What is the Right Hand service?
Whether your small or medium-sized business is a start-up, is growing, or is fully mature, Alepin Gauthier Avocats proposes a consultancy service for unlimited legal and strategic advice in order to make intelligent business decisions. You will no longer be worried about being billed for each call, as our professionals are dedicated to the needs of our clients who are members of Right Hand.
At Alepin Gauthier Avocats, we believe that if we work hand-in-hand with the client throughout the process of strategic evaluation and decision-making, he will have a clearer vision and will reduce the impediments and errors that could hurt his business. That is the reason why, to our knowledge we are the first Quebec law firm to offer an alternative fee structure for unlimited legal advice for our clients.
How will this work?
Right Hand is a strategic consultancy service, on an annual and unlimited basis, by way of telephone assistance. The client who is a member of Right Hand may simply submit his question, whether by a telephone line dedicated exclusively to Right Hand members 450-680-3144 or on the members section of our website. The member will receive a call back from one of our professionals within 24 hours.
“ Because a diligent follow-up is always desirable, Right Hand gives confidence to businesses by encouraging them to consult a professional, without surprises. ”
When can I use the Right Hand Service and how does it work?
5 examples of usage of this service
The owner of a small or medium-sized business is considering the acquisition of a competitor. He has scheduled an exploratory meeting with the owners of the competing business. He asks himself the following questions: What information can I require? How do I appraise the value of the business? Should I purchase the assets, or the shares? Must I retain all of the employees of the business that I am acquiring? Is due diligence necessary? Thanks to Right Hand, he can obtain legal consultation and advice from a professional at the Alepin Gauthier Avocats law firm in order to be well informed about the process of buying a business. He can ask our professional to draft a confidentiality agreement ahead of this exploratory meeting, for a flat-rate fee to be determined.
The owner of a small or medium-sized business is a commercial tenant and has several questions regarding his commercial lease. He wishes to obtain certain explanations concerning the meaning and the significance of certain clauses in his lease: Who is responsible for certain repairs or renovations to be carried out? Who will pay the taxes? How is the tenant protected in case of a change of ownership? Is the lease transferable? Etc. Thanks to Right Hand, he may consult and receive advice from a professional at the Alepin Gauthier Avocats law firm in order to address his concerns and ask any questions before making a decision or taking action. The client can also ask our professionals to publish the lease in the land registry or analyze the lease in its entirety, for a flat-rate fee to be determined.
The owner of a small or medium-sized business is in conflict with a problematic employee and wishes to terminate him. Thanks to Right Hand, he may consult with one of the professionals from the Alepin Gauthier Avocats law firm to learn more about the principles of progressive disciplinary measures. He can therefore better evaluate if he is in a position to terminate the employee without substantial risk of a lawsuit, and he will know what disciplinary measures may be imposed if the termination seems premature according to the applicable principles of Employment Law. The client may also request that professionals at the Alepin Gauthier Avocats law firm prepare disciplinary notices, as well as packages for termination offers to employees, for a flat-rate fee to be determined.
The owner of a small and medium-sized business wishes to collect on delinquent accounts and considers how should he get started: Is a letter of demand necessary? Can he use the Small Claims Court? Is a legal construction hypothec available if his business operates in the construction industry? Thanks to Right Hand, he can obtain consultation and legal advice from one of the professionals at the Alepin Gauthier Avocats law firm in order to answer his questions. He can discuss the possibilities of success for each available legal remedy and the amounts which are likely to be collected, in order to make an intelligent decision. He can also ask our professionals to prepare a letter of demand or a Court procedure, for a flat-rate fee to be determined.
The owner of a small and medium-sized business wishes to establish structures to reduce the income tax to be paid by himself and his business. He has heard something about “family trusts,” but does not understand what this implies, or whether or not it is appropriate for his situation and for his business. Thanks to Right Hand, he can consult with one of the professionals at the Alepin Gauthier Avocats law firm, who will explain to him, clearly, exactly what a family trust is; its advantages and disadvantages; and the costs for setting up the family trust. He can ask that our professionals meet with the CPA (controller) of the business and establish the new structure, for a flat-rate fee to be determined.
How do I subscribe to the service?
Fill out the registration form below. One of our representatives will contact you within 24 hours.