Corporate/Commercial Law

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)
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Tax Reorganizations
  • Customers’ and Suppliers’ Contracts
  • Day-To-Day Advisory
  • Equity Financings
  • ESOPs and Other Employee Incentive Programs
  • Extra-Provincial Registrations
  • Franchising
  • General Counsel Services
  • Incorporation and Company Secretarial
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legislative Compliance (both general and industry specific)
  • Mergers, Amalgamations, Plans of Arrangement and Takeovers
  • Partnerships
  • Private Equity
  • Product Distribution and Licensing
  • Product Manufacturing, Sales and Leasing
  • Restructuring
  • Shareholder Agreements (including comprehensive or special purpose shareholder agreements)
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Strategic Alliances/Joint Ventures
  • Succession Planning including Management Buyout Transactions
  • U.S. & International Expansion