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Droit Commercial

Throughout the years, small and medium sized businesses have relied on our legal expertise to achieve their maximum potential. Our direct, hands-on approach helps ensure that our clients' interests are addressed so that they have continual success, growth and development. We have continually represented clients at all stages of legal proceedings that have resulted in resounding success.

Some of the commercial law services we excel at include:


Incorporating your business requires extensive knowledge of the Ontario Business Corporations Act (OBCA) to ensure that your business starts off on the right foot. Our lawyers are intimately familiar with the OBCA and have the experience required to fulfill our clients' goals.

Shareholder Agreements

An agreement between shareholders is a private contract. Shareholder agreements detail the fine print of shareholders rights within the corporation including the management of the corporation, transfer of shares, sale of shares, insurance and many more. Our lawyers can help you draft and review agreements in order to ensure that your interests as a shareholder are protected and served.

Business Purchase and Sale

Buying or selling a business? When you buy or sell a business, there are many key details that need to be worked out. As lawyers, our job is to protect your interests in all business transactions and ensure that you never get less than you bargained for. For example, we can help draft share purchase and business purchase agreements in order to make certain that you are never held liable for other people's actions.

Shareholder Disputes

In corporations, shareholders are major stakeholders and are extremely important to the business. Thus, shareholder disputes are extremely common. At De Bousquet Law, our lawyers have the expertise and experience to resolve shareholder disputes. We have represented directors and shareholders in corporate litigation, including shareholder oppression before the commercial court. We represent your interests in shareholder buyouts, shareholder loans and resolving conflicts among shareholders. Our clients rely on our ability to implement the best and the most efficient legal option in resolving their shareholder disputes.

Contract Disputes

We have a wealth of experience in enforcing our clients' contractual rights. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants when their commercial relationships break down.

Commercial Tenancy

Landlords often bury potential tenants with long, complicated leases that they don't understand. When that happens, tenants often rely on our legal expertise to dissect and understand every clause in the lease. We identify potential risks and equip our clients with the knowledge to leverage their bargaining power so that they can alter the lease in their favour. We also have experience in drafting and reviewing leases for tenants who are looking to establish fast food franchises and store locations as well as businesses looking to establish a location.

On the other hand, we can draft and review leases for landlords. At De Bousquet Law, we have the legal expertise to ensure that all aspects of a landlord's rights and property are protected.


De Bousquet Law is well known in the legal community as expert corporate and commercial litigators. When your company needs to take legal action, our lawyers are well versed in maneuvering through a wide variety of complex corporate legal issues, whether it is shareholder disputes or general commercial contract disputes. We are experienced in all avenues of dispute resolution: arbitration, mediation, settlement, hearings and trials. Our clients know we have their best interests in mind and that we skillfully and expertly resolve their legal issues.