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Incorporation

Incorporate & Prepare a Minute Book

Terms & Conditions / Privacy Policy

Create Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies

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Together with the Goal of Growth

Trademark & IP Protection

Protect Your Business

Purchase & Sale of Business

Buy or Sell a Business with Emerge

Employment Law

For Both Employers & Employees

Contracts

Help with Drafting Contracts

Charity Registration

Register your Charitable Organization

Mining

Contemporary Take on Mining Law

Incorporation

Incorporate with your team at Emerge. 

We help clients incorporate Federally or Provincially by filing articles of incorporation. We also prepare a minute book, which includes corporate records to elect directors, appoint officers and issue shares. Emerge makes incorporating easy and affordable.

Incorporating offers the benefit of limited liability, which means that you will not be held personally responsible for the debts of the corporation in the event of a lawsuit or bankruptcy. While you may lose your initial investment, your personal assets are protected. 

There are also tax benefits offered from incorporating as corporations have a lower rate of income tax and can bring forward losses from previous years to offset present year profits. 

These are only a few of the benefits of incorporating. Contact the team at Emerge to learn more about incorporating your business.

Terms & Conditions / Privacy Policy

Emerge can help you organize your terms and conditions and privacy policy.

We all too often see online-based terms and conditions often referred to using a variety of names such as “Terms of Use” or “Terms of Service”. While we are quick to scroll past these agreements they do form the basis of the relationship between the software provider and its users.

Emerge can assist by providing custom terms and conditions and privacy policies that are specific to your business and industry. Contact the team at Emerge to learn more.

Shareholder Agreements

Emerge can help all those who come together with the common goal of growing a business with a shareholder agreement.

If your company has more than one shareholder, you might consider entering into a shareholders’ agreement. A shareholders’ agreement is an agreement between the shareholders of a company. Its purpose is to protect the shareholders’ investment in the company, to establish a fair relationship between the shareholders and govern how the company is run. 

There is no legal requirement to enter into a shareholder agreement, but there are a number of benefits gained from having an agreement in place. Generally, a well-drafted shareholders agreement anticipates reasonably likely future events and provides for processes of dealing with them. This helps avoid and resolve future disputes among shareholders and saves time, money and the high emotions associated with conflict resolution. 

You might also consider incorporating a vesting schedule into the shareholders’ agreement to help the founders ensure that significant stock ownership doesn’t fall into the hands of parties not actively participating in the company. A vesting schedule is a critical vehicle for rewarding those who work tirelessly to make a startup great while keeping significant possession out of the hands of those who depart early in the process. It’s a must-have for founders who want to protect the future of their company.

Contact the team at Emerge to learn more about your shareholder agreement.

Trademark & IP Protection

Would you like to protect your intellectual property? Perhaps you have a product or a business name slogan, logo, or other brand identifiers, that you already invested time and money in. 

At Emerge, we work with IP lawyers and agents to help you understand and assert your legal rights to protect the intellectual property of your business.

Contact our team to learn more about trademark and IP protection.

Purchase & Sale of Business

Are you buying or selling a business? Emerge can help you through both asset and share transactions. We conduct initial due diligence, close the transaction and use technology to simplify the M&A process. 

Due Diligence 

Due diligence is undertaken by the buyer to familiarize itself with the business and assets of the seller or target. The scope of due diligence undertaken depends on several factors such as the business being acquired and the industry in which the business operates. In addition, the nature of the due diligence process also depends on the structure of the acquisition. 

Asset or share purchase

An asset sale is the purchase of individual assets and liabilities of a business. A sale share effectively is the purchase of the entire corporation in the form of shares. There are benefits to both asset and share transactions. Typically the seller prefers to sell shares and the purchaser presets to purchase assets. However, the ultimate decision comes down to an assessment of liability and tax benefits of each individual case.

The team at Emerge can help talk you through the sale or purchase of your business and help efficiently structure your transaction. Contact us to learn more.

Employment Law

The team at Emerge advises both employees and employers in a wide variety of industries on the full spectrum of employment law. 

Our work for employers and employees include:

  • Employment contracts (see “Contracts” & “Employment Contracts”)
  • Wrongful Dismissals
  • Workplace policies and practices
  • Labour Relations Consulting 
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Discipline & Termination
  • Union Organizing and Certifications
  • Privacy & Employee Information
  • Human Rights 

Contact the team at Emerge to learn more about our full range of employment law legal services.

Contracts

Employment Contract: Emerge can help you with your employment contracts. An employment contract is essential to establishing the working relationship between the employer and employee – it makes obligations between parties clear, and sets out rights and responsibilities. Whether you are an employee or employer seeking assistance, Emerge can help. 

Franchise Agreement:  Emerge can help you with your franchise agreements. This agreement is critical for those looking to grow through franchising. A franchise agreement helps to map out the expectations on both parties during the relationship, costs, and how parties are expected to behave throughout the course of the franchise relationship. Whether you are a franchisee or franchisor, Emerge can help. 

Asset Purchase Agreement:  Emerge can help with your asset purchase agreements. The asset purchase agreement is an important document which confirms everything is in order before assets are transferred from the Seller to the Buyer. Emerge can help ensure your asset purchase agreement is ready for when your final agreement is signed.

Joint Venture – JV:  Emerge can help you structure your joint venture agreement. The term ‘joint venture’ has no precise legal meaning in Canada. Generally, a JV refers to a business model under which two or more entities pool resources and share expertise for the purposes of a common venture. A joint venture is different from acquiring a business, it is simply working in conjunction with one another. 

Emerge can help you prepare a framework to define the business venture you are undertaking. Contact us to work through the details of your next joint venture.

Non-Disclosure Agreement – NDA:  Emerge can help you protect your confidential information. The NDA allows the disclosing party to communicate important confidential information while maintaining control over how the information is ultimately used by the receiving end. This agreement is critical when disclosing confidential information in several different business engagements. Contact the team at Emerge to learn more about structuring your NDA.

Offer to Purchase Shares:  Emerge can help you secure your purchase of shares. 

It doesn’t matter if you are buying the assets or shares of a business the Offer to Purchase is a critical document that confirms the terms of the deal. It will offer you the opportunity to conduct full due diligence to confirm that you are negotiating on a level playing field. Contact Emerge to get started.  

Sale of Shares Agreement:  Emerge can help you finalize the sale of shares to ensure everything is in order and ready to be transferred from the Seller to the Buyer.

If you are buying the shares of a corporation the Sale of Shares Agreement is an important document. Contact the team at Emerge to learn more.

Charity Registration

Emerge can help register your charitable organization.  

Registered charities are often called non-profit organizations. Both non-profits and charities can operate on a not-for-profit basis, but charities and non-profits are defined differently in Canada.

Registered Charities must be registered and approved by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and must be established and operate exclusively for charitable purposes.

Not-for-profit organizations on the other hand do not need to operate exclusively for charitable purposes – they can operate for any other purpose except for profit. There is no registration process with the CRA.

Consult the team at Emerge to learn more about next steps with your charitable or not-for-profit initiative.

Mining

Emerge provides legal advice to the mining industry. At the highest level, we help advise on purchasing, financing, developing, and selling mining companies and assets.

Our team also assists development stage mining companies negotiate and document mining agreements, such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, and royalty and streaming agreements.

Emerge also provide advice on securities law related issues including, IPOs, RTOs, listing on stock exchanges, and public and private equity arrangements. We further attend to regulatory issues including Canadian National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure of Mineral Projects.

Whether you are a mining producer, junior miner or investment bank focused on mining and metals, Emerge can help!