Providing a full suite of business services

Hayes Fry Law provides comprehensive legal services to businesses across Northern Alberta. Whether you’re starting, growing, or wrapping up your business, we’re here for you. Our corporate lawyers will help you plan and protect you, your family, and your business from potential liability. We’ll take care of everything, so you can focus on what matters most.

Start-Ups and New Businesses

We work with clients that dream of starting or purchasing a business. We can support you choosing the appropriate corporate structure, Articles of Incorporation, and all other start up needs.

The incorporation process is not costly or time consuming, but it is important to have the corporation set up correctly from the outset to avoid future problems. We don’t want our clients to miss out on the key benefits of incorporating. Our corporate lawyers take the time to meet with you and understand your goals and objectives before determining the most suitable business structure to limit your liability and take advantage of tax planning.

If a partnership is a better fit for your circumstances, we can draft a partnership agreement for you. Each partnership agreement differs based on business objectives, and there are common issues to consider including the percentage of ownership, division of profit and loss, length of the partnership, decision making and resolving disputes, partner authority, and withdrawal or death of a partner.

Established Businesses

Our experience with businesses of all types and sizes provides us excellent insight to the needs of business owners. We offer a diverse range of services to meet everyone’s needs.

Services include:

• Contract drafting and review
• Commercial and residential leases
• Merger and acquisitions
• Corporate restructuring
• Shareholder agreements and disputes
• Commercial financing
• Preparing director’s and shareholder’s resolutions and Minute Books

Buying or Selling a Business

If you are buying or selling a business, you need our experienced lawyers on your team. We’ll help to educate you on your options and ensure your interests are protected and be sure to refer you to our preferred accountants for thorough and complete advice. We can support with the review of franchise or lease agreements, negotiating asset purchase agreements and drafting all relevant transaction documents.

Commercial Financing

We can help with the commercial financing process. Our strategic advice and recommendations regarding the structuring of transactions help minimize risks when working with either institutional or private lenders. We also advise borrowers on their individual financing requirements, negotiate terms of loans and security documents, and seamlessly facilitate financing transactions between lenders and borrowers.