Business Law

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Our Business Law lawyers provide a wide variety of financial and commercial services to business and organizations.

From incorporations and the organization of other business entities to the creation and adoption of appropriate corporate governance principles. TDS lawyers can assist management and boards of directors on a wide range of legal issues, to structure and negotiate transactions and to prepare the required documentation to implement the advice given. TDS lawyers can help in obtaining necessary regulatory approvals (whether at the provincial or federal level), taxation strategies for structuring transactions and dealing with all of the related issues that typically arise in commercial transactions, such as intellectual property, real estate, employment and computer technology matters. 

Our Business Law department covers the following areas:

  • Acquisitions
  • Dispositions
  • Mergers
  • Arrangements
  • Taxation Strategies
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commerci​al Real Estate
  • Loan transactions
  • Debt restructurings
  • Financings
  • Contractual arrangements
  • Securities
  • Reorganizations
  • Bankruptcies/Insolvencies
  • Arrangements
  • Cooperatives
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Restructuring​
  • Franchising
  • Shareholder, Partnership and Joint Venture Agreements

Contact practice group leader, Lisa Stiver for assistance with business law.


Business Law Service Areas

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