Blog - Business Lawyer

Commercial Law vs. Corporate Law

Business Lawyer | March 16, 2023 | Written by Peter Stauffer

If you own a business, it is crucial to understand the differences between commercial law and corporate law. As experts in business law, the team at Linley Welwood knows how...

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Should I keep my own Corporate Records?

Business Lawyer | November 8, 2022 | Written by Peter Stauffer

Should I keep my own minute book? If you have incorporated a company or are thinking of incorporating, you will need to consider how your company will comply with the...

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What Can a Business Lawyer Assist With?

Business Lawyer | August 30, 2022 | Written by Peter Stauffer

Business law is a vast field that covers many different topics. From contracts and income tax to intellectual property and labour law, it can be difficult for a business to...

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Do You Need a Lawyer to Incorporate a Company?

Business Lawyer | May 24, 2022 | Written by Peter Stauffer

When starting a small business, it can be difficult to ensure that every required task is completed. While you do not need a lawyer to incorporate a company, it is...

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How to Fraud-Proof your Elderly Parents

Business Lawyer | April 14, 2022 | Written by Mark Warkentin

We have all heard the stories about elderly parents being scammed online. I have seen many of these problems first-hand, happening to single parents, both parents, even financially savvy parents....

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Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Small Business

Business Lawyer | February 17, 2022 | Written by Peter Stauffer

From employment agreements to exit strategies, there are many reasons why you need a lawyer for your small business. Whether you sell products or provide a service, a lawyer can...

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When should I Incorporate?

Business Lawyer | November 18, 2021 | Written by Peter Stauffer

Longevity and Ease of Transfer A corporation, unlike a partnership or sole proprietorship, exists as a separate legal entity from the individuals who own it. Share ownership within the corporation...

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LOTR Update: New Deadline

Business Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer | November 4, 2021 | Written by Peter Stauffer

Before we start – here’s a recap of relevant dates and terms related to the LOTA and this update: November 30, 2020: This is the date that the LOTA came...

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Business Lawyer | September 17, 2021 | Written by Emily Anderson

Electronic Signatures for Legal Documents Both the federal and provincial governments have enacted legislation that recognizes electronic signatures (“e-signatures”) and, accordingly, many documents can and are effectively executed by e-signatures...

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Protecting Your Brand: Understanding Business Name Protection

Business Lawyer | August 17, 2021 | Written by Peter Stauffer

Registration in the BC Registry When sole proprietorships or partnerships register their name with BC Registry Services, this provides notice of the use of the name but does not necessarily...

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