Port Mann SurreyBusiness Lawyers

Legal services for Business, Government, Institutions

Family Business and Succession Planning

McQuarrie Hunter’s corporate and commercial lawyers can assist you with the legal decisions facing your family business.

We advise on matters such as:

  • Structuring your venture – from sole proprietorships and partnerships to corporations and joint ventures
  • Buying a business
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Commercial property purchases and leasing agreements
  • Refinancing
  • Landlord/tenant matters
  • Employment issues
  • Franchising
  • Reorganizing or selling your family business, and
  • Succession

We advise small-medium sized businesses across a wide range of industries such as land development, manufacturing, the trades, farming, retail and the professions.

Common Issues Arising for Family Businesses

Family businesses have to deal with the sorts of legal issues facing any small or medium sized business. [ Read more… ]

Strategic Planning

Running a successful family firm also presents unique challenges. Family business owners have to consider not only what is good for the business, but also what is good for the family. [ Read more… ]

Succession Planning

Creating a succession plan is one of the more challenging projects a family business can undertake. These plans address the needs of the senior generation for financial security as they enter retirement, while ensuring that sufficient funds will be left in the business to keep it viable and competitive as the younger generation takes the reins. [ Read more… ]

Selling Your Business

If you are considering selling your business or bringing on third party investors, advance planning can add value to your business in a number of ways. [ Read more… ]

If you have a family business question or you need help with a family business planning or succession matter please contact Tako van Popta to schedule an appointment.

Lawyers in this area:

Elyssa L. Lockhart, Partner
Tako J. van Popta, Partner
Don J. G. MacKinnon, Associate