER

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TAKING A STAND FOR WILDLIFE

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Sound of Music

FESTIVAL By Leslie Styles / Photography By Gareth Skipp

Burlington’s downtown and waterfront came alive with the 40th annual Sound of Music Festival that took place in June. Canada’s largest music festival included the Downtown Streetfest, Children’s Village, the Midway, Vendors, the Grande Festival Parade and the popular Club Series featuring 30 bands playing in bars across the city, proudly supporting emerging local artists. Brant Street restaurants did their part by constructing patio areas so patrons could dine and not miss any of the action. Music filled the air, artists painted, youngsters hoola hooped and car buffs enjoyed a collection of vintage rides. The Sound of Music Festival has come a long way since its modest beginnings in 1980, and it continues to grow year after year, creating lasting memories for the thousands who attend.

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You advertise yourself as “doing law differently.” Explain what that means and how that benefits your clients?

We “do law differently” by taking a holistic and proactive approach to legal services. We take the time to get to know our clients and their unique requirements, and tailor our advice and services to fit their exact needs. We want to know their plans and dreams, so that we can help them prepare for what happens when those dreams come true. Our clients benefit by having better plans in place for their families and businesses, and by having the certainty that they are ready for any challenges ahead. They also pay far fewer legal fees in their lifetimes on average because they are so well-prepared.

It’s no secret that Lawyers have developed a poor reputation, some earned, some not. What about the legal industry is Brown Lawyers aspiring to change?

Lawyers suffer from a poor reputation mainly because, by the old model, they profit from other peoples’ failures and pain. The more pain there is, the more money lawyers make. They thrive when people are in conflict. It’s hard to like someone like that. That is why people tend to contact lawyers only when they absolutely must. We believe that is the worst time to call a lawyer, because then the damage is already done and fixing it is costly.

BROWN LAWYERS Death, taxes and hating lawyers; the certainties of life. If hating lawyers was a religion, wars would end and the hungry would be fed. Andrew Brown and the Brown Lawyers team want to change the perception that all lawyers are out for themselves with a new vision of the law. It’s a legal landscape where the client’s need for resolution takes precedence over the lawyer’s hunger for revenue. They want to help members of the community take control of their lives and enjoy it with certainty and peace of mind. “The law is your friend, and so are we.” 8

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We aspire to flip that model on its head; we think lawyers best succeed by setting their clients up for success. There is a lot we can do to help people before problems arise, so that they can avoid or manage conflict for the best outcome. We want people to think of their legal health much the same way they think of their physical health and have regular “checkups” with their lawyers to maintain their wellbeing. By doing so, they catch legal issues before they turn into legal problems and can save themselves the financial and emotional strain of drawn-out legal battles.

What are the benefits to being a law office that provides a wide variety of legal services?

Though we do offer a lot of services (estate planning and administration, family law, corporate and small business, collaboration and mediation), there is a common thread running through all of them - harmony. Every service we offer is designed to maximize harmony in our clients’ lives, our own lives, and ultimately in our community. By offering a variety of services, we are able to take that holistic approach to our


clients’ legal well-being; we know that what is going on in one aspect of their life (say, their business) will impact the other areas of their lives as well (such as their family and estate). By having an overview of all those aspects, we can assist our clients in keeping them in balance, and make sure that their plans work together seamlessly in all areas of their lives.

You mention Collaborative Family Law & Mediation. Tell us a bit more about this?

Collaborative Family Law is a respectful approach where both individuals and their respective lawyers work together using a problem solving, team-focused approach to resolve their issues instead of going through the courts. This way, the control remains with the couple instead of with lawyers and judges, and they get to determine the outcome they want. In the Mediation process, a couple or family works with a single lawyer or mediator as a neutral third party to find resolutions that suit all members. Mediation can be used to resolve any type of dispute, but we focus on guiding spouses through a separation process and the development of a Separation Agreement. We also assist families with a caregiver plan or other decisions relating to a senior family member, and facilitating family conferences relating to an estate plan, building a Family Charter, or helping with a family business transition. We believe that the Collaborative Family Law process and mediation truly achieve the best outcome for families. Not only are they efficient and practical, usually resulting in an agreement, but they also acknowledge the difficult emotional issues often associated with complex family situations. The advantages of the process include resolution within a shorter timeframe and at a lower cost compared with a court process.

Brown Lawyers, along with guests, open their doors with their official ribbon cutting.

Throughout the years, Brown Lawyers has helped so many people. Can you share some of your most memorable experiences?

