EKB Partner, Geoff Sherrott, will be participating in a panel for Business in Vancouver’s Business Excellence Series: Business Opportunities in Northern BC, on September 27, 2016, at Terminal City Club. Geoff will discuss the legal issues surrounding opportunities to buy out, or buy into, businesses in northern British Columbia.
Many communities in northern B.C. have small and medium-sized businesses, mainly sole proprietor enterprises, whose goods and services are in increasing demand. The owners of these businesses are either ready to retire or expand their companies. In addition, an estimated $70 billion worth of industrial projects are planned for central and northern B.C., and this presents new investment opportunities for real estate development, retail, and industrial supply-chain businesses.
Geoff regularly prepares agreements for the purchase and sale of land and businesses, license agreements, loan and security documents, property leases, employment agreements, shareholders agreements and banking documents. He advises purchasers, owners, and tenants how best to address the environmental risk associated with owning an interest in land in British Columbia.