CORPORATE & BUSINESS LAW
Our team can provide you with comprehensive business law services as your business reaches important milestones. From advising on the proper structure to start your business, reorganizing your business to meet ever changing needs, to the disposition or succession of your business — we offer solutions as unique as your business.
Startups & Business Modelling
Incorporations (Provincial, Federal, Extra-Provincial)
Non-for-profit & Charitable Status
Continuances, Amalgamations, Reorganizations & Windups
Share / Asset / Hybrid Transfers
Financing & Security
BUSINESS STRUCTURES & COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
It's important to chose the right structure for your business. Each structure has unique tax and liability treatment.
CHOOSING A BUSINESS STRUCTURE
Are you a sole proprietorship considering incorporation? Do you work in partnership with others? The business structure you chose has differing tax treatment, varying reporting standards and can impact personal liability on future losses or legal issues, such as lawsuits. We take into account your objectives and devise the best plan to help you achieve them. Our role as your adviser is to identify and address the legal issues so you can focus on your business.
Planning for the future of your business – What happens to the business if you retire, die, suddenly become ill or are no longer able to run it? Business succession planning allows you to take control of your eventual exit from the business.
PURCHASE AND SALE OF A BUSINESS
Whether you're purchasing a local corner store or a large well established company, before you are committed, you’ll need to know the legal issues concerning the transaction. We can advise with respect to the preferred form of agreements, tax implications, required licenses and appropriate business registrations.
Franchise businesses are confronted with a variety of legal issues. Franchisors and franchisees will have to be concerned with matters relating to purchases, sales and financing, drafting and negotiation of agreements and disclosure documents.
We have experience advising both large and small franchisors and franchisees from a variety of industries on a full spectrum of issues, including:
Purchase/Sale and financing of franchise businesses,
drafting and negotiation of franchise agreements, disclosure and related documents;
Intellectual property matters, including copyrights, trademarks and patents.