Business Law

At Baker Newby LLP, acting for and advising businesses has always been a mainstay of our firm. For over 70-plus years, we have acted for borrowers and lenders, landlords and tenants, buyers and sellers of businesses and real estate, developers and farmers, large international companies and small family-owned businesses – amongst others.

Running a successful business today is more complex than ever. Globalization of the marketplace, an uncertain economy both here and abroad, and numerous other factors create challenges for some but opportunities for others. In either case, it is critical that you have access to experienced, practical legal advice when you need it – Baker Newby LLP is ideally situated to provide you with the advice you need.

Just a few of the advantages which Baker Newby LLP can offer your business include: a team of business law lawyers (with three to 40 years of experience), so that not only can we provide legal advice on a cost-effective basis based on your needs, but we can also ensure uninterrupted service regardless of lawyer absences due to holidays or illness; highly-qualified legal support staff; full service offices in both Abbotsford and Chilliwack; leading edge technology (which is constantly being reviewed and upgraded to better service our clients); and, perhaps most importantly, an understanding of business and a strong desire and commitment to help our clients succeed.

Some of the specific practice areas, which fall within our business law department, include the following:

  • Business structures (including companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and joint ventures)
  • Commercial lending and borrowing transactions
  • Construction contracts
  • Employment contracts, policies and general advice
  • Farming and agricultural businesses
  • Franchises
  • Leases
  • Purchases and sales of businesses (both assets and shares)
  • Real estate development
  • Reviewing and drafting contracts
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Succession planning (including family businesses)

In addition to your business needs, as a firm we are also able to provide a number of additional legal services. Whether you need advice on a commercial litigation matter, or simply wish to buy a new house or have your Will prepared, our qualified business lawyers can assist you with these (and other) matters.

To be successful today, you need to have the best team (lawyer, accountant, insurance advisor, senior management, etc.) on your side. So whether you are just starting in business, or are well established and looking for new legal advisors, make sure you have the best on your side – make Baker Newby LLP part of your team!