Business Law

September 14, 2016

Business Law
What Is the Purpose of a Shareholders’ Agreement?
By Mtre Bryan-Eric Lane, Lawyer

This column outlines the purpose of a shareholders’ agreement for a corporation’s shareholders. Specifically, this column highlights some very common and practical situations in which a shareholders’ agreement proves very useful.

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July 5, 2016

Business Law
The Usefulness of a Holding Company
By Mtre Bryan-Eric Lane, Lawyer

Many business people consult us to evaluate the benefits of setting up a management corporation, commonly known as a holding company. First and foremost, a holding company allows for the transfer of surplus cash  accumulated in the business (the operating company). This transfer is made through the payment of intercorporate dividends, which are generally exempt from taxes.

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June 20, 2016

Business Law
Sale of a Business: Sell the Shares or Buy the Assets?
By Mtre Bryan-Eric Lane, Lawyer

This chronicle is intended to summarize important considerations from each party's point of view.

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June 8, 2016

Business Law
The Family Trust: What Exactly Does It Allow?
By Mtre Bryan-Eric Lane, Lawyer

A trust is an independent patrimony created by a settlor and managed by one or several trustees for the benefit of the beneficiaries. The beneficiaries have no right of ownership over the property held in trust, which is instead within the trust’s separate patrimony. There are several types of trusts, but this article will focus on the discretionary family trust.

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May 2, 2016

Business Law
Non-competition Clauses: The Importance of Drafting Prudently
By Mtre Bryan-Eric Lane, Lawyer

Outre les contrats d’emploi, on retrouve des clauses de non concurrence dans plusieurs types de contrats...

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