The correct company structure is critical to facilitate investment, growth and ease of management. As your company grows, it will need shareholder related agreements and assistance with its day-to-day commercial agreements. On all these matters, Voyer Law has your company’s back.
Company structure and jurisdiction of incorporation are critical steppingstones. We advise on the correct structure for incorporating your company in Canada and the U.S. and, once decided upon, we incorporate and maintain your company by preparing its digital minute book and preparing annual resolutions and filings.
IP Assignments and Tax Oriented Asset Transfers
Intellectual property is an essential company asset but the transfer of these and other assets to a new company is often forgotten. We draft IP Assignment Agreements and other tax oriented asset transfer documents (for example, Section 85 Rollover) to ensure your company owns the assets it needs to succeed.
REVERSE VESTING AND SHAREHOLDERS’ AGREEMENTS
Managing shareholders and their interests is just as important as issuing those shares. We draft industry standard Reverse Vesting Agreements to ensure that each shareholder’s interest in the company is tied to their contributions and draft Shareholder agreements to manage the interests of founders, investors and the company.
As your company grows, commercial agreements must be drafted or reviewed. We act as pseudo in-house counsel to our clients and can quickly draft, advise on and review any commercial agreement your company needs.
SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES AND BUYOUTS
Eventually relationships may deteriorate. We advise on shareholder disputes and facilitate shareholder buyouts so your company can move beyond internal struggles and focus on the road ahead.
Did you incorporate without a lawyer or is your corporate structure misaligned with new plans? We can clean up and reorganize your company’s structure to best ensure it meets your future needs.
STEPS TO SETTING UP A NEW CANADIAN COMPANY
- Reserve company name
- Incorporate company
- Issue shares and vest shares (optional)
- Shareholder Agreement (optional)
- Assign IP and other assets to Company
- Annual filings and resolutions