OUR SERVICES

CORPORATE, COMMERCIAL, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, TAX AND
ESTATE PLANNING

The Corporate, Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Estate Planning Group provides a broad range of commercial legal services to help our clients establish profitable, long-term relationships with their suppliers and customers. Based on years of experience and relying on our familiarity with the needs of our clients, we will review, negotiate and draft many forms of business contracts, including supply agreements, leases, franchise and royalty arrangements, licensing arrangements, manufacturing agreements, employment contracts, research & development contracts, loans and mortgages.

Commercial Law


The Corporate, Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Estate Planning Group provides a broad range of commercial legal services to help our clients establish profitable, long-term relationships with their suppliers and customers. Based on years of experience and relying on our familiarity with the needs of our clients, we will review, negotiate and draft many forms of business contracts, including supply agreements, leases, franchise and royalty arrangements, licensing arrangements, manufacturing agreements, employment contracts, research & development contracts, loans and mortgages.

Corporate Law


Corporate law is another area in which we have broad experience, from simple incorporations to sophisticated equity structures. Besides the establishment or reorganization of corporate structures, we deal with shareholder agreements, buy-sell arrangements, minority shareholder rights, corporate maintenance, amalgamations, dissolutions and winding-up transactions, financing structures and banking matters.

M&A


The mergers and acquisitions practice brings together several areas of expertise of the group, including corporate, commercial and taxation, so as to provide our clients with complete service as they embark upon the purchase or sale of a business enterprise. From the initial tax analysis to determine the optimum structure of the transaction, to the drafting of letters of intent, arranging of financing, negotiation and drafting of the share or asset purchase agreements and non-competition agreements, our partners and associates will guide clients through each phase of these transactions, providing comprehensive analysis and solutions to the many issues that can arise.

Tax Planning


As part of its long-standing emphasis on tax related matters, we have developed and offer our clients extensive taxation expertise, including tax planning for our corporate clients and for individuals. For corporations and our business clients, this involves the establishment of business relationships created or modified so as to minimize taxation, and the organization and proper structure of corporate groups, including parent, subsidiary and affiliate relationships to facilitate inter-corporate cash flow. For individuals, tax planning involves not only the minimization of present taxes, but includes estate planning so as to reduce or eliminate the high levels of taxation that often accompany the passing of one’s wealth to children. Our corporate, commercial, tax and estate planning lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience in the negotiation and drafting of a variety of documents, including the more common documents listed below:

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements (Assets and Shares)
  • Shareholder Buyouts
  • Option Agreements
  • Letters of Intent and Offers to Purchase
  • Merger Agreements (Amalgamation and Windup Agreements)
  • Unanimous Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Rollover Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney and Mandates
  • Wills (Quebec and Ontario, Notarial and Non-Notarial)
  • Living Wills
  • Trust Deeds (Inter-Vivos, Testamentary, Alter Ego and Asset Protection)
  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Royalty and Licensing Agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Partnership, Joint Venture and Co-ownership Agreements
  • Security Agreements (Escrow and Hypothec Agreements)
  • Loan and Financing Agreements
  • Incorporations – Federal, Provincial, Foundations, Non-profit
  • Leases
  • Non-competition Agreements
  • Non-disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • SR&ED Agreements (Research and Development)

Our lawyers specialized in Corporate, Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Estate Planning

Melvin J. Ravinsky

Corporate, Commercial, Mergers And Acquisitions, Tax And Estate Planning Department

(514) 866-3514, ext.228
mravinsky@ravinskyryan.com

David Abramovitch

Corporate, Commercial, Mergers And Acquisitions, Tax And Estate Planning Department

(514) 866-3514, ext.224
dabramovitch@ravinskyryan.com

Ben Jeske

Corporate, Commercial, Mergers And Acquisitions, Tax And Estate Planning Department

(514) 866-3514, ext.263
bjeske@ravinskyryan.com

Jean Sébastien LeBrun

Corporate, Commercial, Mergers And Acquisitions, Tax And Estate Planning Department

(514) 866-3514, ext.241
jslebrun@ravinskyryan.com