Commercial Business, & Corporate Lawyer Services

At Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt, our commercial law attorneys strongly believe that your business is our business and that your successes are our successes. Whether you are a major player or a young start-up, we represent your best interests.

Our business client base is wide ranging, including proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and joint ventures. We insist that our clients’ goals must be met as efficiently and effectively as possible.

From basic tax information and advice regarding share structure, to incorporation and maintenance of company records. Our commercial lawyers serve companies with a combination of business acumen, technical savvy, legal expertise and practical skills.

READ: The many hats of a commercial lawyer.

Our firm has the knowledge and experience to deal with all facets of corporate law including organization and governance, incorporations, amalgamation and reorganizations, purchases and sales of businesses, management and leveraged buyouts.

Business Law services are vast and can include any of the following:

Corporate and other business structures

  • Provincial and federal incorporations
  • Amalgamations and reorganizations
  • Extra-provincial registrations
  • Corporate continuations
  • Advising on securities law
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Partnerships and limited partnerships


  • Contracts
  • Employment contracts
  • Franchising, licensing and distribution agreements
  • Leasing advice for both tenant and landlord
  • Financing for both lenders and borrowers

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Purchase and sale of businesses
  • Due diligence searches and reports
  • Amalgamation of corporations on merger

Intellectual Property

  • Trademark, copyright and patent advice
  • Licensing
  • Software, computer and technology agreements
  • Acquisition and sale of technology
  • Franchising


  • Advising on commitments to lend
  • Mortgages, general security agreements and debentures
  • Marine mortgages
  • Non-traditional financing

Are You Looking for a Contract Lawyer?

Dealing with contracts are intricate matters in which individual parties can have differing interpretations of the law.

Did you know that Unilateral Contracts (where just one side promises something – for example, a promise of a reward) can be enforced?

How about oral contracts? They are legal as well and are matters that Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt can assist you with. We also handle contracts of sale, construction contracts, rental contracts, contracts of employment, distribution contracts, service contracts, leasehold, non-competition and partnership contracts.

Pretty much anything that is signed for, shaken on, or nodded to is a contract and something we can provide assistance with.

Contracts – Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt knows how to make them, how to interpret them and how to unravel them when the time comes.