Small & Midsize Businesses

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Small and midsize businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and we have been helping them establish, expand and grow for decades.  We admire the mindset and determination of owners and operators of small to midsized businesses and the entrepreneurial talent they possess.  Every step of the way, from initial set up, to mergers and acquisitions and succession planning, we are your partners in providing collaborative, strategic advice to help you succeed.

Business planning and organization 
It's important to structure your enterprise properly from the beginning. We can advise if you should set up as a sole proprietorship, partnership, a joint venture, a corporation or some other kind of entity.  We will help you draft the documents that set out the rights and obligations of participants and stakeholders.

Labour and employment
We help you navigate employment contracts and the ever-changing legislation governing employers.

Investment and financing
One of our firm's strengths is structuring investment and financing deals

Taxation
Our Tax Department will assist you in dealing with effective structures and succession planning.

Intellectual property  
Your intellectual property is key to your success. We'll help you secure and protect it.

Expansion and growth
When it's time to expand, we can help chart your path into new jurisdictions and guide you in the various stages of a successful merger or acquisition.

Types of clients:

  • Owner-operated businesses
  • Retail
  • Hospitality

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