Business, Corporate & Commercial Law

Business law is a broad area, covering anything you might need to establish a business, take over or sell an existing business, run a business, or wind things up. Our experienced team can help you and your business, no matter what stage you are at. Our philosophy is simple: we want to get to know you and your business well so that we can offer useful and proactive advice.  We want you to feel that we are an integral part of your team, helping your business to succeed.

If you are just starting a new business or buying an existing one, we can advise upon the various types of ownership structures to best meet your needs. We will help you put the necessary documents in place, help you incorporate if necessary, and help you draft shareholder agreements.

As your business grows, you will need a variety of agreements and contracts. Not every business can afford to have in-house counsel, and we are happy to act for your business by helping you draft employment agreements, working with you to develop in-house policies, and giving you advice on your day-to-day activities. We are connected with other professionals and regularly communicate with accountants, lenders, and insurers in order to give you sound and balanced advice.

We are experienced in writing and negotiating contracts for everything from the supply of goods and services to intellectual property licensing agreements to commercial leases. If things don’t work out as planned, we have a lengthy track record of helping to resolve disputes and collect debts.

Of course with any successful business at some point you need to create an exit strategy. You can rely on us for assistance with drafting or reviewing both share purchase and asset purchase agreements.

Our business lawyers are David Hughes, Gia Bogetti, and Laney Third.