At Harris + Harris our Business Law lawyers provide a wide range of services to individuals and companies from start-up entrepreneurs to established public corporations.

Our lawyers provide advice in establishing a business vehicle be it a proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, trust, private corporation or public corporation. Once an appropriate legal structure has been established, our business transactions group provides ongoing advice to help clients deal with the multitude of legal and regulatory issues that face businesses in Canada.

We also have the experience and skills to assist our clients in acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, licencing/franchising, intellectual property issues, financing transactions, shareholders, partnership and joint venture agreements.

At Harris + Harris we strive to serve the needs of our clients, and with our broad business transaction experience and expertise we offer clients the practical “real world” advice that businesses need on a regular basis.

Typical types of legal transactions worked on by our Business Transactions Group include:

    • Incorporation and organization of federal and provincial corporations.

    • Shareholder agreements, rights and remedies.

    • Purchase and sale of all types of businesses, assets, shares and sales in bulk.

    • Corporate mergers, acquisitions and amalgamations.

    • Reorganizations and divestitures.

    • Venture capital, syndications and limited partnerships.

    • Joint ventures, partnerships and proprietorships.

    • Establishing offshore corporations and advising local counsel.

    • Franchising and licensing agreements.

    • Distributorships and dealerships.

    • Financial leasing, supply and service contracts.

    • Trademark and copyright applications and enforcement.

    • Incorporation and organization of non-profit corporations.