Private Enterprise


With years of experience working closely with privately-held and family-owned businesses, Miller Thomson understands first-hand that owners of these enterprises  face unique operational, growth and succession issues. We are a competitively-priced legal services partner with local market rates. We are well-positioned to advise on all aspects of your business’ life cycle, while maintaining open lines of communication on your file and its associated costs. With a focus on fostering long-term client relationships, the goal of Miller Thomson’s Private Enterprise Group is to gain a deep knowledge of your business and leverage our expertise to assist you with your immediate and longer-term needs.

Our Group can assist with every stage of the  life cycle of your business, from inception to exit, including:

  • sourcing seed money
  • structuring relationships among business partners
  • advising on contractual relationships with employees, contractors, customers and suppliers
  • assisting in expansion through acquisitions or otherwise
  • setting up tax and succession plans to maximize profits now, and when you sell or transition the business


As a full-service law firm with offices across Canada, we seamlessly provide services and advice across multiple jurisdictions and in a broad range of areas, including:

  • Acquisitions and divestitures
  • Business formation and structuring
  • Tax planning
  • Succession planning
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Reorganizations
  • Employee and human resources
  • Real estate
  • Intellectual property
  • Governance and shareholder disputes
  • Litigation support
  • Estate planning

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