Starting a Business: Fixed Fee Solutions

EKB’s fixed-fee solutions start with a consultation with one of our business lawyers who will walk you through what services and packages we offer, providing you with an approach tailored specifically to your business needs.

Not all businesses have the same legal needs when starting out, which is why our lawyers will strive to find a solution that works for your business. Our business law team has a great deal of experience and knowledge working with new businesses and would be happy to assist you.

Starting a Business in BC Resources

Our Starting a Business in BC resources, including the guide below, focus on a number of issues that aspiring business owners are faced with—EKB offers legal services to address every one.

The Necessary First Steps

There are many necessary initial steps to take in order to successfully start or continue operations.

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Business Structure

One of the very first steps of starting and running a business is choosing a legal structure for your business.

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Shareholders’ Agreements

Shareholders should enter into a shareholders’ agreement in the early stages of starting a business.

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Starting a new business comes with many challenges, one of them being finding a space to operate.

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At some point in your business’ lifecycle, you’ll probably need cash exceeding what your business is able to generate.

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Get the Guide

To learn more about important considerations and information on starting a business in BC, download our in-depth guide.


About Fraser

Fraser Hartley has worked with clients on a range of transactional matters, with a focus on corporate financings, mergers and acquisitions and financial restructurings. In addition, he provides advice on corporate governance and securities compliance issues and general corporate and commercial matters.

Fraser has acted for domestic, U.S. and international public and private companies and has significant experience acting for financial institutions in public and private capital markets transactions, secured lending and acquisition financings.

Prior to joining EKB, Fraser worked at an international law firm based in New York, practising U.S. law and also as legal counsel at a major U.S. investment bank supporting capital markets transactions.