Lawyers & Practice Areas
Your business has specialized legal needs.
On Goodlawyer, you can find the specialized lawyers that know exactly how to help your business.
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Top Canadian lawyers
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Avg. 10+ Years Experience
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With legal specialists across Canada, no service is too unique for our Goodlawyer network. We can scope and price custom projects for virtually any area of law that touches your business.
Corporate lawyers can help you with structuring and maintaining your corporation, buying or selling a business, managing corporate governance, or raising money through rounds of financing. This kind of legal support is essential to your business success and a good corporate lawyer will help your company grow and flourish. Here are some examples of services corporate lawyers can help you with:
Incorporation and Annual Maintenance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Stock Options Plans
Commercial lawyers are an invaluable asset for scaling businesses that have ongoing contracts and negotiations. When your corporation does business with vendors, customers, and other stakeholders, commercial lawyers can address your liabilities, improve negotiations, optimize sales processes, and holistically improve your deals. Some of the most common services our commercial lawyers offer:
Master Service Agreement
Intellectual property (IP) lawyers are a critical resource for any business that leverages IP. They can help you develop strategies for managing valuable assets, file trademarks to protect your brand, apply for patents on inventions and formulas, register copyrights on creative works, and draft industrial design patents for products. Our intellectual property lawyers commonly complete these services for business clients:
IP Strategy Roadmapping
IP Assignment Agreement
The legally required frameworks for protecting personal data are rapidly evolving and can be difficult to interpret. Proactively working with a lawyer who specializes in online security, privacy, or data management is essential for maintaining compliance and minimizing risks to your business and your customers. A privacy lawyer can help you with any of these commonly requested projects:
Website Terms of Service
Data and Security Strategy
Regulatory Compliance Reviews
For entrepreneurs trying to get themselves, their business, and foreign national employees established in Canada, the permanent residency, visa and work permit systems can be extremely complicated. A skilled business immigration lawyer can guide you through the process and help you achieve your business’ goals in Canada. These are some of the most common services requested of our business immigration lawyers:
Immigration Viability Assessment
Startup Visa Bundle
Work Permit Application
Port of Entry Package
Complex laws govern the relationships between employers and employees to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of the workforce. An employment lawyer can help your business navigate these complex regulations, ensure contractual compliance with employment standards, and provide representation in labour-related disputes. Here are some of the types of projects an employment lawyer can assist with:
Workplace and Employment Policies
Independent Contractor Agreement
Termination Letter and Package
The Canadian Tax Act lays out the laws and regulations that define the taxation system, both for individuals and organizations. Business tax lawyers understand how to navigate this system and can help structure your business in a way that saves money. They also assist with unfiled returns, audits, and other Canada Revenue Agency issues. Some of the most common services requested of business tax lawyers includes:
Section 85 / Corporate Rollover
Notices of Objection
Tax Planning and Strategy
Startup law is a subsection of business law that focuses on new businesses. From corporate structuring and growing your team, all the way to raising venture funding, startup lawyers understand the lifecycle of a startup as well as the laws, accelerator programs, tax breaks, and grant opportunities that are most relevant and helpful. Startup lawyers are able to complete any of these commonly requested services:
Startup Incorporation Bundle
IP Assignment Agreement
Founder Shareholder Agreement
IP Strategy Roadmapping
Debt & Equity Financing
Technology lawyers have specialized experience working with innovative companies and know the legal nuances of operating in IT, software, AI & ML, fintech, cleantech, NFTs, crypto, and blockchain. They can help with your corporate strategy, drafting and contract negotiation, and regulatory compliance for emerging technologies. Our tech lawyers are able to provide legal insight within their industry speciality and they commonly provide:
Regulatory Compliance Advising and Review
Privacy and Data Security Policies
IP Strategy Roadmapping
A commercial litigation lawyer can help you navigate any commercial business disputes. From filing Statements of Claim or Defense, sending Demand Letters, negotiating settlement terms, and even representing you in court, a commercial litigation lawyer will help your business get to the best possible outcome. Commercial litigation lawyers can assist with any of the following projects and any additional support needed for the dispute:
Statement of Claim and Defense
Commercial Litigation Case Assessment
Acting as Counsel of Record
Non-profit organizations face many of the same legal challenges as for-profits, but in some areas like tax, the law is even more complex for non-profits. Non-profit lawyers can help you with your governance and structure, charity status, asset management, and legal compliance so you can focus on your organization’s mission. Examples of services that our non-profit lawyers commonly complete:
Charitable Status Application and Maintenance
Formation and Structuring
Tax Exempt Status
Fundraising Compliance and Advising
Clients just like you
Finding a lawyer with the right legal expertise is important. But it’s also important to work with a lawyer who has worked with businesses and industries like yours.
On Goodlawyer we catalogue lawyers’ industry experience to ensure successful client connections.
Administration & Management
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Finance & Insurance
Fishing & Hunting
Health & Wellness
Information & Culture
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Oil & Gas
Transport & Storage
Waste & Remediation
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