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Small Business Lawyers in Calgary

As a small business owner, you may wear many hats but don’t have time to become an expert in everything. That’s why it’s crucial to have a team of experts in your corner, especially when it comes to legal compliance. A good small business lawyer will help you navigate the complex world of business law so that your business will run smoothly and successfully.

It is good practice to have a lawyer who can take care of day-to-day legal needs, allowing you to focus on your business. Even for businesses in their early stages, engaging a lawyer early on decreases the risk of complications down the road.

From drafting your contracts to employment matters, to lease negotiations, an experienced business lawyer can guide you to building and maintaining a healthy legal foundation.

At DLegal, we love finding solutions for your business and celebrating your success. We assist new and growing businesses regularly and know the intricacies of legal formalities. Our vast experience puts us in a position to discuss alternatives, suggest solutions, assist with the paperwork, and ensure compliance with corporate laws that protect your interests.

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Calgary Small Businesses

When starting a small business or startup, there will be many questions that you simply won’t know how to answer. Thankfully, you don’t need to answer all legal questions yourself in order to create a successful business. Having a small business lawyer on hand is not only important for legal disputes, but for many other aspects of your business. Pairing with an experienced business lawyer can help you through many aspects of creating a successful venture, including incorporation, drafting contracts, negotiations, and much more.

At DLegal, we enjoy working with creative and brave people, just like you. As a local law firm, we love finding solutions for your small businesses and celebrating your successes. We stand by your side and support you through any legal needs that may arise and require timely and effective solutions.

Why Your Small Business Needs a Lawyer

ENSURE COOPERATION WITH THE LAW

A small business lawyer will understand all the legal requirements that small businesses have to face to comply with the law. Nothing can derail your dream of a successful business faster than the government or an overseeing body noticing that you have failed to comply with the law in some way. The result of this could be fines or criminal action.

Having a lawyer deal with these aspects of your business, such as internal operations, corporate paperwork, negotiation, and the drawing up of contracts, can save you legal trouble in the future, ensuring that your business will run smoothly and profitably.

MANAGE LEGAL DISPUTES

Nobody wants to think about it, but there is always a possibility that you could be dragged into a legal dispute. It could be from a disgruntled employee or a dissatisfied client, or you could feel the need to take legal action against another entity, like a supplier that has violated their contract with you. Whatever the case, a small business lawyer will be absolutely indispensable when it comes to legal disputes

How a Small Business Lawyer Will Help Your Business

INCORPORATION

There are multiple types of entities you can choose from! A corporate lawyer will have the knowledge to turn your business into a legal entity in the eyes of the law. They will also be able to help you choose which works best for your needs and industry and keeps your personal assets safe.

NEGOTIATIONS

A good lawyer can aid small businesses in the various negotiations they will have to face throughout their lifetime. The types of negotiations may include:

  1. Office space: Unless your business is exclusively online, you will likely need to rent a physical office space or storefront at some point. New business owners often get trapped into unsatisfactory leases through a lack of knowledge. A competent lawyer who is well-versed in the legal needs of small businesses will be able to help you avoid disadvantageous offers and find a deal that works for your needs.
  2. Agreements with vendors: Small businesses don’t exist in a vacuum. You will presumably need the services of several vendors to get your venture off the ground. Your lawyer will ensure that your agreements with vendors protect your interests.
  3. Mergers and acquisitions: Your business may get to a point where you are big enough to acquire another business, or maybe another company will want to join forces with you to have a greater competitive edge in the market. In any case, the contracts are very complicated and impossible to navigate without the help of a competent lawyer.
DRAFTING CONTRACTS

Contracts should only be drafted by a lawyer that is highly experienced in the corresponding area of law. A small business will need to have many contracts ready for a variety of situations and uses. Examples include partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, non-disclosure agreements, independent contractor agreements, service contracts, lease and employment agreements.

It is essential to understand that having an airtight, legally complying contract in place can help prevent future litigation, so this isn’t an area to skimp or try to do it yourself. DLegal business lawyers are here to take care of the contract formalities, therefore allowing you to focus on your business.

From drafting to reviewing and negotiating, we can assist with commercial contracts, agreements, and transactions with business partners, suppliers, and clients. In contract negotiations, we can also perform due diligence and assist in identifying leverage.

LEASE AGREEMENTS

A lousy lease agreement can harm your business potential. We can assist with drafting and/or reviewing drafts of the Offer to Lease and the Commercial Lease Agreement. If you are in disagreement with the other party on obligations set out by the Lease Agreement, we can assist in negotiations and legal representation.

LITIGATION

Though legal issues like litigation are unpleasant to any small business owner, not thinking about it ahead of time is even more dangerous. It is one of the legal services that any lawyer that is accomplished in business law will be able to provide.

Common legal issues include employment discrimination, harassment, customer discrimination, and intellectual property suits. In the case of breach of contract suits, having drafted a solid, clear, legally binding contract in the first place can go a long way to ensuring that this is one type of dispute you won’t have to deal with. Remember, just because you are doing everything right doesn’t mean that someone will not take action unjustifiably.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Something that small business owners often forget in the early days is to protect the intellectual property of their business. This could mean things like trademarking names and logos, securing patents for products, or copyrighting software. All of this will help your business to flourish far into the future.

Small Business Law Firm

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for years, a small business lawyer can be a valuable resource for navigating the many legal challenges of running a small business. If you don’t already have one, now is the time to procure the services of an experienced company lawyer.

At DLegal, we act as that essential ally for small business owners in the Calgary area. We are here to help you with all your legal matters. So reach out to our team today and join the other successful businesses who use trust DLegal to protect their best interests.

Fees

Small Business Lawyers in Calgary

CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT $995
NON-COMPETITION AGREEMENT $995
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT $1195
COMMERCIAL LEASE REVIEW Hourly rate applies
INCORPORATION OF A NUMBERED COMPANY* $354
INCORPORATION OF A NAMED COMPANY* $395
MINUTE BOOK SET-UP $345
REGISTER TRADE NAME OR PARTNERSHIP** $150
FILING ANNUAL RETURNS** $95
PREPARATION OF YEAR END RESOLUTIONS AND MINUTES $245
CHANGE OF DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS OR ADDRESS $95
SHARE / ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT $1995+
SHAREHOLDER / JOINT VENTURE OR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT $1995+
CORPORATE DISSOLUTION** $995
ACTING AS A REGISTERED OFFICE $250/year

**Does not include the registry filing fee.

Flat fees do not include GST.

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