Corporate & Commercial

Starting, operating and selling a business can be complex, and it is appropriate to have the appropriate team of professionals working for you to ensure your success at all stages. Our lawyers are experienced in all legal aspects of this process, including incorporating a company, reorganization, extra provincial registrations and continuances, and share and asset purchases.  We advise and represent a variety of British Columbia corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships and societies, and are proud to work with members of our community all professions.

If you are incorporating, buying, or selling a business, or require assistance with corporate matters ranging from annual reporting, to employment agreements, contracts for service, and reorganization for planning or tax reasons, contact Johnston Franklin Bishop today.

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