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The issues facing business are wide ranging, with many choices available to business owners. The legal risks in business are real. The right professional advice can help you understand your options, achieve your goals, mitigate your risks, and advance your competitive position.

Business owners must organize and manage their business and associated relationships carefully. Cohen Buchan Edward LLP’s lawyers have decades of experience helping large and small businesses across many industries, based throughout British Columbia.

We earn your trust by working with you to understand the needs and challenges of your particular business. Before advising you, we first listen to you to understand your objectives and concerns, to ensure our practical guidance will address your specific issues with the confidence you expect. You will benefit from our extensive and diverse experience providing legal advice on a variety of transactions and relationships, ranging from the routine to the complex.

We also help you with the eventual evolution of your business. Whether to the next generation in your family, to managers and employees, or to third party buyers, at some point in your successful business’ life it will be time to transfer that success to others. Our lawyers understand the myriad of concerns facing you and the other participants in that transition and we work with your other advisors to manage that change.

Whether you are starting a new business or have years of experience already, add our business oriented lawyers to your team. We assist business owners with a variety of legal services, including:

  • Incorporations, provincial and federal
  • Shareholder and Partnership agreements
  • Corporate reorganizations and amalgamations
  • Family Business succession
  • Purchase and Sale of businesses
  • Non-Disclosure and Non-Competition agreements
  • Review and negotiation of Commercial Leases
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts arising in the course of business

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