Corporate Commercial Law

At Gilbert's LLP, our lawyers work creatively to help businesses get off the ground and commercialize their products and services. Our clients are involved in every area of innovation, intellectual property (IP) and creative design.

Our clients come to us because of our understanding of the special needs of innovation-driven industries.

Some of our clients are established multinational corporations requiring sophisticated corporate commercial services for their Canadian operations. Others may be entrepreneurs who are very tech-savvy, but unfamiliar with the legal requirements of their field, or unsure of how to turn their ideas into a profitable business venture.

Many of our clients have needs that are similar to more traditional businesses, but are complicated by the requirements of government and administrative regulations, or by the fact that the law does not always know how to deal with idea-based companies.

Employee contracts, for example, must take into account the ownership of products created by employees. Purchase and sale agreements must take into account the know-how and trade secrets that are unique to idea-based companies.

We are up to the challenge.

Our lawyers are also familiar with the language of these industries, as many of us have backgrounds in the sciences, engineering and creative fields such as fashion.

Getting Down To Business

We are involved in all aspects of corporate commercial legal services throughout the life span of your business. Our services include:

  • Starting up a business: We can help entrepreneurs incorporate their businesses and structure their affairs, negotiating and drafting shareholders' agreements, partnership agreements and other corporate documents. The decisions made at this time will affect profitability and efficiency for years to come.
  • Preparing agreements: We negotiate licensing agreements, distribution agreements, employee and consulting contracts, leases, and other agreements.
  • Idea-based operations: We also assist with IP-related services such as copyright, patent, licences, cloud services agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, privacy and data protection policies, website terms of use, software development agreements, and sales of technology with regulatory components.
  • Corporate and business transactions: We can guide you through mergers and acquisitions and public-private partnerships requiring negotiation with all relevant stakeholders, including employees, clients and IP investors.
  • Exit strategies: When it comes time to end your business venture, we can help deal with all assets and complete the necessary legal services for selling a business.

Contact Gilbert's LLP

Call us at 416-703-1100, or send us an email to find out what we can do for you and your business. Our Toronto-based firm provides commercial law services for all of our clients, throughout Canada and internationally.