While we can’t divulge too much about our interactions with our clients, it has been an honour to be able to support our community through various local events. A few years ago, we held a “Dress for Success” style event at the Grace Anglican church, and we were profoundly touched by the overwhelming amount of donations from the community, as well as how much it meant to the participants. There were a lot of hugs and tears going around that day. We also enjoy taking part in some of the annual local festivals such as the rotary Oh! Canada Ribfest and the Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre’s Chilifest as sponsors and attendees. It’s great to see so many community members coming together to support these causes and have a good time too!

What are the keys to being a successful law firm?

Other than making sure clients are successful,

Lawyers Andrew Brown and Karen Wheaton

a big key to law firm success is adaptability. With the rapid advancements in technology and growing social change movements, laws are evolving, and so is the way people consume legal services. Unfortunately, the legal industry is rarely that quick to adapt because many law firms are entrenched in tradition. We make a point of examining the way we do things to make sure it is best practice and not just because it is the way things have always been done. While that does not mean throwing away all traditions, it does mean being open to new and better ways of doing things and investing in continuous learning and growth.

What is most important for someone looking to hire a lawyer? The most important thing to look for in a lawyer is fit. You want to have a lawyer whose values align with your own and with whom you will enjoy working (yes, it is possible!). Talking to a lawyer involves having some brave conversations about sensitive subjects, so you need to feel comfortable with them.

What does the future hold for Brown Lawyers? We are working to expand our services to include Generational Mediation, and we hope to be able to add a complement of Fertility Law services to our roster by the end of this year or early next. We hope to continue to evolve our team with more amazing people who share our belief in the value of proactive and holistic planning. We look forward to a future where every family (no matter how you define that word) has a good relationship with their lawyers, and our community is stronger for it. ■

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Annual Garden

WALK By Leslie Styles

On June 29th and 30th, The Flamborough Horticultural Society held their 3rd annual Garden Walk in the village of Waterdown, during the Spectators Open Garden Week. The two events, in conjunction with one another, allowed access to over 75 beautiful landscapes. Beginning in the gorgeous backyard of Ron Heigelsberger and Kari Bennett, past president of the Horticultural society, guests obtained a map for the walk and planned their self-guided journey, with some interesting pointers from Kari. For example, there was a one-hundred-year-old ginkgo biloba tree to be viewed in a Mill Street backyard. Another home used a steeple from the village’s original mortuary, circa 1800, as part of the garden decor. Thank you to all that opened their breathtaking yards and dispensed gardening knowledge for the public’s pleasure.

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Oh Canada

RIBFEST By Leslie Styles

Waterdown’s 10th Oh Canada Ribfest, held in Memorial Park on Canada Day weekend, was another huge success! Apart from days of continuous sunshine, there was something for everyone; tons of award-winning ribs and other great food, live music and dancers, Disney princess meet-and-greets, and a vendors’ marketplace. Many people wandered over to the Magical Midway after their ribs, to enjoy the Scrambler and other rides and games. The weekend ended in a big bang, an impressive fireworks display.

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Taking a Stand for

WILDLIFE By Laura Eley / Photography by Katie Zajac of WWF-Canada

For the second year at Burlington’s Beachway Park, kids and their families hit the ground running in support of wildlife and nature as part of WWF-Canada’s Kids’ Run for Nature. The one, three and five-kilometre fun run and fundraiser encourages young people to get active in local green spaces. It was founded in 2015 by Jasmine de Pencier and Jett Jardeleza-Toole, then aged 10, who were determined to protect Canada’s nature and wildlife and has since grown to include 27 runs across Canada, including communities in Newfoundland and Labrador all the way to Vancouver Island. This year’s runs aim to raise nearly $100,000 for WWF-Canada’s conservation efforts. Learn more by visiting kidsrunfornature.ca

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AUGUST Every Saturday

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Waterdown Village Farmer’s Market

Rotary Brunch

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Every Sunday

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Centro Farmer’s Market

Burlington Downtown Jazz Festival

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Until August 18

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Behind Closed Doors: Contemporary Drawings from Private Collections

Ghost Walk at Spruce Lane Farm burlington.ca

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August 3-5 Enchanted Garden Weekend at RBG rbg.ca

August 5 Joseph Brant Day Festival at La Salle Park museumsofburlington.ca

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August 21 Great Bowls on Fire at the Burlington Lawn Bowling Club burlingtonlbc.org

August 17 Buttertart Festival at Spencer Smith Park burlington.ca

August 18 Children’s Festival at Spencer Smith Park burlington.ca

August 22 Party on Plains aldershotbia.com

August 30-Sept 2 Canada’s Largest Ribfest at Spencer Smith Park canadaslargestribfest.com


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