Organizations and Institutions
We act for First Nations and for corporations, joint ventures, trusts and charities which are resident or carry on their activities on a reserve. We provide advice and representation to such organizations on contract preparation and negotiation; employment issues; business acquisitions; tax matters; land and chattel purchases and leases and litigation.
Our corporate lawyers (all of whom also have personal experience acting as directors of share capital or non-share capital corporations or as trustees) have assisted in the organization, creation and maintenance of businesses, trusts, corporations and charitable organizations. We have created organizational constitutions, and have experience with groups who prefer to make decisions on a consensual basis.
Our lawyers and staff have been involved with the creation and maintenance of both for-profit and not-for-profit federal and Ontario corporations. We have acted for borrowers and lenders with respect to the financing of First Nation organizations and have reviewed funding arrangements and agreements. Our lawyers have also, as a public service, conducted seminars on reserve with respect to business organization and tax matters.