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Froese Law’s Corporate Law Services

Froese Law’s Corporate Law Services

By Millie Bojic 

At Froese Law, we love to help our client’s excel behind the scenes.  One of the key services we provide is corporate law.  Below we identify the many ways in which Froese Law can assist you. 

Your ProfileWe can Assist to Advise you on the Following:
If you are a Canadian looking to go into business with other people or companies1.     Determining the appropriate structure to form: corporation, partnership, or maintaining sole proprietorship
2.     Upon choosing to incorporate your business: determining whether you should engage in federal or provincial incorporation
3.     Inception Package:
a.     Filing articles of incorporation;
b.     Drafting organizing bylaws and resolutions; and
c.     Drafting non-disclosure agreements (“NDA”) when engaging with third parties
4.     If you have foreign investors or partners: understanding your corporate law limitations
If you are a Canadian engaged in a business alongside other people or companies1.     Teaming Up Package:
a.     Drafting shareholder agreements to clearly define the relationship between shareholders
b.     Drafting independent contractor agreements (“ICA”s) to define the terms and conditions of engagement with third parties such as your business’ consultants, contractors, and/or suppliers
2.     Lost in Translation Analysis: Engaging us to explain key shareholder agreement provisions of your existing shareholder agreement, including the following:
a.     Control provisions
b.     Operation and finance of the corporation
c.     Restrictions on transfer of shares
d.     What happens upon death or disability of shareholders
e.     Director/executive compensation
f.       Conditions mandating a sale of shares
g.     Conditions upon advancing or receiving loans
h.     Corporate ‘divorce’ provisions
          i.     Right of first refusal
          ii.     Buy/sell or shotgun provisions
          iii.     Call/put options
          iv.     Drag-along /matching bid rights
          v.     Tag-along /piggy-back rights
i.       Pre-emptive rights
j.       Dispute resolutions
k.     Non-competition /confidentiality /non-solicitation clauses
l.       Dissent rights
m.   Valuation of shares
n.     Guarantees
o.     Matrimonial matters
p.     Life insurance matters
If you are a Canadian business looking to assess your ongoing maintenance of business corporate law considerations1.     Minute Book and Registry Clean-Up Package:
a.     Annual documentation:
         i.     Annual report filings
         ii.     Shareholders’ resolutions for annual shareholder meetings
         iii.     Shareholders’ resolutions waiving requirement that financial statements be provided in advance of annual shareholders’ meetings  
         iv.     Shareholders’ resolutions waiving auditor appointment requirement
          v.     Shareholder’s resolutions approving annual financial statements
          vi.     Director’s resolutions for annual financial statements approved by board of directors
b.     Key Changes to Corporation: amendments to articles and accompanying directors /shareholders’ resolutions with respect to changes such as:
            i.     Share structure;
            ii.     Registered office; or
            iii.     Name of corporation.
c.     Corporate Transactions:
             i.     Subscription of shares documents if additional shares are issued to shareholders
             ii.      Director’s resolutions to document corporate transactions such as issuance of dividends
d.     Updating Organizing Documents:
               i.     Reviewing bylaws and organizing resolutions
               ii.     Drafting director’s resolution concerning updating information such as accountants and bankers of the business
If you are a director of a Canadian businessUnderstanding key director liability issues and risks as to circumstances resulting in ‘piercing the corporate veil’ of the business
If you are a Canadian looking to provide services in exchange for equity in a businessWalking you through various sweat equity arrangement options and selecting the appropriate method of determining the degree of equity appropriate for the value of services provided