Business and Corporate Law

“Drive thy business or it will drive thee.”

Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)

Starting a new business can be exciting; although this development period is also full of important decisions that will govern how the company operates for years to come.

From simple incorporations to amalgamations, our legal counsel is well versed in the issues that confront the budding entrepreneur. As a corporate lawyer, we know what benefits individual entrepreneurs the most, and how to structure the company and required business processes when multiple partners are involved.

We have incorporated over 5000 companies and understand the challenges it takes to start and grow a business. We partner with our clients to find practical business-oriented solutions throughout their journey and have seen our clients grow from two person companies to being listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Since we can complete new incorporations “in-house” we offer very competitive rates to establish a new corporation. We also provide practical, cost effective legal advice to support your ongoing legal needs.

  • Amalgamations, continuances and arrangements
  • Business contracts including employment agreements
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Franchises
  • Incorporations and unanimous shareholders agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnerships, limited partnerships and trusts
  • Share capitalizations and restructuring
  • Share purchase and asset purchase agreements


I can’t overstate how pleased I was with the legal services provided by Mark Hoffinger and DBH Law. They recently assisted my partners and me in the sale of our business and premises. What we had expected would be a simple sale, unfortunately became a prolonged, complicated, and unpleasant negotiation with the prospective purchasers. I was most impressed by how the firm seamlessly leveraged the expertise of its lawyers to cope with the evolving process. I have never felt so well-understood and well-supported by a professional before.

They were always readily available and acted with confidence and professionalism throughout. Mark Hoffinger took the twists and turns in this process in his stride, and went out of his way to ensure we were kept “up to speed” and counselled on our options at every turn. I will be most pleased to have Mark Hoffinger and his firm in my corner for any future legal needs. I trust them implicitly and will forever be grateful for the job they did.

Dr. Sandra Morrison MD