One of the most important transactions you will go through as a business person is the purchase or sale of your business. It’s too important to leave it to chance.
If you are selling a business, making sure that everything is done properly is essential. You need to make sure that what you built isn’t squandered by a contract that doesn’t take into account everyone’s needs, or that doesn’t protect you from liability. Otherwise, you may lose everything you worked for.
If you are buying a business, you need to make sure that you are setting yourself up for success, not risking failure from the outset. You want to have confidence you are buying what you bargained for and not being burdened with unexpected liabilities.
Most of our clients are owners of small to medium-sized businesses. If you own a restaurant, grocery store, retail outlet, IT startup or other small business, you know how hard you’ve worked, and how difficult it can be to juggle all the legal and practical responsibilities and requirements of running a business.
Our business lawyers can help you at many stages of your venture, including incorporation or reorganization, buying or selling a business, winding up, commercial disputes, contract negotiation, corporate records and commercial leasing.
We bring extensive experience and knowledge in advising our clients in residential and commercial purchases, sales, mortgages, refinancing, and commercial leasing.
For more than 20 years since our establishment in 1994, our team has represented buyers, sellers, and developers and landlords and tenants of commercial real estate. We have also worked with mortgage brokerages, real estate agents, banks and various agencies on a regular basis to serve their clients.
Our services include:
- purchase and sale of residential properties;
- purchase and sale of commercial properties;
- commercial and residential mortgages and financing;
- private financing;
- commercial lease agreements;
- review of condominium minutes and by-laws;
- builders’ Lien Registration; and
- real estate litigation
Our lawyers are experienced in preparing prenuptial, co-habitation, marriage and separation agreements with your best interests in mind. If a dispute arises and you are unable to reach an agreement, our family law litigation lawyers will assist you through your family law disputes.
Family law disputes often involve a great deal of emotion. In order to receive the best assistance, you need lawyers with the right advocacy experience and skills, as well as sensitivity to the clients’ family concerns. At Lundrie & Company, we have successfully helped clients both in BC and abroad in family law disputes at various levels of BC courts, as well as in mediation and settlement negotiation.
Our experienced litigation team has an impressive record of successfully representing clients across a wide range of issues before various levels of courts and administrative tribunals, both at the trial and appeal levels. If you are in a legal dispute, we can help you assert your rights or defend them in court or resolve the matter outside the court system where possible. Our litigation team provides a full range of litigation services, including:
- shareholders’ disputes
- contractual disputes
- construction disputes
- estate disputes
- real estate disputes
- judicial reviews
Our legal team can provide you with a full range of wills and estates services, including:
- making a will
- estate planning
- appointing a guardian, an executor or a trustee
- applications for probate
- applications for letters of administration
- administration of an estate
- applications for committeeship
- estate litigation
- wills variation claims
We frequently represent landlords and tenants in residential tenancy dispute hearings. If you are trying to recover rent, end tenancy, obtain an order for possession or dispute a notice to end tenancy, our lawyers are here to assist you through the dispute resolution process.
We will help you deal with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Our lawyers can help you with any stage of an income or GST tax dispute, including audits, objections, appeals and judicial reviews. We can also guide you through making a voluntary disclosure, seeking taxpayer relief, pursuing rectification, and disputing EI and CPP denials.
- Certification of documents
- Promissory notes
- Powers of attorney and representation agreements
- Statutory declarations