Corporate & Commercial

Lawyers:  Ryan Hager   Stefanie Stamm          
Assistants:    Brenda Yanciw

Incorporations and Other Business Organizations

Lawyers:  Ryan Hager   Stefanie Stamm          
Assistants:    Emma Grady    Brenda Yanciw
  • We will provide advice on setting up or restructuring a corporation, partnership, joint venture while taking your needs and goal into account to give you the information you need to make an informed choice.

  • Registering Corporations, Partnerships, Trade Names.

  • Creating corporate minute books and updating and maintaining corporate records.

Unanimous Shareholder Agreements

Lawyers:  Ryan Hager            
Assistants:    Debbie Davey

Unanimous shareholders agreements are an extremely useful planning tool for private companies to establish the way your corporation will operate and to provide a framework for dealing with the possibility of future problems such as death, divorce or dispute involving one of your corporate team.  These agreements are complex and require a thorough approach to ensure that all the important bases are covered in planning and signing this kind of agreement and we would be pleased to help you through the process with clear and detailed advice. 

Corporate Bylaws

Lawyers:  Ryan Hager   Stefanie Stamm          
Assistants:    Debbie Davey    Brenda Yanciw

We can advise you about drafting and modifying your corporate by-laws to meet your needs and can review and advise if you you have questions about yor by-laws.

Restructuring

Lawyers:  Ryan Hager   Stefanie Stamm          
Assistants:    Debbie Davey    Brenda Yanciw
  • Amalgamations - if your have received planning advice from your advisors suggesting a corporate struture that requires amalgamation, please call us and we would be pleased to work with you to implement your plans.

  • Articles of Amendment - Sometimes you outgrow your corporate structure or realize that it doesn't suit your needs. Maybe you don't have enough share classes to issue to new investors or don't have shares with the right voting or redemption rights.  We can advise how you would go about changing these and other aspects of your corporations constating documents.

Governance Issues

Lawyers:  Ryan Hager Jason Demers  Stefanie Stamm          
Assistants:    Debbie Davey    Brenda Yanciw

We can provide advice on rights and responsibilities of Shareholders and Directors pursuant to:

  • The Alberta Business Corporations Act

  • Unanimous Shareholders Agreements

  • Articles

  • By-laws

Sometimes corporate disputes can escalate into expensive litigation and financial disaster.  Early advice and planning when setting up your business is usually the best way to avoid this, but when necessary, we can advise what you may do when disagreements with other shareholders or directors come up.

Corporate Financing

Lawyers:  Ryan Hager   Stefanie Stamm          
Assistants:    Debbie Davey    Brenda Yanciw

Raising financing for businesses can take many forms, from bank loans with mortgage and other forms of security, including personal guarantees, to issuance of debt instruments or preferred shares, among others,

Whatever your corporate financing plans may be, we are here to advise and assist you with putting a plan in action.