Practice

Securities/Corporate Finance

We provide securities law advice to companies intending to list on the TSX and the TSX Venture Exchange. After listing on the TSX or the TSX Venture Exchange we provide legal advice to our new listed public company clients.

Corporate Governance

Corporations, directors and officers of public companies require sophisticated legal advice regarding corporate governance obligations and risk management strategies. Public companies require advice on board structure, board committee charters, committee procedure, board meetings, annual general shareholders meetings and special shareholders meetings. We regularly attend and assist with procedure at board meetings, annual general meetings and special meetings of the shareholders of our public clients. We assist our clients in the management of the continuous disclosure requirements imposed on them by the TSX, the TSX Venture Exchange and by applicable securities laws.

Corporate / Commercial

Corporate and Commercial law refers to company law and the law of commercial transactions. We provide corporate and commercial legal advice to public companies.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Change of ownership or control of corporations will involve transactions and documentation relating to mergers and acquisitions. We represent public companies in mergers and acquisitions. Due to the complexity of such transactions, the lawyer practicing in the merger and acquisition area would be part of the team of professional specialists working together to conclude the merger or acquisition.

Technology / Intellectual Property

Of significant importance to technology companies is the protection of their intellectual property. The protection of intellectual property entails the registration of patents, industrial designs, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. We work with the largest national and international patent and trademark law firms to ensure that our client’s intellectual property is protected wherever required.

Services

We are an agent of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies for Nova Scotia and as such can complete registrations and filings at Joint Stock electronically on-line in real time. The firm incorporates Nova Scotia and CBCA companies. We provide the legal services required to buy or sell real property as is required during commercial transactions for our public company clients.