Topic: Business Law

Incorporating a Professional Corporation

Certain professionals such as accountants, architects, physicians, and dentists may provide services through a corporation. While such corporation is formed in the say way as a business corporation, the governing body of each profession has its own set of rules and/or bylaws setting out the requirements in the formation of the professional corporation. Procedure The


Do I Need A Lawyer To Incorporate A Company?

There is no legal requirement to retain a lawyer to incorporate a company. Any person can incorporate a company. There are however benefits in retaining our services to incorporate a company for you. Name reservation The first step in incorporating a company is to reserve a name. When submitting the name approval request, one can


Collaborative Divorce– How It Can Help You

Here’s how this practice can work for you: Team work We utilize divorce coaches who are counsellors or psychologists trained in the nuances of divorce and family law.  They assist with stress reduction, communication skills and parenting issues where needed. Safe and co-operative The strength of the collaborative process is that we can handle the


What to watch for when preparing business contracts

It is common for businesses to enter into business contracts for an exchange of services for value.  While a contract can be oral or written, it is best to have it written as a written contract is always easier to prove, and reduces arguments as to who said what.  When preparing a business contract, beware


Succession Planning – Family First OR Business First?

The manufacturing business founded by the parents has been operating for 20 years and although successful is facing growing competition. The parents work in the business with 2 of their 4 children. Parents and children are shareholders of the company. The parents, in their capacity as directors, have decided to replace some aging manufacturing equipment


Our Client Hongxiang (Michael) Zhu of Snowcap Trading Company Limited Awarded “Entrepreneur Award Most Innovative”

Congratulations to our client Hongxiang (Michael) Zhu of Snowcap Trading Company Limited, who was recently awarded the “Entrepreneur Award Most Innovative” at the 2012 Mandarin Profile Awards hosted by Talentvision and Fairchild Television. Snowcap is one of the leading souvenir suppliers in Canada. They have their own in house design studio and production facilities. Snowcap


Frequently Asked Startup Questions

We love meeting with entrepreneurs, their passion, energy and guts are inspiring.  Entrepreneurs starting a new business usually have a million questions, lots of uncertainty, and usually no money to pay the many bills that arise before ‘going live’.  Here are some answers to questions I get regarding IP questions for start-ups. “Do I need


Nightingale Electrical Ltd. Featured in BC Business

Congratulations to our valued client Nightingale Electrical Ltd. who was recently featured in BC Business Magazine. You can read the whole feature article here: WIRED FOR SUCCESS: P3 Projects are the Next Step for Nightingale Electrical.  


Nightingale Electrical Ltd. wins Business of the Year at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Nightingale Electrical Ltd. of Richmond wins the Business of the Year at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2011.  The top of 4 finalists, Nightingale Electrical Ltd. and its 200 skilled employees carry out installations for Canada’s top construction contractors (Bird, PLC, ASPAC) who build British Columbia’s signature buildings. Doug Nightingale founded his


Brian Cole Finalist in Business Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Brian Cole, President of BCGI Benefits Inc., who has just been nominated and selected as a finalist as Young Entrepreneur for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.


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