Starting a Business

Starting a Business

A strategic business formation is a crucial first step towards running a successful business. Our competent business lawyers will take the time to understand your goals. We will make sure, moving forward, that your business suits your needs and purpose. We can guide you in understanding the advantages and disadvantages of one type of business over another. There are several factors to consider when structuring your business. The common elements are liability issues, tax considerations, costs to establish, the number of members and profit distributions to name a few.Our corporate lawyers offer competent legal guidance in structuring the following types of businesses:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Corporations and joint ventures
  • Franchises
  • Trade names
  • Trade names

Maintaining a Business

Our role as your business lawyer does not end at the formation of your business. We can also offer additional legal advice that helps you maintain a viable business. Our additional service includes:

  • Corporate name changes
  • Corporate securities
  • Corporate policies and procedures
  • Maintaining corporate minute books
  • Annual returns
  • Drafting and maintaining employee contracts
  • Acting as registered office for corporations
  • Dissolving companies in Alberta

Our expertise in corporate financing and corporate litigation has helped our clients avoid unwanted litigation while making important decisions on the capital structure of the corporation. Issues around employee relations are also handled by our lawyers.

Contact Your Calgary Business Lawyers

Please feel free to contact our friendly staff by calling 403-283-8018 or email our office and we can schedule an appointment for you.

Contact Us For A Consultation

348 14 Street N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 1Z7

Fax Number: 403-270-3065

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Osuji & Smith Lawyers is known for its friendly team of legal professionals. We are client-focused and also driven to produce practical results for you.For years, our clients have trusted our experience and skill in solving their legal matters. Our skill is based on knowledge of the law and our ability to interpret it depending upon the facts of each case. Our dedicated team of lawyers is constantly striving to find unique resolutions for your complex issues. Our office is conveniently located in Kensington close to downtown Calgary, Alberta. For easy access, we also have free parking available for our clients.