Running a business is hard work and I can assist you with your business's legal needs so that you can focus on what's important: growing your enterprise.

You can make more effective business decisions when you know all of the risks and managing that risk is something every business enterprise should do.

Even the smallest of projects have risk and I can help you understand your obligations at an affordable price.

I can help you by:

  • Setting up your business and helping you to choose the right business structure for you. Do you want to incorporate, operate as a sole-proprietorship, or set up a partnership? I will work with you to find the right model that fits your needs and assist you with the other legal considerations in starting a business.

    If you need help setting up your business plan, check out The Business Development Bank's planning templates.

  • Writing and reviewing contracts, which govern the relationships between you and your clients, suppliers and business partners, to avoid disputes or surprises. Your contract should set out the responsibilities of each party and should be clear in language, terms and scope and be understandable. If its not - don't sign it! Everyone needs to be "on the same page" when it comes to making the deal.

  • Managing disputes and negotiating solutions. Courts are often prohibitively expensive venues for resolving disputes between people and can be painfully slow. Sometimes, the costs of going to court are higher then the claim itself. I offer cost-effective dispute resolution and can help you negotiate your way to a solution. And if negotiation does not work, I can help you with the binding arbitration process.

  • Ensuring compliance with relevant statutory obligations under the Business Corporations Act, for instance, including annual reporting and annual meetings;

  • providing outsourced tax and accounting assistance;

  • preparing and commissioning your affidavits and notarial documents;

I also assist non-profit organizations with their specialized needs, including the drafting of constitutional documents such as Bylaws and support non-profit cemeteries with compliance with the Cemeteries Act and bylaw adoption or revision.