Our knowledge and experience allows us to be responsive and efficient as we navigate our clients through legal matters.
We understand that businesses evolve over time. Our team of business lawyers provides a broad range of corporate legal services to clients, from small owner-operated businesses to large multi-shareholder companies, banks, trust companies and other financial institutions, and to individuals. Located in Halifax – Dartmouth, BOYNECLARKE LLP lawyers serve clients across Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. We can provide practical business focused advice to clients operating and growing businesses in today’s complex business environment.
Advising and Representing Businesses
- Choosing a business structure – Are you a sole proprietorship considering incorporation? Do you work in partnership with others? Is it time to review the various business structures that can be implemented to document the ownership and control of your business? These decisions impact how much you pay in taxes, it affects the amount of paperwork your business is required to do and your personal liability on future losses or legal issues, such as lawsuits.
- Preparing commercial agreements – Many businesses begin and grow without too much formality in documents and processes. Often, a bad experience with a problem supplier or disgruntled customer results in involving lawyers in dispute resolution. Supplier agreements, collections policies, employment contracts are all tools that can streamline relationships and mitigate risk.
- Distributing your products – Controlling the supply chain is a key component to your competitive edge. As a manufacturer, sales agent, distributor or wholesaler you’ll need to negotiate and document agreements with the objective of protecting your bottom line.
- Franchising your business and purchasing a franchise – Franchise businesses are confronted with a variety of legal issues. Franchisors and franchisees will have to be concerned with matters relating to purchases, sales and financing, drafting and negotiation of agreements and disclosure documents.
- Outsourcing supplies and services – Outsourcing work may include, among other things, bookkeeping, technical support, specialized services and product manufacturing. Outsourcing increases the complexity of a business’s operations and adds risk by entrusting aspects of a business to outside contractors.