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Business lawyer

The business world is full of subtleties and complex concepts. One way to avoid getting lost in it all is to consult our team of business law professionals who will guide and support you throughout the life cycle of your business. 

From the creation of a company, to its transmission, from shareholder relations to real-estate transactions, without forgetting confidentiality agreements and the protection of all aspects of your intellectual property, our team of business lawyers will ensure that all legal aspects of your business are secure.

Right from the beginning of your commercial endeavour, our business law attorneys will analyse its characteristics and main components in order to provide you with all the available legal options, thus helping you in making clear and cost effective choices.
Our team will then set up the corporate structures you have chosen, which include:

  •  A proprietorship
  •  A general partnership (GP), or Limited liability partnership; or
  •  A corporation

Our business law team can provide you with a partnership agreement or create a business with corporate and share capital structures that are adapted to your needs. They may also assist you in setting up a more refined business structure that may involve the creation of a family trust or the addition of a so-called "management" or “holding” company, all the while keeping in mind your accounting and fiscal needs.

Once your business soundly structured, our business law professionals will periodically update the corporate minute book of your corporation and will accompany and assist you during any acquisitions or financing rounds as well as represent you should any dispute arise.
Our attorneys can assist and advise you during the drafting and negotiating of various transactions such as:

  • The purchase or sale of shares
  • The purchase and sale of assets
  • Financing agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Employment contracts and particularly key employee contracts
  • Agreements unique to each field

Should your business require it, our law firm can also provide you with an external legal department, thus giving you the benefit of specialized legal counsel that is usually only available to companies that have an internal legal department.

Our professionals practice law in various fields including civil and commercial litigation and can represent you before the Court, both in the judicial districts of Laval and Montreal but also the whole of the Quebec.

In addition, our tax litigation department can assist and advise you with respect to any tax dispute involving your business and the tax authorities of Canada and Quebec and will work with your accounting department in order to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently.

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    GROUPING OF MUTIPLE LAWSUITS BEFORE THE COURT

    In a context where a corporation faces multiple independent law suits from a given party and before the same jurisdiction (or Court), things can take long and get expensive very quickly. [ … ]

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    PROVING THE EXISTENCE OF A VERBAL LOAN AGREEMENT

    Very often, people lend each other money and rely on nothing else except their word to ensure repayment. While this sometimes works, it obviously has its problems since, if something goes [ … ]

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    A director’s duty of loyalty toward the corporation

    As is often the case in commercial matters, shareholders may be called upon to concurrently act as directors of a given corporation. However, it should be noted that a director’s title is [ … ]

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    Standard-form contracts may be negotiable, even when they are not negotiated

    One should take great care in the determination of the type of contract being dealt with. More specifically, it should be noted that a contract can only be qualified as an adhesion contract [ … ]

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    Busting Myths of Franchising in Quebec

    Alepin Gauthier is proud to be part of the 2017 CFA National Convention.  On April 3rd and 4th, Chanel Alepin alongside François Alepin will be leading a Roundtable on the subject of [ … ]

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    *This presentation is only available in French. Les aspects légaux de l'achat d'une franchise

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Business lawyer

The business world is full of subtleties and complex concepts. One way to avoid getting lost in it all is to consult our team of business law professionals who will guide and support you throughout the life cycle of your business. 

From the creation of a company, to its transmission, from shareholder relations to real-estate transactions, without forgetting confidentiality agreements and the protection of all aspects of your intellectual property, our team of business lawyers will ensure that all legal aspects of your business are secure.

Right from the beginning of your commercial endeavour, our business law attorneys will analyse its characteristics and main components in order to provide you with all the available legal options, thus helping you in making clear and cost effective choices.
Our team will then set up the corporate structures you have chosen, which include:

  •  A proprietorship
  •  A general partnership (GP), or Limited liability partnership; or
  •  A corporation

Our business law team can provide you with a partnership agreement or create a business with corporate and share capital structures that are adapted to your needs. They may also assist you in setting up a more refined business structure that may involve the creation of a family trust or the addition of a so-called "management" or “holding” company, all the while keeping in mind your accounting and fiscal needs.

Once your business soundly structured, our business law professionals will periodically update the corporate minute book of your corporation and will accompany and assist you during any acquisitions or financing rounds as well as represent you should any dispute arise.
Our attorneys can assist and advise you during the drafting and negotiating of various transactions such as:

  • The purchase or sale of shares
  • The purchase and sale of assets
  • Financing agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Employment contracts and particularly key employee contracts
  • Agreements unique to each field

Should your business require it, our law firm can also provide you with an external legal department, thus giving you the benefit of specialized legal counsel that is usually only available to companies that have an internal legal department.

Our professionals practice law in various fields including civil and commercial litigation and can represent you before the Court, both in the judicial districts of Laval and Montreal but also the whole of the Quebec.

In addition, our tax litigation department can assist and advise you with respect to any tax dispute involving your business and the tax authorities of Canada and Quebec and will work with your accounting department in order to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently.

Our lawyers working in this field

Publications

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    GROUPING OF MUTIPLE LAWSUITS BEFORE THE COURT

    In a context where a corporation faces multiple independent law suits from a given party and before the same jurisdiction (or Court), things can take long and get expensive very quickly. [ … ]

    Learn more
  2. Image not available

    PROVING THE EXISTENCE OF A VERBAL LOAN AGREEMENT

    Very often, people lend each other money and rely on nothing else except their word to ensure repayment. While this sometimes works, it obviously has its problems since, if something goes [ … ]

    Learn more
  3. Image not available
  4. Image not available

    A director’s duty of loyalty toward the corporation

    As is often the case in commercial matters, shareholders may be called upon to concurrently act as directors of a given corporation. However, it should be noted that a director’s title is [ … ]

    Learn more
  5. Image not available

    Standard-form contracts may be negotiable, even when they are not negotiated

    One should take great care in the determination of the type of contract being dealt with. More specifically, it should be noted that a contract can only be qualified as an adhesion contract [ … ]

    Learn more

News

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    Busting Myths of Franchising in Quebec

    Alepin Gauthier is proud to be part of the 2017 CFA National Convention.  On April 3rd and 4th, Chanel Alepin alongside François Alepin will be leading a Roundtable on the subject of [ … ]

    Learn more
  2. Image not available

    *This presentation is only available in French. Les aspects légaux de l'achat d'une franchise

    Learn more

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