Legal Start – Legal Advice for Startups and New Businesses

Taylor McCaffrey has been providing advice and solutions for Manitoba businesses for more than 50 years. We know the challenges new businesses face. We anticipate problems that may arise and help prevent them so your business can survive its startup phase and succeed.

Fixed Fee Legal Advice

Money is almost always tight for startups. We understand that. But we know you also want to build a solid foundation for your company. That’s why we other legal advice for startups and new businesses for a fixed fee. We’ll meet with you to determine what services you need, then we’ll give you a quote on the cost for a bundle of legal services. You’ll be able to proceed confidently knowing exactly how much you’ll be spending.

About Legal Start

New business owners sometimes have difficulties handling legal matters on their own. That can be costly in the end. Often, a simple solution to a potential legal problem already exists. When implemented early, it can save your business time and money. Join us for networking and a casual discussion about legal issues for new businesses in the comfort of our Blackstone Lounge & Patio.

Select the legal service your business needs and build a package that fits your budget.

Primary Startup Services:

  • Guidance on business structure
  • Drafting corporate records
  • Preparing your minute book
  • Drafting of shareholders’ agreement to establish the rights and obligations of each business owner
  • First-year annual maintenance of corporate records 
  • Draft standard loan and security documents to help secure the money you are investing in the business
  • Serve as your company’s registered once for one term year
  • Drafting of non-disclosure agreements 
  • Develop potential solutions for you to meet your goals

Intellectual Property & Privacy Services:

  • Strategic trademark consultation
  • Trademark searches and filing
  • Drafting of trademark use guidelines
  • Drafting of website terms and conditions
  • Drafting of privacy policy

Employee Services:

  • Customary employment agreement
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreement
  • Customary offer letter
  • Customary employee handbook with employment policies relevant to your business
  • Employee training on policies


Date of Event:

April 25, 2018

Time of Event:

5:45 PM to 7:00 PM CDT



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Who Should Attend:
  • Startups
  • New businesses
What You Will Learn:
  • Choosing a business structure, and tax savings for corporations
  • Pros and Cons of a sole proprietor vs corporation vs partnership
  • Importance of having written contracts with clients and suppliers
  • How to protect your confidential information and know-how
  • Protecting your IP – basic steps on registering a trademark
  • Things to watch out for when entering into a lease
  • Learn about Taylor McCaffrey’s fixed fee legal packages for startups

Katherine Bayer, Associate

Ryan Turner, Associate

Colin Findlay, Associate

Event Contact:

Cindy Cannon
Marketing Coordinator, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
p: 204.988.0360