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How Shareholder Agreements Can Protect All Parties

The shares of public companies can be the subject of thousands of stock transactions per day. For shareholders of public companies, the roles of a company’s management group (“Management”), the board of directors (the “Board”) and the shareholders are pretty clear.  In general, Management is responsible for the day-to-day operations, the Board is responsible for … Read more »

Resolving contract disputes in Ontario

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Sometimes, when two parties are working together, a dispute or conflict in understand occurs.  How to resolve a contract dispute in Ontario? The first step is to check what does the contract say about resolving disputes. If the contract is silent or unclear, you should consult a contract lawyer and get professional help. Contract issues … Read more »

Joint Venture Agreements

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A joint venture is a specific type of business model where two or more like-minded parties pool their resources, expertise and finances to collaborate and work together on a specific venture towards a certain goal. Joint ventures are advantageous, but they are not without their complexities. Because two or more parties are involved that may not … Read more »

What is an Independent Contractor Agreement?

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Whether you are an employer who wants to hire an independent contractor or an individual who is about to sign an independent contractor agreement in Ontario, make sure you check all the facts before you seal the contract. Our Toronto lawyers can assist with any questions you need answered. An independent contractor agreement, or contractor … Read more »

How To Raise Pre Seed Funding

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When starting a tech business, the biggest hurdle any entrepreneur will have is financing, especially at the very beginning. There are specific rounds of funding for startups. In the early stages, you want to focus on pre seed, seed and series A funding. Each round has its advantages as you progress and grow with your business.

The pre seed funding stage, for instance, is time consuming and can be difficult to attain from investors, but it is highly valuable for startups in getting their foothold in the industry. Though the process can usually take 6-12 months, the development, mentorship and financing that can result from a pre seed funding round are well worth it when secured.

Below, we focus on the basics about pre seed financing in Canada.

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What are the different forms of corporate restructuring?

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Running a business can be tough and unpredictable, even if you have years of experience. In certain cases, you may want to consider restructuring your company. With a new structure your business may stand a chance for recapitalization or taking advantage of a potential opportunity. This is a list of different types of corporate restructurings. … Read more »

When Do You Need a Financial Lawyer?

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Corporate finance law is a part of corporate law and every business that requires funding, needs a corporate financial lawyer for that matter. Financial lawyers have experience with investment banking or at least they cooperate with investment bankers to close the deal. Whether you want to acquire or merge with another company, issue securities, go … Read more »

Corporate Mergers: Vertical and Horizontal Merger

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Merging of two companies implies that these companies will join forces and exist under one single ownership. When two or more firms merge and they operate in the same industry, that is a horizontal merger. When the competition is high, there is more potential to gain market share when you merge horizontally. A vertical merger … Read more »

A Step By Step Guide To Running A Tech Business

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Launching a tech startup isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires a multitude of stages, hard work and determination. Given the challenges involved, starting your own company can be daunting. That’s why we always recommend getting help and advice wherever you can to get perspective and background that can make things easier. We always … Read more »

OMQ Maps: Marijuana Dispensaries 2018 Across Canada

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Marijuana is officially legalized as of October 17, 2018. The long awaited day having been pushed back from July 1st, 2018, has given provincial governments time to adapt, implement regulations, and set up the necessary operational and sales infrastructure with authorized sellers. Indeed, provinces across Canada have taken steps forward in getting their retail locations … Read more »