Calgary Corporate Lawyer

Christopher R. Neufeld

Neufeld Legal Professional Corporation

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As a lawyer focused on corporate transactions and business development, I strongly believe in the importance of understanding how businesses work and realize success (as well as understanding how business fail and the mistakes that they make). Therefore I spend a considerable amount of time studying how companies function and how their leadership makes decisions. Such analysis is extremely important to the formulation of the legal advice that I provide to my corporate clients, as it is essential to the analysis and decision-making process of the business leadership. For legal advice cannot discount business realities, instead it needs to embrace those core precepts and allow the leadership to make appropriate decisions that not only consider the law, but also understands the interplay of the law with business and finance.

Such an appreciation for the interplay of the law and business, together with the recognition of the importance of seriously studying companies for purposes of being a more adept business lawyer, can be traced to my many years as an attorney in New York City, dealing with corporate matters on Wall Street. Those years in Manhattan provided an important legal foundation from which I have continued to develop and sharpen my legal skills, constantly improving my craft in the corporate transactional and legal contracts front. And this has been further assisted by my ongoing integration of technological innovations into the practice of law, such that I feel that I am becoming ever more effective in the advancement of my business clients' interests.

Court Admissions: Law Society of Alberta, Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals: Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court: Southern & Eastern Districts of New York, New York State Court
Education: LL.B. - University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario) 1999; M.A. - University of Delhi (New Delhi, India) 1996; B.A. Honours - York University (Toronto, Ontario) 1994.

Corporate business law in Calgary and Alberta is driven in part by statute and the interpretation / application thereof. A key statute is the Business Corporations Act (Alberta), with the following being a segment thereof that is of significance:

"Limited partnerships.
51(1) A limited partnership may, subject to this Part, be formed to carry on any business that a partnership without limited partners may carry on.
(2) A limited partnership shall consist of
(a) one or more persons who are general partners, and
(b) one or more persons who are limited partners.
(3) There may be any number of limited partners in a limited partnership.
(4) Persons comprising a firm may enter into a limited partnership with other persons, including persons comprising one or more other firms.
RSA 1980 cP‑2 s50;1981 c28 s2;1987 c16 s2"

It should nevertheless be noted that this represents merely an extract from the statute, with the full text being available at the following link. Also, it is advisable in almost all circumstances to engage knowledgeable legal counsel to deal with matters of a legal nature and how the provincial statute impacts your business.

The law offices of Neufeld Legal Professional Corporation (headquartered at 1600, 144 4th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta) are directed at provided businesses in Calgary, and throughout Alberta, with experienced and competent legal services that are intended to assist in the advancement of business-related legal projects, from contracts and buying/selling a business to joint ventures / strategic partnership and commercial financing. Much of my professional and personal drive emanates from a desire to truly understand the inner workings of business and how it is possible to make businesses succeed and thrive financial, which I have sought to bring to my legal practice and work with business leaders who are striving to make the most of their opportunities, while overcoming substantial challenges as they arise. Calgary. Legal Disclaimer. Privacy Policy. Copyright 2013.