Business Law




Business Law



Amicus Lawyers has diverse experience in all aspects of business law. Since our inception, the focus has been primarily on servicing small and medium sized businesses with a view to developing long-term relationships with our clients. Through our accumulated expertise, our team is well prepared to tackle challenging legal problems in many business settings.

Amicus Lawyers provides legal advice and services to individual and corporate clients in the following areas:

  • Business Purchase and Sale
  • Commercial Leases
  • Labour Law
  • Franchises
  • Financing
  • International transactions

Buying & selling businesses

From the conception and structuring of the transaction through due diligence, the negotiation of the comprehensive transactional documents and completion of the transaction, our involvement will assist in achieving your business objectives.

Commercial Leases

Leasing is the most important foundation for a business. Amicus Lawyers has reviewed and/or prepared over 3,000 lease agreements and has the expertise to identify, negotiate, and solve any leasing issues.

Labour law

A large portion of our time is spent in the workplace. The goal of our service at Amicus Lawyers for employment and labour relations is to assist both employers and employees to create and maintain healthy working environments that are free from internal tension and conflict.

We can assist you in avoiding workplace disputes before they arise by drafting effective offers of employment, employment contracts, internal policies and collective agreements. If a dispute does arise, we have the knowledge and expertise necessary to protect your interests and assist you in achieving a fair and reasonable result in the most cost-efficient manner.

We have experience in counseling both employers and employees in the dismissal process and in representing management in the negotiation of dispute arbitration.

Amicus Lawyers provides legal advice and services in the following areas:

  • Employment Agreements
  • Confidentiality/Non-Competition Agreements
  • Employment Standards
  • Employee Manuals
  • Terminations
  • Representation on Labour and Employment Matters before the Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies


Amicus Lawyers has represented both franchisors and franchisees in their franchise business operations.

When representing franchisors, we provide services in the setting up of an appropriate system which will optimize the long term relationship between the parties. We offer advice on:

  • franchise agreements
  • franchise disclosure documents
  • securing trademarks
  • confidentiality agreements
  • delivery of training and product
  • royalty payments
  • leasing and other real estate issues
  • standards of operations

When advising clients who are seeking to become franchisees, Amicus Lawyers has the experience to conduct a thorough review of the proposed Franchise Agreement to ensure that the Franchisee is adequately protected.


Almost every business, regardless of its success, will need some form of financing. This can be as simple as an operating line of credit to help with cash flow to something as complex as the loans and sales of shares of a company. Whether it is debt or equity financing, Amicus Lawyers will help you with the financing needs that your business encounters.






"Outstanding Service! I was delighted with the personable and professional service from Michael. The staff are polite and helpful and all the documents and details required to complete the purchase of our condo were taken care of most accurately and efficiently. "

Gail, Vancouver

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