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 220 in total, members of our Corporate Group are on the ground in all 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 recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise. These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...
Miller Thomson advises winners of top GTA real estate award
On March 22, 2018, NAIOP Greater Toronto announced the winners of the 2017 REX Awards at a gala celebration. NAIOP is the pre-eminent Commercial Real Estate Industry/Development Association in North America. The REX Awards celebrate the achievements of the office, industrial, retail...
Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise. These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...
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...
David Reynolds speaks at Six-Minute Business Lawyer program
David Reynolds speaks on PPSA Developments for the Law Society of Ontario’s Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2018 program.
Jennifer Babe and Aaron Atcheson speak at Business Law Summit
Jennifer Babe and Aaron Atcheson are presenters at the Law Society of Ontario’s 8th Annual Business Law Summit. Jennifer is Program Chair and speaks on “Commercial Law Updates”. Aaron speaks on “CleanTech in Transactions”.
David Schnurr hosts Intellectual Property seminar at the University of Waterloo
David Schnurr presents a seminar entitled “So You Want to Build a Startup? Intellectual Property Considerations for Entrepreneurs” at the University of Waterloo on November 20, 2017.
Max Spearn speaks on succession planning for private companies
Max Spearn is a speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Essentials of the Privately Held Company 2017 course. His presentation is on “Succession Planning for Private Companies: Planning for Change”.
Eamonn Flaherty will be a panelist at the Direct Sellers Association of Canada Annual Conference
Eamonn Flaherty will be participating in a legal panel at the Direct Sellers Association of Canada Annual Conference in Huntsville, Ontario. The focus of the discussion will be industry challenges and opportunities and the changing legal landscape in Canada and...
Lauren Toreson chairs the Corporate Procedure Fundamentals program
Jennifer Babe speaks at Fighting Fraud in the Automotive Sector conference
The event is hosted by D+H and Equifax.
Jennifer Babe speaks at Law Society’s Six Minute Business Lawyer 2017
Jennifer Babe presents on the topic of Modernizing Ontario’s Business Law: What’s Happening.
Miller Thomson lawyers speak at Law Society’s Business Law Summit
Jennifer Babe chairs the Law Society’s 7th Annual Business Law Summit at which she will present her paper on Business Law Reform in Ontario. Natasha Smith speaks on Social Enterprise and Social Financing.
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”.
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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.
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.
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
TVA Group to acquire Serdy Média and Serdy Vidéo in $24 million transaction
Counsel to Serdy Média Inc. and Serdy Vidéo Inc.
Chartwell acquires four Edmonton retirement communities in $297.9 million transaction
Counsel to one of the vendors
Alabama Graphite acquired by Westwater Resources
Counsel to Alabama Graphite Corp.
Mountain Province Diamonds completes business combination with Kennady Diamonds
Counsel to the special committee of Mountain Province Diamonds
Crown Holdings completes acquisition of Signode Industrial Group Holdings
Canadian counsel to Crown Holdings, Inc.
Sunlife and Bentall Kennedy in joint venture to develop premier rental location in Toronto’s Parkdale neigbourhood
Counsel to Sun Life Investment Management and Bentall Kennedy
White Squirrel Investments acquires Bayview Golf Club
Counsel to White Squirrel Investments Ltd.
Safety Express acquires Norclean
Counsel to Norclean and its shareholders
CanLII acquires Lexum
Counsel to CanLII
Bonterra Resources closes $21.5 million private placement
Counsel to Bonterra Resources Inc.