Business Lawyers with Experience
At Costa Law we offer a wide range of legal services, and have served as trusted legal advisors to businesses of all sizes. Our team of business lawyers has many years of experience in a broad range of legal matters such as incorporation, partnership and shareholder agreements, purchase and sale of a business, commercial leases, share transfers, and asset purchases.
At Costa Law Firm, we develop close business and personal relationships with our clients, and help them grow their business throughout the years. By taking the time to understand your business we are better able to:
We have experience representing businesses all across Canada, and have extensive knowledge of both federal and provincial laws and regulations. If you’d like to speak with us in person, lease use the information on our contact page or click here.
When starting a business, one of the first decisions you must make is whether to incorporate your business or not. When a company incorporates, it becomes its own legal business structure set apart from the individuals who founded the business. Incorporating a business affects many different aspects of the business such as liability, taxation, control of the business, and finances. When making this choice it is important to seek legal counsel in order to weigh your options and make an informed decision.
Partnership and Shareholder Agreements are agreements that clarify your rights and obligations as well as the rights and obligations of all the partners and shareholders of a business. These agreements are a set of rules that govern the company as well as the relationship between all the partners and shareholders. It is important that these agreements are specific, non-ambiguous, and touch upon all major issues and potential problems that may arise when operating a business.
When purchasing a business, whether it be a retail operation, service enterprise, manufacturing company or a distribution network, we will assist you in negotiating the purchase or sale price and conditions. Our Business Law group consists of some of the best business lawyers in Toronto who will ensure that your rights are protected.
Our attorneys have years of experience in the drafting and negotiating leases for retailers, manufacturers, service companies and professional practices, and can suggest creative and effective modes of business development.
New shareholders and business partners must be properly incorporated into a business. Proper incorporation requires a share transfer agreement to be drafted. Here at Costa Law, our attorneys have the skill and knowledge necessary to help you draft a share transfer agreement that will protect you and the structure of your business.
An asset purchase requires an asset purchase agreement (APA), which is an agreement between a buyer and seller that finalizes the terms and conditions related to the purchase and sale of a company’s assets. Whether you are the buyer or purchaser, we will help you draft an agreement that reflects your best interests.