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Business Law

  Piché & Company advises clients on all corporate and commercial law aspects of business. See below for a partial list of the types of services we can provide and issues we can advise on, and contact us with your inquiries.


  • Initial choice of the legal form of business (proprietorship, partnership or corporation)
  • Incorporation (if that is the chosen form) and structuring of that start-up business format
  • Re-organizations of existing corporate entities
  • Equity financing and other forms of investments (including seed, angel and venture capital financing) in new or existing businesses, including due diligence
  • Purchase and sale of existing businesses, including due diligence
  • Annual general meetings, special meetings, directors' meetings
  • Conversion of existing B.C. companies to new B.C. Business Corporations Act format
  • Directors' duties and liabilities
  • Shareholders' Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements
  • Employee equity participation, incentive, stock option arrangements



Within the business:

  • Employment law matters
    • Employment agreements
    • Severance negotiations
    • Independent contractor agreements
    • Non-disclosure and Confidentiality agreements
    • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Intellectual property protection
    • Recognition and proper treatment of newly-created or discovered intellectual property assets
    • Structuring of business processes to minimize circulation of and access to confidential information
    • Increasing employee awareness of, and educating employees regarding, confidentiality requirements

Between the business and its customers and suppliers:
  • Review, negotiation and enforcement of:
    • Supply contracts -- for tangible goods and intangible property including software
    • Service contracts
    • Commercial real estate leases
    • Independent contractor agreements
    • Franchise, License and Distribution agreements

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Piché & Company

Suite 500 - 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   V6C 3P6
Suite 101-100 E.Nanaimo Avenue, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada   N2A 1M4
Tel: 1 (888) 492-0492   Fax: 1 (888) 492-0493