Corporate / Commercial Law

Our Corporate/Commercial Group ensures your organization thrives by providing efficient and effective legal support

At WV LLP, our Corporate/Commercial Group ensures that your organization can function and thrive.  We are there for the big moments, such as mergers and restructurings, and also for the important everyday matters.  

Our Corporate/Commercial Group is recognized for its efficiency and effectiveness in structuring, negotiating, and closing both complex and routine transactions.  No matter how big or how small the transaction, you can be sure that our lawyers will be dedicated to helping you achieve your business goals.

Our clients include the nation’s leading companies and financial institutions, mid-sized and small private businesses, and local entrepreneurs.  Our market-leading service and ability to provide a wide and diverse range of general advisory are some of the many reasons why we’ve advised on countless deals in recent years.

We deliver proven results in a full range of corporate legal areas, including:

  • Business Formation (including incorporation and organization of federal and provincial corporations or establishing partnerships or joint-venture vehicles)
  • Extra-Provincial Registrations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • General Counsel Services 
  • Day-To-Day Advisory
  • Legislative Compliance (both general and industry specific)
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting including:
    • Customers’ and Suppliers’ Contracts
    • Product Distribution and Licensing
    • Product Manufacturing, Sales and Leasing
    • Software Licence Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements (including comprehensive or special purpose shareholder agreements)
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Private Equity Financings
  • ESOPs and Other Employee Incentive Programs
  • Corporate Tax Reorganizations and Restructuring
  • Franchising
  • Trademarks 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Amalgamations
  • Succession Planning including Management Buyout Transactions