Business Law

Incorporations and other business organizations

Franchise Agreements and Franchise Disclosure Documents

Purchase and sale of a business

Mergers and Acquisitions

Software-as-a-Service Agreements, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policies

Services for professionals, including dentists, physicians, and pharmacists

Business Succession Planning

Shareholder Agreements and Partnership Agreements

Not-for-Profit Corporations

Tax Transactions and other Corporate Reorganizations

Commercial Leasing

Real Estate Development

Service Agreements and Consulting Agreements

General Corporate Maintenance


The skilled and qualified business lawyers at McGuinty Law Offices have helped thousands of small businesses in the Ottawa area over the last 25 years. Our experience with legal issues faced by various businesses tells us that small business owners want sensible legal advice and need legal services delivered in a timely manner. This is what we commit to all our business clients with the help of our experienced business lawyers in Ottawa. We can help with:

Setting up a business structure: Corporations, Joint Ventures, Partnerships and Sole Proprietorships

Professional Corporations for professionals such as physicians

Purchase and sale of a business

Employer/Employee matters

Business Succession Planning

Partnership and Shareholder Agreements

Contract drafting and contract disputes

Corporate Governance and maintenance

Transferring corporations to Ontario from another jurisdiction

Corporate Organizations and Reorganizations

Negotiating and drafting Commercial Leases

Independent Contractor Consulting and Employment Agreements

Non-Disclosure Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements

Due Diligence

Cannabis licensing

Debt collection and enforcement

Construction Contracts and Liens

General Security Agreements

Commercial Financing

Questions? We have answers


An up-front understanding of legal costs is a must. Our experience tells us that a business owner is better prepared to decide on a course of action when he or she knows up front what the legal costs are for the different legal remedies available to him or her.

We would be pleased to provide you with a written statement of legal fees and disbursements up front. There is no obligation.

In many cases, we offer a contingency fee agreement which permits the small business owner to make use of our services without incurring legal fees up front. Do not hesitate to call us for details.


In Business Law there are numerous deadlines imposed on the small business owner by statute or by contracts which have been entered into. This may seem harsh or unfair, however you must protect yourself and take the necessary steps to enforce your legal rights.

If a deadline is missed by a small business owner, he or she risks losing a legal right or may be barred from exercising an option or making a legal claim. Judges are not generally in favor of extending a deadline that has been imposed by statute or by a contract which has been entered into.

Missing a deadline can be harsh and detrimental to your business, however you must protect yourself and your business and take the necessary steps to enforce your legal rights.

If you have a legal matter or a dispute that requires attention, contact a lawyer. Do not wait. We will be happy to meet with you to learn about your case and explain to you your legal rights and remedies.


Dylan McGuinty

B.A., LL.B.

Managing Partner, Solicitor


Gigi Costanzo

B.A. (HONS.), LL.B



Antoine Merizzi

B.SC. (HONS.), LL.B.



Dylan McGuinty Jr.



Sheldon website photo

Sheldon Roussy

B.A. (HONS.), J.D.