Your corporation needs regular maintenance and help in moving forward.
We provide all the support your corporation needs in organizing its affairs to comply with the Business Corporations Act and principles of good corporate governance. We can assist you in managing your corporate filings with the Ministry of Government Services, to updating your Corporate Minute Book, to drafting By-Laws and Resolutions, to conducting Annual Meetings of Shareholders and electing a Board of Directors.
We can also assist you with filings with the Ontario Securities Commission.
Business Advisory Services
Establishing a new business or growing your existing business requires smart and aggressive planning and strategy. With the assistance of outside professionals such as accountants, financial advisors, management consultants, venture capitalist, and investment bankers, we can provide you with the insight and experience to make the right decisions and comply with the law.
From “start-ups” to “going public”, we can help you find the right direction and the right people to make your business idea or going concern more successful.
Labour and Employment
We represent both management and labour unions in labour disputes, collective bargaining, relationships between locals and parents, associations and trades. We can assist your company in negotiating agreements with the unions and can represent you in arbitrations before the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
We can also provide your business with the right employment contracts and advise you on how to handle terminations and allegations of wrongful dismissal.
If you are an employee, we provide representation in claims for wrongful dismissal or constructive dismissal.
Licensing and Franchising
When the time comes to license your product, service, or brand, or sell franchises, you need to have the right strategy and agreements in place. We can help you navigate through what can be a complex maze of regulations and laws, so that you can get on with making your business a success. Likewise, if you are thinking about purchasing a license or a franchise, you must have legal advice in order to avoid the many pitfalls that are common in such arrangements. We represent franchisors and franchisees in hospitality, restaurants, fast food, spas, salons, software products, entertainment, healthcare, and consumer products.
Commercial Agreements and Documentation
It pays to have proper contracts and documents. A company or individual that enters into a business relationship with another company or individual can avoid spending unnecessary funds down the road to fix a problem, when it could have been avoided in the first place.
We can provide you with the right commercial agreements and contracts in a timely and cost-effective fashion, so that you don’t have to worry along the way and face an unexpected problem down the road. We can also assist you in negotiating the terms of the agreement with the other party.
We can provide you with lease agreements, rental agreements, financing agreements, employment agreements, distribution agreements, joint venture agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, licensing agreements, independent contractor agreements, limited partnership agreements, investment agreements, loan agreements, software development agreements, entertainment industry agreements, assignment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-circumvention agreements, and numerous other types of agreements.
Incorporations, Partnerships and Joint Ventures
Getting started on the right foot in any business is a good investment. Nevertheless, starting out should be cost effective too.
We can provide you with cost-effective incorporations of Ontario and Federal companies and not-for-profits. With the assistance of outside professionals, we can also assist you in setting up a corporation in a foreign jurisdiction, such as the United States, the Bahamas, Dubai, or China.
We can register your Ontario Limited Partnership and establish your Joint Venture with a Canadian or foreign partner.
We can also advise you on the best form of business organization for your particular venture.
We can help you establish your Canadian Charity by obtaining a Charitable Registration Number from Revenue Canada and can assist you in obtaining a Tax Shelter Identification Number for your tax shelter.
Mergers, Acquisitions and Dispositions of Business
We work closely with investment banks and venture capitalists to identify opportunities in public and private markets and assist our clients in executing what are often complex mergers and acquisitions.
We advise both investors and corporations when the time comes for either a merger or acquisition, and assist with providing the legal support to make great opportunities happen. We represent both public and private companies particularly in the Internet Gaming and Medical Technology fields.