Startup and Business Formation
Starting a new business doesn't have to be complicated. Our startup lawyers will guide you through the process of incorporating and organizing your corporate structure. We take the time to learn about your business and ensure that our approach is tailored to your business needs.Get Started On Your New Business
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Whether you are a tech-focused startup or small business, we will guide you through the process of forming and organizing your business.
Incorporate and Prepare Corporate Records
We can help you incorporate Federally or Provincially by filing articles of incorporation. We will then prepare your corporate records to elect your directors, appoint officers and issue shares.
Structure Your Startup and Vesting
If necessary, we can plan for future equity investment in a cap table and help you incentivize founders and employees with share vesting or stock options.
The founders of a startup should agree to a shareholders agreement outlining the governance of the Company and other rights and restrictions.
Assign IP to Corporation
The founders and anyone else who worked on software or other intellectual property (IP) prior to incorporation must transfer ownership of the IP to the Company after it has been incorporated.
Benefits of Incorporating Your Startup
Once you have an idea and a business plan, the next step is to turn your dream into a reality by starting your business. If you are a small business, you can operate as a sole proprietorship, but if you intend on growing your startup and raising capital, we recommend incorporating a company to operate your business. These are some of the benefits of incorporating.
Additional Considerations for Startups
In addition to the basic requirements identified above, startup founders should consider the following.
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