- Account collection
- Bankruptcy and Restructuring
- Commercial litigation (shareholders, employees or others)
- Contract of partnership
- Corporate reorganization and restructuring
- Corporate resolutions
- Director’s liability
- Intellectual Property
- Planning and Tax Litigation
- Preparation and review of commercial leases
- Securities and access to public markets
- Shareholders Agreement
- Starting a business
- Trusts (estate and asset protection)
- Unfair competition, Duty of loyalty
Managing a business can be quite challenging for both seasoned entrepreneurs and people seeking to start up a business for the first time. Bernier Fournier’s team includes lawyers who are qualified and experienced in commercial law and business law. They can recognize and seize opportunities, prevent issues from arising and resolve problems that may nevertheless arise. From the incorporation to the liquidation of a business, Bernier Fournier is able to accompany you and support your goal of having your company evolve while ultimately keeping a constant focus on your needs and your entrepreneurial vision.
When starting up the business, our lawyers will provide you with informed advice on the different actions required as well as on the best legal structure to adopt in keeping with your needs. Our firm has access to a well-established business network and will collaborate with you to build long-lasting relationships with a host of stakeholders from the business community.
In partnership with our clients and in the optic of better representing their interests, we can also negotiate and draft agreements such as shareholder agreements, leases as well as various other contracts that will be needed in the course of normal business activities.
Once the company has been set up, legal issues may arise. Although our priority in commercial law is to prevent disputes, disputes may nevertheless arise in the context of business relationships. Thanks to its years of experience, the team at Bernier Fournier is familiar with the strategies for reaching satisfactory settlements of disputes. If court action does, however, become unavoidable, we also possess the necessary expertise to represent your legal and financial interests before the various jurisdictions.
In each and every dispute, we will take into account your personal preoccupations as well as potential adverse effects on your business.