Miller Thomson’s Corporate lawyers work closely with businesses across Canada and internationally to achieve their corporate aspirations. Whether a client is an entrepreneurial start-up or a multinational corporation, we make it our mission to understand our clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate. We offer practical and informed advice in all areas of corporate law — from advising on day-to-day operations, to leading company-transforming deals. Whatever our role, we provide proactive and innovation solutions to our clients’ business challenges so that they can thrive and grow.
Numbering more than 170 in total, members of our Corporate Group are on the ground in all 11 of the firm’s offices, and are available whenever our clients need us. Our lawyers work with executives, in-house counsel and external service providers as essential members of our clients’ strategic teams.
We have broad and deep experience with a wide range of industries including: mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, automotive, technology, e-commerce, cleantech, telecommunications, banking and financial services, insurance, real estate development, transportation, hospitality, health care and life sciences.
Our services include:
- Business formation
- Organizational structures / reorganization
- Registration and licensing matters
- Regulatory compliance
- Shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements
- Cross-border and international commercial transactions
- Financing arrangements
- Joint venture and strategic alliances
- Outsourcing, licensing and other IT arrangements
- Sales, distribution and franchise arrangements
Miller Thomson attracts prominent Canadian corporate finance, securities and M&A expertise
Miller Thomson has welcomed two of Toronto’s most prominent business lawyers, Lawrence Wilder and Tom Koutoulakis, who have joined the firm as partners. Wilder and Koutoulakis join the Toronto business law group that has seen 10 new partners arrive in...
Eleventh edition of Sale of a Business published
The 11th edition of Sale of a Business by Jennifer Babe, a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office, has now been released. One of Canada’s leading commercial law practitioners, Babe has authored this...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....
Jennifer Babe honoured with 2016 Law Society Medal
Jennifer Babe, alongside 13 other members of the legal profession, will be recognized for her exceptional legal career achievements at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 25, 2016, at Osgoode Hall. Please click here to read more.
Barbara Doherty named Cross Border Lawyer of the Year by the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law
Barbara Doherty has been named Cross Border Lawyer of the Year by the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2016. The Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the legal profession across the...
Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan appointed to Ontario Business Law Advisory Council
The Government of Ontario has established a new Business Law Advisory Council that will make recommendations to reform laws that are both responsive to changing business priorities and supportive of a prosperous economy. Appointees Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan become...
Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada now available
The new edition of Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, authored by lawyers in the firm widely recognized in their practice areas and edited by Barbara R.C. Doherty, senior partner in the Business Law Group, has been published. Over 27...
Canadian Public Target M&A Deal Points Study released by ABA business law section
On January 6, 2016, the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section M&A Market Trends Subcommittee of the Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions released the Canadian Public Target M&A Deal Points Study. Barbara R.C. Doherty is a member of the study’s working group.
Dezerae Senft promoted to Partner
Congratulations to Dezerae Senft on her promotion to partner in the Saskatchewan offices of Miller Thomson.
Roberto Noce interviewed by Global News on basement suites built by landlords
Roberto Noce, Q.C. is interviewed by Global News regarding landlords building basement suites. Click here to view the article and video.
Jennifer Babe speaks on Ontario’s business laws
Jennifer Babe presents at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s The Six-Minute Business Lawyer program on “Modernizing Ontario’s Business Laws”.
Jennifer Babe speaks at LSUC Business Law Summit
Jennifer Babe chairs the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Business Law Summit, and speaks on the topic of “A Matter of Interest: Interest Charges in Contract”.
Jennifer Babe speaks at CBA Skilled Lawyer Series
Jennifer Babe presents “Closing the Deal” at the Canadian Bar Association’s Skilled Lawyer Series 2016: The Anatomy of a Deal.
Dezarae Senft speaks on legal structures for business
Dezarae Senft presents “Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business” for the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce.
Stewart Berringer speaks on legal opinions
Stewart Berringer presents “Legal Opinions 101” at the Law Society of Saskatchewan’s Due Diligence & Legal Opinions program.
Barbara Doherty addresses Economic Developers Council
Barbara Doherty gives a luncheon address to economic development officers and various Ministry officials at the annual Economic Developers Council of Ontario conference.
