Shareholder Agreements

Shareholder, Partnership Agreements Lawyers in Toronto, Ontario

McMaster, McIntyre & Smyth, LLP - shareholder agreements lawyers in Toronto, serves clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including the communities of regions of Peel, York, Durham, Halton, Etobicoke and surrounding areas.

Shareholder and partnership agreements are just as important as your operating agreement. In fact, they will function in accordance with all other business formation agreements such as those pertaining to your management structure, governance, financing, employment and overall business plan. Shareholder and partnership agreements must reflect the dynamics between the parties.

Every business and personal relationship is different, and business agreements are impacted by each uniquely. Therefore, at McMaster, McIntyre & Smyth, LLP, we sculpt customized agreements for our clients' private businesses of all sizes and industries. Your agreements should be constructed with these key traits:

  • Built for longevity
  • Built around your complimentary skill sets
  • Account for what could go wrong

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. Planning keeps organization in the relationships and helps everyone understand his or her responsibilities and the consequences of not following through on responsibilities.

Business Partnership and Shareholder Agreements: Like Marriage Contracts

Our lawyers have been helping clients draft business agreements for decades. Our law firm was founded in 1902, and we have evolved to meet the needs of our clients every day since. There are no cookie-cutter agreements at McMaster, McIntyre & Smyth, LLP. We strive to personalize your agreements to encourage the best opportunities for your success.

In partnership and shareholder agreements, each party must understand the roles and responsibilities of all the other parties involved. You must understand what everyone is bringing to the table and their commitment to the business.

We can help you craft agreements cost-effectively and precisely to be prepared for any issues that arise:

  • What if a partner dies, retires or decides to leave the business?
  • What if a shareholder wants to divest?
  • Who will manage daily operations?
  • Who will manage your growth plan?
  • How will compensation be distributed and achievements be rewarded?

Your agreements should be unambiguous in all respects. Liabilities should be known and minimized or shared. We will help you craft the right agreements for your particular needs and goals.

Contact a Partnership Agreements Lawyer

E-mail or call our office at 416-769-4188 or toll free at 1-888-769-4188 to schedule a consultation. Our lawyers are flexible and accessible at your convenience as necessary. Our partnership agreements lawyers handle shareholder, partnership agreements in Toronto and across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).