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Corporate Services

There is a lot of work that goes into starting and running a business. You have the knowledge and resources to do so successfully; we have the experience to ensure you do so legally.

The Ade & Lee team of lawyers and paralegals has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate law. From our office in Winnipeg, we represent Manitoba-based, national, and international business clients, on legal matters such as:

  • Business name registrations
  • Incorporations
  • Partnership & Shareholder agreements
  • Establishing limited partnerships and joint ventures
  • Reorganizing, restructuring or merging corporations
  • Section 85 and 86 rollovers
  • Filing annual returns (this is different than an annual tax return)
  • Maintenance of registries and minute books.

For more information about our corporate services, contact us.

Why a New Business Should Consult a Corporate Lawyer

Registering and incorporating a new business, big or small, can be a complex undertaking. Legislation in Canada and Manitoba imposes various obligations on new businesses, and an experienced Corporate Lawyer will ensure your new business meets those obligations fully and correctly.

The structure of your business, such as a corporation, partnership or joint venture, is an important consideration from a liability, tax and business succession perspective. An experienced Corporate Lawyer will help you determine the most effective and efficient structure for your business now and in the future.

Why an Established Business Should Consult a Corporate Lawyer

Established corporations will often seek legal counsel about employment matters, potential business transactions, and their intellectual property rights, among other things. In addition, to ensure ongoing compliance with federal and provincial rules and regulations, Corporate Lawyers usually maintain corporate records (often referred to as a “Minute Book”) and file annual returns on a company’s behalf.

As times change, so may a business’ governance, structure, and ownership. Whether a simple change, like the replacement of officers and directors or the issuance of new shares, or a complex change, like the merger of several businesses or the negotiation and drafting of a unanimous shareholders agreement, the legal advice and assistance of a Corporate Lawyer is essential to a smooth transition.

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We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service at the most competitive rate.
To learn more about how we can help you, or to receive a quote for legal services, contact us today.