Learning the Language of Leasing

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Entering into a commercial lease is rarely a temporary decision. Further, being locked into a lease that doesn’t work for your business can result in a struggle that could lead to unintended costly outcomes. Due to the long-term nature of the agreement, listed below are some key terms that landlords and potential tenants should consider…


Shareholders’ Agreements: Important Business Insurance

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Everyone knows that accidents happen.  That’s why many of us carry insurance- on our homes, on our lives, and on our businesses. But, if you’re running a small privately held company, have you ever considered insuring your relationship with your shareholders? Maybe the answer is yes and you’ve wisely had a shareholders’ agreement drafted.  Great.…


Shareholders’ Agreements: Important Business Insurance

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Everyone knows that accidents happen. That’s why many of us carry insurance- on our homes, on our lives, and on our businesses. But, if you’re running a small privately held company, have you ever considered insuring your relationship with your shareholders? Maybe the answer is yes and you’ve wisely had a shareholders’ agreement drafted. Great. Now,…


Legal Guidance for Startups and Small Business Owners

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With a full-service Solicitor team in place, Pihl Law Corporation is well equipped to assist startups and small business owners with their legal needs. Before your business is off and running, take the time to consult with your advisors to ensure you have the right corporate structure. Often, spending time and money on an initial…


E-Commerce: Selling Online and Protecting Your Process

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In August 2015, Air Canada advertised 10-pack flight passes for $800.  Many consumers thought it looked like a great deal (the passes normally retailed for $8000) and jumped onboard, purchasing the passes. However, the airline later cancelled the orders indicating that a pricing glitch had inadvertently occurred. Earlier in 2015, a mom purchased a play…


Why You Need an Associate Agreement

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In the dental community, Associate Agreements can be a polarizing topic. Most dentists know someone who has been negatively impacted by an ineffective- or non-existent Associate Agreement. Whether it’s a new grad limited by aggressive restrictions or a practice owner stuck in a relationship that is no longer working, it is understandable that associates and…


Starting a Business: Some Key Considerations

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Small businesses make up a large portion of Kelowna’s business market, and that trend doesn’t seem to be stopping. If you are considering starting a business or expanding your existing business, here are a few details to consider and discuss with your lawyer and accountant. Sole Proprietorship versus Corporation Taking into account the unique circumstances…


The Office Christmas Party: What Employers Need to Know

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It’s just about Christmas time and there are plenty of festivities. If you are a business or corporation and are hosting a Christmas party for your employees there are potential liability issues which could dampen your Christmas spirit. The first case in Canada to apply host liability within the context of the work environment was…


The Importance of Shareholder Agreements for Small Businesses

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In 2012, there were over 50,000 small businesses in the Thompson-Okanagan region.  The strength of the entrepreneurial spirit in our region reflects a general trend throughout British Columbia – the Province with the highest per capita rate of small business ownership in Canada. Entrepreneurs (and people who invest in their businesses by taking shares) are…