Incorporation & Shareholders Agreement

Business Law

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Business law is complex. Did you know that your lawyer is a specialist in corporate law?

Your lawyer can assist you in the establishment of your business but also throughout its life cycle. We act as legal advisors that help you avoid legal problems and reduce your workload.

Your lawyer ensures your personal legal security and also that of your company.

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The role of your lawyer

Incorporation & shareholders agreement

There are many specific rights and obligations to consider when establishing a business corporation (also called “corporation” or “legal person”) in the province of Quebec.

You need to ask yourself many questions before creating your business such as what are the various legal types of business options that I can choose from? What are the main advantages and disadvantages associated to each type? Did you know that a business operating in the province of Quebec is required to be registered with the Registre des entreprises?

Did you know? All incorporated business corporations are required to have and maintain a minute book or a corporate book.

Prior to making this important business decision, consult your lawyer. Your lawyer will be your professional guide during your incorporation process as well as for the overall organization of your corporation.

La constitution d’une société par actions au fédéral comporte certains avantages lorsque vous désirez exercer des activités partout au Canada.

If your business activities will be carried throughout Canada, federal constitution has some advantages.

Federal incorporation enables you to use your business name everywhere in Canada. Think about it and work with a lawyer, he is an expert in corporate law. Together, we will make the right choices based on your business needs.

You need to ask yourself many questions before creating your business such as what are the various legal types of business options that I can choose from? What are the main advantages and disadvantages associated to each type? Did you know that a business operating in the province of Quebec is required to be registered with the Registre des entreprises?

Did you know? When you are federally incorporated, the location of your head office is not limited to a specific province

Prior to making this important business decision, consult your lawyer. Your lawyer will be your professional guide during your incorporation process as well as for the overall organization of your corporation.

Are you starting your own business? Not sure if you should incorporate your business? Consult your lawyer to determine what type of legal entity better suits your business needs.

There are many factors to consider when determining the legal entity such as whether you have business partners, potential tax implications, the extent of your geographic activities, and much more.

And did you know that there are various types of partnerships that might also be suitable for you, such as general partnerships, limited liability partnerships, undeclared partnerships and limited partnerships?

Your lawyer will guide you throughout the establishment of your business in order to meet your objectives.

Your lawyer can provide assistance in writing a shareholders agreement that will meet your needs and specific objectives. A shareholders agreement is an arrangement that provides for solutions or procedures regarding potential conflicts or situations that might arise during the life-cycle of your business.

Did you know? You can foresee a first refusal clause that enables other shareholders to voice their opinion when another shareholder decides to sell their shares?

For instance, you can include provisions for actions to be taken in the event of a shareholder’s death such as the obligation to sell the deceased shares to other shareholders?

Trust a competent legal advisor to prepare yourself against the unexpected.

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Annual Legal Follow-Up

Did you know? All incorporated businesses are required to have a minute book, which is also known as a corporate book.

Incorporated businesses must have a minute book and should conduct an annual review of your corporate book?

Your lawyer can prepare this annual review, called annual resolutions, as well as any other corporate documents that can be included on your minute book such as the shareholder’s register and the securities register.

Consult your lawyer, he will be able to answer your questions and help you avoid business problems. He is the specialist in business law.

Should the business be in default, it could then be dissolved. We can follow-up with the different governments to ensure that you have met these obligations in the prescribed delays.

  • Meeting with the clients
  • Preparing and drafting the minutes of the annual general meeting of the directors and shareholders
  • Updating the book of minutes
  • Updating the information on government websites
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