We represent buyers and sellers of businesses, whether assets or shares, advise on corporate restructuring including shareholder conflicts.
Concerning small and medium-sized businesses, we work with owners and management to resolve operational and structural problems, as well as issues encountered in the industry.
We have experience in the negotiation and drafting of a wide range of commercial agreements including licensing, employment, confidentiality, non-compete, consulting, sales and leasing, joint ventures, construction and project management, distribution, private label, etc.
Our team has a wide range of experience in resolving disputes before the Court as well as in quasi-juridical tribunals. We have also assisted clients in other forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation.
Asset or Share Purchase & Sale -- Business Reorganization --- Commercial Agreements ---Corporate Governance --- Financing --- Franchises --- General Corporate --- Incorporations --- Insolvency and Restructuring --- International Business --- Joint Ventures --- Mergers & Acquisitions --- Partnerships --- Real Estate: Commercial Leases, Sales --- Securities
The practice is built around professional liability defense work, construction litigation, general liability and subrogation.
The insurance practice extends to other business and professional fields such as directors and officers liability (including D&O coverage) and the defense of professional disciplinary matters.
Builders Risk --- CGL (Commercial General Liability) --- Coverage Opinios --- Errors and Omissions Excess and Umbrella --- Product Liability --- Reinsurance --- Subrogation --- Wrap-up Liability
The principal areas are trade-marks, copyright and licensing in a variety of industries.
In trade-marks, we assist the client in the branding process from the initial choice of trade-marks, prosecution of applications for registration in Canada and, with assistance from our correspondents, with US, European and other foreign applications. We protect and defend trade-marks cases.
We handle licensing and assignments of various types of intellectual property in the field of manufacturing, technology, health and wellness, and services, registration and protection of copyright, in the field of computer software for example.
Consulting Agreements --- Copyright --- Licensing Agreements --- Service Agreements --- Trade- marks --- U.S. and European Trade-mark Applications
LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Our dispute-resolution services include all types of civil and commercial litigation including complex trials, appeals and extraordinary remedies such as injunctions, Anton- Pillar Orders and seizure before judgment.
We act regularly in commercial arbitration as counsel and have experience in alternate dispute resolution (ADR) including mediation, settlement conferences and conventional negotiation.
Civil --- Commercial --- Directors’, Officers’ and Shareholders’ Liability --- Domestic and International Arbitration --- Injunctions ND Extraordinary Remedies --- Insurance --- Intellectual Property --- Labour & Employment --- Oppression Remedy --- Private International Law --- Professional Disciplinary Law --- Professional Liability --- Shareholder Disputes
TAXATION AND ESTATE PLANNING
Our tax services are provided primarily to small and medium-sized businesses and their principals during the structuring, restructuring, and transfer of businesses and assets.
We negotiate with the Federal and Quebec fiscal authorities and can provide representation in objections and appeals.
Our goal is to provide our clients with comprehensive strategies for tax-efficient attainment of their goals.
Business Tax --- Corporate Reorganizations --- Corporate Tax --- Income Splitting --- Personal Tax --- Sales Taxes --- Trusts and Estate Planning