Corporate & Commercial

Your day-to-day business operations will inevitably create a number of legal needs, including the drafting and negotiation of various contracts, human resource matters, marketing and advertising issues, commercial leasing and privacy concerns. Caravel Law’s lawyers have worked inside companies for many years to give them the depth of operational experience that simply does not exist at traditional outside law firms (after all, that’s why you call them “outside” counsel). When you’ve been an in-house counsel for a dozen years, it gives you a whole different insight and mentality than someone who has no practical business experience and has sat in an office tower for their entire career.

No matter the industry, every company has buyers, vendors, partners and suppliers, and that means lots of contracts and agreements to negotiate or review. Companies sometimes elect to move forward without any legal help because:

  1. It’s not worth spending the money
  2. It will slow things down
  3. The contract “looks ok”
  4. They will deal with it if it becomes a problem

Our lawyers are responsive and have the business experience to focus their time efficiently on issues that matter. They keep your business moving forward and negotiate effectively on your behalf. They know the value of your relationships and represent your interests with that in mind – the way you would expect a trusted advisor and member of your team to act.

A standard template might be all you need, but it’s worth getting advice from someone who has helped many others like you and who has the experience to help you identify potential issues and talk through to address them. Shareholder agreements are important when your company does well and when it struggles. We have helped many great Canadian companies in their early days get things started off on the right foot, to avoid larger issues later on. We take the time to get it right, but keep the cost appropriate for a company just getting started. And if all you need is a simple agreement, that’s all we’ll give you.

If you’re buying or selling a business, you need a trusted partner in your corner. Your deal might be relatively small compared the deals you read about and grab all the headlines, but it’s just as important to you, and that makes it just as important to us. Our team of M&A lawyers have been part of the big Bay Street firms and have worked on complex deals, across many different industries. They have now brought that experience to Caravel Law and put it to work for companies like yours. No matter who is on the other side of your deal, you can be confident that you’re well represented.

Your business is growing and you have big plans for the future. Sometimes that means you need money to fund that growth. Or perhaps your company is going through a difficult period and you need some additional resources to help you weather the storm. We help companies big and small so that they can continue their journeys. We can assist you in a variety of financing matters including equity and debt financing. Our lawyers look after the legal work so that you can look after your business.

Your idea has become a company and you’re moving forward. Our lawyers love helping our clients at this early stage when things are just getting started. You need a practical solution that gets everything done properly while keeping costs in check. We have experienced lawyers who can guide you through the process with transparent fixed fee arrangements that make sense for early-stage companies. We partner with innovative technology companies to automate the incorporation process as much as possible to get things done quickly and keep costs as low as possible.

Your company is growing and so is your team, and you need more space. You’re moving into a new building or opening up a new store. You’re opening up new locations or consolidating multiple locations into one. Whatever the reason, you’re going to be signing a new commercial lease and you need someone to look after your interests. Our team has the experience to do that and the business experience to do it quickly and efficiently.

How we work for you

We offer the flexibility of working how and when you need us.

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Our clients
Canadian Cancer Society
Adlib
Sleep Country
Prodigy
Top Hat
Kohl Frisch
Canadian Cancer Society
Adlib
Sleep Country
Prodigy
Top Hat
Kohl Frisch

Our team represents a diverse range of clients and industries.

We’ll match you with a lawyer who best meets your needs.

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