Offices in Ottawa and Perth
(613) 722-1500

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Business Law

Corporate And Commercial

We offer a complete suite of corporate and commercial services to meet your every need. Whether it be something simple and straightforward or something extremely complex, our experienced team will help you and yours to get it done, efficiently and effectively.

Some of our services include:

  • Business name registrations
  • Incorporations
  • Annual Governance
  • Amendments to By-laws and Articles
  • Amalgamations
  • Continuances
  • Dissolutions
  • Annual Governance
  • Director advice
  • Shareholder advice
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partner advice
  • Partnership agreements
  • Tax and capital reorganizations
  • Family trusts
  • Employee trusts
  • Succession planning
  • Levered buyouts
  • Debt and equity financing

We pride ourselves on the value that we can bring to entrepreneurs.  The first question that we often hear is to incorporate or not to incorporate? Many business owners are unsure about whether they need to incorporate or whether they should instead form a partnership or remain sole proprietors. When deciding whether to incorporate a business or not, owners should consider the benefits and drawbacks of incorporating and running the business through a corporation. The Business Law team at Mann Lawyers has experience and is well suited to provide the best advice for each unique situation. To facilitate incorporation, we assist our clients through:

  • Incorporation and the organizational process
  • Capital structuring
  • Subscription agreements
  • Name searches
  • Governmental approvals,
  • By-law assessments
  • Organizational overviews
  • Risk management
  • Trade name registrations
  • Contract interpretation and creation
  • Licensing and distribution agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and Letters of Intent (LOIs)

For our clients that have incorporated, we can assist you with your legal corporate governance requirements.

To remain legally compliant, businesses must adhere to a variety of regulatory requirements. Our Business Law team is committed to providing in depth service to maintain compliance in all aspects of corporate annual governance. This includes assistance in drafting, maintaining, updating and/or amending corporate resolutions, by-laws and articles of incorporation.

The Business Law team also advises on shareholder and director matters. By listening to our clients, we provide solutions that address their needs and priorities. Where appropriate, our firm’s wide array of practice areas allow our Business Law team to collaborate, consult, and connect with experts in various areas of law to ensure a complete and thorough analysis of each matter.

Reflecting on the efficiency and effectiveness of a corporate structure is an important component of corporate governance. Throughout a business’s life span there may be a need to alter the corporate structure to limit liability, or exposure, to bring on new investors, expand or transfer your interest to the next generation. Perhaps you are looking to facilitate a continuance to a different jurisdiction, amalgamate or maybe you need to dissolve the corporation.  At Mann Lawyers, our team is well equipped, through our extensive experience, to advise and assist in all aspects of corporation’s life cycle; from creation to dissolution and everything in between.

Even with the best planning a disagreement or dispute may arise. Knowing your rights, obligations and the legal framework within which you are working is integral to making informed decisions. Knowing this, the Business Law team at Mann lawyers uses our extensive experience and knowledge to address our clients’ needs and priorities as they evolve in the context of business. Our team advises parties including partners, shareholders, directors and boards.

For information about any of our corporate and commercial services, contact the Mann Lawyers Business Law team.

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