driven for your success.



What We Do

BUSINESS START UP & ENTITY SELECTION

We help small business owners figure out how to set up their business at the very start to help them avoid costly mistakes and legal advice that considers not only today's concerns but  also future business planning.


As part of this business strategy, we ensure that your company's Articles of Incorporation have sufficient flexibility for the variety of tax planning strategies available to a growing business and for implementing a successful business succession plan.

TRADEMARK + BRANDING STRATEGIES

Your brand is the building block of your business making it one of your business' most valuable assets. We can assist you with building a strong brand that can be protected through federal registration in Canada and the US. We also provide practical advice on licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, franchise agreements, and protecting other knowledge based assets. 

BUSINESS SALE & PURCHASE

We work to reduce your risks associated with a purchase or sale of a business. We conduct due diligence and prepare purchase agreements to protect your interests. To that end we will be involved with the closing procedures to ensure that both the purchaser and seller of the business fulfills their obligations in the transition of the business to the new operator. 


WILLS, POWER OF ATTORNEY, ESTATE & PROBATE SERVICES

Every business should have an exit strategy in place, and the first step is having a will and corporate power of attorney. Our wills and powers of attorney take into consideration the need to take care of your business in the case of incapacity or death.  


We also work with executors of estates to obtain a timely grant of probate for estates located in BC or Alberta by striving to take the confusion and frustraton out of you having to deal with the complicated probate forms and procedures required by the courts. 


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CROSS BORDER LAW & BUSINESS LEGAL ADVICE

Before you expand your business across the border, it is important to get proper advice on the best structure for your particular circumstances, which includes both the type of business entity and in what state to form your business entity. There are numerous factors that can impact these decisions, and we are here to help you navigate  the US/Canada border.


To that end. we provide timely and practical legal advice for operating your cross border business on both the US and Canadian border to minimize risk and maximize opportunity.

BUSINESS AGREEMENTS

Whether its a shareholder agreement or contract with a supplier, customer, licensee, employee, or independent contractor,  if you need a business agreement prepared we will work with you to draft a contract that protects your interests and specific concerns. We also review business contracts with your specific concerns in mind.


BUSINESS DISPUTES MEDIATION & ARBITRATION 

Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolutions that can help your business avoid costly and time consuming litigation.


Whether contractually bound to seek mediation, or voluntarily doing so, we provide unbiased dispute resolution services in a timely manner so that you can get on with running your business without distraction. 

ASSET PROTECTION STRATEGIES

Our firm advises on asset protection strategies to our business clients located in British Columbia and Alberta. Every business has its own risks and circumstances to consider to reduce the risk of business assets being lost to creditors. We help develop a plan to minimize that risk before a creditor claim arises.


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CLIENT-FOCUSED LEGAL SERVICES

Why
Choose Us?

WE UNDERSTAND THAT BUSINESS IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING.

To provide legal services of the highest quality, we strive to always be "one step ahead" in our profession and to be a law firm that can offer something really valuable to our clients.


In doing so, we hope to earn the respect and loyalty of our clients.

We are driven for your success. This means that we want to understand your business needs and to provide legal services that meet those needs.


One way we do this for our start up business clients is to find ways to make our legal services work within your budget through limited scope arrangements and flat fee legal services when appropriate. 


We also appreciate our well established business clients, and look for ways to provide value to them through exceptional client service, high accessiblity and quick response times. 


We look forward to working with you to help make your business as successful as it can be.

Whether you are a new client or an existing loyal client you can schedule a time to talk with your lawyer here.

Let's Talk.


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NEW OFFICE LOCATION

OUR OFFICE HAS RELOCATED TO THE WESTMINSTER BUILDING DIRECTLY ABOVE WAVES COFFEE


Suite #103

713 Columbia Street

New Westminster, BC V3M 1B2


WHERE TO PARK ?

Nearby there is 2 hour metered street parking and the Front Street Parkade with entrances at 6th St. and 4th St.

Metered parking can be paid with change or through the Passport Canada phone app. https://passportca.com/park/​​​​​​​