Jennifer Babe discusses amendments to Ontario Personal Property Security Act and Repair and Storage Lien Act
In July 2015, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Expert Panel released the “Business Law Agenda: Priority Findings and Recommendations Report”, speaking to updating and reforming Ontario’s business laws. On October 8th, the Ontario Bar Association hosts a consultation...
Closing the Deal: What You Need to Know
A Look at Purchase Orders & International Sales Contracts
Brian Curial and Tyson Wagner will be teaching a business law module to Registered Massage Therapy students, who are about to graduate and start their own businesses, at the Calgary campus of MaKami College.
Ken Burnett presents “Negotiating Shareholders’ Agreements” for Federated Press.
( Available in French only )
Considérations pratiques en droit des affaires et en financement
Louis-Philippe Borduas et Julien Morier présentent une conférence sous forme de « Lunch & Learn » le 1er décembre à La Gare|Espace collaboratif. La présentation porte sur les considérations pratiques légales que tout entrepreneur devrait connaître en droit des affaires et en financement. Louis-Philippe et Julien aborderont...
Employing Foreign Workers Seminar
Canadian companies compete for talent on a global basis. At a recent tech company forum, leaders of four prominent companies identified the recruitment of talent as one of their top priorities and all expressed concern over the challenges of navigating...
Embedding Security Into Big Data Environments
Technological advancement and expanded use of smart phones are creating significant opportunities for businesses, but competition is also growing. Disruptive technology operators are ever more capable of addressing the needs of their customers, cheaper, faster and better. An increasing need...
Real Estate Joint Ventures Seminar
This seminar on real estate joint ventures covers, dos and don’ts, best practices, competitive intelligence and information sharing. Highlights of this presentation include: Effective and tax efficient structuring Real property and construction Development management, construction management and governance Industry trends...
Maxime B. Rhéaume donnera une conférence sur la relève d’entreprise à Groupex qui regroupe 80 franchisés dans le domaine des coopératives horticoles.
Coffee Talk: Leasing and Licensing Space
Welcome to Miller Thomson’s Coffee Talk Health Seminar Series. About Coffee Talk Coffee Talk is a monthly webinar/audio seminar series for the health industry offered by Miller Thomson’s national health industry group. In this seminar corporate and commercial lawyers Karima...
Is it Time to Expand my Franchise Concept Internationally?
The Franchise Voice, Winter 2016 Issue
After years of hard work, your franchise concept is finally taking off. You are enjoying brand recognition and repeat visits from happy customers. You are getting traction from prospective franchisees who want to invest in a fresh, promising brand.
Movable Hypothec on Monetary Claims: New Security Under the Civil Code for Cash Collateral
Chapter in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, all editions 2009-2015.
Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Best Practices Guideline
Chapter in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada.
Advertising, Marketing and Product Regulatory Compliance
Chapter 10 in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, 2015 edition.
Chapter in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada.
Ontario Court of Appeal Speaks to Policyholder Rights on an Insurance Company Demutualization
Le programme de sociétés de capital de démarrage
This article is only accessible in French.
Why ‘Tone at the Top’ can be Off-Key: Some Psychology Behind Effective Compliance Programs
Management Ethics, Fall/Winter 2013, 3-5
Canada Jetlines closes business combination transaction
Counsel to Canada Jetlines Ltd.
Sammons Renewable Energy acquires Sorgent.e Hydro Canada
Counsel to Sammons Renewable Energy
Just Energy Group closes US$100 million MJDS public offering of perpetual preferred shares
Canadian counsel to the underwriters
Jallex and Soleno form stormwater management partnership
Counsel to Les Entreprises Jallex Inc.
Worldlynx Wireless LP sold to national wireless carrier
Counsel to Worldlynx Wireless LP and its subsidiary Day 2 Mobility Inc.
Allanson International closes on sale leaseback agreement with Mondelēz Canada
Counsel to Allanson International
Engage People secures significant investment from Lovell Minnick Partners
Counsel to Engage People, Inc.
Probat completes cross-border acquisition of E D Industrial
Counsel to Probat Services Inc.
ECS Group acquires equity position in Exp-Air Cargo
Counsel to the principal shareholder of a group of Canadian companies doing business as Exp-Air Cargo
BEworks joins kyu collective
Counsel to the kyu collective