Calgary Corporate Lawyer

Christopher R. Neufeld

Neufeld Legal Professional Corporation

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When a corporation wishes to be taken seriously in its business dealings with dealings with other companies, both within Canada and on an international level, it cannot be perceived as legally inept. To be taken seriously, a company needs to be running a serious operation at all core levels, which includes on the legal front (including its corporate governance). Otherwise, not only will the company be treated as a 'mickey mouse' operation, but the company will find itself missing out on critical opportunities for financial profits.

So when a company takes the legal component of its business seriously, it will have better positioned its commercial operations to optimize the profit potential it is capable of harnessing. In this increasingly legalized and regulated world, having effective legal counsel that is capable of assisting your business operations in navigating an exceedingly turbulent economic environment and developing effective strategy is absolutely imperative. It is a competitive advantage that you cannot waste, as the company's competition (at least the one's that shall ultimately succeed) will be making the ost of their opportunities to engage professional advisors (including corporate lawyers) to develop and implement strategic initiatives to overcome their weaknesses and overtake their competitors.

At Neufeld Legal P.C., we are continually striving to identify and develop opportunities for commercial operations to advance their business operations to advance business performance and results. Achieving such results is fundamental to any business leader and it is our intent to help facilitate this process through the effective business/legal strategy. That is what the law has truly become, a tool for advancing a company's corporate interests, however, it must be recognized as such by the lawyer and knowingly put to work if it is to make a difference. And this is what we strive to achieve in our legal practice - which is corporate business development.

Given the significance of legal decisions to your corporate actions, it is important that you retain the experienced counsel of the right lawyer to provide that all important legal direction that your business requires. Given the incredible potential that your company possesses, and the countervailing forces that are constantly seeking to derail your progress, you need to insure that you surround yourself with the right people to drive progress forward, while guarding against the dangers that abound in the commercial world.

For commitment and experience in business law, contact corporate lawyer Christopher Neufeld at or 403-400-4092.

Corporate 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: 

140(1) Unless the bylaws otherwise provide, voting at a meeting of shareholders shall be by a show of hands except when a ballot is demanded by a shareholder or proxyholder entitled to vote at the meeting.
(2) A shareholder or proxyholder may demand a ballot either before or on the declaration of the result of any vote by a show of hands.
(3) An entry in the minutes of the proceedings that a resolution was carried or defeated is sufficient proof of the results of the vote, and no record need be kept of the number or proportion of votes for or against the resolution.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (1), unless the bylaws provide otherwise, any vote referred to in subsection (1) may be held, in accordance with the regulations, if any, entirely by electronic means, telephone or other communication facility, if the corporation makes such a communication facility available.
(5) Unless the bylaws provide otherwise, any person participating in a meeting of shareholders under section 131(3) and entitled to vote at the meeting may vote, in accordance with the regulations, if any, by electronic means, telephone or other communication facility that the corporation has made available for that purpose.
RSA 2000 cB‑9 s140;2005 c8 s32;2005 c40 s5"

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 P.C. (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.