Bsusiness Lawyers Toronto Barrie

Business, Corporate and Commercial Law

The Firm can provide a broad array of corporate legal services to a diverse client base with focus on entrepreneurial start-up ventures.  We guide our clients through the legal issues that affect not only their ability to obtain financing, but also to maintain their operations in today's highly competitive, high-speed business environment.  We measure our success by the success of our clients and the longevity of their relationships with us.  The Firm working with other professionals can advise our clients on a wide range of issues including corporate, commercial, securities, intellectual property and technology law,  stock exchange listings, local, cross-border and international private placements and special warrant financings, mergers and acquisitions, proxy disputes and shareholder rights plans.

We can advise issuers and underwriters in connection with public and private issuances of a variety of debt and equity instruments.  With respect to public offerings, the Firm can represent issuers in offerings of debt and equity securities, including initial public offerings, collateralized mortgage obligations, unit investment trust offerings, syndicated limited partnership interests, medium term note programs, and hybrid instruments such as foreign denominated debt securities, as well as traditional common stock and convertible debt offerings.

Our work in the area of corporate and commercial law also  includes advising on matters, such as confidentiality agreements, loan facility agreements and security documents, intellectual property protection, computer software licences and maintenance agreements, leasing agreements, insurance, employment agreements and trade practices issues.  Additionally, we can assist resolving disputes between businesses, partners and directors, and advise on directors' liabilities and their duties to companies.  Our lateral approach is geared to minimize the affect of disputes and where ever possible avoid litigation, allowing business managers to keep focused on success strategies rather than being diverted by time-consuming, costly disputes that detract from the focus on the company and its business.

Our goal in this process is to provide our clients with  the broad range of legal and strategic services that are particularly important to entrepreneurs.  Starting a business from scratch is a daunting task.  We bring the expertise, experience and judgment necessary to guide fledgling businesses through the minefield of legal problems they face.  Whether your business is based upon the Internet, information technology or computer technology, we can help you organize, finance and operate it.  We can help design the right incentives to attract and retain employees in a competitive market.  We also have the expertise to help you both recognize and protect your intellectual property.  Most important, we can give you the benefit of our experience in advising emerging companies.  That experience can help you make your business more attractive to investors and best position it for acquisition or an initial public offering.