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Start-up and early-stage companies

Entrepreneurs need to develop and grow ideas, seize opportunities, avoid unnecessary risk and limit costs. We can help you successfully meet those challenges.

Our strategic legal advice, experience, and sound judgment will guide you through all stages of development. We take an interdisciplinary approach and bring our own entrepreneurial mindset to make sure your business can reach its full potential.

Emerging businesses have unique needs, so you'll get tailored legal support, which may include flat-rate feels for certain services.

What we do

We'll draft standard agreements, contracts and documents to get your business up and running. We also provide advice and help with:

  • Your business structure
  • Incorporation and organization of your business
  • Non-disclosure agreements and other ways to protect your ideas
  • Intellectual property matters, including copyrights, patents and licenses
  • Preparation of documents for equity financing transactions
  • Securities laws
  • Employment policies, procedures and agreements
  • Early-stage tax considerations and issues
  • Corporate governance matters and shareholder agreements
  • Compensation plans

What clients have to say

"The lawyers we work with are practical and always find the most effective solutions. It’s obvious they really care about their clients." – Chambers Canada 2022

Representative work

Blackline Safety Corp. in bought deal public offering

Acted for Blackline Safety Corp. in bought deal public offering of Common Shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $12 million through a syndicate of underwriters led by PI Financial Corp. and concurrent non-brokered private placement of Common Shares for gross proceeds of $13 million, for total gross proceeds of approximately $25 million. Closed August 31, 2022.

Canadian Virtual Gurus Inc. Series A $8.4 million financing

Advised Canadian Virtual Gurus Inc. on their Series A $8.4 million financing for their diversity-focused virtual assistant marketplace.

4iiii Innovations Inc.'s acquisition of STAC Performance

Counsel to 4iiii Innovations Inc., a sports performance technology company, in its acquisition of STAC Performance for an undisclosed sum.

Raising capital for 948 Brewing Company

Counsel to Alberta-based 948 Brewing Company regarding advice on raising capital.

Commercial agreements for Annex Ale Project

Counsel to Annex Ale Project with respect to advising on various corporate matters and commercial agreements.

Establishment of an orthodontic partnership network

Counsel to Corus Orthodontists Inc. in connection with establishing a North American orthodontist owned orthodontic partnership network.

Artis Exploration Ltd.'s Start Up Transaction and Multiple Equity Financings

Counsel to Artis Exploration Ltd. in its start up transaction and multiple private equity financings including the $180 million private equity financing with Warburg Pinus LLC.