Whether you are incorporating your first business, undertaking a major acquisition, rolling assets into a holding company, initiating a corporate restructuring, or selling your business, the professionals at Rabideau Law have a tailored, effective, and competitively priced solution. Local businesses rely on us to provide efficient and result-oriented services to ensure they avoid the many legal pitfalls which can often derail a successful company.

Business Incorporation

Starting a new business is an exciting adventure, however there are many steps that need to be taken in order to structure the business correctly and avoid potential problems and future expenses. Incorporating a business offers several advantages over sole proprietors and partnerships.

Rabideau Law offers a variety of fixed fee business incorporation packages depending on the level of service you require:

  • Bronze
  • Filing of Articles
    (numbered company)
  • Nuans Search
    (1 search)
  • Minute Book
  • Share Certificate
    (common)
  • By-Laws (1 and 2)
  • Initial Resolutions
  • $1250
  • + HST
  • Silver
  • Filing of Articles
    (named company)
  • Nuans Search
    (1 search)
  • Minute Book
  • Share Certificates
    (common and special)
  • By-Laws (1 and 2)
  • Initial Resolutions
  • Form 1 Initial Return (e-filed)
  • $1350
  • + HST
  • Gold
  • Filing of Articles
    (named company)
  • Nuans Search
    (up to 3 searches)
  • Minute Book
  • Share Certificates
    (common and special)
  • By-Laws (1 and 2)
  • Initial Resolutions
  • Form 1 Initial Return (e-filed)
  • Operating (Trade) Name Registration
  • $1600
  • + HST

Buying or Selling a Business

Being represented and advised by the right lawyers when buying or selling a business or initiating a merger is crucially important. At Rabideau Law, we take the time to understand our clients’ businesses and objectives and provide insight and expertise on all types of purchase or sale transfers from the letter of intent to post-closing and the enforcement of representations. We offer a range of legal services that include:

  • Advising clients with respect to organization structure and tax optimization
  • Reviewing management structure and potential buyout opportunities
  • Drafting letter of intent
  • Negotiating share purchase and sale transactions
  • Establishing limited partnerships for acquisition purposes
  • Preparing corporate resolutions and director’s duties
  • Acquiring and disposing of corporate assets
  • Composing shareholder agreements
  • Assisting clients with regulatory approval and registration
  • Ensuring continuity of existing contracts with suppliers and vendors

Corporate Restructuring

Whether your company requires immediate restructuring advice or is just starting to research possible options, the professionals at Rabideau Law will work with you to negotiate with your creditors and restructure your company’s debt. Our clients are small to mid-sized businesses that rely on us to protect the assets of the corporation and its directors. Our proven expertise enables us to deliver practical and timely results.

Several measures can be used to restructure your corporation, including:

  • Negotiate debt reduction and elimination with creditors and the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Disposition of corporate property and assets
  • Renegotiate contracts with vendors and suppliers
  • Corporate downsizing
  • Reorganize share structure