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Shareholder Agreements 2018-12-28T21:57:07+00:00

Shareholder Agreements

Experienced Surrey Shareholder Agreements Lawyer

Serving Greater Vancouver and Surrey

A shareholder is a person, company or institution that has bought shares in a company’s stock. This means a company’s shareholders are part owners and thus benefit from the company’s success. A shareholder may benefit in two main ways. Firstly, a shareholder may receive dividends—cash distributions for a percentage of the company’s profits. Secondly, a shareholder will benefit from increased valuation of their stocks when the company makes money.

Every shareholder should sign a shareholder’s agreement. This agreement will outline the responsibilities of each shareholder as well as the duties and powers of the directors and managers. Having a shareholder agreement can help to protect your business from conflicts between its owners that may end up hindering your operations. The shareholder agreement should also regulate the sale of shares, describe how the company will be run and how corporate decisions will be made. Additionally, your shareholder agreement should provide some sort of protection for minority shareholders (anyone who owns less than 50% of the company).

It is best to have a shareholder agreement in place when the company is established. This will help to ensure that from the onset all shareholders understand what is expected of them and what they will be able to get from owning a share in your company. However, a shareholder agreement may still be put in place after a company has already sold shares.

If you are unsure of where to start in drafting your shareholder agreement, you should seek legal advice.

Are you searching for a shareholder agreements lawyer in Surrey?

If you need help with shareholder agreements and related matters in Surrey, contact us at Nirwan Law Corporation to speak with our shareholder agreements lawyer. Do you already have a shareholder agreement but are facing shareholder disagreements? Our shareholder agreements lawyer can handle those issues as well. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call to schedule an appointment today.

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F.A.Q

What does Limited Liability mean? 2018-07-19T23:05:39+00:00

Limited Liability occurs when a company is incorporated. A primary advantage to incorporating a business is the limited liability conferred upon its shareholders. The shareholders are not liable, in most cases, for the debts and other obligations of the corporation. A shareholder’s liability for the debts of the corporation is limited to the amount of funds the shareholder has invested in the corporation. Creditors only have rights against the corporation itself and not against the shareholders.

What is a Corporation? 2018-07-19T23:05:10+00:00

A corporation is a legal entity that has its own legal personality which is distinct from its owners (called shareholders) and the individuals who manage and run its affairs and business (called directors and officers). The creation of a corporation occurs following the proper filing of Articles of Incorporation (also called a Charter, Certificate of Incorporation or Letters Patent) with the relevant government department or authority.

Every corporation is comprised of shareholders, directors and officers. Shareholders, as the name implies, are the ones who hold (i.e., own) the shares in the corporation. By reason of the votes that are usually attached to the shares, the shareholders control the corporation. If there is only one shareholder, that person has absolute control of the corporation. If the corporation has numerous shareholders, control of the corporation depends on who has a majority of the voting shares. However, the shareholders do not directly manage the corporation. They exercise their influence by electing and removing directors and approving or disapproving major corporate decisions.

When should I contact a lawyer regarding purchasing a home? 2018-07-19T23:04:32+00:00

When purchasing a home you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Once a lawyer is involved, they can start working to protect the purchaser’s interests. “Buyer Beware” is still the law in BC. Be sure to check the home you are planning to buy very carefully. In other words, be sure to do your due diligence investigations. As your real estate lawyers, we will ensure property taxes are up-to-date and no claims are listed against the property.

Do I need a Lawyer to buy/sell my home? 2018-07-19T22:58:08+00:00

Real estate layers oversee the process of buying or selling property to ensure the interest and right of clients are preserved.  The purchase of a home is one of the biggest investment most of us will ever make.  Real estate closing is a complicated legal process involving the execution of many legal documents which have significant financial implications. You want to protect your investment. A purchaser’s lawyer goes over the agreement of purchase and sale to make sure the buyer is protected. The lawyer checks title, or chain of ownership of the property, for any problems or liabilities such as liens.  All mortgage loan documents and legal papers are verified for the purchaser. A seller’s lawyer will check the agreement of purchase and sale to protect the seller and address any title issues that arise, arrange for final payoffs for existing loans and prepare the necessary documents to transfer ownership of the property. As your real estate lawyers, we will examine all of the closing documents on your behalf to make sure your rights are protected.

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