Shareholders are the owners of a company. Share ownership entitles a shareholder to certain rights and entitlements. Those rights are protected by a range of remedies available to a shareholder in the event that disputes arise as to the way the company is run.
Every director and shareholder should be aware of certain annual corporate maintenance requirements. We recently discussed the requirement to file annual reports. Today we will look at the annual general meeting “(AGM”) requirements for BC companies.
Taking advantage of the benefits of incorporation means accepting the responsibilities of incorporation. One responsibility is filing Annual Reports with the BC Registry.
There are great reasons to have a lawyer assist you when starting a company. There are also important reasons to hire a lawyer when it is time to bring a company to an end. Here is what you need to know about dissolving a corporation in BC.
You’ve weighed the advantages of incorporating a business, and decided to move forward. Next you may be wondering who can incorporate a business in BC, and whether you need a corporate lawyer to so so.
Leasing commercial space is a significant financial commitment. Business owners should pay close attention to the terms of a commercial rental agreement or a business lease agreement. Here are our top three:
If you are buying or selling a business, which is right for you: share sale vs. asset sale? Each option has advantages and disadvantages which can impact everything from purchase price to legal liability to tax implications.
Buying a business is a considerable investment. It is also a complex transaction involving many issues. Here is what you should know when buying a business.
A well-drafted shareholders’ agreement, one that takes into consideration the nature and structure of the business, will help to alleviate risks and provide guidance in the event of disagreement.
There are many reasons why not to use a shareholder agreement template. The benefits, risks, and objectives of the parties to the agreement will vary depending upon the situation.