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What voting rights do non-voting shareholders have?

A common question that entrepreneurs/inventors have when incorporating is how to structure the business. The options for structuring a business can be overwhelming, especially when it come...

Overview of Shareholders Agreement

Overview of Shareholders Agreements   What is this document? A Shareholders’ Agreement (sometimes known as a Stockholder Agreement) governs the relationship between the corporation an...

What legal documents are required to connect an inventor with an investor?

Startups depend upon funding, so preparing the right documents can help you obtain the funding you need. Due Diligence No matter what stage or type of funding is at hand, the biggest thing...

What Rights Attach to Your Shares?

Entrepreneurs and investors are rightly concerned about what rights attach to their shares, and what mechanisms are in place to protect those rights. A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appe...

Legal Tips and Tricks: “Shotgun Clause”

When trying to separate from a co-founder or partner, shareholders carefully review the “shotgun” clause in their shareholder’s agreement.  Shotgun or a compulsory buy/sell provisions are used ...

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 ...
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