Business Law

Huckvale Wilde Harvie MacLennan LLP advises clients on all corporate and commercial law aspects of business. See below for a partial list of the types of services we can provide and issues we can advise on, and with your inquiries.


  • Initial choice of the legal form of business (proprietorship, partnership or corporation)
  • Incorporation (if that is the chosen form) and structuring of that start-up business format
  • Re-organizations of existing corporate entities
  • Equity financing and other forms of investments (including seed, angel and venture capital financing) in new or existing businesses, including due diligence
  • Purchase and sale of existing businesses, including due diligence
  • Annual general meetings, special meetings, directors’ meetings
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities
  • Shareholders’ Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements
  • Employee equity participation, incentive, stock option arrangements


  • Within the business:
    • Employment law matters
      • Employment agreements
      • Severance negotiations
      • Independent contractor agreements
      • Non-disclosure and Confidentiality agreements
      • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Between the business and its customers and suppliers:
    • Review, negotiation and enforcement of:
      • Supply contracts — for tangible goods and intangible property including software
      • Service contracts
      • Commercial real estate leases
      • Independent contractor agreements
      • Franchise, License and Distribution agreements

To assist you with any of your Business Law concerns, please contact one of our lawyers who will be happy to provide you any guidance or assistance you may require.

Links to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Business Law:

Purchase of a Business
Business Associations