Regulated Professionals


Miller Thomson’s Regulated Professionals Group understands the regulatory environment in which professionals operate, and how to address the unique issues such professionals face. Our tailored advice is guided by a focus on being practical and actionable within the regulatory framework. As a multidisciplinary cross-country team, our lawyers are able to address the complex needs of regulated professionals in a timely manner and can provide support in numerous Canadian jurisdictions.

The landscape in which regulated professionals operate is fluid, as a result of both regulatory changes and consolidation in a number of industries. Professionals need to ensure that they have implemented best practices to both address the needs of their clients and to properly mitigate their own risk.

We act for individuals, professional corporations, partnerships and limited liability partnerships in various regulated professions including architects, engineers, regulated health professionals and accounting firms. We pride ourselves on serving the needs of clients ranging from the largest firms in a profession to sole practitioners in an effective manner. We are equally gratified to find ourselves being asked to provide complementary advice to their clients on a regular basis.

Miller Thomson’s Regulated Professionals Group has extensive experience advising on regulatory, advisory, risk management, tax and transactional matters. Our team provides advice in virtually every area affecting regulated professionals. Our lawyers regularly advise and prepare agreements related to the structuring of professional practices, and assist in ensuring that practice structures comply with the latest regulatory guidelines. We also regularly act for professionals on litigation matters, including professional negligence and insurance. Our full range of services include:

  • Organization and structuring
  • Tax planning
  • Succession planning
  • Employment matters
  • Registrations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate and leasing
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual property
  • Risk management

We also regularly provide educational opportunities to our clients through seminars aimed specifically at regulated professionals and in house learning opportunities offered at our clients’ offices.

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