BUSINESS

We serve business owners, whether it be a startup or an established business, to help manage risk. We know we have to be accessible and responsive to our clients. There is no doubt that there are lots of rewards to owning your own business but we also know that there are challenges and risks. We work with owner-managers on the following areas:

  • Application for incorporation
  • Analyzing the appropriate business structure
  • Shareholder Agreements, including buy/sell arrangements
  • Lease agreements
  • Buying or selling of the business (or part of it)
  • Re-organizations (changing of corporate structure or shareholders)
  • Corporate resolutions
  • Maintaining the corporate minute book (including being the registered office)
  • Commercial agreements

We also work closely with the business owner to fully understand the business and integrate that knowledge into the planning process for the family’s estate plan. Many estate lawyers don’t practice business law and most business lawyers don’t practice in the area of wills and estates. We understand both sides of the ledger: business and personal, and in serving the needs of our clients in both facets of their lives allows us to see the big picture and ensure our advice is fulsome. It also avoids you having to be stuck in the middle of coordinating the communication between your personal lawyer and your business lawyer. We handle both and that makes life easier for you.