Corporate Commercial Law

Key Contacts

Coleman Murray High Resolution Image Murray G. Coleman
Partner, Co-Head of Corporate Commercial, Head of Franchise Practice Group
T: 403.298.3336
Goldberg Ian High Resolution Image Ian M. Goldberg
Partner, Co-Head of Corporate Commercial
T: 416.777.6087
Kortbeek Mark High Resolution Image Mark P. Kortbeek
Partner, Co-Head of Corporate Commercial
T: 780.917.4273

As key advisors to clients' management teams, our lawyers help public and private clients navigate their way through the constantly changing business environments in which they operate. Focusing above all else on results and the development of the best possible client-counsel relationship, we take the time to understand our clients' businesses, ask them to define their operational and financial objectives, and most importantly, gauge clients' needs to help them build better, more profitable enterprises.

Our clients comprise a cross-section of industry and commerce, from public companies operating in the natural resources sector to self-made entrepreneurs. And though each company is different, there are many common legal issues that corporate entities face. Our lawyers help clients assess, evaluate and maintain their company organization and tax structures, advising on officer and director liability issues, negotiating and preparing documentation for contracts, agreements and company financing transactions of all types, and counselling on business issues ranging from asset management to corporate expansion. We also provide routine services for our clients, acting as their registered records office and filing the necessary documents to keep their organizations up-to-date and in good standing with provincial and federal authorities. Our team also negotiates and drafts all necessary corporate agreements, such as partnership and shareholder agreements, and offers our guidance and assistance when disputes among partners or shareholders arise.

Depending on the legal issues, we also work in conjunction with specialty capital markets, real estate, labour & employment, tax, and intellectual property lawyers, operating as an integrated team to address each client's unique circumstances. And, when litigation is necessary, our commercial litigation lawyers act to defend clients' interests.

Every step of the way, our lawyers offer strategic counsel, overseeing the ongoing legal aspects of our clients' business growth and financial success.

Select Experience

  • The Government of Bermuda, as Chief Legal Advisor, in connection with the redevelopment and 30 year operation of Bermuda's L.F. Wade International Airport. Read more
  • Counsel to Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. as lead agent in connection with Red Pine Exploration Inc.'s offering of flow-through shares and units for gross proceeds of approximately $2.158 million.
  • Founders Advantage Capital, in connection with its $74 million acquisition of a 60% Interest in the Dominion Lending Centre group of companies. Read more

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Bennett Jones, ranked, Band 1, Corporate/Commercial - Alberta: The Elite
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Bennett Jones, ranked, Corporate/M&A
  • 2016, The Legal 500 Canada

    Bennett Jones, ranked, Corporate and M&A

    "dedicated and pragmatic" "excellent service"  "the undoubted leader in Calgary"

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