Toronto, OntarioBusiness Law

At Atkinson Law, we provide an expansive range of business law services designed to help business owners and entrepreneurs establish, develop and profit from their ventures.

Our firm offers a unique blend of business background and legal approach when dealing with all of your company’s transactional and litigation needs, both simple and complex.
We can offer our support at any stage of the business development process, providing advice in matters involving business formation, financing, contracts, real estate and other important concerns. As your company grows and develops, we can continue to contribute to the success of your business with practical advice and cost-effective services.

From structuring your business to preparing your internal operating agreements and shareholder plans, to implementing legal protection in your service contracts, we’re here to help strengthen your business now, and in the future.

Establishing / Acquiring a Business
At Atkinson Law, we understand that establishing a business requires careful consideration of your industry objectives, as well as financing arrangements and other issues. Our lawyers have experience in a wide range of industry sectors, and you can benefit from our knowledge.

Some of the many services we can provide include:
Share purchase and sale transactions
Asset acquisitions and dispositions
Corporate governance matters
Advice on business structures
Buyout transactions
Counsel to corporate directors, officers and boards
Dispute resolution
Drafting a shareholder or partnership agreement
Advising on business financing issues
Ongoing advice in matters involving contracts, leases and other operational issues

Business Acquisition Lawyers

By acquiring an existing business you may be able to avoid some of the challenges of a startup, however, there may be some potential risks. Our firm can review the business purchase contract, conduct due diligence and provide other advice outlining potential problems, as well as possible hidden opportunities.

Shareholder Agreements

Shareholder and partnership agreements are equally as significant as your operating agreement. They will function in accordance with all other business formation agreements such as those pertaining to your management structure, governance, financing, employment and general business plan. At Atkinson Law, we strive to customize your agreements to reassure the best opportunities for your business to thrive.

Every business and personal relationship is different, and each impact business agreements uniquely. At Atkinson Law, we sculpt customized agreements for our clients' private businesses of all sizes and industries, as we understand the need to produce a contract that it tailored specifically for your business.
It is important that we advise our clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area on making plans for resolving disputes ahead of time and working them into shareholder and partnership agreements.

Financing for Business Formation and Expansion
Finding suitable financing is one of the most challenging obstacles any business person must overcome. The ongoing need to produce working capital increases as businesses grow.

At Atkinson Law, we help entrepreneurs obtain financing for their enterprises. Our firm helps operating businesses locate growth capital. We readily advise both investors and lenders considering investment opportunities on both sides of dealings. Our goal is to promote advantageous business enterprises while protecting the rights and interests of our clients.

When we are advising an entrepreneur or business owner, our work starts with a complete review of the enterprise's business plan, finances, and other relevant information. We can review lending documents regarding the structure of a loan, venture capital proposals or family financing arrangements with an eye toward protecting the owner's interests.

Contract Law

Atkinson Law has been helping business owners to grow their businesses for over 10 years. Our lawyers are highly experienced in the drafting and review of contracts of all types, including sales contracts, distribution and licensing agreements, leases and other contracts. We pride ourselves on being able to act quickly to provide you with advice and services when an opportunity arises. Our fees for these services are reasonable, especially when weighed against the potential costs that can arise from a business dispute. Atkinson Law can help you avoid trouble down the road.

Atkinson Law has proven to be an invaluable partner in the efficient and strategic navigation of complex transactions ranging from real estate to corporate litigation.  We have described Atkinson Law as the legal laser that saves time and money by cutting straight to core issues.

Andrew T.
April 28, 2016

I was in the midst of an internal shareholder dispute as well as intertwined real estate litigation that required some urgent legal assistance when I connected with Atkinson Law. Ryan and his team were able to quickly distill the relevant facts and come up with a plan that was efficiently executed. I would say Ryan’s greatest attributes are his passion for strategic legal thinking and his deep understanding of corporate, real estate and litigation law, which enable him to very efficiently navigate and favourably resolve complex legal issues. Ryan is extremely enjoyable to work with and his strategic approach quickly brings clarity to an initial stressful situation.

Timothy M.
Business Law / Real Estate Law
June 1, 2017

I was lucky to connect with Atkinson Law 5 years ago at a challenging moment in my life, I needed a lawyer to represent me in court the very next morning, and found Atkinson law online.  They were very helpful and supportive, and more importantly, we won the case.  Since then Atkinson law handles all my legal matters, I feel safe and I know I am always protected.  With the help of Atkinson Law, I am growing my business and avoiding costly mistakes.  I have referred several of my business partners and clients to Atkinson Law and they are all very happy with the service!

Irene N. Delorraine, BBA
Real Estate Sales Representative
August 30, 2017

Ryan Atkinson was recommended to me through a close friend and business associate,  My personal experience has been that Ryan and his team are consummate professionals who are fearless street fighters when it comes to protecting the interests of their clients.

I would recommend Ryan and Atkinson Law without hesitation to anyone in need of fair and competent legal counsel.

Thank you Atkinson Law for your fine work on behalf of me and my family.

Chris Boudakian
President – Cyclone Creative Inc.
August 30, 2017

The team at Atkinson Law has helped us navigate through complex real estate deals on multiple occasions.  They are consistently quick to respond with high quality answers and solutions.  Their administration staff is very professional, punctual, and a pleasure to work with.  Ryan has come to the table many times with strategic legal advice that has allowed us to make informed decisions with confidence.

Adam Overing
August 31, 2017

An amazing team. Ryan and associates are true professionals. Ryan was introduced to me by a long time friend who recommended his services when my brother and I were having some issues with a mortgage investment.  I was  impressed with the manner in which Ryan handled himself in the court proceedings.  I have come to know him on a personal and professional level.

Most recently he acted for me and my brother on a power of sale issue with great success in court.  He is an experienced lawyer, detail-oriented, one who understands the intricacies of the law but does not lose sight of the real world.  He is prompt in returning calls, texts and emails.

Ryan and his staff go above and beyond for their clients in order to give them the best possible advice.  They are efficient, pay attention to the last detail and get the job done.  It is comforting to know that someone is truly looking out for your interest. I will not hesitate to recommend Ryan and his team.  Overall, an excellent team that provides high quality service.

Kris Rupchand
Private Lender and Real Estate Investor
September 14, 2020

The team at Atkinson Law have successfully handled our legal matters since 2018, covering a variety of cases, including real estate and fraud. Ryan is quick to understand and assess the merits of an issue, outline potential solutions, and the likelihood of success, before proceeding with the best approach to win your case. He is extremely bright, pays attention to every detail, and anticipates the moves of the other parties well in advance, so he is prepared for any scenario.

As clients, we find it very easy to talk with the lawyers at Atkinson Law – they are empathetic to your situation and translate complex law terms into easy-to-understand language. Atkinson Law is our family’s law firm of choice and we wholeheartedly recommend their legal services to others.

Richard and Janice Price
Private Lenders and Real Estate Investors
September 28, 2020

Business Hours

Day Hours
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday By Appointment

Atkinson Law

17B Cosmo Road
Toronto, ON M8X 1Z3
[email protected]
Tel: 1-800-539-3203
or 1-416-900-1252
Fax: 1-416-516-2208

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