Toronto Corporate Lawyers

From formation of businesses and governance to mergers and acquisitions and everything in between, our Toronto corporate lawyers are here to help. We work closely with our clients to develop tailored solutions that meet their specific needs and objectives, and we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver results that exceed their expectations.

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In today’s business landscape, corporations face intense scrutiny and mounting pressure from stakeholders, regulators, and other organizations to uphold strong governance policies and maintain a high level of transparency. As a result, the importance of corporate law has never been greater.

Corporate laws in Ontario are critical to ensuring that companies operate with fairness, freedom, and transparency, while protecting the interests of all stakeholders. To navigate this complex legal landscape, it is essential to have a deep understanding of corporate law, along with strong business acumen and sound judgement. We possess all of these qualities and are ready to help you navigate the ins and outs of corporate law.

Our firm is a trusted advisor to directors, senior leadership, investors, and borrowers of both Canada and international companies. We provide expert guidance in cross-border engagements, drawing on our diverse client base to develop creative and effective strategies for each individual transaction.

What is Corporate Law?

Faced with public scrutiny, and increasing demands by stakeholders, regulators and other organizations for corporations to be more open, transparent and to uphold governance policies, corporate law has become more important than ever.

In Ontario, Corporate Law is governed by the Ontario Business Corporations Act (OBCA), the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA), the Securities Act, and the Competition Act.

The OBCA is the primary governing body for the incorporation and operation of businesses in the province. Their laws regulate the internal management and decision-making processes of corporations, sets out the rules for creating and managing corporations, and governs transactions between them.

Corporate laws ensure that companies can conduct business freely and fairly, and that the interests of all stakeholders are protected.

A good understanding of Corporate Law requires knowledge, business acumen and good judgement. All of which our Toronto corporate lawyers possess.

Hadri Law specializes in a number of fields, including Corporate Law. We help clients with the following transactions:

1. Incorporation and Formation of Companies

Incorporating a company means you’re looking to establish a legal entity that is separate and distinct from yourself or your shareholders. The laws for incorporating and forming a company in Ontario, are governed by the OBCA.

Once a company becomes incorporated, it becomes a legal person, and under law, the company is allowed to enter into contracts, own property and conduct business under its name.

When a business is incorporated, their owners enjoy numerous benefits, including limited liability for any debts incurred. An incorporated business enjoys enhanced credibility, and is viewed as a legitimate business. Ownership of the business can also be transferred more easily when it is incorporated.

Choosing to incorporate or not, is a weighty decision, and should only be made after carefully considering all the factors.

2. Reorganization, Amalgamation, Dissolution

The reality of owning a business means that your situation is continuously evolving. Reorganization, amalgamation and dissolution are important processes in corporate law that all business owners should be familiar with as they can have a significant impact on your business.

Increasing productivity, efficiency, or needing to stay current, are just a few reasons why a business might need to be restructured or reorganized.

If your business takes off and is doing really well, you might look at merging with another company, this is called amalgamation.

And sometimes, business need to be dissolved, for any number of reasons. Dissolution involves distributing the corporation’s assets to creditors and shareholders and essentially closing down shop.

All of these processes are lengthy, complicated and have to comply with the applicable regulations. They require intricate legal knowledge, and expertise, and should only be undertaken with the guidance of a professional.

3. Corporate Governance

The success and longevity of a company is heavily reliant on effective corporate governance.

Corporate governance is a set of rules and practices that outline who a company should be directed and controlled. They are there to make sure the company operates in a transparent, and responsible way. It encourages ethical behavior and a culture of accountability at every level from the Board of Directors, to stakeholders, to management, to employees.

Effective corporate governance also monitors and assesses a company’s performance and practices, and evolves as needed. Good governance helps to mitigate risks, and builds trust with consumers and stakeholders.

4. Corporate Compliance

Corporate compliance simply ensures that businesses and corporations are following the rules, regulations and laws correctly.

Like corporate governance, the aim is to promote a culture of integrity and honesty within the business and mitigate any risks associated with non-compliance.

Some examples of corporate compliance are: developing and enforcing a code of conduct, conducting audits, training and educating employees on issues like discrimination, or harassment.

5. Shareholder Rights

In a corporation or business, shareholders also have certain rights since they may be directly impacted by what happens to the business.

For investors and shareholders, a business that’s succeeding means increased revenue. If the business begins to perform poorly, their profits tank, so it stands to reason, shareholders want things to go well.

Unfortunately, disputes, disagreements and misunderstandings can occur, requiring legal advice, mediation or even litigation.

When faced with any kind of corporate law related situations, it is always a good idea to immediately seek legal advice and know what course of action is available to you. Laws can differ from province to province and it’s important that you are armed with the right knowledge.

No matter how complex the situation may be, we will guide you the right way.

Empowering businesses to navigate legal complexities with confidence and achieve lasting success

How We Can Help


We help clients with:

- Incorporation and Formation of Companies
- Reorganization
- Amalgamation
- Dissolution
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Compliance
- Shareholder Rights