Corporate & Commercial Lawyers in Vancouver, BC

Corporate Litigation Lawyers in Vancouver, BC

Corporate and commercial law both fall under the broader “umbrella” of business law.

If your organization is involved in a dispute with another company, is looking to manage risks and compliance, or explore new opportunities, you will likely need legal assistance.

Whether you need a commercial or corporate lawyer will depend on the exact nature of your requirements and the setup of your organization.

Managing business relationships with effective, legally binding contracts and assuring compliance with regulatory requirements are just two elements of running a successful business operation.

Dedicated commercial and corporate legal resources can assist with these and many other aspects of your organization.

At Taylor Janis in Vancouver, our corporate and commercial lawyers provide comprehensive legal services for corporations and other businesses in need of experienced legal counsel in B.C.

Book Online


Corporate law and commercial law are similar but should not be used interchangeably as there are important differences in their areas of focus.

Commercial law tends to focus on the legal relations between business organizations and the transactions between them.

It is often involved in the commercial litigation process in an attempt to resolve disputes between businesses. Commercial law is frequently involved in contract or tort law, which involve disputes over intellectual property, contracts, asset distribution, and so on.

Although it is termed “commercial litigation”, commercial lawyers and litigators can represent all types of organizations from large banks and insurance companies to government departments and small business owners.

Corporate law (sometimes called “company law”) generally focuses on the structure of a business, its day-to-day operations, reducing risk, and protecting its future.

It helps to shape a business and works “within” organizations, ensuring compliance with the regulations and conducting due diligence. Corporate law helps the business protect itself and grow through restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, listing on the stock exchange, etc.
Corporate lawyers are also required when a large business starts up, ensuring that the correct procedures are followed and documentation completed for the right start to business life.


Our corporate lawyers conduct important legal work in all stages of an organization’s cycle – from startup to dissolution.

If we represent you, we can work to protect your interests in the following areas:

  • Entity formation (incorporating companies)
  • Making provisions for a company constitution
  • Protecting the rights of shareholders, partners and directors
  • Maintaining regulatory compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate records maintenance
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Fund formation
  • Debt financing and insolvency
  • Conducting due diligence before a prospective purchase
  • Negotiating agreements with other business entities
  • Import-export agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Drafting franchise agreements
  • Drafting customer, supplier and distributor agreements
  • Competition and restrictive trades practices
  • Employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-competition agreements
  • Verifying accounts and finances for business transactions
  • Restructuring a company by selling shares and assets
  • Dissolving or selling a company
  • Listing a business on the stock exchange
  • Merging with another organization
  • Acquisition and leveraged buyouts


The focus of our corporate lawyers is on identifying potential risks and opportunities to your organization and helping you address them appropriately.

We look at the “big picture” of what you want to achieve as well as the fine details of the agreements that allow you to move forward with plans without exposing your organization to major risk. We take a preventative approach that avoids commercial and legal problems from developing.

To enable us to work effectively for your organization, we place a high value on building relationships with your senior decision-makers.

You will find us communicative, responsive to your needs, and direct with our advice, based on our experience and analysis of the unique circumstances and the needs of your business.


The corporate and commercial lawyers at Taylor Janis have in-depth business insight and experience of working with both small and large organizations in B.C.

This includes both public and owner-operated businesses, as well as branch plants of international companies.

Our clients include businesses from across various industry spectrums, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Commercial leasing and real estate
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment and hospitality
  • e-commerce
  • Forestry
  • Franchising
  • Healthcare and dental
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Not-for-profit
  • Petrochemicals
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Tourism

Start with a confidential 30-minute consultation with a Taylor Janis lawyer. 

At Taylor Janis LLP, we have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to handle all of your employment & labour law needs. To arrange a consultation and document review with one of our employment lawyers, please contact us today at (604) 423-2646 at our Vancouver office.

Book Online


Call or text us using the details below or fill out an enquiry form.


Toll Free: 1-844-224-0222
Phone: 780-428-7770
Text: 587-400-4549
Office location


Toll Free: 1-844-521-1715
Phone: 403-474-0411
Text: 587-315-0244
Office location

Red Deer

Taylor Janis LLP Employment Lawyers in Red Deer Priced to be discussed #17-104, 4808 Ross Street
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1X4
Phone: 587-333-4399

Enquire today


Taylor Janis LLP Employment Lawyers in Vancouver Priced to be discussed #202, 905 W Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1K3
Phone: 604-423-2646
Toll-Free: 1-877-402-1002

Enquire today


Taylor Janis LLP Employment Lawyers in Kamloops Priced to be discussed #600A, 235 – 1st Avenue
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 3J4
Phone: 778-600-1599

Enquire today

Rated ‘Top 3’ Employment Lawyers in Calgary & Edmonton

Awards & Press