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What is Corporate Law?

Corporate law deals with the rights, relationships, and conduct of individuals, companies, organizations, and businesses. Corporation law refers to the application of law to corporations or the theory of corporations. Corporations can function legally without having to be incorporated, which is often the result of the founders of the company setting it up.

Corporate Lawyers in Edmonton

At Alberta Law Office our lawyers can assist you in dealing with corporate laws, rules or regulations, and government legislation. Protect your company and keep it running. When needed, Corporate Lawyers In Edmonton at Alberta Law Office is the Lawyer to help your case. We are experienced professionals with a wealth of knowledge specific to corporations, insurance coverage regulation, and business law.

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Corporate Lawyers Edmonton - The Best Lawyers for Your Business Needs

A business can sometimes feel like it's swimming in legal waters without a life jacket. But with the help of a qualified corporate lawyer, you can rest assured that your business will be handled with the utmost care. At the Alberta Law Office, our lawyers have years of experience handling all types of legal matters for businesses of all sizes. We understand the importance of providing quality legal services at an affordable price, which is why we offer free consultations and always advocate on your behalf. Don't hesitate to contact us today to learn more about our corporate law services!

 

Corporate law services

Corporate law can be a complex and challenging field, which is why it is important to work with the best lawyers in Edmonton. Alberta Law Office is here to help your business with a variety of legal needs. From contract review and drafting to litigation support, we have you covered. We understand the importance of experience and expertise, which is why we stand out from the competition. If you need assistance starting or growing your business, make sure to contact corporate law services today!

 

Areas of corporate law expertise

If you're running a business, you need legal advice. That's where corporate lawyers Edmonton from Alberta Law Office come in. We can offer advice on a wide variety of legal issues, such as shareholder rights, mergers and acquisitions, and contract law. They can also help you draft documents and contracts to protect your business interests. If you're looking for legal support for your business, contact a corporate lawyer in Edmonton specialist today!

 

Types of legal work corporations may need help with

For businesses of all sizes, legal assistance can be a lifesaver. Whether you need help obtaining permits and licenses, trademarking or copyrighting, or defending yourself against lawsuits, corporate lawyers in Edmonton can help. Some common legal tasks that corporations may need help with include litigation support (providing expert testimony), negotiation and mediation, insolvency representation, asset protection planning, employment law assistance, and more! In short, if you're looking for legal help with any business legal issue, corporate lawyers in Edmonton are the go-to professionals. So why wait? Call us today!

 

Are there any free consultations?

There are a lot of legal issues that can arise in a business, and it can be tough to determine whom to turn to for help. That's where corporate lawyers come in - we can provide a consultation summary and outline all of the services we offer. This can help you make an informed decision, and can also be a gateway to contacting us directly with any questions or concerns you have. Hiring a corporate lawyer in Edmonton is an important decision, so don't wait - get started today and call the Alberta Law Office today!

 

What is the process of hiring a corporate lawyer in Edmonton?

When it comes to hiring a corporate lawyer in Edmonton, it's important to take the time to research the available options and find the right fit for your business. Once you've found a lawyer that you're comfortable with, consult with them to discuss your specific case details and how they would approach it. It's important to keep the lawyer engaged throughout the entire process so that you reach a successful resolution. Finally, make sure to finalize any agreements or contracts once everything is finalized and signed off on by all parties involved. Thanks for reading!

CORPORATE LAW: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What Are the Legal Requirements to Incorporate in Alberta, Canada?

Business owners have two incorporation options: federal or provincial.  Alberta Law Office can support your legal process to incorporate your business federally under the Canada Business Corporations Act which allows your corporation to conduct business under one name nationally.  Incorporating provincially under the Alberta’s Business Corporations Act allows your Alberta-based business to operate at a provincial level.  Both corporations acts are complex legal documents that govern the laws around all aspects of business operations.  The decision may depend on the scale of your operations, the types of products or services you offer, the cost benefits and future expansion plans.  Consulting with an experienced corporate lawyer to explore which option is right for you is highly recommended.

 

What Are the Benefits of Incorporating in Alberta?

There are some key benefits of incorporating in Alberta including:

 

  1. Unique Tax Benefits: Businesses in Alberta receive low taxation rates to operate compared to other provinces in Canada.  Unique tax exemptions exist for payroll, general sales and capital expenditures.

