A professional corporation is a corporation that provides professional services and that is regulated by a governing professional body such as the Law Society of Ontario, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, or the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Only specific professions can use a Professional Corporation. These professions include: Accountants
Clients are often surprised when I ask them whether they would like to incorporate federally under the Canada Business Corporations Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-44) (the “CBCA”) or provincially under Ontario’s Business Corporations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16 (the “OBCA”). They are either surprised that the provincial option even exists, or they are surprised that
There are a wide range of issues a prospective purchaser must consider before buying a business. Before purchasing any shares or assets, it is important to examine and research the business to ensure you are getting what you bargained for. This examination process is commonly referred to as due diligence and is undertaken to ensure all the facts presented by a seller are correct.