Managing a business can come with the unexpected.
Knowing the ins and outs of business law allows us to aid you in developing valuable practices as you go along.
Small businesses must recognize the importance of legal risk. In this case, we understand that an in-house law team may not be part of the initial budget. Here is when we may assist you. Knowing your rights and responsibilities can clarify how you would like to establish your business, whether it be incorporating or a sole proprietorship.
If you choose to incorporate, we will make the process of filing all Articles of Incorporation as smooth as possible. We can help with setting up and planning your business to ensure that you have a strong footing and a confident launch. Corporate concerns include but are not limited to, shareholder agreements, shareholder disputes, initial public offerings, and asset purchases.
During operation of a business there may be multiple changes due to either favourable or unfavourable circumstances. We will work with you to ensure that your interests and the interest of your business is secured. As a business grows, it is possible that mergers & acquisitions, and contract negotiations may come up. In retail situations commercial real estate transactions or leases will need to be reviewed, so that your business may run as fluidly as possible at their locales. Please see our real estate services to find a further breakdown of what we may do for you.
An expanding business means the expansion of your workforce, and we may help you with any employment and labour needs. This may include pensions and employment agreement drafting. It is prudent to know how to operate accordingly under all laws that govern employers and employees in Ontario. You will have solid contracts and an effective work environment. When drafting contracts, we may assist with clarifying how other terms in most contracts, especially standard form contracts shift risks.
For technology and regulatory compliance concerns, please also see our IP services. We are excited to work along businesses in the technology industry and with those who push towards the forefront of innovation.
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