The right lawyer can help you grow.

As a business owner, your relationship with your lawyer is like a partnership. A good lawyer can save your company time and money, but the right lawyer can also help you grow.

At Severide Law, we’ve been the “right” lawyers for small and mid-sized businesses in Metro Vancouver for more than 25 years. Many of South Delta’s successful businesses were established with the help of our senior lawyers – to date, more than 300 businesses in the retail, manufacturing, industrial and corporate sectors have trusted us with providing sound legal and business advice.

We’re also proud of our strong track record with not-for-profit organizations, which we help with issues ranging from corporate governance to acquiring charitable status.

As experts in the legal issues facing small and mid-size businesses we can help you with:

  • Contracts
  • Incorporation
  • Purchase or sale of a business
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Business advice (general and strategic)
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership and joint ventures
  • Business succession plans
  • Leases
  • Corporate record-keeping
  • Commercial dispute settlement and litigation

We’re not just lawyers. We’re business people.

We’re business owners ourselves, with an MBA and more than three decades of business experience on our team. We can draft a tight contract, guide your business expertly through unfamiliar legal waters and help you negotiate deals, but we can also offer practical business advice – the kind that can help your company thrive over the long run and create growth opportunities.

We have the legal expertise to handle complex issues and the business sense to advise how they will affect you in the future.

We’re great at spotting red flags…

One of the jobs of a good lawyer is spotting issues and red flags up front. That’s why our due diligence is second to none. We take the time to carefully review and structure your dealings so that you can avoid costly mistakes and disputes and stay focused on your business.

…and advocating for your interests.

Should your deal collapse or reach an impasse, it’s good to know that our team is skilled at overcoming problems and reaching favorable resolutions while preserving your business relationships for the future.

If you need to litigate, we apply the same meticulous preparation and creative problem-solving skills that we bring to the rest of your business to fight for your interests in court.

We want to understand your goals.

At Severide Law, we’re interested in your future needs, not just your current ones. That’s why our approach is proactive, not just reactive. First we listen, then we ask the right questions. We want to understand your business and the challenges you’re facing, and to know what your goals are. We help you weigh the pros and cons of each situation, so that today’s decisions are the right ones for tomorrow.

We’ll help you leave your business in good hands…

If you own a family business, you need a succession plan to ensure that your business passes to the next generation with as little disruption as possible. We can work with your team of professional advisors to create a plan that works for you and your business so that it can continue to thrive after your retirement or death.

…and give you top-notch service.

We know you have a business to run and that you need answers quickly. We’re committed to responding promptly, and usually one of our lawyers or legal assistants will be able to address your question or concern right away. It’s a cost-effective, responsive approach to service that respects both your budget and your need for timely information.

Interested in speaking to a member of our Business Law team?

Our business lawyers, David Severide and Oliver Hamilton, are ready to help. Please contact our office to arrange an appointment.