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Edmonton Corporate Lawyers

While most people associate corporate law services with big firms and multinational companies, the reality of the situation is that it can also affect small and medium sized enterprises across Edmonton. If you are looking to deal with commercial transactions, rollovers, structural re-organization or unanimous shareholder agreements, then we can help. With a wealth of experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial law both in Edmonton and further afield in Alberta and Canada, Verhaeghe Law Office has what it takes to assist your business with even the most challenging of legal predicament. So, whether you are a downtown start-up or a large-scale commercial operation, you can rest assured that we have what it takes to make sure that your corporate law needs will be taken care of to the highest possible standard.

Corporate Law Specialists for Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Edmonton

At Verhaeghe Law Office, we know that corporate law issues can often seem very complex and hard to understand. We are a corporate law firm in Edmonton that serves all sizes of business. As a recent start-up or small business operation, it is not surprising that you do not have a legal specialist at your disposal. However, this does not mean that you have to compromise or take any shortcuts with any legal issues your business may encounter. Our skilled team of corporate law specialists can help your Edmonton business make informed decisions easily and effectively. These decisions can help you as a business owner to save time and money in the long run, while also allowing you to concentrate on what you’re good at. So, if you have encountered an issue that you think requires specialized legal expertise, then don’t hesitate to contact Verhaeghe Law Office today and allow on of our corporate legal specialists to arrange a consultation to progress the matter further.

Areas of Practice Our Edmonton Corporate Lawyers Can Assist You With

Verhaeghe Law Office employs one of the largest and most talented group of lawyers in Edmonton with a wide variety of diverse practice areas and interests. With our professional and experienced team, we’ll be able to help you with any area of practice under the aegis of corporate and commercial law. Trust a lawyer from Verhaeghe Law Office for any of the following practice areas:

Business Succession Planning

As your company grows from the small, family-owned business into a legacy for you and your loved ones, having a sound succession plan for your business is essential. Intergenerational transfers of your family-owned business combined with the experience and dedication of Verhaeghe Law Office’s lawyers can ensure a bright future for your business—and the future of your family. Combine your expertise with our proven success in intergenerational wealth transfer, estates, and corporate governance to ensure your family business stays a success—even when you aren’t at the helm.

Commercial Agreements

Our corporate lawyers can draft and finalize a staggering variety of commercial agreements. Trust us for solutions for any of the following commercial agreement classes:
  • Purchase agreements
  • Non-competition and non-disclosure agreements
  • Franchise and licensing agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Partnership and joint venture agreements

Private Equity

Choose us for assistance in private equity transactions. We can assist you in securing funding from private and venture funding sources, structuring debt, protecting your company’s intellectual property, and recovering from liquidity events.

Commercial Litigation

Litigation is often the last resort of any small business owner, and for good reason—it’s expensive and costly. Verhaeghe Law Office’s commercial litigation team will fight aggressively for the needs of your business, settling when possible to avoid court time, but pressing for your desired outcome in every case. Our commercial litigation team also is experienced in mediation and arbitration, ensuring your company receives its due no matter the circumstance. Trust our commercial litigation team for the following types of corporate disputes:
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Liability issues concerning owners, officers, and directors
  • Product liability claims
  • Tort claims
  • Negligence, misrepresentation, fraud, defamation, or trade libel
  • Injunctions

Corporate Governance

The desire to succeed in business and the knowledge of how-to, don’t often go hand in hand. Counsel from Verhaeghe Law Office for your private or public business helps your business achieve its goals and continue to expand and grow—in whatever industry you work in.

Mergers and Acquisitions

As your company grows, others in your field may take notice—or you make take notice of them. We have a dedicated division of corporate lawyers with expertise overseeing acquisitions and mergers in Edmonton industries. We advise and counsel companies looking to implement unsupported or supported takeover bids as well as defending from takeovers and hostile negotiation practices.

The Top Choice for Corporate Law in Edmonton

There are many reasons you’d want to open a business in Edmonton. As the capital region for the largest economy in Canada, there’s a large market to tap into, no matter what business you’re looking to open. But after you’ve secured funding and made a prototype or hired your first part-time employee begins the dirty work. That’s right: paperwork. The laws that keep Canadians safe from crime on the street also include a lot of red tape, most of which is to prevent people from being ripped off by false advertising or dangerous products. But navigating the complex world of municipal, federal, and provincial law to get your business operating isn’t so easy. Many business owners in Edmonton have made the wrong choice and had to pay steep penalties as a result. And with your livelihood at stake, there’s no room for error. Finding a dedicated business law firm that can help you make sense of the ups and downs of corporate law is essential. Luckily for Edmonton residents, there’s Verhaeghe Law Office. We’ve provided legal counsel to Albertan businesses for generations, and with our accessible and attractive new West Edmonton office, we’re prepared to help all sorts of businesses, from one-man electrician outfits to large corporations needing help with their merger agreements.

Business and Law

The legal landscape for commerce in Canada is vast. In many ways, this is a good thing—it creates a fair playing field for businesses to thrive in, ensures foreign investors view our country as a safe place to do business in, and provides resources for employers and employees engaged in contract disputes. Unfortunately, this makes it nearly impossible for the average small business owner to deal with the bureaucracy that goes along with opening up an outfit of their own. For example, do you want your business to be a limited liability corporation, a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a cooperative? A corporate lawyer can help you with meeting the requirements of Canada’s various legal bodies. You don’t want to run afoul of an Edmonton bylaw while going about your day-to-day operations, just as you don’t want to get in trouble with the CRA for not paying your taxes correctly. A corporate law firm helps you navigate these ordinary stressors of being a business owner so you can focus on what it is you do best.

Contract Law in Edmonton

One of the more useful aspects of retaining a business law firm is help with contract disputes. From mergers to supply orders to employment agreements, contracts govern every aspect of the world of commerce. And when something goes wrong, you’ll want someone talented in your corner dedicated to protecting your assets and exercising your rights as a business owner. Verhaeghe Law Office has an office with the right lawyer for whatever it is you do. We have lawyers who specialize in resource development and extraction and those that specialize in contract disputes. If you have an NDA you need to protect or you simply want legal advice, call Verhaeghe Law Office today!

Why Your Business Might Need a Lawyer

At Verhaeghe Law Office we know that every business in Edmonton is different and has a unique set of needs and priorities. Evidence of this can be seen by the requests we receive from businesses in the area that vary considerably. However, in general there are three consistent themes that we encounter on a regular basis: Choosing a Business Structure: When starting a business, one of the first things that you need to do is decide what type of business structure you want it to be. This could see you pursuing a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation or even a co-operative. Buying an Existing Business: If you are considering buying an existing business in Edmonton, then you need to decide whether to simply buy the assets of the business or in the case of an incorporated company, the shares of that enterprise. Leasing Commercial Space: What many business owners in Edmonton forget is that there are many legal points to consider closely before signing off on a commercial lease. In most cases, a lease will be one of your largest expenses and you need to make sure that the lease covers all relevant terms that are suitable for your business’s needs.

The Corporate Law Team You Can Count On

With a large dedicated team of corporate commercial lawyers and support staff, Verhaeghe Law Office is your one-stop solution for the best counsel and advice in corporate law, that Edmonton has to offer. Call today or visit our West Edmonton office to begin your partnership with us. PHONE: (587) 410-2500 to contact one of our Edmonton Divorce and Family Law Lawyers

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