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Denese Espeut-Post

Denese

Denese Espeut-Post is an Okanagan-based lawyer and owns Avery Law Office. Her primary areas of practice include wine and business law. She also teaches the wine law courses at Okanagan College.

We have all heard of the saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin,“…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” These words can not be truer about the taxation of real property in BC. Read more

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Are you a Farm Labour Contractor (FLC)? Do you provide labour to vineyards or orchards in connection with planting, cultivating or harvesting? Do you employ workers who work on different farms owned by different orchardists? Read more

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Do you have an estate plan? Estate planning is really the advance preparation for the two things you can count on at the end of your life, death and taxes. Read more

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Farming with non-farm neighbours next door can result in challenges for farmers. There has been an increase in the number of residential neighbourhoods popping up next to farming acreages in the last 25 years. This is likely due, in part, to BC’s sig Read more

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Falling from a ladder is very common in orchards. Snake bites and tractor related injuries are often workplace realities for farm workers. Read more

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There is one difficult question that needs to be tackled by all people, whether a business owner or not, "what happens to my business, my possessions and my family if I die without a Will?" Read more

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Farming often goes hand and hand with animals. Many farmers will need to consider the transporting, feeding, care and sheltering of pigs, cows, sheep, horses and fowl amongst others. Owning an animal comes with responsibilities. Read more

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How do you feel about acronyms? Sometimes it can be a fun guessing game. How about this one... ILA? Independent Learning Academy…Interior Logging Association…and my personal favorite, Independent Legal Advice. Read more

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We are wrapping up our trilogy on branding with this column. Let’s talk about protecting brand advertising. Read more

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If you enjoy a good trilogy, you are in for a treat. The Legal Libations “Branding” Triology is underway. In my last column, the focus was branding on the Internet. Read more

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Branding is an important part of any business. No matter what type of business you are in, there is value in your brand. Read more

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As the end of the year approaches, some of those contracts that are an important part of your business operations may be coming up for renewal. Read more

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As the summer season winds down it is important to look back on the season in terms of positives and areas for improvements. Read more

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As the tourist season picks up, a review of the provincial laws regarding inter-provincial wine importation seems appropriate. Read more

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Double-edged sword. This is one way to describe a power of attorney (POA). Many people think of this legal tool as a dangerous weapon and decide against preparing a POA. However, the practical benefits cannot be disputed. Read more

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I came across this great though anonymous quote on the Internet: “Needing insurance is like needing a parachute. If it isn’t there the first time, chances are you won’t be needing it again.” Read more

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Laws are like a mirror that reflect the society they govern. When laws become outdated, they are no longer respected and become difficult to enforce. Read more

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It is all about standing out. In any industry being known and having a recognizable name is essential to growth and success. Read more

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For those of you in the wine industry, you may have experienced limitations in your ability to sell and distribute your wine due to the tied house rules. Read more

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As the end of the year approaches, some of those contracts that are an important part of your business operations may be coming up for renewal. Read more

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