  2. Personal Liability Protection: Incorporation allows your business to become a separate legal entity and provides reasonable personal protection from liability concerning debts, taxation, and seizure of personal assets.  Your corporation will have a separate tax account, assets, contracts and can be sued as a separate entity.  However, it is important to realize that shareholders and directors still hold significant duties and responsibilities.  

  3. Deductions for Small Business and Long Term Planning: Small businesses in Alberta can claim deductions up to $500, 000 on non-investment Income through the Alberta Corporate Tax Income Program.  There are often granting programs that also support Alberta small businesses at provincial and municipal levels. Incorporation can help your business increase access to funding support, tax rebates and even long-term estate planning.

 

What Types of Business and Organizations Can Register in Alberta?

There are several registration options for Albertans.  These include:

 

  • Corporations (including out-of-province)

  • Cooperatives

  • Religious Organizations

  • Societies

  • Non-Profit Companies

 

Additionally, both incorporated and unincorporated organizations may register as a charitable organization if the legal requirements are met.  Businesses also come in many forms including sole proprietorship/trade name, partnership or corporation.  Alberta Law Office legal team can ensure you clearly understand all your options when deciding on what type of structure is best for your organization.


 

What If I Am Considering Registering as a Non Profit-Organization?

Non-profit societies and corporations require similar legal guidance to properly register in Alberta and ensure their structure meets all legal requirements.  An experienced lawyer who understands the unique needs and requirements of non-profits organizations can help you:

 

  • Comply with the naming regulations

  • Prepare the bylaws that will include all the required articles to register in Alberta

  • Advise you on the legal requirements of creating a board of directors, including executives, and their corresponding duties

  • Guide you to set up a records-management system to ensure your organization stays in good standing with financial and operational documents

  • Provide on-going legal guidance for any liability, policy and procedure or conflict of interest situations that may occur 

 

What Is the Difference Between Trademark & Copyright?

Both trademark and copyright are important aspects of protecting your business or organization or personal products and services.  Both trademark and copyright are defined by the Government of Canada and they are very different in how they function. 

Trademarks are the distinguishing marks that create recognition of your company brand and products apart from other companies.   This includes company name, web domain name, logos and designs, slogans etc.  This allows consumers and clients to distinguish your company from potentially other similar companies.

Copyright on the other hand applies to your legal intellectual property.  Copyright protects any original creative work that is produced by an individual or corporation.  This can include production, publication and performances of video, sound, artwork, images, software code and written materials.  

An attorney who has experience in the legal complexities of trademark and copyright law can support you to ensure that your brand recognition and intellectual property are protected from being used by others without permission.

 

How Can a Corporation Lawyer Benefit My Business?

Deciding to register as a business is not only a significant business decision but a personal one as well.  Even after the business registration process is complete, there are significant legal records that need to be maintained, revised and filed to stay in good standing as a business. 

 

Initial Incorporation Support - Our corporation lawyers at Alberta Law Office can:

 

  • Help you decide whether incorporation is right for your business and explore all your options

  • Draft the Articles of Incorporation required by law and file your business with Alberta Corporate Registries

  • Guide you in setting up a suitable structure for your business and select the right type of business incorporation category

  • Clarify the requirements to select a unique business name,  conduct a NUANS name search and secure an available name of your choosing

  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of incorporation either federally or provincially

  • Walk you through your legal duties and responsibilities as a shareholder 

 

Ongoing Corporation Support - Our corporation lawyers at Alberta Law Office can:

 

  • Provide ongoing legal support services for annual returns, and all legally-required records pertaining to your organization

  • Guide the legal requirements when restructuring your organization

  • Ensure your business assets are protected long-term and included as part of your estate planning

  • Advise you when you, your board or shareholders need to make legal decisions

  • Advocate for you when facing a lawsuit

 

The legal process can be difficult to navigate and it is important you are properly guided regarding your legal options and ensuring your business is set up properly from the beginning.  Accessing on-going legal services to ensure your legal records are always up-to-date and filed correctly and on time can prevent costly errors and valuable time.

 

If you have questions or concerns about either incorporating or ongoing legal services for your business or organization contact us for a free consultation.  We are here to help.

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