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St. Catharines Business Lawyers

Advising individuals and business organizations, ranging from large national corporations to privately-held businesses, partnerships and sole proprietorships.

Practicing Lawyers:

    The Niagara business lawyers of Chown Cairns have successfully negotiated complex commercial agreements on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, real estate, construction, franchising, technology and professional services.

    Our business lawyers provide advice on selecting and qualifying the right organizational structure – corporations, general or limited liability partnerships, unincorporated associations and tax-exempt organizations; advising on the appropriate jurisdiction in which to organize; and preparing organizational documents for the corporation’s shareholders, partners or members.

    Much of what the Business Law Practice Group does centers on closely held corporations that range from entrepreneurial start-up enterprises to well-established single-owner and family-owned businesses. While closely held corporations do not face the same requirements as publicly traded companies, their need for experienced legal assistance on questions of ownership, control, employment laws and agreements, non-compete agreements, intellectual property rights, commercial contracts, agency agreements, executive and shareholder compensation and minority shareholder rights are just as important to accomplishing their corporate and ownership goals.

    Our strength is our businesses lawyers' experience in commercial matters and commitment to providing the most effective legal representation. Members of the Business Law Practice Group work closely with our clients in order to assess their business objectives.

    Our lawyers skillfully and aggressively represent clients in commercial transactions in order to maximize our client’s’ objectives.

    Our Business Law Practice Group provides advice and counseling in the following areas:

    Acquisitions and Asset Transfers


    Commercial Lending

    Contract Negotiation and Documentation

    Corporate Reorganization


    Formation and Capitalization of Entities


    Government Relations

    Intellectual Property

    Licensing and Regulatory

    Real Estate

    Risk Management Technology Licensing