Business Law

Shibley Righton LLP has a long standing reputation for its results-oriented advice to business clients. That tradition continues today, with a focused team of professionals long on knowledge, legal and business experience, and particularly strong on reacting quickly and creatively to solve client issues. We strive to deliver legal services on a basis that emphasizes our team approach to bring together the skills required for each particular transaction in a manner that minimizes costs.

Our business law team carries on a full-service practice, including:

  • financing encompassing everything from conventional debt, equity and asset-based lending to custom structures such as limited partnerships, leasing and trusts;
  • domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures;
  • planning and implementation of simple and complex corporate reorganizations,
  • domestic, cross-border and international distributorships, licensing, joint ventures, and other strategic relationships;
  • commercial agreements, including purchase and sale of goods, provision and acquisition of services, delivery and transportation, research;
  • corporate governance and management, including building and advising boards of directors, directors and officers liability and insurance, meetings and other statutory compliance;
  • formation of domestic and international corporations, partnerships and trusts;
  • securities law, particularly relating to junior public companies;
  • shareholders' and partnership agreements, relationships, and disputes including creative settlement approaches, divisive reorganizations, and corporate divorce;
  • franchising agreements, planning, and disputes;
  • entertainment law, including recording artist agreements, producer agreements, management agreements, publishing agreements and the development and marketing of entertainment;
  • intellectual property law including trade-mark and copyright applications, trade-mark oppositions and intellectual property licensing; and
  • not-for-profit and charitable corporations.

While our business law team is well known for its work with small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as its expertise relating to private and junior public companies, it also acts for larger and multinational companies and governmental agencies. In addition, our business law team regularly acts as local counsel for non-Canadian law firms whose clients are carrying out transactions in Canada or need Canadian legal advice.


Jerry Boldberg
Bill Northcote
Marlin J. Horst
Andrea White
John M. Jedlinski
John De Vellis
Joel Berkovitz

Business Law Publications