After incorporation, there are a number of ongoing corporate services that need to be taken care of to ensure your business remains compliant with applicable laws. It is common for many corporations to turn these ongoing corporate services over to a trusted lawyer, to ensure they are all handled in a timely manner every year, as required.

These types of corporate services include things like shareholder meetings, minute book updates, and annual corporate resolutions. We would be pleased to assist you in taking care of these ongoing issues, to ensure your corporate affairs are securely looked after. We offer corporate services in the following areas:

  • Preparation of annual returns, resolutions, minutes, and minute book review
  • Drafting unanimous shareholders agreements
  • Drafting corporate policies and bylaws
  • Preparation of directors and shareholder resolutions
  • Declaration of dividends, management fees or bonuses
  • Redemption or repurchase of shares
  • Change of directors, officers, registered office, or bylaws

Unanimous Shareholders Agreements

People sometimes make the mistake of thinking that because everyone in the company gets along, or are related, or work well together, that they don’t need to put in writing an agreement for the shareholders of the company. This rarely works out well, however.
Whether you’ve just incorporated, or have been incorporated for years, we strongly recommend having a Unanimous Shareholders Agreement in place, to prevent or resolve future shareholder disputes. Be safe, not sorry in this regard! A Unanimous Shareholders Agreement will address many issues affecting the operation of your business, particularly the rights and responsibilities of the shareholders. Some of these issues include:

  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Financial Affairs
  • Share Transfers
  • Death of Shareholders
  • Third-Party Claims against Shares

One of the greatest advantages of a Unanimous Shareholders Agreement for your business is that it requires all shareholders to review and consider all potential conflicts, problems, and grey areas – and allows everyone to agree to these issues in writing, in the form of resolutions. The very fact that an agreement is in place can potentially prevent many issues from arising in the first place!


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