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1 March 2021

Robert Galletti joins our Business Law Group

By Robert Galletti

We are pleased to announce that Robert Galletti has joined our Business Law Group as a Senior Associate. His practice focuses on corporate, commercial, and securities law, including structuring new businesses, domestic and cross-border debt and equity financings, exchange listings, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder relations, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance across numerous industry sectors. Rob…

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11 January 2021

Video: Top Legal Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs: A VSW 2020 Presentation

By Anand Athiviraham and Cameron Funnell

What types of agreements does my new business really need, and why are they so important? How can I best protect my business’ intellectual property? These questions and more were answered when business/technology lawyer Anand Athiviraham, and business/IP lawyer Cameron Funnell,  presented at Vancouver Startup Week 2020. Their presentation, Top Legal Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs,…

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16 November 2020

Incorporating your business: Record books and why using a lawyer makes sense

By Anand Athiviraham

This is the first post of a new 4-part business startup series created by Watson Goepel LLP corporate lawyer, Anand Athiviraham. When incorporating a new business, budget-conscious entrepreneurs typically, and understandably, focus on minimizing costs. While many free or low-cost online legal resources promise bargain prices, bypassing qualified and tailored legal guidance to help with…

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23 June 2020

The new B.C. “benefit company”: Meaningful marketing tool or hollow political posturing?

By Arthur Cullinan

On 30 June 2020, the Business Corporations Act will be amended to introduce a new type of company called a “benefit company”.  While there are legitimate concerns as to whether this new type of company is actually needed, the concept could provide a lucrative marketing opportunity for many B.C. businesses. What are benefit companies? Benefit…

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