Having practiced commercial law as a lawyer (and now as a notary) in Montreal during several years, I consider myself experienced with such area of the law. As a result, I can certainly help you achieve your goals in several ways.
A commercial tenant must register to the Land Registry (Registre foncier du Quebec) its lease in order to be protected in the event of a sale of the immoveable.
A landlord is unlikely to disclose to its tenant that he is in the process of selling its building as a prospective buyer may actually be interested in taking over the premises rented. As a result, a lease which has not been registered (published) cannot be opposed to a new landlord who can therefore terminate such lease and have the tenant evicted.
Consequently, every tenant has a serious interest in having its lease duly registered. This is particularly true if such a tenant has spent a lot of money in its premises, if he benefits from good leasing terms and conditions or if the premises are geographically well located.
Asset or Share Purchase Agreement
Depending if you are the seller or the buyer, if you are buying or selling assets (equipments, products, merchandise, etc.), your contract will be differently drafted, taking into account our due diligence findings. As a buyer, such a due diligence process gives the protection to know exactly what you are buying: is it charged with a mortgage, a registered legal hypothec, is the business being sued, is it subject to various debts, unpaid contractors, etc.
I am very used to the drafting of such contract and can provide you with several interesting solutions to solve the problems we may face (non competition clause, penalty clause, installments for the purchase price, etc.).
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We can quickly proceed to the incorporation of your business on your behalf while providing you with the right legal advice in such matter.
In brief, please do not hesitate to contact us for whatever help should you need or question you may have in respect of Business Law: we can help you with reasonable costs.
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