Professional Corporations and Business Law OLD


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


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 favour 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.