201810.17
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The Buyer

Here is a typical case: Claude, after having founded a good company and having it grow for the last thirty, forty years, is about to retire. But here’s the difficulty: Claude has no succession or buyer. Claude may therefore have to liquidate his business and, at the same time, see the bulk of his capital…

201609.06
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To Incorporate, or not to Incorporate? That IS the Question.

The life of an entrepreneur is filled with decisions to make and options to evaluate. How should I  organize production? Where should I place myself in the trade? How can I reach my target audience? Every entrepreneur must continually make choices and take risks. At the legal level, one of the big areas of concern…

201509.09
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The Evaluation Clause: An Essential Tool

Small and medium-size business owners can always benefit from entering into a shareholder agreement. The agreement makes it possible to regulate the internal functioning of the company far beyond what is generally found in the internal regulations. The shareholders’ agreement also provides a mechanism for the sale, purchase or redemption of shares in various circumstances….

201508.28
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Shareholders’ Agreement – Why?

Incorporation can give entrepreneurs a false sense of security. Business corporation laws provide a general structure, but are silent on many very important aspects for SMEs. If you hold shares of a publicly traded company, your role is limited to holding a share of the company’s property. On the contrary, the shareholders of an SME…