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Business Law & Dispute Resolution

Legal & Commercial Experience

Toronto based corporate lawyer, advising private investors and owner-operators. 8+ years legal and 6+ years business and management experience.

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Cost-Effective Legal Services

Full life cycle: business ideation, formation, scaling, consolidation, acquisition and disposition (defence and countermeasures as required).

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Representative Work

Deals large and small

Demers has acted for clients on private M&A, TSX.V reverse-takeover negotiations, shareholder and governance matters, corporate fundraising and day-to-day matters (transaction values up to 8 figures).

As a “Big Law” lawyer, he worked for blue chip clients on similarly sized commercial transactions, as well as on large-scale insurance and construction disputes (largest dispute 10 figures in damages sought).

William has an eye for contractual meaning, taking red pen to commonly accepted terms when needed to avert unintended or disadvantageous results. He is a tireless and resolute advocate of his clients’ interests.

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Business Formation

When forming a new business, entrepreneurs may do so in their own names, under trading or registered business names, in partnership or joint venture with others, or through a corporation.  The costs, complexities, liabilities, and efficiencies vary.


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Business Corporations
(Part I)

As a business owner who has decided to incorporate it is critical to understand the nature of a corporation and its constituents (i.e. its shareholders, directors, management, employees, etc.), and its attributes as a vehicle for profit, tax planning and limitation of liability.


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