Many people have a dream of starting and running their own business. It provides financial independence, the ability to work on your schedule and allows you to invest in yourself and your ideas. What many of those same people put off is determining what the end of their journey is going to look like. It’s…

You have come to an impasse with your business partner, or have decided to proceed with a buyout of their shares, or maybe you’re dealing with the tragedy of a business partner passing away. When you bring that issue to a corporate lawyer, one of the first questions they’re going to ask about your business…

The rapid spread of COVID-19 and the rapid action taken by every level of government has created a perfect storm for Canadian businesses. Two of the biggest challenges businesses face are uncertainty and rapid change. In this moment, we are seeing an unprecedented level of both, and we understand that clients are looking for answers….

COVID-19 is a business and legal challenge the likes of which we haven’t seen in over fifty years. As governments grapple with how to respond to the crisis and enact bans on gatherings of 50 or more people and enforce business closures in high risk areas, business owners need to make decisions on how to…

Your business is going great. Money is flowing in, employees and customers are happy, and your relationships with your business partners and community couldn’t be better. And then one day, as you’re tidying up your office, you knock over a dusty old book with your company’s name on it, a bunch of old documents within,…

For years, municipal politicians and community leaders complained about the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and the fact that it held an effective veto over municipal planning decisions. After all of that pressure, the Ontario government passed the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017, stripping the OMB of many of its far-reaching powers, and replacing it…

How Should We Split the Cheque?

An Overview of Cost-Sharing Agreements We often see professionals, like doctors, dentists, or accountants, come together with their own independent practices to form partnerships and corporations to share costs and manage their affairs. If you’re considering coming together to help reduce certain costs, but want to maintain independence and autonomy with your own practice, you…

two men shaking hands - farm business organization blog post

No matter where you’re at in your career as a farmer, it is worth taking time once in a while to see if your business structure is the right one for you. As the financial needs of your business evolve over time and the goals for you and your family change, it is important that…

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