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Corporate and Commercial Law

Ronald H.A. van der Steen represents many privately held corporations and assists them with a variety of services including:

  • Incorporating new businesses provincially and federally;
  • Preparing, negotiating and reviewing shareholders’ agreements;
  • Amalgamating corporations;
  • Reviewing agreements;
  • Buying and selling a business (both Asset and Share purchases)
  • Dealing with employee issues including termination and dismissal;
  • Debt collection;
  • Commercial litigation;
  • Estate planning (e.g. estate freezes);
  • Employee Share Ownership Plans (ESOP).

We pride ourselves on giving cost effective legal advice to our clients on a variety of areas and issues forming long term relations with our clients.  

We charge fixed fees for incorporating a private company

Named Corporation:        $1,195 + HST

  • Includes ONE name search, ministry charge of $360, Minute Book, corporate stamp, preparation of initial resolutions, by-laws and share certificates;
  • $100 for each additional name search

Numbered (unnamed) Corporations:  

  • Includes ministry charge of $360, Minute Book, corporate stamp, preparation of initial resolutions, by-laws and share certificates;

Construction Claims

Ronald H.A. van der Steen assists small and medium sized contractors and suppliers with their construction disputes.  Ronald van der Steen is a professional engineer with over 10 years of construction experience (please refer to profile for further details).

The Construction Lien Act allows a subcontractor or supplier to sue the owner of a property for providing improvements to the property even if you do not have a contract with the owner.  The Construction Lien Act is a highly technical and unforgiving statute particularly where it comes to timelines therefore you are advised to seek legal advise as soon as you think you may have a problem.

For example a contractor MUST file its lien within 45 days of performing there last service or delivering supplies to the site.  If the lien is filed on time you MUST then issue your claim within 90 days of performing there last service or delivering supplies to the site (this timeline is inclusive of the initial 45 days).

There are other requirements that must be met to ensure you have a valid lien against the property. 

It is best to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure you protect your lien rights.  Even if you may have missed these deadlines Ronald van der Steen can assist you with your legal matters in this regard.

 

 

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