business formation  


Creating a new business or restructuring an existing one can be exciting and challenging, but having the right business structure and plan in place are critical for success. An experienced advisor can help you structure your business in a way that minimizes risk, maximizes opportunity, and increases the likelihood of the success of your business.

McMillan's Business Law Group has extensive experience in all aspects of business formation and reorganization. We represent a range of clients, including small and large Canadian businesses, foreign multinationals, and entrepreneurs looking to structure their new venture. Our clients know they can count on McMillan's experience and expertise in corporate and commercial law to give them real advantages in the establishment and growth of their businesses. That's because, with every client and every challenge, we assemble the right team to help our clients achieve their unique objectives.

Working with our tax specialists, when appropriate, we design and implement tax-efficient business structures that protect our clients' business interests while recognizing opportunities. Our team also frequently collaborates with other lawyers in the firm on matters relating to employment and labour relations, real estate, intellectual property, regulatory issues, business immigration and other specialty areas.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by:

  • Advising on the business, legal and taxation advantages and disadvantages of various business formation options, either for Canadian businesses or foreign entities seeking to expand into Canada
  • Advising on the structuring relationships between multiple business owners, including shareholder agreements and partnership agreements
  • Advising on alternative methods to secure optional financing arrangements
  • Advising on relevant Canadian and international regulatory requirements