Corporate Law in Edmonton

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

At Verhaeghe Law Office, we know that corporate law issues can often seem very complex and hard to understand. 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.

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.

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