Corporate / Commercial

Commercial Contracts, Opportunities & Transactions

Whether supporting your everyday requirements or tackling one-off issues, our lawyers work with you to ensure your operations run smoothly. From general contract review to financing and other opportunities, we can advise on the most effective ways of achieving your commercial objectives. We manage transactions from initial evaluation of a business opportunity through to negotiations and completion, including advising with respect to funding arrangements.

Capital Raising/Financing

From start-ups to established businesses, we work with our clients to develop strategic financing plans that work with their business models. We offer a range of services for companies seeking equity capital on a private placement basis, including drafting term sheets, offering materials, offering memoranda, subscription agreements, investment agreements, and related documentation. We are familiar with a variety of structures that can help you meet your equity and debt targets, including the BC Eligible Business Corporation (EBC) program, and we work closely with your other advisors to create an effective financing plan.

Alternative Structures

In addition to traditional corporations, we assist clients that require alternative business models, such as partnerships, joint ventures, limited partnerships, venture capital corporations, and social enterprises such as community contribution companies. We coordinate with your accounting and tax advisors to develop structures that are tax-efficient and suitable for your business needs.

Corporate services include:

  • Incorporations (federal and provincial)
  • Registered and records office services
  • Annual maintenance
  • Reorganizations
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance and regulatory compliance
  • Stock options and incentive plans
  • Management buyouts and buy-ins
  • Restorations
  • Dissolutions