Solid, proven advice for the life of your business
In today’s rapidly changing business world, our commitment to your success is constant. We have the legal expertise and proven experience to guide you and your business through start-up, growth and expansion, to succession planning and transitioning out. We advise clients on a range of business matters including incorporations, partnerships, trusts, joint ventures, purchases, sales, mergers, financing, reorganizations, shareholders agreements and disputes, commercial contracts, employer-employee relations, and secured loan transactions. We’re with you for the long term. In fact, many of our clients have been with us for more than 25 years. We take your business seriously. Contact us today.
We can help you establish your new enterprise. We work with clients and their accounting advisors to determine the right structure for the business including advising on incorporation, partnerships, proprietorships and other options. We assist with those crucial agreements with partners, shareholders, employees, banks, landlords, franchisors and others. Our lawyers offer a full suite of corporate services for British Columbia, federal and extra-provincial businesses.
Buying a business of any size requires thorough legal counsel. We help clients with transactions ranging from simple to complex multi-million dollar deals, always tailoring our advice to your specific needs. From first contact to signed deal, we work alongside you through the entire process, and are there to assist after the deal is done.
We offer our clients whether public or privately held companies, partnerships, charitable or non-profit organizations reporting, recording keeping, filing services, contract review and drafting (including employment contracts), and on-going advice on matters that arise in the course of business operations. We help our clients manage risk and keep their records and ongoing matters on track and in compliance.
Thriving businesses grow and change. We can advise you every step of the way through reorganization, revisions to corporate structure, bringing in or transitioning out shareholders, tax planning, guidance on intellectual property issues, and the many vital contracts, such as shareholder, employment, technology, and lease agreements, required to keep your business running smoothly.
Thinking of exiting the business? We are experienced at guiding our clients to a successful transition out whether through sale of the business, winding down, or succession to a new generation of owners. We work in cooperation with tax and accounting advisors to implement inter-corporate or inter-generational share and asset transfers and transitions to achieve objectives for tax efficiency and estate planning or to introduce new partners or shareholders into the business.
Real estate is big business with complex legal issues. Together with our firm’s Strata, Property, and Real Estate groups, we work closely with our clients from outset of their projects to successful completion, advising in all stages of the project from land acquisitions, through construction, to marketing and sales. We’re well versed in multi-phase projects, residential and industrial real estate.
Business is personal in family run companies. Our skilled lawyers are focused on supporting the success of family businesses with clear and objective legal advice and solutions to help build, grow, manage, and plan for succession and change while respecting and understanding the unique dynamics involved.