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Vesting and Buyback Rights

There are few things that create more resentment than the departure of a founder after only a short time with the corporation, who retains all of his or her shares and thus gets a “free-ride” on the efforts of those who stay behind.  For this reason, startups often institute a vesting s... read more.

The Anatomy of a Financing

Where a personal introduction is not possible, the investor’s preferred method of being contacted should be determined.  In addition, attending local industry events where investors will be present (such as venture capital fairs) is a good way to introduce the business to potential investors o... read more.

SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS

There is no legal requirement for shareholders to enter into a shareholder agreement, and it is possible for a corporation to be governed only by the applicable corporation statute, together with its articles of incorporation and by-laws. However, most shareholders find that this “default” scenar... read more.

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October

06

TIECON CANADA 2014 - Think and Grow Globally to Succeed

by Andrea Johnson

Join Dentons’ Andrea Johnson and Andre Garber at The Indus Entrepreneurs’ (TiE) flagship conference for entrepreneurs, SMEs, industry veterans, investors, and other members of the Canadian business community. Organized in partnership with Canadian sister chapters in Toronto and Vancouver, and global TiE chapters in Silicon Valley and Boston, this event features industry leaders, technology gurus and investors from different sectors and all spheres of business....

May

07

OCE Discovery - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, May 12-13, 2014

by Alex Kilgour

Join Dentons Alex Kilgour, Andre Garber and Sean McKinnon as we proudly sponsor Discovery - Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, showcasing leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in Ontario....

April

28

More Guidance from the CRA on Bitcoin Activities and Transactions

by Timothy Fitzsimmons

Following the recent IRS publication on the U.S. tax treatment of bitcoin activities and transactions, the CRA has issued further guidance on the Canadian tax issues arising in respect of the virtual currency....

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