Business and Corporate law

We offer comprehensive business law services for both start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses.

Business Incorporation. We offer different incorporation packages. We advise our clients first of all on different legal aspects, including the choice of the constitutive law of the company (provincial or federal). In addition to the incorporation with the Registraire des entreprises, we prepare a Corporate Book including corporate organization resolutions, by-laws, corporate registers and share certificates, all in accordance with what is required by the law.

Shareholder agreement. We prepare agreements between shareholders adapted to the needs of our customers, both for start-up companies and for existing companies. Such an agreement is very important to protect the shareholders of the company in the case of, for example, the death of another shareholder. A shareholders' agreement also provides an obligation for shareholders wishing to sell their shares to offer them first to the other shareholders of the company before offering them to a third party.

Corporate reorganization. We draft the necessary legal documents to give effect to corporate corporate reorganizations, such as adding or removing a shareholder, director or officer.

Annual update. The Act provides for an obligation for corporations to hold an annual meeting of shareholders and to submit an update to the Registraire des entreprises stating any change in the management of the corporation.

Purchase / sale of shares. A well-written share sale agreement is recommended in such a transaction. We prepare complete share sale agreements, including updates to the Registraire des entreprises.

Government permits. We accompany our clients in their efforts to obtaining various government licenses and permits allowing them to operate their business, for example liquor sales licenses or general contractors' licences.

Trademark Registration. We offer full trademark registration services in Canada. The registration of a trade-mark, which can be one or more words, sounds and drawings, helps to protect the identity of a company across Canada.