Entering into a commercial lease is rarely a temporary decision. Further, being locked into a lease that doesn’t work for your business can result in a struggle that could lead to unintended costly outcomes. Due to the long-term nature of the agreement, listed below are some key terms that landlords and potential tenants should consider…
Everyone knows that accidents happen. That’s why many of us carry insurance- on our homes, on our lives, and on our businesses. But, if you’re running a small privately held company, have you ever considered insuring your relationship with your shareholders? Maybe the answer is yes and you’ve wisely had a shareholders’ agreement drafted. Great.…
Everyone knows that accidents happen. That’s why many of us carry insurance- on our homes, on our lives, and on our businesses. But, if you’re running a small privately held company, have you ever considered insuring your relationship with your shareholders? Maybe the answer is yes and you’ve wisely had a shareholders’ agreement drafted. Great. Now,…
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WHAT IS Business Law?
Business law is the area of law encompassing every aspect of starting, operating, and managing a business. It’s important to ensure your business is built to last — that means keeping your business compliant with all laws, entering into contracts and partnerships that are fair and enforceable, and ensuring plans are in place for any eventuality. While you handle the day-to-day operations of your business, our lawyers will provide well-rounded business law advice to help our clients succeed.
Pihl Law’s team-based approach and broad legal experience help us deliver comprehensive and thorough service to each client, from small business owners to mid-sized corporations throughout BC.
Business Structure and Maintenance
Business structures can take many forms, and whether it is a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation, Pihl Law can assist you with making the right decisions on how best to structure your business and help you maintain it. As businesses grow and change, there may also be a need to restructure. Our team works closely with our clients and their business advisers to implement successful structures, trusts, and succession plans, to mitigate the potential for financial or legal conflicts going forward.
Contracts of any kind should be drafted or reviewed by an experienced lawyer. Our Lawyers can assist in preparing and negotiating agreements that are fair, reasonable and legally binding; as well as specifically tailored to suit your business. We have extensive experience in the preparation of shareholders agreements, franchise agreements, service contracts, employment contracts, cost-share agreements, commercial leases, and a variety of other agreements that are industry-specific.
Business Transactions and Financing
Our Lawyers have experience in handling asset and share transactions throughout numerous industries and have worked with all types of commercial lenders. Whether you are purchasing, selling or financing a business, the team at Pihl Law can help guide you through the transaction and assist with the preparation, negotiation and review of the documents and agreements required to successfully complete the deal. From our extensive due diligence to our collaborative approach, we work to ensure all aspects of the transaction are covered: the real property, the employees, the licensing, the business contracts, the equipment, the intellectual property, the liabilities, and the management of risk. Our aim is to provide high-level work in a cost-effective way. ore complex when they cross into another jurisdiction, as different municipal, provincial, federal, or even international laws may apply to the agreement.