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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:

  • Offer informed advice
  • Serve your immediate legal needs
  • Provide long term solutions

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.

Evelyn Burnette
Evelyn Burnette
06:08 12 Mar 18
We have a family business and one day we found ourselves in a legal situation in which we felt completely overwhelmed and helpless. We quickly realized there’s a whole different world out there that we know nothing about. Reached out to David and he quickly wrapped himself around our case. We know he was working around the clock. In a matter of days, we had a solid argument. He is sharp, candid and a true professional. Not sure how an attorney can help a client ANY better. Absolutely no hesitation recommending him.
Julia Austerlitz
Julia Austerlitz
00:15 10 Mar 18
When I was looking for a divorce lawyer, the most important thing to me was finding someone who would be easy to communicate with. I was anticipating a nasty custody battle and the last thing I wanted was a lawyer who was hard to get a hold of or who didn’t make me feel like my case was a priority. David Costa and Robin Mann were exactly what I was looking for. They responded quickly to all of my emails, took all of my concerns very seriously and above all, is very knowledgeable about family law. This was such a difficult phase of my life and they helped me to get through to the end of it with the best possible outcome. I highly recommend this law firm.
Ben Valencia
Ben Valencia
12:47 09 Mar 18
Mr. Costa and his wonderful assistant couldn't have been anymore professional. It's unfortunate I had to meet them under these circumstances but I wouldn't have chosen anyone different to represent me if I could. They’ve always kept me up to date on things I needed to get done and both were available when I had questions. They are first class in my book.
Daniel Hardison
Daniel Hardison
06:56 09 Mar 18
Have utilized David's services several times over the last five years. He always is quick to respond (even when he was on vacation), knows the real estate business inside out. His expertise always gives me the confidence the deal is done right.
Kate Miller
Kate Miller
20:08 13 Dec 17
Costa Law were a tremendous help in solving my legal issues. David and his team were professional, efficient, thorough and compassionate. Everyone involved capably assisted me in understanding the issues and the possible outcomes. I could not be happier with the results and would encourage anyone needing legal help to contact them. Best law group in the town. Thanks to everyone at Costa Law!!!
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