Over 600 small businesses in Wood Buffalo rely on us to maintain their corporate records.

Thinking of setting up a business? 

We can help.  Our team of experienced corporate & business lawyers can help you understand which business model best meets your needs. Should you incorporate a company, operate as a partnership or be sole proprietor?  The answer depends on the specific needs of your business.

We can provide you with solid legal advice based on your business plan. 

Establishing and maintaining a corporation

We can help from the incorporation of your company to advice on unanimous shareholders agreements, restructuring, amalgamation and registering your business in other jurisdictions. 

Having an experienced Business Lawyer on your team can help you reduce costs and increase profits

The largest return on investment for legal fees incurred by a business is on those fees spent to avoid disputes.  Unfortunately their is a reluctance to get good legal advice early and then the businessman ends up at our office and needs help resolving a dispute that could have been avoided.  - Terry Cooper, partner Cooper & Company


If you have a business some ways we can help you avoid disputes are:

  • preparing or reviewing contracts and helping you understand your obligations, like what you need to do to get paid,
  • preparing or reviewing your offer to lease or lease,
  • preparing or reviewing your credit applications and agreements,
  • preparing or reviewing your employment contracts, confidentiality agreements and other HR documentation

Buying or selling a business? 

This can proceed relatively painlessly if you have an experienced lawyer.  As soon as you are thinking of buying or selling a business you need to be talking to one of our lawyers. There can be significant unintended costs incurred by you if you do not consider your options in structuring the purchase or sale.

Consulting a lawyer after you have signed the contract is often too late and may cost you tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

In the last 10 years alone we have been involved in business acquisitions and sales exceeding $200 million. 

In the past 5 years we have been involved in corporate financing well in excess of $100 million. 

We believe that no other law firm in Wood Buffalo has this experience.

To have our Team of Business Lawyers be on your team

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