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We offer business solutions powered by lawyers. Whether you are a founder in the early stages of business creation, an emerging growth company looking to raise capital and attract top talent, or an established enterprise preparing for expansion, restructuring or sale, Harper Grey's business lawyers turn experience into tangible results, while utilizing forward-thinking strategies to contribute to your ongoing success.

Harper Grey helps business and organizations with legal services relating to set-up, acquisitions, sales, financing, leasing, employment issues, corporate records and other contractual affairs.

Members of our business law group rank among The Best Lawyers® in Canada, Canada’s preeminent peer-reviewed rankings, in the areas of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

Practice Areas

We offer guidance in the following areas:

 

Services

  • Business purchases and sales
  • Incorporations, reorganizations and estate freezes
  • Equity, debt and exempt market financings
  • Shareholders' agreements and stock option plans
  • Contested shareholders' meetings and proxy battles
  • Secured loan and personal property transactions
  • Contract negotiations and drafting
  • Joint venture and partnership formations
  • Terms of use, privacy policies and EULAs

Harper Grey receives the TAGLaw Membership Award of Distinction acknowledging 15 years of outstanding service

TAGLaw

24 Harper Grey lawyers recognized across 15 specialty areas by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2017

Best Lawyers® in Canada

18 Harper Grey lawyers recognized as “Leading Practitioners” by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®

Martindale Hubbell® recognizes 13 Harper Grey lawyers across 27 practice areas

Martindale Hubbell®

Harper Grey recognized as a Top 10 Regional Firm in British Columbia, Alberta and the Territories by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, 2012 and 2014

Canadian Lawyer Magazine

“Harper Grey is one of the best firms in Vancouver. They have excellent service, knowledge and their cost structure is excellent.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

“Harper Grey lawyers are ‘dedicated to their clients and focused on finding and implementing practical solutions for them. The lawyers are prompt, intelligent and insightful, and provide a high level of customer service’.”

2012 Canadian Lawyer Magazine® Embracing Regionalism - Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 firms from B.C., Alberta, and the Territories are in the Sweet Spot Right Now, October 1, 2012

“A Vancouver staple, Harper Grey is perhaps the most BC-centric of the “highly recommended” firms, owing largely to the firm’s bench strength in several key areas.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

“Every day it seems like I am dealing with someone at Harper Grey, and I always find them professional, courteous and effective.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

“A lawyer who refers work to Harper Grey wrote it has ‘great service, a breadth of practice and I have never received a negative comment from referrals to the firm’.”

2014 Canadian Lawyer Magazine Stronger than Ever - Top Western & Northern Firms, September 1, 2014

“Harper Grey has niches, and in those niches they are the best of the best.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

"Clients are comforted by the firm’s long history in BC. We’re steeped in the region. Our connection is such that we have knowledge of not only the issue itself, but the history of the issue in the province.” - Richard Bereti

2012 Canadian Lawyer Magazine Embracing Regionalism - Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 firms from B.C., Alberta, and the Territories are in the Sweet Spot Right Now, October 1, 2012

“They exceeded all my expectations. I am very satisfied with their work and very happy to recommend them.”

Chambers Canada® 2017

Transactional Experience

We have acted for clients in the following notable transactions:

Corporate & Commercial

  • a Canadian-owned international adventure business in the structuring and implementation of a tax-advantageous corporate structure
  • an apparel company in the licensing of its computer source code to a U.S. counterpart
  • an aviation business in the purchase of a commercial aircraft

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • a foreign investor in a multi-jurisdictional share buyout and loan transaction
  • a prominent hospitality group in the sale of a hotel division
  • an established software company in its corporate reorganization and subsequent cross-border share and option buyout transaction

Corporate Finance / Venture Technology

  • a financial technology startup in its cross-border series-seed equity financing
  • a seniors housing provider in its cross-collateral debt refinancing transaction
  • a leading healthcare technology company in its multimillion dollar convertible debt offering
  • a technology company with respect to its debt financing and royalty payment transaction

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