Whether you are at the beginning of your journey or are a well-established enterprise, we can guide you through the next steps for your business. Our extensive experience in assisting small businesses will ensure that you receive quality legal services that are tailored to your business and the issues that concern you most.
Starting a Business
We offer advice on establishing your business in a variety of forms, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, for-profit corporations, not-for-profit corporations (including CRA charity registrations) and joint ventures. We can act as your registered office (or registered attorney for extra-provincial corporations) and attend to all corporate filings on your behalf in any jurisdiction in Canada. We can also assist in establishing unanimious shareholder agreements, which specify the relationship between shareholders and the rules for managing the business.
Financing a Business
We can help get your business the money it needs, either through debt and secured financing, or raising investment capital in compliance with Alberta's security regulations.
Managing a Business
We can advise your business on all legal related aspects of running your business, including statutory requirements for directors and compliance with various laws such as employment regulations and Canada's new anti-spam law. If your business is entering a significant transaction, it is important to have an effective contract. We can help draft or review any contract your business needs, including leases.
Selling or Buying a Business
We can provide effective advice to protect you whether you're buying or selling a business. We can help structure the deal given our background in providing tax advice.
No matter what stage of business development you are in, we can ensure that the tax implications of your actions are assessed and taken into account. We provide tax advice relating to most changes to your business status as part of our business package.