Commercial Law »

Our staff have over 30 years of experience in corporate-commercial law, including:

Starting, buying, selling or reorganizing a business

  • Starting a business a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation
  • Asset and share purchases and sales
  • Reorganizing:
    • Estate freezes: allocating future grown in the value of the corporation’s assets (and the associated tax liability) to specific shareholders
    • Amalgamations: merging of corporations

Drafting and reviewing contracts, such as:

  • Incorporation, partnership, amalgamation and shareholder agreements
  • Asset or share purchase agreements
  • Mortgage agreements
  • Security agreements

Corporate record keeping, including:

  • Minutes of shareholders’ and directors’ meetings
  • Directors’ and shareholders’ resolutions
  • Incorporation documents

Employment-related issues:

  • Employment contracts
  • Compliance with employment regulation, such as the Employment Standards Act and Human Rights legislation
  • Termination of employment

Compliance with government regulations, such as:

  • Canada Business Corporations Act, Ontario Business Corporations Act, Not for Profit Corporations Act
  • Securities regulation
  • Zoning by-laws
  • Tax laws