Business Law

“Business Law” is a broad term we use to describe a variety of business issues that business owners may experience during their operations. At Campbell Law, we provide you with advice on such business matters as:

  • Commercial leasing, whether you are a landlord or a tenant.
  • Contracts for the purchase or sale of a commercial property.
  • Subdivisions, lot line adjustments, rights of way and easements.
  • Drafting or reviewing a variety of different business contracts such as Non-Disclosure Agreements.

We have experience working with both owners and contractors on infrastructure project developments, including public-private partnerships (P3), we also provide legal advice to industry-specific clients, such as construction companies, engineers and operators of water or electricity projects with respect to:

  • Procurement and the law of tenders.
  • Drafting or negotiating Requests for Information, Requests for Qualification and Requests for Proposals.
  • Drafting or negotiation various service delivery agreements such as:
    • Professional Services Agreements.
    • Goods and Services Agreements.
    • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Agreements.
    • Design Build Agreements.
    • Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) Agreements.

Because of Hanan Campbell’s experience as in-house Associate General Counsel to a large private company, Campbell Law is uniquely set up to act as external general counsel for businesses and organizations. We provide advice to in-house legal teams on a wide range of issues such as:

  • Human resources and legal resource management.
  • Corporate governance and succession.
  • Corporate ethics and whistle blowers.
  • Strategic development and leadership development.

Commercial Law

Commercial Law is the law of transactions and related matters in business and trade. At Campbell Law, we help our clients get deals done. We understand the different options through which a business can bought or sold and the legal advantages and disadvantages that come with each option. We work with our clients from start to finish in relation to these transactions. We begin by understanding the client’s objective and provide deal structuring advice to achieve that objective, which includes:

  • Explaining the different deal structuring options, such as a merger and acquisition, joint venture, share purchase and sale or asset purchase and sale.
  • Conducting, or assisting the client with conducting its own, due diligence.
  • Drafting and negotiating the purchase and sale agreement, as well as any secondary agreements arising from the purchase and sale, such as any financing agreements.

Corporate Law

Corporate Law involves the type of legal structure one chooses to operate his or her business. Corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships or joint ventures are all options through which you can operate a business. We work with you to understand the nature of your business, and specifically the risks inherent in the operation of your business, before we advise you on the best form your business should take. Once you have chosen the legal structure that will work best for you, we then proceed to:

  • Prepare the documents necessary to create the legal structure for your business.
  • Organize your business by preparing the documents needed to appoint directors and officers (if you choose a corporation) or partners (if you choose a partnership).
  • Prepare shareholder agreements, which is a document that outlines how the shareholders wish the business to be operated.
  • Explore different financing arrangements and prepare all necessary documentation required by the lender.
  • Look after the annual corporate maintenance of your business by acting as the company’s registered and records office.

If you have an existing business, we can work with you to reorganize it in order to achieve different objectives related to tax or succession planning.

We work very closely with our clients’ accountants or financial advisers to prepare a variety of dividend resolutions or, on a more complex basis, advise on various rollovers permitted under the Income Tax Act (Canada).