Hummingbird Law Firm - Corporate Business Lawyers in Toronto

Hummingbird LLP offers a complete range of corporate legal services that compliment your greater strategic objectives.

Our team’s real-world entrepreneurial experience allows us to take a 360-degree view of your legal exposure to ensure the long-term viability of your venture. Our integrated approach supports your overall strategy, protects your intellectual property, and minimizes your legal risk in the medium and long terms.

We act for start-ups, franchisees, and franchisors in a variety of matters, and represent professionals and companies with a focus on family enterprise, retail, media, information technology, construction and real estate ventures. Our corporate team works in close collaboration with our colleagues in the Hummingbird Network to ensure that all legal decisions align with your core business interests –  including raising capital, commercial mortgages, accounting,  commercialization, and more.

Incorporation – Business Form & Structure

We help our clients choose the best business structure for the organization and its divisions, paying close attention and consideration to legal issues such as, personal liability, tax and financial matters and efficiency.

Owner Agreements

Whether carrying on business as a partnership or a corporation, any business that has more than one owner, should consider a partnership or shareholders agreement to mitigate possible issues including:

  • Management and voting rights
  • Financing requirements
  • Transfer of ownership Interests

Purchase and Sale of a Business

The purchase or sale of a business is one of the most significant and important transactions with which to proceed. We will provide critical legal advice from the very outset to assist with:

  • Due diligence in evaluating potential deals
  • Negotiating offers and letters of intent
  • Structuring the transaction, whether it is assets or shares
  • Closing the deal – without surprises and ensuring you get what you bargained for
  • Reporting and providing necessary legal opinions

Outsourced Counsel

In cases needing more sustained attention, consider enlisting Hummingbird LLP Outsourced Counsel that provides for a dedicated legal presence on your senior management team.

Our full suite of Business and Corporate Law Services

  • Business Formation
    • Establishing Corporations, Partnerships and Joint Ventures
    • Preparing and Negotiating Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
    • Non-profit Corporations
  • Corporate Restructurings and Reorganizations
  • Planning Acquisition Strategies
  • Licensing, Distribution, Marketing and Franchising Arrangements
  • Equity and Cash Incentive Arrangements
    • Stock Option Plans
    • Option Agreements
    • Employee Incentive Plans
  • Corporate Record Maintenance
  • Customer, Supply and Outsourcing Agreements
  • Board and Committee Structures and Procedures
  • Developing Appropriate and Tax-efficient Transaction Structures
  • Implementing Transactional Aspects of a Deal
  • Directors’ and Officers’ Liability
  • Directors and Officers Insurance
  • Management Succession and Executive Compensation
  • Private Financings
  • Management Buyouts
  • Regulatory Compliance Requirements
  • Shareholder Relations and Disputes
  • Business Plans and Procurement Bids

For more information on our corporate services, please contact Andrew Fortis.