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Breitbart vs. Kellogg’s: When business gets politicized, terms get forgotten

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but you’ve probably never heard of your morning bowl of cereal “serving up bigotry at your breakfast table.” That’s what conservative news sour...

MR. BREXIT, and Making Political Sense of the Implications of Brexit for Canadian Businesses.

  Donald Trump posted this tweet at 5:11 A.M. and mystified the internet. In flowed the jokes and memes, but the underlying political commentary is perhaps the best of all. If yo...

Corporate Transactions Part II: CEO’s and Founders as Board Members

  A shareholder who is a founder and/or CEO may wish to entrench their decision-making powers as a company takes on more capital and dilutes the ownership. Whether such an entrenchme...

Corporate Transactions Part I: Confirming the Current Composition of Board Members

  As our entrepreneur clients grow and enter into commercial transactions and take on financing, frequent questions often asked include how to manage the composition of the potential...

Role of the Board of Directors: To Protect the Investors

Many early stage companies are directed by a unanimous shareholder agreement, under which the shareholders take control away from the board and make all decisions by requiring a unanimous vote of the ...

When Should a Company Declare Dividends?

When declaring dividends it is important to be aware that your company may be susceptible to a reassessment by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”). This is something you want to avoid, therefore kno...

Fundraising: Finding and Managing “Retail” and “Accredited” Investors

I performed some searches yesterday to identify recent publicly-listed technology companies via TMX Money and I found that technology companies and biotechnology companies are starting to take a major...

Choosing a Board of Directors or Board of Advisors For Your Business

Selecting a board of directors or a board of advisors is an important decision and should be given careful consideration. An early decision that company stakeholders will often make, to achieve their ...

Registration of Your Business Outside of Your Legal Jurisdiction

To do business outside of the jurisdiction that a corporation is registered in, your corporation may need to apply for a licence for your corporation to be formed in that jurisdiction. When a corpor...

Board of Director Formalities

An early stage company, once incorporated, is required to have a board of directors.  The role of the board is to protect the shareholders of the corporation.  In the case of a newly formed company,...

When Fundraising, “Know” Your “Accredited Investor”

When raising money in Ontario or Canada for your startup company, you fall under the scrutiny of the rules of the Securities Act and related National Instruments that set the rules on the nature and t...
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